Bass Connections brings together Duke faculty and students to explore real-world issues in interdisciplinary research teams.


Mercy DeMenno, Anna Johns Hrom and Daniel Ribeiro all pursued research topics related to their Bass Connections project team, Reviewing Retrospective Regulatory Review. They have successfully defended their dissertations.

On May 12, about 250 graduating doctoral students participated in The Graduate School’s Ph.D. Hooding Ceremony. Among them were many students who helped lead their Bass Connections project teams.

North Carolina experienced an 800 percent increase in opioid drug deaths from 1999 to 2016, largely driven by a growth of illicit heroin use, according to a study of death certificates conducted by a Bass Connections team.


Jun 09
Karl Leif Bates and Jory Weintraub

Learn how to improve how you communicate your science or policy work at this event cosponsored by the Nicholas School of the Environment and The Graduate School.

Aug 03

Interdisciplinary data projects will be featured, and students will be on hand to describe their work on their projects.

Apr 17

Come learn more about Bass Connections and find out what the 2018-19 research teams of faculty, graduate students, undergraduates and community partners have accomplished. Join us for lightning talks, a poster session and a reception.