News

February 20, 2017

The Global Alliance on Disability and Health Innovation (GANDHI) project examines the systems and policies needed to support patient recovery and transitions in care after an acute illness or injury. Among the 20 student team members are four health professions students and three students who are already working as health professionals.

February 15, 2017

The Bass Connections “Pocket Colposcope” team is working to increase access to cervical cancer screening. Last month, 20 of these portable screening devices were produced for distribution to international partners.

February 9, 2017

Fifteen graduate students have been selected as the 2017 participants in the Duke Graduate School’s Emerging Leaders Institute. Two students are Bass Connections team members.

February 9, 2017

Most residents of the village of Mandena, Madagascar, use locally-sourced firewood for cooking, which represents an environmental health challenge. This team is working with the community to produce sustainable, data-driven solutions for improved health of the people and their natural environment.

February 8, 2017

How do we tell compelling stories about complex historical, cultural and social realities? What goes into creating great stories that stay with the audience, and even change minds? Story+ is a new six-week summer research experience for undergraduate and graduate students interested in bringing academic research to life through dynamic storytelling.

February 3, 2017

We began where many research projects begin, with data collection. This was not a normal data collection process, though; it was much more than that. We went into the community and directly interacted with the people who experience substance misuse.

February 3, 2017

A Bass Connections project team traveled to Madagascar to investigate the effect of traditional cooking practices on health, air quality, biodiversity and agriculture. This video highlights the team’s efforts to collect health and air quality data from community members.

February 3, 2017

My goals were to investigate the implications of Shell’s decision to cease drilling and to understand what role Alaskan corporations and indigenous people play in shaping international environmental law in the Arctic, particularly looking at ocean energy and balancing the uses of shared ocean resources.

February 2, 2017

It’s 3 a.m. on a Sunday morning. I hear my residents stomping up the stairs back from Shooters, waking up half the hall in the process. Normally I’ll poke my head out and see them sway into their rooms, but I gave them a pass this time; we have a report to finish.

February 2, 2017

Our team has been looking at policy solutions to carbon emissions, an undertaking that puts us in a unique situation to make serious changes to the way Duke accounts for and reduces its carbon emissions.

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