News

Student with drone at the Duke Marine Lab.
December 14, 2018

Five new Bass Connections project teams starting this spring will tackle research to inform hurricane preparedness and resiliency efforts. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through January 9. read more about New Project Teams Will Tackle Research to Inform Hurricane Preparedness and Resiliency Efforts »


Students in one of Pratt's new undergraduate gateway courses.
December 12, 2018

Bass Connections is partnering with Duke schools to spread collaborative inquiry throughout the university. Examples include a proliferation of lab-style team-based courses, new topical foci for integrating faculty research and student experiences... read more about New Curricular Innovations Feature Collaborative, Hands-on Learning »


Sam Sadler at the Bass Connections Fair in April 2018.
December 11, 2018

Last spring, Sam Sadler ’19 received a Bass Connections Follow-on Student Research Award to develop evidence-based interventions to improve neurosurgical patient outcomes at Mulago National Referral Hospital in Kampala, Uganda. read more about Obstacles Inspire an Alternative Approach to Infection Care in Uganda »


Members of the mVax team in Roatán.
December 7, 2018

Linh Bui, Rob Steilberg and Kate Watkins received a Bass Connections Follow-on Student Research Award to update, share and train healthcare providers to use mVax, a mobile health (mHealth) application for capturing and managing vaccination data. read more about Team Develops mHealth App to Improve Collection, Access and Storage of Vaccination Data »


Michael and Maureen Rhodes.
December 6, 2018

Duke’s landmark “big data” initiative has been named in honor of longtime supporters Michael and Maureen Rhodes. Matched by challenge funds from Bass Connections founding donors Anne T. and Robert M. Bass, the Rhodes gifts provide fundamental... read more about Big News from Duke’s Hub for Big Data: iiD Named to Honor Michael and Maureen Rhodes »


Students in Deborah Reisinger’s course demonstrate how to request translation services at a pharmacy in one of their instruction
December 5, 2018

In response to the growing population of refugees settled in Durham and the challenges of resettlement, a Bass Connections team surveyed refugees and aid agencies to identify ways to reduce health disparities. read more about How Can We Help Durham’s Refugee Population Access Health Services? »


Cheeny Nwosu at MNRH in Uganda.
December 4, 2018

What happens when family members are charged with administering postoperative patient care to their loved ones, and how does this care affect patient outcomes? Chinemerem Nwosu has been studying these questions for almost four years on her Bass... read more about Student Develops Health Literacy Tools to Empower Patient Caregivers »


Veronica and Jackie stand next to award-winning poster.
November 29, 2018

Sahil Sandhu, Lillian Blanchard, Veronica Sotelo Munoz and Jacqueline Xu are partnering with Lincoln Community Health Center to pilot Help Desk, an initiative in which student volunteers follow up with patients who have been referred to community... read more about Four Students Pilot Help Desk Initiative to Address Health Disparities in Durham »


Josh Grubbs and his Bass Connections team in Peru.
November 28, 2018

An annual evaluation helps Bass Connections leadership strengthen the program and better understand its impact on students, faculty and the societal issues addressed through the projects.  read more about Insights from the Bass Connections Program Evaluation »


Andie Carroll.
November 26, 2018

“You’ll be the only economist that can sing Bach arias,” my high school voice teacher quipped when I decided to attend Duke to study Economics. While that might not have come to fruition, I have found a valuable way to combine my interests for the... read more about A Research Journey through the Power of Music »


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