News

May 1, 2017

Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies Ed Balleisen announced that Laura Howes will begin a new role as Director of Bass Connections and the Rubenstein Fellows Academy, effective May 1. Howes has been part of the Bass Connections team for the past three years as Associate Director of Strategy and Operations.

May 1, 2017

On April 20, undergraduate and graduate students from the 2016-2017 project teams shared their research with the Duke community and highlighted what they’ve accomplished. Through lightning talks by five teams and a poster session, students presented findings to a packed crowd in Scharf Hall. The event was also an opportunity to recognize the winners of several awards and grants.

April 25, 2017

A poster from the Improving Neurosurgery Patient Outcomes in Uganda project team has won the Bass Connections Poster Award, Judges’ Selection. The Energy Data Analytics Lab project team received the Bass Connections Poster Award, Audience Choice.

April 17, 2017

Two Duke graduate students, three undergraduates and two groups of undergrads will pursue faculty-mentored research projects this summer and next year with grant funding from Bass Connections.

April 10, 2017

It’s imperative that I, as a provider, understand the mechanism for paying for the care. No matter what I prescribe, if it’s not available to be delivered to that patient, then it’s pretty useless in the long run.

April 10, 2017

On Saturday, April 22, at 2:00 p.m., the Bass Connections project team NC Jukebox will present a special event at The Orchard at Altapass in western North Carolina.

April 10, 2017

I didn’t need to understand Portuguese to feel the passion these Brazilian students have for learning and helping others learn. Empathy filled the room as we all reflected on the opportunities that higher education affords us.

April 10, 2017

Stephanie Reist and Tony Fuller are the winners of the Bass Connections Award for Outstanding Mentorship in 2017. They will be recognized at the Bass Connections Showcase on April 20.

April 5, 2017

Linguistics major Adair Necalli ’19 has won first place for a photo taken during her Bass Connections team’s trip to Brazil. Statistical Science major Sarah Zimmermann ’18 was awarded second place for a photo she took in India.

March 31, 2017

As a native North Carolinian and a student of health policy, I’ve been following health reform for a long time. When I saw this Bass Connections project, I was excited for the opportunity to work on Medicaid reform in North Carolina—especially at a time when states have really been at the forefront of innovating in health care.

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