March 1, 2017

I find health policy personally rewarding because I think it’s a way for me to connect everything I’ve learned in the classroom to a problem that affects every single American. Health care is something that all of us are involved with, whether it’s as a patient, as a provider or as a policy maker.

March 1, 2017

Bass Connections is recognizing the incredible photos taken throughout the year by project team members. Submit your best shots to show us what has captivated you from your project team experience this year, and you could win a cash prize!

February 24, 2017

Team members Sophie Haet and Brittney Sullivan reflect on the relationships in research that have formed as a result of the GANDHI project team.

February 24, 2017

Kirsten Bonawitz received a Bass Connections follow-on grant to build on her research elucidating the role of genetics in the development of late-onset Alzheimer’s disease.

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.