Fortin Foundation Bass Connections Showcase

The Fortin Foundation Bass Connections Showcase is an annual event for members of our year-long project teams to share their research with the community. This Virtual Showcase, which was first launched in April 2020 amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, is meant to complement our in-person showcase and highlight the hard work of our project teams through student-authored team profiles, digital presentations, research posters and additional project outputs.

We invite you to check out this digital exhibit to learn more about our research teams. Please use the filters to browse teams by academic year (beginning with 2019-2020), theme, focus area and type of output.

Team meeting over Zoom.
Developing Nursing Resources
Bella Larson and Nicole Schramm-Sapyta.
Mental Health and the Justice System in Durham County
Team leaders and undergraduate team members with middle school participants visiting Dr. Jiji Abdelgadir.
Spatial Reasoning and Problem-based Learning to Improve Girls’ Math Identity
Aerial view of downtown Durham.
Equitable University-Community Research Partnerships
Aerial view of Ibadan city in Nigeria.
Building Sustainable Neurosurgical Systems
Image: Saving Faces Art Project by Mark Gilbert, Commissioned by surgeon Iain Hutchinson as part of the Facial Surgery Research
Evaluating Faith-Based Needs of Patients With Head and Neck Cancer
Bass Connections team.
University-assisted Community Schools
Bass Connections team.
Global Impacts of E-waste Exposure
RE-AIM hexagon.
Closing the Gap on Health Disparity and Outcomes in Hypertension
Kids reading.
A Spanish Reading Program
Durham County Courthouse.
Examining Racial Inequality and Reform
Hands and lightbulb.
Energy Design and Innovation
Emotional Connection.
Emotional Connection
Swine waste lagoons.
Environmental Justice and Climate Change
Team members doing fieldwork.
Data-driven Approaches to Illuminate the Responses of Lakes to Multiple Stressors
Animated image of hemoglobin.
Noninvasive Anemia Diagnosis
Bottles of liquor.
Gamifying Risk Assessment
Central Campus.
Energy Design and Innovation
Lemur in a tree.
Biocultural Sustainability in Madagascar
Team meeting over Zoom.
Developing Nursing Resources
Representing Migration.
Representing Migration through Digital Humanities
Scholar Academy for Latinxs United for Diversity (SALUD)
Bass Connections team.
Enabling Precision Health and Medicine
Dr. Minna Ng and student members of the Bass team.
Collaborative Learning in STEM
Bass Connections team.
American Predatory Lending and the Global Financial Crisis
Duke Kunshan University at twilight.
Cancer Control Equity in China
Plastic in the ocean.
Bioremediation of Plastic Pollution
Open Design.
Open Design at Duke and Beyond
Team members at showcase.
Financial Burden in Patients With Health Disparities
Boats in a harbor at sunset.
Exploring Links Among Ecological, Social and Personal Resilience
Boat and ocean.
Marine Conservation Evidence and Synthesis
Team in Uganda.
Benchmarking Interventions Aimed at Improving Neurosurgical Patient Outcomes in Uganda
Dream puppet by Marina Tsaplina. Photograph by Brian Christianson (Orion Magazine, December 2021).
Socially Engaged Art and Tech
NASA image of central Africa.
Tracking Climate Change
Improving Infection Detection With Wearable Device Data
Students working together at a table with computers.
Enhancing Diversity in STEM Careers
GEM workshop.
Girls' and Women's Math Identity
Women reading a chart in Nepal.
Hypertension Control in Nepal
Child's hand holding adult's hand.
Improving Access for Latinx Children
Beakers containing bacteria in a lab.
Effects of Climate Change
Building and water feature at Duke Kunshan University.
Predictive Modeling for Decision-Making
Congregation listening to a sermon.
Politics and Polarization
People waiting to enter a mobile clinic.
Universal Health Coverage in Developing Countries
Image of classroom with sign reading "Centering Pregnancy Group in Session."
Community for Antepartum Patients (CAP)
Two speech bubbles representing communication.
REGAIN: Advanced Illness Navigation
Road on Duke University campus.
Energy and the Environment: Design and Innovation
Image courtesy of Global Care Policy Index (GCPI).
Revaluing Care in the Global Economy
Solar power on Duke's campus.
Energy and the Environment: Design and Innovation
Highest vertical-axis wind turbine in the world.
Energy and the Environment: Design and Innovation
Recycled plastic shreds.
Energy and the Environment: Design and Innovation
Environment Hall green roof.
Energy and the Environment: Design and Innovation
Wind farm.
Creating Artificial Worlds with AI
Wild giant otter plays with plastic bottle in the Pantanal.
Empowering Youth Civic Action on Plastic Pollution
Gold mining along the Madre de Dios River in Peru.
Field Testing a Mercury Capture System
Waterfall in Ivindo National Park.
Impact of Declining Animal Populations on Tropical Forests
Interior of ultra-high pressure vessel with balloon attachment fitting.
Providing Clean Fuel for the Developing World
Promoting Psychological Adjustment Among Female Cancer Survivors
Video still from CovIdentify website.
Developing Predictive Models for COVID-19
Violin players.
Performing Embodied Communities
Open design.
Participatory Solutions for Human Flourishing
MTA’s Heroic Frontline Workers Begin COVID-19 Vaccinations.
Information, Perceptions and Health Behavior
Role of Physiotherapy in Ugandan Neurosurgical Transitional Care
Assistive hearing.
Strategies to Reduce the Global Burden of Hearing Loss
Tony Fuller and his healthcare colleagues at the opening of Western Uganda’s first epilepsy clinic.
Community Engagement for Epilepsy Health Literacy
Team members.
Strengthening Partnerships with Durham Public Schools
Children playing.
Social Network Dynamics among Preschoolers
The vote is the most powerful nonviolent tool we have.
Race and New Southern Politics
Early Childhood Action Plan.
North Carolina Early Childhood Action Plan
Justice Reform Efforts and Effects on Self-sufficiency
Sake wall.
Alcohol Use Behaviors across Countries and Cultures
Mouse model of Alzheimer's disease.
Treating Alzheimer's with Gene Therapy
Durham County Justice Center in Durham, NC.
Mental Health and the Justice System
Antarctica: Open Water at McMurdo Station.
Biogeographic Assessment of Antarctic Coastal Habitats
Harnessing Data from North Carolina's Jails
Arts and the Anthropocene
Bioremediation of Plastic Pollution to Conserve Marine Biodiversity
Going to Mars - Science, Society and Sustainability
Improving Mental Health Treatment for College Students
Improving Girls’ Math Identity through Problem-solving and Mentorship
Exploring the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on People with Disabilities in North Carolina
Mobile testing.
Community-based Testing to Mitigate COVID-19
Health roadmap.
Roadmap for Evaluating Goals in Advanced Illness Navigation
Care tree.
Design Thinking: A Novel Approach to Pediatric Complex Care Coordination
Mindfulness in Human Development
Students with masks.
Sex and Contraception Among College and Graduate Students During COVID-19
Implementing Electronic Symptom Screening for Telehealth Visits
Digital health.
Using Behavioral Science and Digital Health to Promote Healthy Families
Mental Health and the Justice System in Durham County
Gene Therapy for Alzheimer's Disease
Women's Mobility, Employment and Empowerment in the Muslim World
Mapping WASH and COVID-19 in the Middle East and North Africa
Immigration word cloud.
U.S. Immigration Climate and Mental Health Outcomes of Latinx Immigrants
Team photo.
Migration and Deportation among Guatemalans
Enabling Precision Health and Medicine
Strategies for Energy, Water and Agriculture in Rural Ethiopia
cows grazing.
Regenerative Grazing to Mitigate Climate Change
North Carolina Wildfire Risks and Public Trust
Satellite image.
Deep Learning for Rare Energy Infrastructure in Satellite Imagery
North Carolina Early Childhood Action Plan
Word cloud.
Big Data for Reproductive Health
APL logo.
American Predatory Lending
Moral AI.
How to Build Ethics into Robust Artificial Intelligence
Gene therapy team.
Gene Therapy in Alzheimer's Disease
Consumer EEG.
Consumer EEG Devices
Bass Connections team members in Peru.
Impacts of Artisanal Gold Mining in the Peruvian Amazon on Aquatic Ecosystem Biodiversity
Video still from Automated Fact-Checking App, by Duke University.
Data and Technology for Fact-checking
Saxophone player.
Art and Craft of Saxophone Mouthpiece Design
Regenerative Grazing to Mitigate Climate Change
BD4RH icon.
Big Data for Reproductive Health
Providing Clean Fuel for the Developing World
Social-ecological Networks and Zoonotic Disease
Second Longest Coral Reef in the World, by Eustaquio Santimano, licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Ocean Evidence Gap Map and Synthesis
Pocket team members.
Pocket Colposcope
Team members in the Amazon.
Environmental Epidemiology in Latin America
Yuchen Zhu presents the Gross Hall Building Energy Use Report at the Energy Innovation Showcase.
Duke Building Energy Use Report
Reef quadrat.
Developing Rapid Remote Assessments of Oyster Reef Health and Biodiversity
Plastic pollution.
Bioremediation of Plastic Pollution to Conserve Marine Biodiversity
Image: Measuring impact, courtesy of Conservation Members Partnership.
How External Financing Influences National Commitments to Biodiversity Conservation
Bass Connections team.
Youth, Music and Social Change
Team members with awards.
NC Early Childhood Action Plan
Yoga practice.
Mindfulness in Human Development
I Voted sticker.
Developing the Political Citizen