Health and Medicine Announcements

This international team is finding ways to improve neurosurgical systems around the world.

January 18, 2023

In 2022-2023, a Bass Connections team is working to address the shortages of labor, funds and infrastructure in neurosurgical settings around the world. Using the World Health Organization’s health system building blocks - from research and technology to service delivery - team members are assessing the big-picture challenges facing these countries’ overloaded neurosurgeons.


July 25, 2022

In 2013, the first Bass Connections research teams embarked on ambitious projects to tackle real-world challenges ranging from gender inequality in STEM education to children’s mental health to climate policy in the U.S. to rural poverty. Since then, the program has supported nearly 500 interdisciplinary teams and brought together more than 4,000 faculty, students and staff to conduct cutting-edge research spanning dozens of disciplinary fields and world regions.

March 24, 2023

The application for the 2023 Duke Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is live! The program will be held in person at Duke the week of June 12-16. Please spread the word about the applications that are due on April 15:

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December 16, 2022

Applications for REACH Equity Summer Undergraduate Research Program (RESURP) are open- RESURP is an 8-week summer program for rising junior and senior undergraduate students.

Members of the team in Madagascar (Photos: Courtesy of the Bicultural Sustainability in Madagascar team).

September 6, 2022

This summer, the DLC-SAVA Conservation project at the Duke Lemur Center is leading a Bass Connections project on bicultural sustainability in Madagascar.

Kelsey Graywill (front row, left) and her research team in Uganda.

August 8, 2022

After conducting research in cognitive neuroscience as a first-year student, Kelsey Graywill (Program II '18) began searching for interdisciplinary projects that would enable her to conduct research at the intersection of multiple disciplines and prepare for medical school.


July 11, 2022

Since 2013, the Education & Human Development theme of Bass Connections (EHD) has engaged students and faculty in interdisciplinary research exploring the range of factors contributing to positive life outcomes from personal and communal health to social and familial connections to income and employment to happiness.

Top row: Axel Berky, Ethan Borre, Kathleen Burns; bottom row: Jaime Castrellon, Travis Knoll, Crystal Peoples.

May 9, 2022

Among the 2022 Ph.D. graduates are numerous students who took advantage of the Bass Connections program to strengthen their dissertation research, coauthor publications and hone career-enhancing skills. Many students also engaged in other interdisciplinary opportunities across campus.

Check out these doctoral student pathways.

Danielle Mayorga-Young (French Studies and Neuroscience ’19); Elizabeth Ginalis (Neuroscience ’16); Joshua Grubbs (Chemistry and Global Health ’18); Katie Kanter (Neuroscience ’18); and Shweta Lodha (Chemistry and Neuroscience ’19).

April 4, 2022

For these five alumni, Bass Connections was a vital part of their journey to careers in health and medicine.

Veronica Sotelo Muñoz, Jackie Xu, Sahil Sandhu and Associate Professor Janet Bettger posed in front the students’ award-winning poster in 2018, created with Lillian Blanchard (not pictured). Photo: Amey Chaware.

February 21, 2022

Launched in 2018 with support from a Bass Connections Student Research Award, the Help Desk program trains Duke student volunteers to connect patients with social services in the Durham area.

Shweta Lodha.

December 7, 2021

While at Duke, Shweta Lodha (Chemistry and Neuroscience ’19) was a member of a the 2017-2018 Patients Journey to Medication Adherence project team.

September 27, 2021

As Vincent Guilamo-Ramos M.S.N.'17 continues his initial year as the Dean of the School of Nursing, we just wanted to share some informative articles that impact our Hispanic/Latinx community and opportunities that may be of interest to our Duke University Hispanic/Latino Alumni Association (DUHLAA) community.

May 1, 2021

Please register for our Summer Discovery Program Mentorship Event on Wednesday, June 16 and/or Thursday, June 17- both events will be held from 6 pm - 8 pm eastern:

May 1, 2021

Please register for our Summer Discovery Program Mentorship Event on Wednesday, June 16 and/or Thursday, June 17- both events will be held from 6 pm - 8 pm eastern:

March 17, 2021

Just a reminder that the application for SDP 2021 is due at the end of this month on March 31: 

The mentorship events will be the evenings of Wednesday, June 16, and Thursday, June 17- please save the date!

September 29, 2020

During these unprecedented times, Duke Science & Society is leading several important discussions about science and technology ethics and policy. Connect with Duke Science & Society to learn about news and events, including the Coronavirus Conversations virtual event series and 

Duke Science & Society

September 4, 2020

The Duke Initiative for Science & Society (“Science & Society”) fosters research, education, communication, democratic deliberation, and policy engagement on the ethical progress of science and technology in society. Science & Society takes an interdisciplinary approach, with a focus on applied ethics and policy, to advance the responsible use of science and technology for humanity.

January 19, 2020

On January 19, 2020, the SoCal Women's Forum held a half-day dedicated to women’s health and wellness, with expert Duke alumnae professionals leading discussions on topics including maternal health, mental health, and art therapy.

Eneka Lamb.

December 5, 2018

Eneka Lamb participated in DukeEngage-Kenya-WISER in 2011 as a way to experience what she learned in the classroom at work in an actual community. Her passion for global health has taken her around the world, from conducting medical education research at Duke-NUS in Singapore to working at remote hospital in Guyana with the Peace Corps. Eneka is now in Washington, DC, where she is pursing a graduate certificate in advanced biomedical sciences.

Join the 2018-2019 Scholars for breakfast at the University Club this coming Friday morning, from 7:00 am - 8:00 am.

September 16, 2018

Join the 2018-2019 Scholars for breakfast at the University Club this coming Friday morning, from 7:00 am - 8:00 am.
Confirm attendance with Cindy Norwood -

Hope to see you there!!
The Feagin Alumni Network

Pappas Ventures logo

July 17, 2018

PappasVentures, a Life Sciences Venture Capital firm, is looking to hire an MD or PhD with 2-5 years of consulting experience as an Associate. One of the partners is a Duke alum (Scott Weiner '96)!

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April 2, 2018

Duke Univeristy School of Medicine has announced the 2018 Medical Alumni Weekend for November 8-11, 2018. More details to come soon!