Enabling Precision Health and Medicine Bass Connections project renewed

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

CAGPM has partnered with Bass Connections again for the Enabling Precision Health and Medicine Bass Connections project team for the 2018-2019 academic year.

The 2018-19 Precision Health & Medicine Bass Connections Teams will focus on the challenges in developing applications to support healthy living and improve patient care. The project team will be split into two sub-teams.

Team 1 will develop the infrastructure for a new campus initiative to promote health awareness and engagement, establish healthy behaviors, and enable student-centered research and learning opportunities. The initiative will initially focus on sleep behaviors and health. The team will work on the selection of a web/app-based platform to enable collection of sleep and demographic data and dissemination of educational content and activities to promote healthy sleep behavior for a select group of students.

Team 2 will assess public awareness, perceived value, and usability of MeTree, a digital family health history software platform that was recently integrated into the Duke electronic health record. They will develop novel research projects to better understand opportunities for expansion and potential barriers to utilization by different patient populations.

Bass Connections is a university-wide initiative that brings students and faculty together to tackle complex societal challenges. Working in interdisciplinary research teams, students at all levels collaborate with faculty, postdocs and outside experts to conduct cutting-edge research. Students gain greater exposure to inquiry across the disciplines, partner with unlikely fellow thinkers and receive sustained mentorship in an ambitious team-based environment.

Bass Connections project teams also engage with a diverse array of local and global partners, including nonprofits, universities, school systems, hospitals, government agencies and private companies.

In 2018-2019, Bass Connections will host more than 50 project teams. Project teams last for two semesters, and some include a summer component. Course credit and summer funding are available.

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