The Duke Institute for Brain Sciences (DIBS)
DIBS was created in 2007 as a cross-school, campus-wide, interdisciplinary institute with a commitment to building an interactive community of brain science research and scholarship. DIBS encourages innovation and collaborations that transcend the boundaries of traditional disciplines, bringing together a diverse community of academics from the schools of biomedical sciences, social sciences, physical sciences, humanities, law, business, public policy, mathematics, computer science, and engineering. DIBS’ mission is to advance interdisciplinary research and education that transforms our understanding of brain function and translates into innovative solutions for health and society. DIBS’ vision is an interactive community of scholars—faculty, students, postdoctoral fellows, and staff—who pool their talents to achieve a new level of excellence in the brain sciences.