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Most middle school leadership programs don’t culminate with a trip to Uganda. But when Michael Haglund, distinguished professor of neurosurgery, neurobiology and global health, conceptualized a leadership initiative for 8 middle school boys at the Durham Nativity School, taking them on a trip to the country where he’s realized his global health passion just made sense to him. Read more in our bio!

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Check out our profile of MSc-GH student Adriana Lein by following the link in our bio!

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Monday night, senior global health majors presented their capstone research at Trent Hall. Kudos to all of them on their hard work and accomplishments!

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DGHI students, faculty and families are passionate about science! Here are a few photos from last weekend’s March for Science. DGHI faculty member Melissa Watt shared, “I took my children to March for Science in Raleigh, because I wanted them to appreciate and celebrate the role of science in our everyday lives. By marching, I hope that I am conveying to them the importance of showing up, speaking up, and advocating for what they believe in.” #DGHI #GlobalHealth #Science #MarchForScience #MarchForScienceRaleigh
Last Thursday we had the pleasure of attending the Bass Connections Showcase. Swipe through the photos above to see: 
1) Global health Bass Connections students, along with their mentor Michael Haglund
2) MSc-GH alum and Duke Medical student Tony Fuller, who won one of two Bass Connections team mentorship awards
3) DGHI doctoral scholar Justin Lana and global health major Luiza Perez discussing their global health Bass Connections project

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A ghost bike students in Anthropology and Global Health created on the plaza today. Read all about it in the link in our bio! #GlobalHealth #DGHI #GhostBike
You've seen them around Durham and other cities: parked bikes painted white and decorated with flowers and other accessories. Join students from the Anthropology and Global Health class tomorrow mid-day to learn more about these memorials and help them create a ghost bike on campus! More info in the link in our bio!

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What do you get when you cross
Great opportunity tomorrow afternoon to mix business & pleasure at the Triangle Global Health Consortium's Global Health Happy Hour! Good timing, too, for all those graduating job-seekers! ;-) More info in the link in our bio!
Check out our profile on DGHI alumnus Okechi Boms by following the link in our bio! Boms, now a Fulbright Scholar, is in Quito, Ecuador, studying how food insecurity in families affects malnutrition in children, and how that malnutrition could affect cognitive development. In this photo, he’s leading a workshop on healthy diets and nutrition to parents at a community center in Quito, Ecuador.

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Last Friday, we had fun watching Duke global health students and others swim with the sharks at the mHealth@Duke annual Shark Tank competition! The winner, Embrace Health, walked away with a $1,000 prize to advance their community care management solution. Nice work, everyone!

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When MSc-GH student Dilani Logan went to a conference in February, she expected to learn a lot about tech solutions for improving the efficacy of health systems. And she did. But she also learned something unexpected about the intersection between health technology and global health. Read her blog post by following the link in our bio!

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What do you get when you cross

What do you get when you cross "American Idol" with global health? Gavin Yamey's "Policy Idol"! This year, DGHI partnered with FHI 360 to identify a real-world policy case study for the competition. Three groups of undergraduate students developed a mock national policy plan--each team was assigned a country--to improve access to high quality, essential health services using informal drug shops. Who won? Check out our photos to find out!



Huge congrats to MSc-GH student Denali Dahl for winning the 1st place prize of $2,500 to further develop the simple screening tool for preeclampsia she and two students from Makerere University are creating for use in low-resource settings. The venture began as a class project in a transcontinental engineering design course, where Denali connected with her Ugandan teammates, Brian Matovu and Zoe Zuena. http://bit.ly/2qmPrZB


Before coming to DGHI, 2nd year MSc-GH student Adriana Lein completed a Fulbright Scholarship in Brazil. Looking for a master's program that incorporated fieldwork, she found DGHI was a perfect fit for her to pursue this path. Read her story http://bit.ly/2oAqo91 Duke University Graduate School


MSc-GH student Sarah Philo trekked to DC last weekend with a few other DGHI students to march for science. Read about her inspiration to join the march in her blog post: http://bit.ly/2oA9eYQ


A sampling of DGHI faculty, students and alums who participated in the Marches for Science in Washington, D.C. and Raleigh, NC, on April 22.

A sampling of DGHI faculty, students and alums who participated in the Marches for Science in Washington, D.C. and Raleigh, NC, on April 22.


1,000's of social entrepreneurs are hard at work around the world trying to solve the most pressing challenges in global health, but they often lack a clear approach to evaluate their enterprise’s impact. DGHI's Evidence Lab and the The Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator at Duke - SEAD have developed 5 FREE, easy-to-use evaluation tools to address this challenge and help make social entrepreneurs more effective. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2qeu6Bt


Training Tomorrow's Global Health Leaders: Senior Voices 2014
Global Mental Health at Duke
Finding Your Niche at Duke
DGHI Research Series: Road traffic injuries
Connecting Students With Research, Their Communities & The World
New Course: Primate Disease Ecology and Global Health
Engineering Solutions for Global Health
The Voices of Global Health Showcase
Studying Global Health in the Peruvian Amazon:  A Bass Connections Project
Introducing 2013-14 Doris Duke Fellows at Duke University