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Future #GlobalHealth leaders in action! These seniors are working hard on their projects in @daclements’ capstone class, where they’re coming up with creative solutions to address #HealthDisparities locally and worldwide! 
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Our work in #Guatemala keeps expanding in some truly exciting ways! A team of Duke faculty (incl. DGHI prof Henry Rice), staff and a recent alum (@gabrielaasturias, now prez of Foundation Fundegua) recently traveled to Guatemala to meet with the minister of health, Dr. Carlos Soto (far right), to initiate a new #PatientSafety project. The project aims to train medical professionals and nursing staff to improve patient safety measures through training in safety science, improving the quality of medical services and promoting the safety culture of the hospitals. #GlobalSurgery #DukeIsEverywhere @dukealumni
Dorothy Dow—a #DukeMScGH alumna and now an assistant professor in infectious diseases and global health—talks with a teen patient in Tanzania, where she’s conducting research to try to better understand the psychological challenges experienced by youth living with HIV. “We’ve helped more and more children survive until their teenage years through interventions such as preventing mother-to-child transmission and by raising awareness of what causes HIV, but once they hit adolescence, we start to lose them,” said Dow. “There are no mental health professionals available to help them with the psychological distress of living with HIV… the youth need to be at the table with us, to help us figure out how to help them.” Read more about Dorothy’s work in Tanzania, made possible with support from the Fogarty International Center, by clicking on the link in our bio!

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At the first-ever Global Opportunities Fair yesterday, our experiential learning guru, Lysa MacKeen, chats up a @dukeenvironment student about how her interests may tie into global health fieldwork projects.
See and hear about #DGHI founding director Mike Merson through the years, from his earliest global health inspiration (his grandfather!) to his fight against #AIDS on the world stage to his thoughts about what makes #DGHI such a special place. Last week, he was honored with a distinguished faculty award by the Duke Medical Alumni Association, and a video by DMAA’s Jim Rogalski captures his career milestones and reflections beautifully. Watch the video at the link in our bio!
This comic-style poster caught our eye at last week’s research showcase. What a creative and engaging way to present research findings! #DGHI #GlobalHealth #DataViz #BassConnections #DukeIsEverywhere
Join us for the first ever Duke Global Opportunities Fair! We’ll be there to answer your questions about DGHI, along with nearly 20 other global organizations from across campus. Find opportunities to enhance your academic experience and your resume, collect “passport stamps” at each table to win prizes, and enjoy pizza on us. Mark your calendars so you won’t miss it!
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Conduct a study in Guatemala on STEM empowerment and education among indigenous school girls!🔺Go to the Link in bio for more info and apply!!! 🔺https://goo.gl/forms/7kUcrfmqGnjggmeh1
Check out some photos from our Global Health Research Showcase last week! Congrats to winners of the research poster contest and photo contest!

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Each fieldwork experience comes with its own adventures, challenges and joys, and this one was no different! A group of students—the “Sibu Six”—traveled to Malaysia this summer to do One Health research through Duke’s Bass Connections program. Click on the video link in our bio to get a live-action peek into the world of these virus detectives as they navigated pig farms, hospital wards, open-air markets and slaughterhouses! (Video by Jim Rogalski of the Duke Medical Alumni Association.) #OneHealthDay #DGHIfieldwork #RealWorldExperience #Malaysia #OneHealth #Pigs #Viruses #DGHI #GlobalHealth
Check out the winners of our Fieldwork Photo Contest! Congrats to our winners!
In 1st place: “Somaliland’s First Female Surgeon” by Tessa Concepcion
In 2nd place: “The Future is Mobile and the Future is Female” by Chaya Bhat
In 3rd place: “Huito” by Delaney Dryfoos
People’s Choice Award: “Simama Imara” by Madeline Thornton
(Photos appear in the order they’re listed)

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MSc-GH alum and One Health expert Laura Pulscher is starting a PhD researching the Christmas Island Flying Fox and diseases associated with this bat species. Follow the link in our bio to learn more!

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See what our faculty, staff and alum have been publishing lately--the articles and books cover a range of topics from HIV/AIDS to hypertension to "frugal innovation" and more! http://bit.ly/2zIpV9u

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Learning to speak Swahili is a priority for Sophie Galson, a global health fellow with DGHI's Hubert-Yeargan Center for Global Health who's conducting hypertension research in Tanzania. An Interdisciplinary Studies grant program is helping her make this goal a reality. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2zHHTc0

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Our work in Guatemala keeps expanding in some truly exciting ways! A team of Duke University faculty (including DGHI & Duke Surgery prof Henry Rice), staff and a recent alum (Gabriela Asturias, now president of Fundegua) recently traveled to Guatemala to meet with the minister of health, Dr. Carlos Soto, to initiate a new patient safety project. The project aims to train medical professionals and nursing staff to improve patient safety measures through training in safety science, improving...

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Dorothy Dow--an MSc-GH alum and now a DGHI faculty member--had been working since 2011 in a clinic in Tanzania, focused on pediatric infectious diseases and prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, when she observed something troubling: HIV mortality rates were increasing among teens even as they declined in most other age groups. Read what she's learned about this trend and how she's addressing it with support from the Fogarty International Center: Read more...

VIDEO: Last week, Mike Merson was honored with a distinguished faculty award by the Duke Medical Alumni Association. Watch the video for photos and reflections on his career in global health, including his 11-year tenure as DGHI's founding director. "What sets DGHI apart ... is that we're bringing the whole university together, and that allows us to come up with discoveries and educate future leaders in a way that's quite unique," he said. WATCH: http://bit.ly...

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On-campus friends: DYK? Next week is International Education Week, and Duke Global has some really cool activities planned for you! Join us on Monday for the first ever Duke Global Opportunities Fair--aka "speed dating with global program reps"! Learn about ways to enhance your academic experience and your resume and collect “passport stamps” to win prizes. And eat pizza! Be sure to stop by DGHI's table! Also check out the week's full line-up here: http://bit...

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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