In his first DGHI blog post, 1st-year MSc-GH student Shashika Bandara reflects on the similarities between Sri Lanka's 2015 presidential election and the current U.S. election--and what the U.S. election might mean for global health and international development. Read his post: http://bit.ly/2eDDavw
Global health students: Check out this great resource from (SSRI) Social Science Research Institute, Duke University: "ModU" series of short, engaging & highly practical videos about research methods & social science topics. Have you seen them? Tell us what you think! http://bit.ly/2etjoTe
A recent study led by DGHI & Duke-NUS Medical School professor Eric Finkelstein showed that regardless of prior physical activity levels of participants, activity trackers alone or when combined with rewards designated for charity did not increase activity levels. “Activity trackers alone are not going to stem the rise in chronic diseases,” Finkelstein noted, but “they could still be part of a comprehensive solution."
“The information presented in the videos really stayed in my mind because it took on a real-world context" ... just one of the many comments from participants in our Tropical Parasitology MOOC, developed in collaboration with faculty from Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2ehR5Y5
Big thanks to everyone who voted for their fave photos in our student fieldwork photo contest. We hope you enjoyed this glimpse into the work our students do across the world during the summer months. Stay tuned to learn who won!
Since 2011, DGHI's Student Research Training program has supported 32 teams—more than 110 students—in 11 countries. Projects have ranged from studying the mental health needs of orphaned and vulnerable children in India to assessing motor vehicle injury rates in urban Sri Lanka to conducting research on kidney disease in rural North Carolina. Learn more/apply!