The removal of institutions or group homes will not lead to better child well-being and could even worsen outcomes for some orphaned and separated children, according to new findings from a three-year study across five low- and middle-income countries.
Students, from undergraduate to doctoral, have the opportunity while at Duke to take their learning outside the classroom and into the world as they work alongside peers and expert faculty to study a complex global health problem. Working in diverse, multidisciplinary teams in the Bass Connections in Global Health program, students learn how to work together and within the community on a global health research project. This fall, DGHI is recruiting students for three projects based in Madagascar, Kenya and Peru.
As the new academic year kicks off this week, more than 250 students from all levels of study are enrolled in global health programs at Duke. This includes the new global health major and minor, and the Master of Science in Global Health.
After receiving a record number of applications, the Duke Master of Science in Global Health (MSc-GH) will welcome its largest class to campus this fall. Of the 35 students joining the new class, nearly half are international students.
For a second year in a row, Duke students dispatched to the Peruvian Amazon to work on a Bass Connections in Global Health environmental health project were able to participate in other community outreach activities separate from the study.
Surplus medical supplies recovered from Duke Hospital by the Duke REMEDY program are making their way to Liberia and Sierra Leone in an effort to aid with the deadliest Ebola outbreak on record. Today the third shipment to Liberia will be shipped from Durham, with another planned for the second week of September.
A group of seven Duke clinical trainees will begin mentored global health research in Africa as part of two programs: the prestigious Fogarty Global Health Fellowship and the Duke Global Health Residency/Fellowship Pathway. The trainees represent a range of medical specialties, including infectious diseases, pediatrics, cardiology, internal medicine, oncology and obstetrics and gynecology – highlighting the diversity of interest in global health at Duke.
DKU Master of Science in Global Health, Ginny De La Cruz, shared greetings on behalf of the undergraduate and graduate communities. She is part of the first class of students attending Duke Kunshan University. Classes begin next week.
Nisonoff, a math major and global health and chemistry minor from Emerson, N.J., is working on two projects: one project is based in theory and the other focuses on applications of the theory. His mentor, Bruce Donald, is the James B. Duke professor of computer science and chemistry.
A Duke research team led by DGHI faculty William Pan has launched a new study to provide the first large-scale independent assessment of risks to human health and water resources from gas exploration and gold mining in one of the most biodiverse regions on Earth.