This spring, the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI), Duke’s Trinity College of Arts and Sciences and Shiv Nadar University (SNU) in India co-funded four research projects that pair Duke and SNU faculty representing a range of academic areas. Two of the selected proposals, co-funded by DGHI and SNU, are focused on global health.
On May 14, the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) launched a new three-week One Health training program led by Greg Gray, a professor at DGHI, Duke’s Division of Infectious Diseases and the Nicholas School of the Environment.
A long-term study of depressed mothers and their children in Pakistan, led by global health professor Joanna (Asia) Maselko, found that the children turn out pretty much the same whether or not their mothers received treatment for depression during pregnancy.
Subhashini (Shubha) Chandrasekharan, assistant research professor at the Duke Global Health Institute, and Vardit Ravitsky, associate professor at the University of Montreal, are co-chairing the first symposium dedicated to exploring the implementation experience of new technologies for noninvasive prenatal genetic screening (NIPS). The symposium, titled “Where We Are and Where We Are Going,” will take place at Carnegie Library in Washington DC on July 16.
Measures taken to protect ecosystems and the environment could deliver public health benefits, according to a study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. While research has shown that nearly one quarter of the global burden of disease can be attributed to poor environmental quality, very little scientific evidence supports the claim that conservation of ecosystems protects benefits human health.
Tewodros “Teddy” Rango Godebo, a postdoctoral researcher at Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment, has received a coveted NIH K99/R00 award, also called the “NIH Pathway to Independence Award.”
Duke global health students are using several DGHI communication outlets to share their fieldwork experiences this summer through photos, videos and stories.
Eleven DGHI faculty members, staff and affiliates shared new discoveries on a variety of global health topics in peer-reviewed publications in recent months.
Last week, Duke Kunshan University (DKU) hosted the inaugural Kunshan Forum, where scientists, professionals, policymakers and other stakeholders gathered to explore the interaction between the growing rates of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in China and the reform of China’s health system.
Seven energy research projects involving 15 Duke University faculty members and featuring a sub-focus on the intersection of energy and global health will share in seed funding from the Energy Initiative, the Provost’s Office, the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) and the Pratt School of Engineering. Two of the grant recipients, Marc Deshusses and Marc Jeuland, hail from DGHI.