Our new multimedia web story about our ongoing partnership with four Tanzanian institutions and the Weill Cornell Medical College in New York captures the success of our Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) project through photos and brief videos featuring key collaborators sharing their reflections on our work together.
This year, five new trainees will join the Global Health Pathway for Residents and Fellows, administered by the Duke Hubert-Yeargan Center for Global Health. The first global health pediatric cardiology fellow will join the program and trainees will conduct research in Thailand and India for the first time in the program’s history.
“My global health experience at Duke changed my view on life and my understanding of disparity in health care and medicine,” said Hussain Lalani, a 2013 global health certificate alumnus from Dallas, Texas. “There’s a tangible energy for global health at Duke.”
Shenglan Tang, professor of medicine and global health, has been awarded a three-year $1,200,000 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant entitled “Monitoring, Learning & Evaluation for the Implementation of the Comprehensive Model of Tuberculosis (TB) Care & Control in China.” Joy Noel Baumgartner, assistant research professor and associate director of the DGHI Evidence Lab, is the co-principal investigator.
The Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) has selected three new Doris Duke International Clinical Research Fellows for the 2016-17 academic year. The fellows—one medical student from Duke University and two from Johns Hopkins University—will conduct clinical global health research throughout the upcoming academic year.
Food insecurity, a period of mass extinction, and emerging pandemic diseases like Ebola and Zika: these are some of the most daunting issues facing the world today. The earth has been fundamentally changing physically, chemically, biologically and ecologically. The problems of extinction and habitat destruction are increasing exponentially, and our solutions have not kept pace.
Gavin Yamey, professor of the practice of global health and public policy, directed the Duke Geneva Global Health Fellows Program, offered by the Sanford School of Public Policy.
Robeson County, a community with a majority American Indian Lumbee population in southeastern North Carolina, comes in last place for health outcomes among the state’s 100 counties. So when Duke nephrology fellow and 2014 Master of Science in Global Health graduate John Stanifer returned from his fieldwork research on kidney disease in Tanzania looking for a local underserved community to continue his work, Robeson County was a natural fit. As part of a larger study funded by the American Kidney Fund, he’s currently leading an undergraduate student research team in exploring the challenges and needs of people with chronic kidney disease in the county.
In a first-ever study to identify how trauma affects gene expression among child soldiers, assistant global health professor Brandon Kohrt and his colleagues found resilience to be a key factor in determining individual response at the molecular level. Kohrt and his colleagues conducted a five-year longitudinal study of former child soldiers exposed to the trauma of a decade-long civil war in Nepal.
After Jordan Schermerhorn, a 2015 Master of Science in Global Health graduate, finished her degree, she spent five months making her mark in the nation’s capital on policy initiatives with the White House Office of National AIDS Policy. Schermerhorn worked with the ONAP on updating the National HIV/AIDS Strategy to be implemented over the next five years. “It was an extremely surreal and extremely rewarding summer to be in that office," she said.