Master of Science in Global Health alumna Brittany Ploss ’16 and William Reichert, professor of biomedical engineering and global health, are the lead authors of a recent two-part editorial in the Annals of Biomedical Engineering that highlights the value of international educational partnerships for medical device design.
Chris Lam, a biomedical engineering PhD student and DGHI doctoral scholar from Cincinnati, Ohio, has a passion for engineering medical devices to influence global health outcomes. His work over the course of several years spent at the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) has contributed to the development of a device that may change the way cervical cancer is diagnosed around the world.
In their new book, The AIDS Pandemic: Searching for a Global Response, Michael Merson and Stephen Inrig identify key deficiencies and provide a clear analysis of the lessons that can, and should, be learned for improving the response to AIDS and future global pandemics.
On September 25-26, five Duke faculty members joined more than 50 researchers, health professionals, journalists and students from the United States and Brazil for the third annual global cancer symposium co-organized by researchers from Duke and the Barretos Cancer Hospital (BCH) in São Paulo, Brazil. This year, the symposium was held at BCH.
Sixteen DGHI-affiliated authors—including faculty, staff and alumni—recently shared new discoveries on a variety of global health topics in peer-reviewed publications.
Christopher Plowe, the founding director of the Institute for Global Health at the University of Maryland’s School of Medicine and a leading expert on malaria elimination, has been named director of the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI). He will start in January.
Marc Deshusses, professor of civil and environmental engineering and global health, is helping to bring sanitary bathroom facilities to people at high risk of diarrheal disease because they lack this basic amenity.
This summer, DGHI and partners across Duke launched the Duke Global Health Innovation Center (GHIC) to study and support the scaling and adaptation of health innovations, and related policy reforms, to address critical health challenges worldwide.
Susan Emmett, assistant professor of surgery at Duke University School of Medicine and assistant research professor at the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI), was selected as a TED Fellow this spring. She delivered a talk from the TEDGlobal stage this August in Arusha, Tanzania.
Duke Presence Significant at South African Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Conference
Last week, the Regional International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) was held in Stellenbosch, South Africa, in conjunction with the 19th Congress of the South African Association of Child & Adolescent Psychiatrists and Allied Professions.