The number of Duke PhD students integrating global health into their work is on the rise. Part of this group is 20 doctoral students enrolled in the Global Health Doctoral Scholars Program and Global Health Doctoral Certificate, who say their global health experience is an important framework for approaching their dissertation work.
On the eve of FarmAid in Raleigh, DGHI faculty member Anthony So co-authored an op-ed discussing the danger of the overuse of antibiotics, both in humans and animals, and urging policy makers to make this issue a priority.
Robert Malkin, a biomedical engineering and global health professor at Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering and the Duke Global Health Institute, says his students helped develop the Pratt Pouch “in every step and at every stage, from basic research to business plan development.” They worked on a financing model to bring the device to market and made pitches for partnerships and funding.
A hand-held colposcope is just one of several technologies coming out of the lab team led by Nimmi Ramanujam, the Robert W. Carr, Jr., Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the Pratt School of Engineering. She is also global health faculty member and leads Duke's Center for Global Women's Health Technologies (GWHT). An entrepreneur, teacher and mentor, Ramanujam is pursuing new cancer-screening technologies and other innovations while training students how to move nimbly between the lab and the marketplace to serve women in some of the world’s poorest communities.
Duke fuqua MBA graduate and IPIHD fellow John Emami highlights his work with a maternal and newborn health organization called Jacaranda Health in Kenya. It's another example of the ways in which Duke social entrepreneurs are pursuing better ideas to serve people around the world.
Global health challenges are complex and it takes sound research to begin to understand the problem from different perspectives, and then develop solutions and innovate.
Seed funding enables great ideas to take shape and researchers to work together in new, innovative ways.
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) awarded a 2014-15 Career Development Grant to Master of Science in Global Health student Libby King MacFarlane. She's also pursuing a Master of Business Administration at the Fuqua School of Business with a focus on social entrepreneurship and global health.
Five researchers at the Duke Global Health Institute have been awarded new funding for their global health research. This support spans work in the areas of HIV, mental health, oral health, and innovation in the delivery of health care.
Andrew Case is the newest postdoctoral associate to join the DGHI team. He will be working under DGHI faculty member Rae Jean Proeschold-Bell and the Duke Clergy Health Initiative. Case received his PhD in clinical/community psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.