DGHI Research Roundup: May 2015

May 29, 2015

Eleven DGHI faculty members, staff and affiliates shared new discoveries on a variety of global health topics in peer-reviewed publications in recent months. 


Two DGHI Faculty Members Funded for Energy Research Projects

May 26, 2015

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.


DGHI and Ugandan Collaborators Complete Groundbreaking Study of Surgery Burden in Uganda

May 26, 2015

Over the last eight years, Michael Haglund, professor of neurosurgery, neurobiology and global health, has led surgical teams of 20-55 medical professionals up to twice per year to Mulago National Referral and Teaching Hospital in Kampala, Uganda, to perform neurosurgery and build capacity. Mulago is one of the Duke Global Health Institute’s (DGHI’s) priority partners in Uganda.


DGHI’s Michael Haglund Recognized for Global Neurosurgery Achievements

May 19, 2015

Michael Haglund, professor of neurosurgery, neurobiology and global health, received two major national awards recently for his global health work: the Drs. Anvar and Pari Velji Global Health Education Award from the Consortium of Universities for Global Health and the 2015 Humanitarian Award from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.


Brittany Zick, MSc-GH ’16, Finds Global Health Path via Engineering

May 19, 2015

Brittany Zick, a North Carolina native, got her first taste of global health as a Duke undergraduate in engineering and global health professor Robert Malkin's Design for the Developing World class, followed by a summer in Duke’s Engineering World Health (EWH) program in Moshi, Tanzania. Fast forward a few years, and now she's conducting research on neurosurgical capacity and challenges in Uganda.


DGHI Affiliate Faculty Sallie Permar Wins Large Federal Grant for HIV Vaccine Study

May 18, 2015

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) recently awarded a grant of more than $11 million over five years to a collaborative effort led by Sallie Permar, associate professor in the department of pediatrics at Duke and affiliate faculty member of the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI).