Commentary: Imagine that your child needs to have surgery. You’d do anything possible to get her the care she needs, right? You’d make appointments with specialists and schedule the surgery as soon as possible at your local hospital—or maybe travel to one that specializes in your child’s health problem.
“I knew I wanted to work in the global space, and Duke Global Health Institute’s (DGHI's) values and goals resonated with my principles better than any other program,” said Shivam Punjya, a 2013 Master of Science in Global Health (MSc-GH) alumnus from the greater Bay Area in California.
Mary Story, professor of community and family medicine and global health, will chair a faculty search committee to recommend candidates for the directorship of the Duke Global Health institute (DGHI), succeeding the institute’s founding director, Michael Merson.
When associate professor of global health Kearsley Stewart learned that the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Duke had acquired a collection of unpublished works assembled by medical anthropologist Maria de Bruyn, she immediately began thinking about how she could integrate these materials into her Global Narratives of HIV/AIDS course.
Joseph Incorvia came to DGHI after completing an undergraduate biochemistry degree at Elon University in Elon, North Carolina. Since the start of his Master of Science in Global Health (MSc-GH) program in fall 2015, he has focused on learning about systems that allow people to access health care.
What does sleep have to do with health disparities? On December 1, experts in the diverse fields of medicine, neurology, bioinformatics, human development, epidemiology, health humanities and more will come together to share their research and insights on this intriguing topic.
Duke Kunshan University was the site of two major global health meetings recently, where faculty from Duke Kunshan and the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) played prominent roles.
Duke’s Master of Science in Global Health (MSc-GH) prepares students for a variety of academic, medical and career pursuits. A number of graduates elect to stay in the local Research Triangle Park region due to abundant opportunities to study and work in global health.
Impressed with the fieldwork opportunities DGHI offers undergraduate global health students, Ranjit and Sara Ahluwalia decided to invest in experiential learning at DGHI so more undergraduates could have the chance to learn the skills and gain the experience to help them make a difference in the world.
A broad range of research questions were addressed at the fifth annual Global Health Showcase last Thursday, where more than 100 Duke undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students presented posters highlighting their global health research in nearly two dozen countries.