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Building Biomedical Engineering Capacity through Educational Partnerships

October 17, 2017

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.

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Student/Alumnus Spotlight: Chris Lam Brings Engineering Expertise to Global Health

October 17, 2017

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.

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DGHI's Michael Merson's New Book Sheds Light on AIDS Pandemic Response

October 09, 2017

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.

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Symposium Draws Global Cancer Experts from U.S. and Brazil

October 09, 2017

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. 

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DGHI Research Roundup: September 2017

October 09, 2017

Sixteen DGHI-affiliated authors—including faculty, staff and alumni—recently shared new discoveries on a variety of global health topics in peer-reviewed publications. 

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Christopher Plowe Named DGHI Director

September 25, 2017

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.

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DGHI and Duke Partners Launch Global Health Innovation Center

September 19, 2017

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.

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DGHI Professor and TED Fellow Susan Emmett Gives TED Talk in Tanzania

September 19, 2017

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.

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