Peru Bass project

Global Health Field Research Projects Now Recruiting Students

August 26, 2014

Students, from undergraduate to doctoral, have the opportunity while at Duke to take their learning outside the classroom and into the world as they work alongside peers and expert faculty to study a complex global health problem. Working in diverse, multidisciplinary teams in the Bass Connections in Global Health program, students learn how to work together and within the community on a global health research project. This fall, DGHI is recruiting students for three projects based in Madagascar, Kenya and Peru.

Sullivan class

Interest on the Rise for Global Health Education Programs

August 26, 2014

As the new academic year kicks off this week, more than 250 students from all levels of study are enrolled in global health programs at Duke. This includes the new global health major and minor, and the Master of Science in Global Health.

MSc-GH class incoming fall 2014

MSc-GH Welcomes Largest Class This Fall

August 26, 2014

After receiving a record number of applications, the Duke Master of Science in Global Health (MSc-GH) will welcome its largest class to campus this fall.  Of the 35 students joining the new class, nearly half are international students.

Peru Bass team

DGHI Students Continue Oral Hygiene Community Outreach in Peru

August 25, 2014

For a second year in a row, Duke students dispatched to the Peruvian Amazon to work on a Bass Connections in Global Health environmental health project were able to participate in other community outreach activities separate from the study.

Duke REMEDY volunteers

Duke REMEDY Sends Supplies to Countries Affected by Ebola Outbreak

August 22, 2014

Surplus medical supplies recovered from Duke Hospital by the Duke REMEDY program are making their way to Liberia and Sierra Leone in an effort to aid with the deadliest Ebola outbreak on record. Today the third shipment to Liberia will be shipped from Durham, with another planned for the second week of September.

VECD trainees 2014-2015 orientation

Seven Clinical Trainees Begin Global Health Research in Africa as Fogarty and Pathway Fellows

August 19, 2014

A group of seven Duke clinical trainees will begin mentored global health research in Africa as part of two programs: the prestigious Fogarty Global Health Fellowship and the Duke Global Health Residency/Fellowship Pathway. The trainees represent a range of medical specialties, including infectious diseases, pediatrics, cardiology, internal medicine, oncology and obstetrics and gynecology – highlighting the diversity of interest in global health at Duke.


Student Research Explores Designs for New HIV Vaccines

August 18, 2014

Nisonoff, a math major and global health and chemistry minor from Emerson, N.J., is working on two projects: one project is based in theory and the other focuses on applications of the theory. His mentor, Bruce Donald, is the James B. Duke professor of computer science and chemistry.

Peru Study

Study Eyes Health Risks of Drilling and Mining in Peru

August 12, 2014

A Duke research team led by DGHI faculty William Pan has launched a new study to provide the first large-scale independent assessment of risks to human health and water resources from gas exploration and gold mining in one of the most biodiverse regions on Earth.