DGHI has selected three new Doris Duke International Clinical Research Fellows for the 2015-16 academic year. The fellows—medical students from Duke University, Northwestern University and the University of Virginia—will spend the next eight to nine months conducting clinical global health research.
A new report released on July 16 by The Rockefeller Foundation – Lancet Commission on Planetary Health calls for immediate, global action to protect the health of human civilization and the natural system on which it depends. Subhrendu Pattanayak, professor of public policy, global health and environmental economics at Duke, is a member of the commission and a major contributor to the report, which was published in a special edition of The Lancet.
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has funded a Phase 1 clinical trial of a new investigational vaccine designed to protect against West Nile Virus. Christopher Woods, professor of medicine and global health, will be leading the trial.
A $20 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will help the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) educate a new generation of leaders and experts, and build research capacity from Durham to Delhi to address critical global health challenges.
Last week, five new trainees joined the Global Health Residency/Fellowship Pathway program, administered by the Duke Hubert-Yeargan Center for Global Health. This year, the trainees represent two firsts for the program: the first global health radiation oncology resident and the first pulmonary/critical care medicine fellow.
Researchers at the Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research (CHPIR) at the Duke Global Health Institute are working with providers and policymakers to evaluate innovative approaches to engage people living with HIV (PLWH) in consistent medical care across North Carolina.
Ten DGHI faculty members, staff and affiliates recently shared new discoveries on a variety of global health topics in peer-reviewed publications.
This spring, the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI), Duke’s Trinity College of Arts and Sciences and Shiv Nadar University (SNU) in India co-funded four research projects that pair Duke and SNU faculty representing a range of academic areas. Two of the selected proposals, co-funded by DGHI and SNU, are focused on global health.
On May 14, the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) launched a new three-week One Health training program led by Greg Gray, a professor at DGHI, Duke’s Division of Infectious Diseases and the Nicholas School of the Environment.
A long-term study of depressed mothers and their children in Pakistan, led by global health professor Joanna (Asia) Maselko, found that the children turn out pretty much the same whether or not their mothers received treatment for depression during pregnancy.