Megan Huchko Opening Remarks

DGHI Co-Hosts Women’s Health Symposium

October 23, 2017

On Friday, October 20, the Duke Global Health Institute co-hosted a symposium, “Advancing Women’s Health in a Changing Political Environment,” on the Duke University campus. The symposium featured women’s health and policy experts from Duke and beyond.


Largest Study of Orphaned and Separated Children: A Look Back and Ahead

October 23, 2017

In 2005, Kathryn Whetten, director of the Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research (CHPIR), and her colleagues set out to examine predictors of physical and emotional well-being, cognitive development, relationship outcomes and achievement outcomes for a cohort of more than 3,000 orphaned and separated children (OSC) living in five low-income countries (Cambodia, India, Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania). 


On the Global Stage: Expanding Patient Care beyond the Triangle

October 23, 2017

According to a 2016 report by the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery, two out of every three people in the world lack access to surgical care. To bridge this gap, Duke Surgery has extended its reach beyond the City of Medicine and onto the global stage, with several initiatives combining research, training and collaboration to establish sustainable healthcare in areas of need.


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.


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.

Merson Book Cover

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.


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. 

Research Roundup

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. 

Chris Plowe

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.