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Duke’s Surplus Supports Ugandan Medicine

August 01, 2007

A Duke Neurosurgery team led by Dr. Michael Haglund took more than 6 tons of surplus equipment to New Mulago Hospital, changing the face of neurosurgery in Kampala, Uganda.

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International Researchers Uncover New Targets for HIV Vaccine

July 19, 2007

An international team of researchers has identified three gene variants in the DNA of 486 people infected with HIV that appear to have helped some of the patients fight off the virus and delay the onset of full-blown AIDS. The researchers expect the new findings to aid the search for an HIV vaccine that would work by boosting the protective effects of one or more of these genes, and help the body’s own immune system overcome an infection. It took the international genetics team, called EuroCHAVI, pooling their cohorts of carefully selected patients and using the latest in genome-wide screening technology, 18 months to discover the three genes, that together greatly increase our knowledge of why patients differ in how well they can control the virus that causes AIDS.

Aneesh Kapur

From Durham to Delhi

July 18, 2007

Aneesh Kapur blogs about his work in India with marginalized people. He was part of a team funded by DukeEngage. Read blog

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Voluntary Counseling and Testing in Kenya

July 11, 2007

Caitlin Milligan’s blog describes her experience in a voluntary counseling and testing clinic in Edgerton, Kenya. She was part of a team funded by DukeEngage.

Melinda Gates

Gates' Gifts Spur Health Efforts

March 20, 2007

What do the French Family Science Center, DukeEngage and University HIV/AIDS research centers have in common? Melinda Gates and global health.

Mike Merson

Merson Should Prioritize Student Involvement

November 17, 2006

Nov. 1, Michael Merson became the first director of the newly formed Global Health Institute, a year after a University steering committee recommended the institute’s formation.

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Merson Takes Global Health Institute Helm

November 08, 2006

Buried in the bowels of Trent Drive Hall, amid scaffolding and buckets of paint, lies the start of Duke’s $30-million Global Health Institute. Although the beginning may not be glamorous-with only three staff members and a handwritten paper sign scotch-taped to the wall bearing its name-newly appointed director Michael Merson has grand ambitions for the institute, both in Durham and across the globe.

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