A team of hearing experts at Duke University School of Medicine and the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) is calling for a comprehensive, worldwide initiative to combat hearing loss. In a review article published yesterday in The Lancet, DGHI affiliate Blake Wilson and colleagues highlight accessibility to screenings, treatments and preventive measures as keys to stemming the rise of hearing loss.
Effective study design and analysis are critical to any research project, and statistical literature reflects many methodological advancements for a range of study designs in the last ten to fifteen years. But scholarly articles about statistical methods are rarely published in journals commonly read by public health and global health researchers. Liz Turner, assistant professor of biostatistics, bioinformatics and global health, wanted to change that.
On June 30, founding director of the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI), Michael Merson, will step down as DGHI director. We sat down with him recently to get his thoughts on five big questions. Here’s what he had to say.
Duke University researchers, including DGHI professor Nimmi Ramanujam, have developed a handheld device for cervical cancer screening that promises to do away with uncomfortable speculums and high-cost colposcopes.
An intervention program for more than 1,100 United Methodist clergy in North Carolina led to improvements in weight, cholesterol and blood pressure that were sustained over 24 months. The results represent findings from the Spirited Life intervention, a program of the 10-year, $17 million Clergy Health Initiative funded by The Duke Endowment.
Randall Kramer, professor at the Duke Global Health Institute and the Nicholas School for the Environment, has been named interim director of DGHI, taking office at the end of June when founding director Michael Merson steps down.
On June 6, the Triangle Global Health Consortium (TGHC) released a report, “The Global Health Sector’s Contributions to the Economy of North Carolina,” which outlines the significant humanitarian and economic benefits produced by NC’s global health sector.
The Duke Medical Alumni Association announced recently that it will honor Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) director Michael Merson with the Distinguished Faculty Award during Medical Alumni Weekend in November.
On May 15, a committee of experts charged by the National Academy of Medicine issued a 300-page report titled, “Global Health and the Future Role of the United States,” designed to maintain U.S. eminence in global health and make a case for continued commitment. DGHI director Michael Merson was among the 14 members of the committee who authored the report.
The transition from short-term to long-term rehabilitation care for injured disaster survivors is just one of the complex issues the World Health Organization (WHO) aims to address in a new set of guidelines. These standards, released in Geneva on May 8, outline standards for post-disaster rehabilitation care and provide guidance on strengthening the capacity of EMTs.