We recently talked with Jack Leslie, chair of the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) board of advisors and chairman of Weber Shandwick, a global communications and engagement firm, to learn more about why he and his wife, Caroline Pech, established the Leslie Family Global Health Fellowship Fund.
In a fifth wave of human illness since their discovery in 2013, H7N9 avian influenza viruses in China have recently evolved to cause more severe disease in chickens and more human cases than in previous waves. We talked with Gregory Gray, professor of medicine, environmental health and global health, to get his perspective on controlling the H7N9 outbreak and the importance of a One Health approach.
A new series of papers on Syndemics just published by The Lancet provides an innovative way to think about how diseases cluster together within certain populations. Brandon Kohrt, assistant professor of psychiatry, global health and cultural anthropology, co-authored one of the articles in the series.
Four Duke doctoral students have been selected to join the Global Health Doctoral Scholars program at the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI), bringing the current cohort total to 15 scholars.
A new report co-authored by faculty and staff from the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy, the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) and DGHI’s Center for Policy Impact in Global Health examines opportunities to strengthen the United State government’s role in developing global health technologies.
Alumnus Ryan Lion’s belief that health is a human right inspired him to pursue the Duke Master of Science in Global Health (MSc-GH) program.
Twenty-five DGHI-affiliated authors—including faculty, staff and alumni—recently shared new discoveries on a variety of global health topics in peer-reviewed publications.
The second annual Duke Global Health Film Festival (DGHFF) kicked off on February 17, with “Yawar Mallku (Blood of the Condor),” by Bolivian filmmaker Jorge Sanjinés, and will continue from February 27 to March 5. The films—some documentary, some fictional—all center around women’s health throughout the Americas, focusing on topics ranging from Zika to migrant health.
“I wanted the opportunity to learn more about health care and health systems in different countries,” said Titus Ng’eno, a Master of Science in Global Health candidate, of his decision to come to Duke.
With funding from Duke’s Provost and Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies, two Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI)-led teams have initiated new multidisciplinary collaborations.