Capstone Award Winners

Global Health Students and Faculty Honored with Awards

May 15, 2017

Each year, the Duke Global Health Institute honors outstanding students and faculty members with several awards. This year, as is commonly the case, the award conferring committees were hard-pressed to select winners, given the abundance of nominations for highly deserving candidates.


Anthropology/Global Health Class Explores Durham Ghost Bikes

May 09, 2017

What are the relationships between body, health, mobility and urban environments? What happens when these connections are out of balance? And how do traffic and mobility—by vehicle or bicycle—fit into this equation? These are some of the questions undergraduate students creatively explored this spring in Duke Global Health Institute assistant professor Harris Solomon’s Anthropology and Global Health seminar.

Dahl and Lowe at Big Ideas

Duke and Makerere University Students Win Big at Big Ideas Competition

May 02, 2017

A team of students from Makerere University (MUK) in Kampala, Uganda, and Duke University have been working together for more than a year to develop a simple screening tool for preeclampsia in low-resource settings. Last week, the team won a total of $13,000 in funding through the Big Ideas competition.

Justin Lana and Luisa Perez

Student Research Shared, Awards Announced at Bass Connections Showcase

May 02, 2017

What do environmental health, energy consumption, art restoration, music therapy and concussions have in common? They’re all topics Duke undergraduates, graduate students and faculty members studied together over the past year as part of Bass Connections, an interdisciplinary research program that explores big, unanswered questions about major societal challenges.


DGHI Research Roundup: April 2017

May 02, 2017

Twenty-nine DGHI-affiliated authors—including faculty, staff and alumni—recently shared new discoveries on a variety of global health topics in peer-reviewed publications. 


DGHI Professor’s Middle School Leadership Initiative Includes Trip to Uganda

April 24, 2017

Most middle school leadership programs don’t culminate with a trip to Uganda. But when DGHI professor Michael Haglund conceptualized a leadership initiative for eight middle school boys at the Durham Nativity School, taking them on a trip to the country where he’s realized his global health passion just made sense to him.

Joy Noel and Jennifer with Afya Staff

DGHI’s Evidence Lab Creates Evaluation Toolkit for Healthcare Innovators

April 24, 2017

Thousands of social entrepreneurs are hard at work around the world trying to solve the most pressing challenges in global health, but they often lack a clear approach to evaluate their enterprise’s impact. DGHI's Evidence Lab has developed a set of five easy-to-use evaluation tools to address this challenge and help make social entrepreneurs more effective.


Student Spotlight: Adriana Lein ’17 Focuses on Strengthening Health Systems

April 24, 2017

After completing a Fulbright Scholarship in Brazil in 2014, Adriana Lein knew she wanted a master’s program that incorporated fieldwork. The Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) Master of Science in Global Health (MSc-GH) program was a perfect fit for her to continue fieldwork and conduct research with faculty.