DGHI Research Roundup: November 2016

December 06, 2016

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


Investing in Pediatric Surgery Makes Economic Sense

November 29, 2016

Commentary: Imagine that your child needs to have surgery. You’d do anything possible to get her the care she needs, right? You’d make appointments with specialists and schedule the surgery as soon as possible at your local hospital—or maybe travel to one that specializes in your child’s health problem.


Alumnus Spotlight: Shivam Punjya ’13 Melds Fashion and Health

November 29, 2016

“I knew I wanted to work in the global space, and Duke Global Health Institute’s (DGHI's) values and goals resonated with my principles better than any other program,” said Shivam Punjya, a 2013 Master of Science in Global Health (MSc-GH) alumnus from the greater Bay Area in California. 


DGHI Director Search Committee Established

November 29, 2016

Mary Story, professor of community and family medicine and global health, will chair a faculty search committee to recommend candidates for the directorship of the Duke Global Health institute (DGHI), succeeding the institute’s founding director, Michael Merson.


Combined with Art and Poetry, Historical HIV Papers Lend Fresh Perspective

November 22, 2016

When associate professor of global health Kearsley Stewart learned that the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Duke had acquired a collection of unpublished works assembled by medical anthropologist Maria de Bruyn, she immediately began thinking about how she could integrate these materials into her Global Narratives of HIV/AIDS course.

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Student Spotlight: MSc-GH Student Dives into Health Care Access Issues

November 22, 2016

Joseph Incorvia came to DGHI after completing an undergraduate biochemistry degree at Elon University in Elon, North Carolina. Since the start of his Master of Science in Global Health (MSc-GH) program in fall 2015, he has focused on learning about systems that allow people to access health care. 


NC Triangle Region Remains Home to Many MSc-GH Grads

November 15, 2016

Duke’s Master of Science in Global Health (MSc-GH) prepares students for a variety of academic, medical and career pursuits. A number of graduates elect to stay in the local Research Triangle Park region due to abundant opportunities to study and work in global health.

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Donor Spotlight: Ranjit and Sara Ahluwalia

November 15, 2016

Impressed with the fieldwork opportunities DGHI offers undergraduate global health students, Ranjit and Sara Ahluwalia decided to invest in experiential learning at DGHI so more undergraduates could have the chance to learn the skills and gain the experience to help them make a difference in the world.