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Multimedia Feature: Students Explore Human and Environmental Health in Madagascar

January 24, 2017

In summer 2016, a Duke-led student research team traveled to a small village in northeast Madagascar to investigate the effect of traditional cooking practices on human respiratory health, air quality, biodiversity and agriculture. Their goal? To work with the local community to produce sustainable data-driven solutions to foster the health of the people of Mandena and their natural environment.

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Alumna Spotlight: Melissa Manus ’16 Explores Links between Evolution and Medicine

January 24, 2017

Melissa Manus ’16 was drawn to the Duke Master of Science in Global Health (MSc-GH) program because of its focus on global research and learning beyond the classroom. And a meeting with global health and evolutionary anthropology professor Charles Nunn during her decision-making process sealed the deal for her. 

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It Takes a Village: A Fieldwork Bystander’s Perspective

January 24, 2017

By Susan Gallagher, Sr. Communication & Marketing Specialist, DGHI: Last year, DGHI’s associate director of research, John Bartlett, said something that really stuck with me: “The foundation of global health is in relationships ... this is where the joy of global health is.” 

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Make 2017 the Year You Start Effectively Communicating your Science

January 17, 2017

Commentary by DGHI's Dori Steinberg: To truly improve the health of individuals and communities and change policies, we, as researchers, need to learn how to get our science out there—that is, how to give the public access to the exclusive club of academia.

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Alumnus Spotlight: Rifat Rahman ’16 Addresses HIV in Thailand as a Hart Fellow

January 10, 2017

“One thing that became clear to me while at Duke was how being a physician and researcher can be well-aligned with a focus in global health,” said Rifat Rahman, a 2016 alumnus and Benjamin N. Duke Scholar from Fayetteville, North Carolina. Rahman, who majored in biology and minored in global health and chemistry, is now a Hart Fellow working with a community health initiative in Thailand.

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DGHI Research Roundup: December 2016

January 10, 2017

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

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DGHI Launches Search for New Director

December 20, 2016

The Duke Global Health Institute is seeking a Director to provide visionary and strategic leadership, support and strengthen the Institute’s research and teaching programs, and continue to raise the national and global profile of DGHI. 

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Multimedia Feature: Undergrad Global Health Research Program Celebrates Five Years

December 20, 2016

2016 marked the fifth anniversary of the Duke Global Health Institute's Student Research Training (SRT) Program, and our new multimedia story showcases this program through photos and reflections from our students, professors and international partners. Through this program, 110 undergraduate students have completed global health fieldwork in 11 countries on 3 continents.

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