Between completing coursework for two majors and fitting in a fieldwork experience, Duke global health majors may find their study abroad options limited. But Duke Semester in India (DSI) offers an ideal opportunity to combine the intrigue of study abroad with the requirements of the global health co-major.
“Sustainable development is about a universal concept of human improvement,” Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of The Lancet, asserted during his keynote speech at the Duke Global Health Institute’s 10th anniversary symposium last Wednesday.
On Wednesday, October 5, more than 250 guests from around North Carolina’s Triangle region and beyond gathered to celebrate DGHI’s 10th anniversary at a day-long symposium and reception.
Last week, the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) convened 25 of its international collaborators for a partnership conference held in conjunction with our 10th anniversary symposium.
It’s gratifying when global health research affects policy. This was the case when Peru’s federal government declared a state of emergency after the publication of a report by DGHI researchers showing the distressing impact of gold mining on the health of people living downriver from mines in the Peruvian Amazon.
Elisa Maffioli, a fourth-year PhD student in economics from Italy, joined the doctoral scholars program in 2015. Her research interests lie at the intersection of development economics and health economics.
Twenty-one DGHI-affiliated authors—including faculty, staff, students and alumni—recently shared new discoveries on a variety of global health topics in peer-reviewed publications.
Duke students interested in biomedical engineering (BME) and global health now have a new opportunity to fuse their interests in a collaborative trans-continental partnership. The recently established Duke-Makerere University BME Partnership will connect students and faculty in the BME program at Duke with their peers at Makerere University (MUK) in Kampala, Uganda, to build teaching capacity and design skills.
In 2014, the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) launched a global cancer research program in partnership with the Duke Cancer Institute and the National Cancer Institute. And this fall, the arrival of two new global cancer faculty members—Megan Huchko and Gita Suneja—is helping to expand this program.
Bass Connections, a university-wide initiative that facilitates interdisciplinary teams in exploring societal challenges, is calling for proposals from Duke faculty and—for the first time—graduate and professional students, post-docs, trainees and fellows for new project teams starting in summer 2017 or the 2017-2018 academic year.