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Donor Spotlight: Craig and Stephanie Brater

December 20, 2016

Craig Brater, a doctor and two-time Duke alumnus, believes that medicine is a calling—not a business—and that giving doctors the opportunity to practice medicine in underserved settings reinforces the altruistic spirit of the health professions. He and his wife, Stephanie, recently established The Craig and Stephanie Brater Global Health Fund to support experiential learning and international research for third-year medical students, residents and fellows pursuing global health at Duke University.

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Multimedia Feature Showcases Student Research in Peru

December 13, 2016

This past summer, a Bass Connections in Global Health team led by William Pan, assistant professor of global environmental health, worked in two areas of northwest Peru to answer the major questions of how humans and the environment interact and how those interactions influence health outcomes. Our new multimedia web story showcases the team in action through video, photos, team member profiles and more.

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Researchers Aim to Make Cervical Cancer Screening Accessible to All

December 13, 2016

Cervical cancer, a common cause of cancer-related deaths in low and middle income countries, is easily treated if detected early. But there are many barriers to screening and treating women, including limited access to clinics, shortage of pathologists and lack of equipment such as colposcopes.

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Peru's State of Emergency Is Over: Now What?

December 13, 2016

The publication of DGHI research about the health effects caused by mercury exposure resulting from gold mining along the Madre de Dios River prompted the Peruvian government to declare a state of emergency in the region. In the six months since that declaration, little official action has been taken, though the Minister of Health is committed to working with DGHI research teams to examine possible interventions. 

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Q&A with 2016 Bass Connections Team Member Luiza Perez

December 12, 2016

Luiza Perez was a member of the 2015-2016 Bass Connections team "Environmental Epidemiology in Latin America: Leishmania." We talked with her to learn more about the project and her hopes for its outcomes.

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Q&A with 2016 Bass Connections Team Member Huijia Yu

December 12, 2016

Huijia Yu was a member of the 2015-2016 Bass Connections team "Environmental Epidemiology in Latin America: Leishmania." We talked with her to learn more about the project and her hopes for its outcomes.

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Q&A with 2016 Bass Connections Team Member Joshua Grubbs

December 12, 2016

Joshua Grubbs was a member of the 2015-2016 Bass Connections team "Environmental Epidemiology in Latin America: Leishmania." We talked with him to learn more about the project and her hopes for its outcomes.

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Q&A with 2016 Bass Connections Team Member Justin Lana

December 12, 2016

Justin Lana was a member of the 2015-2016 Bass Connections team "Environmental Epidemiology in Latin America: Leishmania." We talked with him to learn more about the project and her hopes for its outcomes.

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