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Meet DGHI’s Nine Postdoctoral Fellows

September 20, 2016

The Duke Global Health Institute welcomed five new postdoctoral fellows this summer; these fellows join four returning fellows. Their areas of expertise range from health policy to implementation science to global environmental health, to name just a few. 

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DGHI’s 10th Anniversary Symposium Will Explore Future of Global Health

September 13, 2016

On Wednesday, October 5, the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) will celebrate its tenth anniversary with a day-long symposium that will give current, emerging and future perspectives on the field of global health. Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of The Lancet, will give the closing keynote address, “Making the Case for Planetary Health.”


Gates Foundation Awards DGHI $900K for Research on Achieving Health SDGs in China

September 13, 2016

Medicine and global health professor Shenglan Tang recently received a grant of $900K from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop evidence-based policy options to support achieving the health sustainable development goals (SDG) established by the United Nations (UN) and the “Healthy China 2030” plan for 2016-2030 developed by the Chinese Government. 


Inspired by Ghana Trip, Jenn Gross Invests in DGHI Student Research

September 13, 2016

New DGHI board member Jennifer Gross took her first trip to Africa in 2011 with Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, after her family made a philanthropic donation to the institute. Deeply moved by this experience, Gross has dedicated her life to solving global health problems. 

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Professors without Borders: DGHI Taps into Online Teaching Technologies

September 06, 2016

More than forty online education project proposals were submitted by Duke faculty to the Spring 2016 call for proposals from Online Duke, Provost Sally Kornbluth and the Office of Global Strategy and Programs. Six projects were chosen to receive full support to develop online, interactive materials over the 2016-2017 academic year, and four of the six projects originated from the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI). 


Alumna Spotlight: Neeraja Penumetcha '12 Finds Engineering Niche with Cookstoves

September 06, 2016

Neeraja Penumetcha, a 2012 graduate of the Master of Science in Global Health (MSc-GH) program at the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) has been building her career at the intersection of global health and engineering. “I am deeply interested in the role of engineering in international health and development,” said Penumetcha.


DGHI Research Roundup: July & August 2016

September 06, 2016

Twenty-seven DGHI-affiliated authorsincluding faculty, staff and alumnirecently shared new discoveries on a variety of global health topics in peer-reviewed publications.


DGHI Director Michael Merson to Step Down in 2017

August 30, 2016

Michael Merson, founding director of the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI), will step down on June 30, 2017. Merson was named director in 2006, and over the past decade the institute has grown to be one of the top education and research institutions of its kind.