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.”
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.
Twenty-seven DGHI-affiliated authors—including faculty, staff and alumni—recently shared new discoveries on a variety of global health topics in peer-reviewed publications.
Our new multimedia web story about our ongoing partnership with four Tanzanian institutions and the Weill Cornell Medical College in New York captures the success of our Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) project through photos and brief videos featuring key collaborators sharing their reflections on our work together.
Shenglan Tang, professor of medicine and global health, has been awarded a three-year $1,200,000 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant entitled “Monitoring, Learning & Evaluation for the Implementation of the Comprehensive Model of Tuberculosis (TB) Care & Control in China.” Joy Noel Baumgartner, assistant research professor and associate director of the DGHI Evidence Lab, is the co-principal investigator.
Robeson County, a community with a majority American Indian Lumbee population in southeastern North Carolina, comes in last place for health outcomes among the state’s 100 counties. So when Duke nephrology fellow and 2014 Master of Science in Global Health graduate John Stanifer returned from his fieldwork research on kidney disease in Tanzania looking for a local underserved community to continue his work, Robeson County was a natural fit. As part of a larger study funded by the American Kidney Fund, he’s currently leading an undergraduate student research team in exploring the challenges and needs of people with chronic kidney disease in the county.
In a first-ever study to identify how trauma affects gene expression among child soldiers, assistant global health professor Brandon Kohrt and his colleagues found resilience to be a key factor in determining individual response at the molecular level. Kohrt and his colleagues conducted a five-year longitudinal study of former child soldiers exposed to the trauma of a decade-long civil war in Nepal.
Thirteen DGHI faculty members and affiliates recently shared new discoveries on a variety of global health topics in peer-reviewed publications.
In a wide-ranging discussion hosted on June 16 by the journal Health Affairs, Duke University faculty members Gavin Yamey and Mark McClellan joined an international panel to brief policymakers on current global health issues.
Global Health Resident to Lead Cervical Cancer Project Funded by a Grand Challenges Explorations Grant
Laura Musselwhite, an internal medicine resident in the Hubert-Yeargan Center’s Global Health Pathway, will be the principal investigator for a recently awarded Grand Challenges Explorations (GCE) grant, an initiative of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The project aims to tackle the early diagnosis of cervical cancer, a leading cause of cancer deaths in women worldwide.