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#GlobalHealth fieldwork is happening right here in NC this summer! #BassConnections and #DGHI's Student Research Training program are joining forces to work on improving outcomes for chronic kidney disease in Robeson County, NC, the poorest county in the state with the highest rates of end-stage renal disease and dialysis. Pictured here are 5 of our students and one of our community partners and project leaders, Dr. Cherry Beasley (far left). #LocalIsGlobal #DukeIsEverywhere #DGHIfieldwork
Duke's three Doris Duke International Clinical Research Fellows were joined by a bunch of other Dukies—and Paul Farmer!—at the DDICRF conference in DC earlier this month.

Left to right:
Faith Rialem, DDICRF
Sarah Norton, incoming Duke Med resident
Cody Cichowitz, DDICRF
Alice Zhang, Duke alum
Andres Mallipudi, DDICRF
Paul Farmer, co-founder, Partners in Health
Jonathan Chang, Duke Med student
Dennis Clements, DGHI professor
John Bartlett, DGHI professor and director of research
#DGHIFieldwork @carissashley, one of our MSc-GH students, is working on cervical cancer screening and prevention in Uganda this summer! Keep up the great work, Carissa!
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DGHI students! Remember to tag us in your fieldwork photos so we can share your adventures with all of our followers. Your photos are a great way to tell your stories! #DGHI #DayInTheLife #DukeIsEverywhere #DukeMScGH #DukeStudents #DukeGH #DGHIfieldwork #DukeGlobalHealth #TheWorldIsOurClassroom
#DGHI staff, #DukeMScGH students & a #BassConnections students in #Nepal this week celebrating 12th anniversary of partner TPO Nepal. (L to R, TPO Nepal executive mgr Suraj Koirala & DGHI's @sauhardarai, Brandon Kohrt, Anviata Bhardwaj, Cori Tergesen & Meghana Vagwala). Congratulations on your many years of great work promoting psychosocial well-being & #mentalhealth of children & families!
#DGHI deputy director Randy Kramer—also a @dukeenvironment professor—has been named DGHI's interim director, effective at the end of June when founding director Mike Merson steps down. The search for a new director is well underway—stay tuned! #Transitions #WereInGoodHands
#DGHI professor Greg Gray's student research team heads to Sibu, #Malaysia for a summer of #OneHealth fieldwork with 5 huge bags full of laboratory supplies! The students, who dubbed themselves the #SibuSix, will be working on several viral surveillance projects. They hail from DGHI's #MScGH program (3 students), @dukeuniversity undergrad (2 students) & @dukekunshan's MScGH program (1 student). @dukeiseverywhere #DGHIfieldwork #BassConnections
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#DGHI Professor Nimmi Ramanujam and graduate student Mercy Asiedu have created a portable screening device for cervical cancer that can function without a speculum or expensive equipment.
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#DukeMScGH student @dillogan93 is in Geneva this summer as a @WHO intern through the Duke Program on Global Policy and Governance, led by #DGHI professor Gavin Yamey. #TimingIsEverything
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#DukeMScGH student Kevin Ramseur II is in Geneva this summer as a @WHO intern through the Duke Program on Global Policy and Governance, led by #DGHI professor Gavin Yamey. It’s only been a week, but Kevin is embarking on some new adventures and challenges … like learning a new language: “Soon after arriving, I realized that the extent of my French knowledge was Level 1 of Duolingo and the chorus to ‘Lady Marmalade.’ I have continued to practice and learn as I go, but I underestimated the difficulty of communicating with the people here, as well as my ability to pick-up on a new language,

"Being the director of DGHI has been the most rewarding position I’ve held in my life, and I’m proud of the Institute’s growth and accomplishments," Mike Merson said in a recent interview as he reflected on his tenure as DGHI director. Read more: http://bit.ly/2tf7uWP

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Last month, the Innovation of China-Africa South-South Health Cooperation Seminar was held in Beijing. The goal of meeting was to seek advice from key stakeholders on the innovation plan of China’s development aid for health (DAH) projects. The seminar was a milestone for the Gates-funded health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) project led by DGHI professor Shenglan Tang (pictured below). Learn more: http://bit.ly/2sAtBqB

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A new study co-led by Duke-NUS Medical School & DGHI prof Eric Finkelstein showed that selling rewards programs to participants entering a weight loss program is a low-cost strategy to increase both the magnitude and duration of weight loss: https://nus.edu/2sKYmWs

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http://www.who.int/publications/10-year-review/en/...

READ: WHO Director Dr. Margaret Chan chronicles the evolution of global health during her decade-long tenure as Director-General: http://bit.ly/2ttS91C

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http://www.dukechronicle.com/article/2017/06/outgo...

In a Q&A in today's Duke Chronicle, DGHI director Mike Merson reflects on the success of the institute, interdisciplinary collaboration, the future of the institute, and his own next steps as his role at the helm of DGHI ends on June 30.

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