Learning how to craft a story may be an atypical approach to preparing future health practitioners, but to pediatric oncologist Ray Barfield, one of the instructors of Duke's "Storytelling in Medicine and Health" course, storytelling is powerful tool that lies at the heart of medical practice. Students say that hearing others' stories is "profound" and the class "fosters reflection in a way no course I’ve taken at Duke ever has." https://bit.ly/2SDDNYc
ON THE BLOG: A team of undergrad and graduate students is trying a novel approach to addressing social determinants of health right here in Durham. "Student volunteers, eager for meaningful clinical experiences, are an untapped resource that health systems can better leverage to improve integrated patient care." Learn more: https://bit.ly/2QIAhP7
ON THE BLOG: Junior global health student Shagun Vashisth, who completed field research this summer at Udayan Care in Delhi, India, shares three key takeaways from her experience. And as it turns out, those lessons are also great tips for other students headed for global health fieldwork!
Big congratulations to DGHI prof Gita Suneja, who received a 5-year National Cancer Institute Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award for her project exploring cancer treatment disparities in the HIV population. A well-deserved honor! https://bit.ly/2Sy4PAa
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Sahil Sandhu, a junior Program II major (Health Innovation: Evidence to Impact), discusses his Duke Bass Connections research project, “Help Desk: A Student-Led Initiative to Address Social Determinants of Health in Durham, NC.” Sahil's team, led by Janet Prvu Bettger, also includes students Lillian Blanchard, Veronica Sotelo Munoz and Jackie Xu.