DGHI professor Brandon Kohrt, MSc-GH alum Megan Ramaiya, and a couple of current MSc-GH students have been implementing a school-based mental health program in Nepal, adapting the skills components of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) as a model for care. "“DBT ... made sense in Nepal, because it is based on Asian world views and is consistent with Nepali concepts of balancing the heart and the mind,” said Kohrt. Learn more about their work:
A little team-building fun for our new first-year MSc-GH students this morning at Spruce Pine Lodge in Bahama, NC! Next up: welcome reception at DGHI professor Mary Story's house. Did we mention how happy we are to meet the new cohort?
"Twenty-twenty signifies perfect vision. And you, Class of 2020, make the perfect sight ... I now proclaim you a student at Duke. Or let me reach for a stronger word: I now proclaim you a citizen of Duke. Let’s think what difference that word makes." Duke University President Richard Brodhead welcomes Duke's new class of first-year students. Read or listen to his speech!
Nothing wrong with a little competition! Check out global health major Azfar Hossain's blog post about the final case competition at the Duke Geneva Global Health Fellows Program this summer, where he and his team pitched a worldwide implementation strategy for the RTS,S malaria vaccine. Did they win? Find out! http://bit.ly/2byxUqg