Global Health Showcase

A broad range of research questions were addressed at the sixth annual Global Health Showcase on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, where more than 100 Duke undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students presented 55 posters highlighting their global health research in more than 20 countries. The event was well attended, with about 150 guests. Ed Balleisen, vice provost for interdisciplinary studies, gave opening remarks.

“The global health showcase has become a highlight of the fall academic calendar here at Duke,” Balleisen commented. He noted that the posters demonstrate students’ engagement with the newest research techniques and approaches to global health, including mHealth, sophisticated program evaluation and systems and design thinking. He also observed that the work of global health students and faculty strongly reflects Duke University’s overarching values, such as civic engagement, entrepreneurship, public scholarship, translational research and policy engagement. “Every one of those themes is on display somewhere in this room,” he said.

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2017 Photo Contest Winners

This year, 16 Duke undergraduate and graduate students submitted dozens of photos to the eighth annual student fieldwork photo contest. Taken in all corners of the globe, the images reflect students’ work in areas such as rapid diagnostic testing for malaria, prenatal care and mobile technology for family planning.

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2017 Poster Contest Winners

DGHI presented awards for the best research posters in three categories: undergraduate, graduate and Bass Connections. Three DGHI post-doctoral scholars served as judges, who evaluated the posters based on the presentation of research aims, research methods and project description as well as visual clarity and appeal.

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“The global health showcase has become a highlight of the fall academic calendar here at Duke.” Ed Balleisen, Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies


Global Health Showcase is made possible through the generous support of the Muglia Family Foundation.