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We're so proud of our seniors from @daclements global health capstone class! They did a great job presenting their out-of-the-box solutions to a few vexing health challenges in North Carolina!

#DGHI #GlobalHealth #capstone #LocalIsGlobal
Here’s a #tbt fieldwork photo from Elizabeth Knippler, a global health major alumna (’16) who conducted fieldwork in Uganda during her time at DGHI. The photo features her and one of many wonderful volunteer community health workers part of the Village Health Team who assisted Elizabeth and her team with study participant recruitment, brought them around the villages, and taught them about local health issues.

#GlobalHealth #DGHI #fieldwork @dukealumni
Check out a new blog post by @duke.bass.gandhi on fragmentation in healthcare infrastructure in China. The students visited an academic institution, a public hospital and private health service organization to understand how these different players interact to impact healthcare. Read more by following the link in our bio!

#GlobalHealth #DGHI #interdisciplinary #BassConnections
@fhi_duke and @dukehhl present a free, public reading of “Informed Consent” in Sheafer Theater on Thursday, December 7 from 7-9pm. This includes a talkback after the show with the playwright, Deborah Zoe Laufer, the director, Nehanda Loiseau, Professor Stewart and her students: the cast of “Informed Consent”! The play is based on the true story of research misconduct by Arizona State University researchers working between 1989 and 2003 with the Havasupai, a Native American tribe who have lived in the bottom of the Grand Canyon for centuries. The play was a New York Times critic's pick in 2015. 
#GlobalHealth #DGHI #research #ethics #consent #FREE
#DGHI prof @daclements took his #innovation/#entrepreneurship class to TROSA, a local non-profit with an innovative and highly successful approach to recovery from drug and alcohol overuse. “Many lessons learned today,” he said.
#FieldTrip #LearningFromTheBest
We're excited to announce the newest undergrad DGHI course--a month-long summer study abroad program in Galle, Sri Lanka! Partner with students from the University of Amsterdam / Universiteit van Amsterdam and the University of Ruhuna to explore global health challenges through classroom-based instruction and field experiences. Check out the Duke Global Education website for more info!

#StudyAway #DGHI #GlobalHealth #SriLanka #fieldwork
Yesterday, #DGHI prof Dori Steinberg’s Global Nutrition class participated in the #ThoughtForFood Challenge, with the assignment of coming up with an innovative product idea to address #FoodInsecurity. The winners, Team “VacaVoom” (pictured here), pitched a biofuel-powered filter that captures methane from contained animal feeding operations and converts it into less-impactful carbon dioxide by using methane-eating bacteria! (kinda gross, but also pretty cool, right?) Swipe to see their nifty prototype and a prototype of a product pitched by another group, “Pumkumplete.” Pumkumplete is a nutritious bar made from pumpkin flesh and leftover Halloween candy, designed to be distributed to schools as a healthy snack for students receiving free or reduced lunches. Their motto? “Repurpose your Sweet Tooth for Good!” Also: we tried the bar, and it is TASTY!
This semester, global health professor Karrie Stewart wanted to experiment with a more creative approach to her undergraduate “Ethics of Infectious Disease Control” course, and she turned to the humanities for inspiration. Her idea? Having her students perform a global health ethics-themed play. Learn more about the class and the upcoming performance, both sponsored by @dukehhl by following the link in our bio!

@fhi_duke #GlobalHealth #HealthHumanities #DGHI #theater
#Repost @aceathletes ・・・
Meet returning ACE Ambassador Captain: Meagan Lew. #ACEinIndia ‘16. Meagan is a coxswain on the @dukerow team from Boston, MA, majoring in Evolutionary Anthropology and minoring in Global Health. What appealed to her about the ACE program was not only the chance to go abroad and be immersed in a different culture, but also the opportunity to give back to a community. Meagan decided to apply for the ACE in India program because she knew the least about India compared to the other countries and wanted to step out of her comfort zone as much as possible. Being able to go to India with the ACE program was one of the most amazing experiences Meagan has had at Duke. ACE gave her the opportunity to develop relationships with the children at school and other Duke and Stanford student-athletes all while experiencing another part of the world. As a global health minor, she was interested to see how social determinants affected health in another country. Coming back to Duke, her experiences in India have allowed her to make enriching connections in her global health classes. The ACE in India program has allowed Meagan to develop meaningful relationships and build leadership, cultural competency, and communication skills that she can bring back not only to her team, but to the classroom and beyond Duke. #aceathletes #ACEambassador #goduke #globalhealth #coxswain #dukeglobal #bestofbothworlds #dukeuniversity #duke @dukeghi
Happy Thanksgiving from #DGHI! May your day be filled with family, food and festivities!
Thanks, @getthestandard, for this FABULOUS feature about Professor David Boyd's treasure-filled office! It is truly one of the most amazing places on campus, especially if you have the pleasure of knowing Dr. Boyd and hearing the stories and adventures behind the treasures! Find a link to the piece (including lots of intriguing photos!) in our bio. 
Photo credit: Sophia Li
#OneOfaKind #TheBaldGuru
Future #GlobalHealth leaders in action! These seniors are working hard on their projects in @daclements’ capstone class, where they’re coming up with creative solutions to address #HealthDisparities locally and worldwide! 
#DGHI #Capstone

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“Growing up in Brazil, I witnessed a lot of social problems and inequality in daily life,” said global health major Luiza Perez. “I thought by studying global health that I could do something bigger than simply caring for one person at a time.” Learn more about Luiza's work on the effects of mining in Peru: http://bit.ly/2j03OVp

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About 1.2 billion people live without electricity, and another 1 billion have limited access because of unreliable grids. Far more lack access to clean fuels and technologies for cooking. Duke is launching a project to try to tackle some of these challenges. DGHI and Sanford School of Public Policy's Subhrendu Pattanayak will lead the project's educational initiatives and build the research network. http://bit.ly/2AnTOgk

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We're so proud of our seniors from @[100002009079344:2048:Dennis Clements]' global health capstone class! They did a great job presenting their out-of-the-box solutions to a few vexing health challenges in North Carolina!

We're so proud of our seniors from Dennis Clements' global health capstone class! They did a great job presenting their out-of-the-box solutions to a few vexing health challenges in North Carolina!

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Consider applying or helping us spread the word: the Center for Policy Impact in Global Health at DGHI is hiring! With professor Gavin Yamey at the helm, the center is seeking candidates with a master's degree, experience in global health financing and policy and strong quantitative and qualitative research skills. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2rWk50B

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An accidental discovery while cleaning lab equipment led to a big breakthrough for DGHI doctoral scholar Robert Morhard and his team, who are developing an ethanol-based treatment for cervical cancer precursors. And better yet? The method could cost less than $1 USD and could be implemented without electricity, specialized equipment or hard-to-supply consumables. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2iZKcAT...

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NEW BLOG POST! Seven members of a Duke Bass Connections team--representing seven different majors!--traveled to China during fall break to learn more about healthcare infrastructure and the use of technology. The team is focusing on stroke in China with the goal of improving transitions across the care continuum. Read their reflections on their experience in China: http://bit.ly/2zWRxUU

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