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Congrats to Isabelle Sico, a new #DukeMScGH graduate, on winning the best clinical research podium presentation award at the Duke Surgery Research Day last month. She shared her research on assessing barriers and facilitators to improving safety culture in a pediatric perioperative unit in Guatemala City, a project she worked on with a #DGHI/Duke Surgery team at Hospital Roosevelt in Guatemala.
Psychiatry resident and recent #DukeMScGH grad Tony Pham discusses his thesis project at the @dukebassconnections Showcase event this spring. Tony's project explored the role of traditional healers in addressing #mentalhealth in #Nepal.⠀
#dukeiseverywhere #dukeresearch
Check out our Instagram story for a link to stories, videos & more photos of our favorite day of the year: Commencement! Congrats, grads! 🎓👏 #classof2019 #foreverduke #globalhealth
We couldn't be more proud of our 79 graduates (47 undergrads and 32 Master of Science in Global Health students) as they celebrate their commencement today. Get ready, world: These bright, ambitious changemakers are heading your way! #classof2019 #graduation #foreverduke
Congratulations to Pape Gaye, @intrahealthinternational CEO and #DGHI board member, on receiving the 2019 Triangle Global Health Champion Award from the Triangle Global Health Consortium! A well-deserved honor indeed!

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Yesterday was the PERFECT day for #DGHI’s annual Duke Chapel climb with our graduating 2nd-year students!
Great talk yesterday from Benjamín Castañeda Aphan, professor and chair of biomedical engineering at Pontificia Universidad Catolica, Peru, about how he and his collaborators are developing ultrasound-based telemedicine to screen patients who would otherwise lack access to adequate diagnostic imaging services—an issue that affects about 7 million people in Peru. They estimate the technology will benefit nearly 80,000 pregnant women in rural areas throughout Peru. Thanks to the Duke Mobile App Gateway for hosting him at the @dukeu_nursingschl!
We’re excited to share that Mercy Asiedu, a biomedical engineering PhD student and #globalhealth doctoral scholar, has been awarded the 2019 $15,000 “Cure it!” @lemelsonmit Student Prize for her inventive work in the cervical cancer screening space. She invented the Callascope, a low-cost, easy-to-use imaging device that can capture a magnified view of the cervix. The Callascope has the potential to be used both by doctors or by patients themselves. She also developed algorithms to automatically classify pre-invasive disease. This device has incredible potential to enable affordable and accessible screening for women across the globe. Way to go, Mercy! #DGHI @dukeengineering @dukeinnovation
Christina Makarushka, research program leader in Family Medicine and Community Health and Katherine Melgar, project coordinator at Liga Contra El Cancer, get ready to observe mobile #cervicalcancer screening units from a very pink tent in Peru on a project led by #DGHI prof Lavanya Vasudevan.
#DukeIsEverywhere
This past Tuesday, professor Gavin Yamey hosted the undergraduate version of his classic event, Policy Idol. Teams were tasked with developing a national policy to scale up delivery of oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (oral PrEP) to adolescent girls and young women. The teams designed their policies for either Lesotho, South Africa, Kenya or Zimbabwe. Congrats to team Zimbabwe for winning!
#DGHI #GlobalHealth #PolicyIdol #oralPrEP #Zimbabwe
On Monday night, global health seniors gathered to present and celebrate their capstone projects. We’re so proud of the hard work that they’ve put into their global health degrees and wish them the best of luck in their next endeavors. #DGHI #seniors #GlobalHealth
Hey #duke students, share all the great things you’re up to this summer by posting through @dukeglobalbaton . 😈🌎 #dukeiseverywhere #dukeglobal 
If you’d like to take the baton, email ajs154@duke.edu for more info.
May 20, 2019

Congratulations to Muhammad Pate, formerly the minister of state for health in Nigeria, on his appointment as global director for health, nutrition, and population at the World Bank. We're proud of Dr. Pate, an adjunct faculty member at DGHI and an excellent choice for this position!

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May 17, 2019

We're happy to be featured in Peterson’s "20 Leading Medical School Programs for Global Health & Welfare." Recent master's grad and emergency medicine fellow Julian Hertz reflects, “Duke’s extensive global network and outstanding team of mentors made the experience extremely valuable, and I now feel fully prepared for pursuing a career in global health.”

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May 16, 2019

DGHI affiliate Janet Prvu Bettger is a champion of interdisciplinary collaboration--and even more so after her involvement with the Duke Bass Connections research program. Read about how she's engaged students across disciplines and practitioners across countries to learn how to better support people after a life-altering injury or illness: https://bit.ly/2w2l27O

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May 15, 2019

DGHI doctoral scholar Mercy Asiedu is using biomedical engineering and machine learning to address one of the world's most pressing health problems: access to diagnosis and treatment services for cervical cancer. Her innovative work has garnered lots of attention. Her latest recognition? The Lemelson-MIT Graduate Student Prize, a prestigious award that recognizes young inventors who have dedicated themselves to solving global problems. https://bit.ly/2Q4s6cX

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May 14, 2019

Get the scoop on all things DGHI Commencement here! Stories, photos and videos with all the feels and highlights from this very special day last Friday--who graduated, who won awards, excerpts from inspiring remarks and more: https://bit.ly/2E6gyBu

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May 13, 2019

What a day on Friday--so exciting to celebrate our graduates! And today, we're delighted to share profiles of 3 of these outstanding new alums: Emily Nagler (undergrad), Assumpta Nantume (MS) and Zhao Ni (nursing PhD/doctoral certificate). We can't wait to see where their global health paths take them! Duke University School of Nursing Sanford School of Public Policy Duke University Graduate School Duke Alumni

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DGHI's Unique Approach to Global Health
Eradicating Human Diseases: Opportunities and Risks
Breaking Down Barriers through the Arts
Reaping Big Benefits from Leadership
Tackling HIV Disclosure in Tanzanian Teens
A Novel Approach to Teen HIV Treatment
Deng Madut MS'18 Discusses His Field Research in Tanzania
Loren Barcenas MS'19 Discusses Her Field Research in Tanzania
Sahar Almarzooqi MS'19 Discusses Her Field Research in Tanzania
Happy New Year from DGHI!