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They're heeeeere! Students: check out the 50+ new Duke Bass Connections interdisciplinary research projects and apply by February 16. Learn more about the projects and key upcoming dates for events designed to help you decide whether Bass Connections -- and which project -- is right for you! So many fantastic options! Check out the link in our bio for more info.

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DGHI alum Bolun Li’s passion for healthcare in low-income communities led him to develop a social enterprise, @diinsider2017, that connects grassroots organizations to resources they need. Read more in our newsletter profile. Not on our newsletter list? Sign up by following the link in our bio!

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Today, as we honor Dr. King's legacy, #DGHI is more committed than ever to researching and discovering ways to address the racial and other disparities in health care in North Carolina, across the U.S. and around the world. #MLKDay #HealthDisparities
UNDERGRADS: You won't want to miss the incredible global health-related summer research opportunities available through the Data+ program--tap into disability issues, social determinants of health, vaccine hesitancy, reproductive health or orphaned & separated children (+ many other projects in different fields!). #DGHI #GlobalHealth #SummerResearch  #BigData
Happy new year from DGHI! 2018 is going to be a great year for us. Why? Just listen to what some of our faculty and students hope to accomplish in the year ahead. #GlobalHealth #DGHI #HappyNewYear
Duke #GlobalHealth students: Looking for a unique study opportunity this summer? Check out this new month-long program in Galle, Sri Lanka! Partner with students from the University of Amsterdam and the University of Ruhuna (in Sri Lanka) to explore global health challenges through classroom-based instruction and field experiences. Check out the link in our bio for more info!

#StudyAway #DGHI #GlobalHealth #SriLanka #fieldwork
Last week, our new director, Chris Plowe, shared a message with the #DGHI community. We're excited to begin this new journey together--full of hope for a great 2018! Here's an excerpt from his message--you can read the full message at the link in our bio!

During the past few months I have begun to meet our talented and dedicated faculty, staff and students. Learning about your work—and the deeply humane values that guide it—has been both humbling and inspiring. DGHI is a community that stands apart not only for the excellence and impact of its teaching and research, but for its character. DGHI is admired around the world for its ability to educate future global health leaders, to form mutually beneficial partnerships and to bring multiple spheres of expertise to bear on some of the world’s most pressing health problems. It is a privilege to join you, and to help you advance this mission and deepen our commitment to innovation, collaboration, equity and inclusivity.
We're thrilled to welcome our new director, Chris Plowe, this week--and he seems pretty excited, too: “The incredible people, the culture of interdisciplinary collaboration and the resources dedicated to global health at DGHI and across Duke University make this a dream job for someone who wants to have an impact on global public health,” he said this fall after accepting the position. 
Chris, a renowned malaria researcher, comes to us from the University of Maryland's School of Medicine, where he was the founding director of the Institute for Global Health. His wife, Myaing Nyunt, also a malaria researcher, joined the faculty of #DGHI and the School of Medicine in November.

Many thanks to Mike Merson, DGHI's founding director, for his 11 years of incredible leadership, and to Randy Kramer, DGHI's deputy director, for skillfully carrying the torch for the last 6 months. 
Learn more about Chris at the link in our bio!

#NewYear #Leadership
#Repost @aceathletes
Meet ACE Ambassador Captain: Maria Sheridan. ACE in India ‘16. Maria, a #GlobalHealth and sociology major, is a member of the Duke Swim Team from Charlotte, NC. She's also a two-time Olympic Trials qualifier (2012, 2016) and has been on ACC-Academic Honor Roll (2015, 2016, 2017). Maria had the opportunity to travel to India through ACE in summer 2016 to teach English to 5th-11th graders at the Vidya School. Maria has a strong passion for fighting gender inequality. While abroad, Maria found a love of teaching. Her time in India improved her cultural competency, opening her eyes to the rich and beautiful lifestyle India (and the rest of the world) has to offer. Reflecting on work in Gurgaon, Maria is passionate to further her involvement in the Global Health sphere, hoping to obtain her Masters degree in public health. The ACE program has positively impacted Maria’s life since the cross-cultural immersion led her to make lasting relationships with her peers, students and members within Delhi's community. #goduke #aceathletes #ACEambassadors #ACEinIndia #DukeIsEverywhere
Thanks to the generous contributions of two #DGHI donors, five undergrads conducted global health research and education projects in five countries this past summer, contributing to the health of communities in Guatemala, Honduras, Kenya, Madagascar and Peru. Learn more at the link in our bio!
#DukeIsEverywhere #DGHIfieldwork
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#GlobalHealth policy fellows Addis Kassahun Mulat and Daniel Victor, are conducting their own research studies, contributing to Center for Policy Impact in Global Health research, participating in policy outreach activities and taking classes at Duke. 
Addis, who hails from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, has spent the past 25 years in different program and leadership roles in various public health organizations in Ethiopia and Tanzania. Daniel, who lives in Karnataka, India, has carved out a career that includes biotech policy development, tax policy analysis and health finance and systems development. “We’re learning as much from Addis and Daniel as they’re learning from us,” said center director Gavin Yamey. “The Center has projects in partnership with state governments in India and the federal government in Ethiopia, and having fellows from these countries who have national expertise in addressing the countries’ health challenges is an enormous asset for us.”

Best wishes to our *awesome* Center for Policy Impact in Global Health fellows, Addis Mulat and Daniel Victor, who presented their research last week. Addis and Daniel left a big impression on us despite their short time at DGHI, and now they're heading back to Ethiopia (Addis) and India (Daniel). Learn more about their work at home and at DGHI--and the CPIGH fellowship program:


ON THE BLOG: Last summer when global health student Sam Sadler was doing her fieldwork in the neurosurgical ward at the Mulago National Referral Hospital in Kampala, Uganda, she got pretty sick. Her experience prompted a deep personal reflection about the limits of classroom education in truly understanding global health issues. Read her fantastic post, "Urgent Care: When the Researcher Becomes the Patient," here: Duke Bass Connections


MSc-GH alum Bolun Li '16 is passionate about providing sustainable, scalable healthcare for low-income communities. That's why he co-founded Development Innovation Insider, a social enterprise that connects grassroots organizations to resources they need. Learn more about Bolun, his DGHI experience and his post-Duke life:


We're excited to share that the Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research -- one of our 7 centers -- just launched a beautiful new website! CHPIR's mission is to improve health of individuals and communities -- locally, nationally and internationally -- by addressing health inequities through interdisciplinary policy-relevant research, interventions and evaluations. Check out the site to learn more about their work!


They're heeeeere! Students: check out the 50+ new Duke Bass Connections interdisciplinary research projects and apply by February 16. Learn more about the projects and key upcoming dates for events designed to help you decide whether Bass Connections -- and which project -- is right for you! So many fantastic options!


Global health researchers are increasingly seeing the value of mobile apps to collect data, promote positive health behaviors and provide health info and services in parts of the world where access to traditional healthcare is limited. But it’s still far from easy to design an effective app. In this Q&A, 3 DGHI experts share their experiences and wisdom:


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