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#Repost @marthaberg, #DukeMScGH doing #mentalhealth fieldwork in #Nepal. #GlobalHealth #dghi #whataview ・・・
Happy Birthday, Buddha! #buddhaday #dukegh #stillnauseousfromthis
Huge congrats to recent @DukeU grad Okechi Boms, biology major & #GlobalHealth minor, who was awarded a grant from @the_fulbright_program to work on a project in Ecuador evaluating the impact of malnutrition interventions! Here's Okechi in Guatemala last summer collecting water samples to test for bacteria as part of his fieldwork research. #DGHIproud #DGHI @iam_okechi
We'd say these new #DukeMScGH grads look pretty happy, wouldn't you? Congratulations to Starling, Tatenda, Natalie and the other 31 new MSc-GH alums! #DGHIproud #GlobalHealth #Commencement #JumpingForJoy @lhshan0007
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Stop one, France. No better place to spend an 8 hour layover. Great food, great coffee, great people. #DGHI #GlobalHealth #dukemscgh #fieldwork
This week on @DukeForward's Ideas That Move the World Forward: #GlobalHealth and psychology & neuroscience prof Gary Bennett shares how to harness technology to prevent #obesity and reach high-risk populations. For the full talk, head to: #DGHI #WisdomWednesday
It's a wrap! 34 #DukeMScGH grads celebrated #commencement this afternoon. We're so proud of their accomplishments and wish them all the best! #dghi #GlobalHealth
It's a wrap! 61 #DukeGHmajors celebrated #commencement this afternoon. We're so proud of their accomplishments and wish them all the best! #dghi #GlobalHealth
Woo-hoo! We're celebrating #graduation today for #GlobalHealth majors and minors, Master of Science in Global Health students, and global health doctoral scholars. So excited to see where our grads will land in the #RealWorld. One thing is for sure, though: they're going to make a positive impact! #DukeMScGH #DukeGHmajor #NewChapter
The #DGHI communication and education teams are excited about Friday's global health commencement ceremonies! The week has been so busy with preparations, but we had to take a moment to recognize the outstanding work of Melissa Lehman, the brains behind the commencement planning! So naturally, we created a shrine for Melissa --
In today's Student Spotlight, junior global health major Tara Bansal talks about her work in Bangalore, India, reflects on how her global health work is helping her empower women, and shares what she likes most about #DGHI. For the full story, click on the link in our profile. #GlobalHealth #DukeGHmajor
Very cool graphic by @christiemont summarizing #DukeMScGH @sulzhanbali's recent @switchpoint talk on the impact of Ebola on Nigeria’s private sector and evaluates the private sector's role in #Nigeria's Ebola response. (NOTE: Graphic cropped slightly at bottom!) #GlobalHealth #Ebola #Fearonomics
Provost Sally Kornbluth presenting #DGHI associate professor Sherryl Broverman with the 2016 Algernon Sydney Sullivan award for  outstanding commitment to service earlier today. Sherryl received the award for her work in Kenya with @wiser_international to reduce maternal and health risks for girls and increase academic outcomes. Congratulations on a well-deserved award, Sherryl!

DGHI faculty are leading 4 out of the 6 new global online education projects funded by Online Duke! The courses will tackle epidemiology, global environmental health, and research design & methods.


Science Cafe: Human Sleep and Health

Don't miss tonight's science cafe with Charles Nunn from Duke Global Health Institute - DGHI! Can't make it? Watch live at


Study led by DGHI and Duke-NUS Medical School professor Tazeen Jafar suggests that a simple public health intervention--training community health workers and community general practitioners--may prevent chronic kidney disease.


DGHI associate professor Rae Jean Proeschold-Bell and her colleague Chris Adams of Azusa Pacific University discuss their research on positive mental health among clergy in the latest "Research on Religion" podcast. The focus is not only on trying to address negative mental health outcomes, but ways in which positive mental health predictors can be encouraged. Have a listen!


DGHI post-doc Bonnie Kaiser, who has a long-standing collaboration with faculty members Brandon Kohrt and Deborah Jenson, has made her mark at DGHI in publishing books and journal articles, teaching, and collaborating on the development of the Health Humanities Lab, due to launch in the fall. Learn more about Bonnie!


Global health and medicine professor Chris Woods was the driving force behind the development and launch of our MSc-GH program 8 years ago. Next month, he'll be stepping down from this leadership role. We're so grateful to Chris for his outstanding service as the program director and director of graduate studies. Read more about Chris and learn who'll be taking over his post!


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