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To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of DGHI’s Master of Science in Global Health program, we’re featuring several alumni and current students on Instagram. Today’s feature is Christopher Deboer (MSc-GH ’13) who is currently a Year 2 Resident Physician in General Surgery at Highland Hospital in Oakland California. Christopher has found the lessons he learned doing six months of field research in Uganda critical to his work as a surgeon. To put it in his words, “I have found that my best patient care is achieved when I consider the social and economic forces that influence my patients and their surgical outcomes and predisposition to surgical disease. I would not have this perspective without DGHI.” To read more about Christopher and other MSc-GH grads and students, check out the 10th Anniversary feature linked in our bio!

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We just launched Worldview, a new monthly email newsletter featuring dispatches from DGHI #globalhealth research projects around the world, stories about members of the #DGHI community and more! Want in on our news? Sign up at the link in our bio!
To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of DGHI’s Master of Science in Global Health program, we’re featuring several alumni and current students on Instagram. Today’s feature is Andria Rusk, (MSc-GH ’12), who is Co-Founder and Co-Director of Global Public Health and Assistant Professor of Global Public Health at Dominican University of California. In these roles, Andria co-directs the global public health undergraduate degree program, designs curriculum, oversees faculty and teaches in the program. She’s also continuing her research in malaria treatment seeking behavior, focusing on malaria case management in the private sector. To read more about Andria and other MSc-GH grads and students, check out the 10th Anniversary feature linked in our bio!

#MScGH10 #DGHI #GlobalHealth
In Tanzania, #vaccine coverage rates are relatively high across the country, but regional variations exist, and vaccines are not always administered in a timely manner. To address these issues, @dukechpir affiliate Lavanya Vasudevan, #DGHI prof Joy Noel Baumgartner and DGHI adjunct Jan Ostermann are working with partners at Tanzania’s National Institute for Medical Research and the government’s Expanded Programme on Immunisations to research local barriers to timely vaccinations and identify an #mHealth-assisted incentive structure that can systematically offset the barriers faced by families with infants. In this photo, researchers from the National Institute for Medical Research trace study participants with the help of a local community leader in rural Tanzania.
We're excited to share our 2017-2018 annual report, which highlights the demonstrable impact #DGHI has made on communities around the world through its trifold mission of research, education and partnership! Download the report at the link on our bio.
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#DGHI prof Bill Pan and DGHI postdoc Mark Jango (on right) recently designed a capacity training course in advanced biostatistical and epidemiological methods and delivered it at the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research in Bangladesh.
#tbt to last Saturday when DGHI students and faculty celebrated #LGBTQIA pride at @durhamnc’s annual #PrideParade and Festival. The gathering was organized by DGHI's Diversity & Inclusion Committee. 🌈❤️🧡💛💚💙💜
Big thanks to Professor @daclements for volunteering his time to give #DGHI faculty, staff and students their dose of prevention last week at our annual #FluShot clinic! Our doctoral scholars arrived at just the right time. Did you get YOUR flu shot yet? 
#DGHIlife #PreventiveMedicine
Voting time! Please cast your votes for your favorite DGHI student fieldwork photos this week by visiting our Facebook page (link in bio) and clicking “like” or “love” on as many photos as you wish! Voting will be open till Sunday, 10/7. The photo with the most
To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of DGHI’s Master of Science in Global Health program, we’ll be featuring several alumni and current students on Instagram. Today’s feature is Wenfeng Gong (MSc-GH ’11), who is currently a Gates Fellow at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Wenfeng conducts internal research and pilot studies to support strategy shaping and grant-making activities at the Foundation. His current focus is to improve routine immunization coverage and equality in low- and middle-income countries through better collection and use of data. To read more about Wenfeng and other MSc-GH grads and students, check out the 10th Anniversary feature linked in our bio!

#MScGH10 #DGHI #GlobalHealth
(#TriangleGlobalHealth conference, Part 2) So proud of our students and colleagues presenting posters and telling stories at the #TriangleGlobalHealth conference at @NCstate this morning! We’re so fortunate to be part of such a vibrant local #GlobalHealth network in #NorthCarolina!

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So proud of our students and colleagues presenting posters at the #TriangleGlobalHealth conference at @NCstate this morning! We’re so fortunate to be part of such a vibrant local #GlobalHealth network in #NorthCarolina!

#DGHIproud #dukeresearch @dukeuniversity @dukestudents @dukegradschool
October 19, 2018

It was always Sara Abdullah’s intention to return to her home country of Pakistan after completing DGHI's global health master’s program in 2016. It was important to her, she said, because in Pakistan, the field of public health is always overshadowed by the field of medicine, and she wanted to demonstrate the power of public health initiatives. Now, she's doing just that.

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October 18, 2018

About 700,000 Ugandans are living with epilepsy, yet very few have had an EEG, and only a handful of clinicians in the country perform the exam. DGHI and Ugandan clinicians and researchers are working together to turn the tides on this problem.

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October 17, 2018

It turns out that artisanal and small-scale gold mining in the Peruvian Amazon has had detrimental effects not only on the environment, but also on the health and social fabric of local communities. In this National Geographic blog post, a Duke Bass Connections team reflects on their summer research in the region.

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October 16, 2018

ON THE BLOG: The Sanford School of Public Policy's summer program in Geneva offers hands-on, real-world experiences. Recent global health master's grad and policy enthusiast Shashika Bandara reflects on his time in the program. Spoiler alert: He ranks it among his top Duke University experiences! https://bit.ly/2EpByp8 Center for Policy Impact in Global Health

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October 15, 2018

In this DocCom podcast, DGHI professor Neil Prose--a pediatric dermatologist--talks about how paying attention and being curious transforms strangers into people we can empathize with. In addition to sharing insights and some memorable anecdotes from his own practice, he gives lots of practical tips for doctor-patient communications! https://bit.ly/2y9ygRq

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October 12, 2018

ON THE BLOG: Junior Shagun Vashisth reflects on her summer fieldwork with orphaned and vulnerable children in India, connecting her experience with memories of home and family. https://bit.ly/2QMcBpj

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