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Shout-out to our dedicated #BassConnections #Peru student fieldwork team and local partners! In this photo, student Karina Martinez Romo is conducting an interview as part of an intervention pilot study trying to reduce human mercury exposure in the Peruvian Amazon. #DukeIsEverywhere #DGHIfieldwork
Four of our undergrad students did fieldwork in India this summer with @udayancare, an NGO that provides residential care to orphaned and vulnerable children. Senior @mounikapogula took this photo of a mural on a wall in one of the homes. Currently, there's a push internationally for non-institutional alternative care solutions for children, but Mounika writes,
Nice to get some #facetime with a few of our international collaborators this week in Galle, #SriLanka! The #DGHI contingent includes professor Truls Ostbye (center). Also pictured are Vijitha de Silva, professor at University of Ruhuna and DGHI adjunct (left) and Guus ten Asbroek (right) with the University of Amsterdam.
Repost: @theglobalhealthstudent - happy about my second summer MOOC! The Challenge of Global Health from Duke University -- learning so much! 🐣.......... So glad to hear you're enjoying the course. It's a great #GlobalHealth primer taught by one of our most popular, engaging professors. And best of all ... it's free knowledge! 😊Thanks for the shout-out, @theglobalhealthstudent, and best wishes in your global health journey!
Thanks, @delaneyyhopee, for sharing this #BassConnections team photo from #Peru! Y'all look fab in those #DGHI t-shirts! Can't wait to hear about your research!
#DGHI Marketing & Events Specialist Courtney McGowan gettin' #swaggy with our new promo items!
A couple weeks ago, two giant trees in front of #DGHI were cut down after branches fell and hit two cars. No one was hurt, thankfully, but we're missing our trees and trying to get used to our new landscape ... or lack thereof. And then ... this cool little cairn popped up over the weekend! We agree: DGHI is indeed a noteworthy landmark! 😊
#DukeMScGH students @shashlb, Kevin Ramseur II, and @dillogan93 take a break from their fellowship course week in @duke_sanford’s Program on Global Policy and Governance. This photo was taken at the @who office in Geneva, where they gave presentations on tobacco taxation and sugar tax and emergency preparedness. The backdrop is a painting, a gift from Brazil, in the main hall of the WHO.
@duke_sanford_goes_global  #DukeIsEverywhere #DGHIproud
Leena El-Sadek '15 is now a research analyst in the Drug, Violence, and Delinquency Prevention (DVDP) program at @the_rti_difference_. She credits #DGHI for teaching her many of the skills she uses day-to-day. Read more about her #GlobalHealth inspiration, her time at Duke, and what she's up to now--like traveling to Montana (in this photo) to learn how public schools are combating #MentalHealth issues with students! Follow the link in our profile!
@dukealumni @kenanethics
Last month, #DGHI board of advisors member Tom Gorrie, his wife Meg, their son Alex and his fiancée, Mary, traveled to Moshi, Tanzania, for the unveiling of a plaque honoring the Gorries for their extremely generous support of the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center-Duke collaboration. Former DGHI director Mike Merson, DGHI research director John Bartlett, and several other Duke faculty members and students were present for the ceremony and visit. We are incredibly grateful for the Gorries' support of our work in Tanzania. #DukeIsEverywhere
You know you have dedicated students when they spend a good chunk of their summer collecting pig poop samples! Sarah Philo (left) and Laura Borkenhagen are part of a #OneHealth team doing fieldwork in Malaysia. PC: Jim Rogalski #DGHIfieldwork #GlobalHealth #BassConnections #DukeMScGH
This week, we were honored to host a few of our many long-time Tanzanian partners from Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College, Bugando Medical Center and Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences, as well as a partner from Weill Cornell Medical College in New York. 
1st photo: Dr. Egbert Kessi, the provost of Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College (far right), had everyone laughing at a casual lunch attended by DGHI and School of Medicine faculty members. 
2nd photo: The primary partners in our Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) collaboration, including DGHI's Charles Muiruri (2nd from left) and John Bartlett (2nd from right). #partnership #strongertogether #medicaleducation

In the wake of recent events related to the removal of confederate statues in Charlottesville, Virginia, and right here in Durham, North Carolina, new Duke president Vincent Price had the Robert E. Lee statue removed from the entrance of Duke Chapel. "I took this course of action to protect Duke Chapel, to ensure the vital safety of students and community members who worship there, and above all to express the deep and abiding values of our university." Read Price's statement: Read more...

We're hiring -- be a part of DGHI's outstanding education team! Position includes program support, student advising, student communication and more. Requires one year of experience in a placement, financial aid, admissions, or other student services function. Please help us spread the word! Learn more:


Recent Duke University School of Nursing PhD alum Brittney van de Water (formerly Sullivan), a DGHI doctoral certificate graduate, and Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke PhD student Farad Usmani, a DGHI doctoral scholar, were among the graduate students who received "D-SIGN" grants last year to build innovative interdisciplinary networks. Learn about how they--and others--used their grants:


NEW BLOG POST: India currently has about 31M orphans, and adoption rates are declining. As a result, residential care programs have stepped up to care for and educate abandoned and orphaned children until they reach a legal age. This summer, global health student Mounika Pogula did her fieldwork research at one of these programs. Read her reflections on her experience in "Udayan Care is Redefining Family for Abandoned and Vulnerable Children in India." http:/...


BLOG POST: This past spring, Loise Ng'ang'a, a recent MSc-GH graduate from Kenya, participated in the Duke University Graduate School's Emerging Leaders Institute. Working on a team with a Chinese doctoral student studying pharmacology and an American doctoral student studying literature, she learned a lot about solving problems across disciplinary, cultural, and personal lines. Read her reflections ( and share YOUR biggest leadership...


DGHI stands behind the statement Duke's new president, Vincent Price, issued this weekend on the events in Charlottesville, Virginia.


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