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At the first annual @dukeinnovation “Invented at Duke” event earlier this week, #DGHI and @dukeengineering prof Nimmi Ramanujam talks about a novel pocket colposcope she developed to make cervical cancer screening easier and more sustainable in low-to-middle-income countries. Photo by @jlazphoto #dukephotography
Yesterday founding DGHI director Mike Merson was at a Center for Strategic and International Studies event in DC, where he and co-author Stephen Inrig discussed his new book, “The AIDS Pandemic: Searching for a Global Response.” He also had a chance to record a podcast and sign copies of the book with Inrig. The event was well-attended with an engaged audience both online and in person! Swipe for more photos! #DGHI #GlobalHealth #AIDS
Blandina Mmbaga (left), director of the Kilimanjaro Clinical Research Institute and one of our key Tanzanian collaborators, met up with our soon-to-be director, Chris Plowe, and his wife, Myaing Nyunt—who will also be joining the #DGHI faculty—at the Women Leaders in Global Health Meeting at Stanford University earlier this week. While there, they also connected with DGHI faculty members Melissa Watt, Megan Huchko and Nimmi Ramanujam. Looking forward to Chris and Myaing joining us in Durham in January! #WLGH17
In this video, #DGHI's founding director, Mike Merson, discusses his new book about the history of the global response to the #AIDS #pandemic, from when the virus was discovered in 1981 up to the present.
Join us on the afternoon of Friday, October 20, for a Women's Health Symposium designed to generate conversation and action to continue to advance women’s health research and ensure access to women’s health care. NC Congressman David Price and Jen Kates from the Kaiser Family Foundation will give keynotes, and panelists include DGHI faculty members and experts from FHI 360, RTI International and Planned Parenthood. Register today at the link in our profile -- space is limited! #AdvancingWomensHealth
It’s time to vote for your favorite photos from our student fieldwork photo contest! The photo with the most likes on our Facebook page (not Instagram) will win the People’s Choice award. Vote by Thursday, Oct. 12:

#DGHI #GlobalHealth #PhotoContest #dukeiseverywhere
A few members of the Duke Sustainable Energy Transitions Initiative (SETI)—including #DGHI and @duke_sanford professor Subhrendu Pattanayak-- carry water jugs at the United Solar Initiative’s #LugAJug6K fundraiser for solar-powered water pump projects in Africa. 
A solar-powered water pump can power the distribution of clean drinking water to an average of 800 individuals per pump. In addition to raising money for these installations, the Lug-A-Jug event raises awareness of the condition of these water-scarce communities. Teams of 5-10 people carry one 5-gallon jug for 3 kilometers unfilled, then 3 kilometers filled. This walk is designed to model the journey many individuals in under-served communities take every day to provide clean drinking water for their families.
We're excited to share our 2016-2017 annual impact report! Take a look to see how faculty and students are collaboratively exploring and addressing health challenges in low-resource settings, how our experiential learning programs are positively impacting local communities, why 2016 was a year of celebration and much more! The link’s in our bio.

#DGHI #GlobalHealth #ImpactReport #MakingADifference
Check out a few of our students sharing their global health research last week at the Triangle Global Health Consortium’s annual conference at NC State University. We had a great time learning about the students’ excellent work and we were so proud of their articulate explanations of their fieldwork findings. Way to go, #DGHI students! 
#FutureLeaders #DGHIproud #DGHIfieldwork
Global health majors: still need to fulfill your experiential learning requirement? Have fun and learn how to do global health research through the Student Research Training Program. Applications for SRT are now open and you can apply by following the link in our bio! Applications are due Sunday, October 15. 
#GlobalHealth #DGHI #ExperientialLearning #SRT
Our Twitter account just reached 17k followers. Thanks for your interaction with the DGHI community and be sure to follow us on Twitter if you don’t already! #DGHI #GlobalHealth #17k
Last night DGHI hosted a reception honoring our founding director, Mike Merson, who stepped down as director on June 30. Speakers included Provost Sally Kornbluth, former Provost Peter Lange (who helped recruit Mike to Duke back in the day!), Duke Health Chancellor Gene Washington and DGHI’s Randy Kramer and Mary Story. A new award in Mike’s name – the outstanding undergraduate award – was announced at the reception. A great time was had by all!

#DGHI #GlobalHealth #celebration

Chris Lam, one of the earlier grads of our MSc-GH program (2012), is now a PhD student in biomedical engineering at Duke, and--lucky for us--he's rejoined the DGHI family as a doctoral scholar! Learn more about Chris's global health inspiration and what he's up to 5 years after graduating from our program:


What does it take to make an educational partnership between a U.S. university and LMIC university work? And what are the benefits? Global health & Duke University School of Engineering professor Monty Reichert & MSc-GH alum Brittany Ploss '16 share their experiences:


"We want our policy analysis not just to be published, but also to be used by and useful to policy makers themselves. We want our research to have an influence on practical global health policy making." - Gavin Yamey, director of the Center for Policy Impact in Global Health at DGHI. Watch the video to learn more about the center's goals of policy analysis AND policy engagement!


See the latest in DGHI research! Topics include One Health, autism, cancer treatment, environmental toxicology and more!


Wondering what incoming DGHI director Chris Plowe has in store for the institute? Hear his thoughts on transitioning out of his role at the Institute for Global Health at the University of Maryland’s School of Medicine, his goals for DGHI and his plans to continue his malaria research. Thanks, Duke Chronicle, for a great Q&A!


Folks, don't forget to cast your vote--today is your last chance to "like" your favorite student fieldwork photos! And aside from the voting, it's a great little window into how many of our students spend their summer--engaged in field research from Peru to Somaliland and lots of points in between!


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