Duke students interested in biomedical engineering (BME) and global health now have a new opportunity to fuse their interests in a collaborative trans-continental partnership. The recently established Duke-Makerere University BME Partnership will connect students and faculty in the BME program at Duke with their peers at Makerere University (MUK) in Kampala, Uganda, to build teaching capacity and design skills.
In 2014, the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) launched a global cancer research program in partnership with the Duke Cancer Institute and the National Cancer Institute. And this fall, the arrival of two new global cancer faculty members—Megan Huchko and Gita Suneja—is helping to expand this program.
Bass Connections, a university-wide initiative that facilitates interdisciplinary teams in exploring societal challenges, is calling for proposals from Duke faculty and—for the first time—graduate and professional students, post-docs, trainees and fellows for new project teams starting in summer 2017 or the 2017-2018 academic year.
DGHI faculty members Steve Taylor and Wendy Prudhomme-O’Meara have been awarded a $2.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health's National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to investigate malaria prevention strategies for children with sickle cell anemia (SCA).
The Duke Global Health Institute welcomed five new postdoctoral fellows this summer; these fellows join four returning fellows. Their areas of expertise range from health policy to implementation science to global environmental health, to name just a few.
The Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) recently released two requests for proposals for pilot projects in global cancer and global environmental health, two of our seven research priority areas.
On Wednesday, October 5, the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) will celebrate its tenth anniversary with a day-long symposium that will give current, emerging and future perspectives on the field of global health. Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of The Lancet, will give the closing keynote address, “Making the Case for Planetary Health.”
Medicine and global health professor Shenglan Tang recently received a grant of $900K from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop evidence-based policy options to support achieving the health sustainable development goals (SDG) established by the United Nations (UN) and the “Healthy China 2030” plan for 2016-2030 developed by the Chinese Government.
New DGHI board member Jennifer Gross took her first trip to Africa in 2011 with Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, after her family made a philanthropic donation to the institute. Deeply moved by this experience, Gross has dedicated her life to solving global health problems.
More than forty online education project proposals were submitted by Duke faculty to the Spring 2016 call for proposals from Online Duke, Provost Sally Kornbluth and the Office of Global Strategy and Programs. Six projects were chosen to receive full support to develop online, interactive materials over the 2016-2017 academic year, and four of the six projects originated from the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI).