Barton Haynes, global health professor and director of the Duke Human Vaccine Institute (DHVI), and colleagues from Duke and a number of collaborating institutions recently created an extraordinarily potent antibody that can neutralize 99.5% of the HIV strains tested—a significant advance in the fight against the disease.
Assistant professor of medicine and global health Gerald S. Bloomfield and 2015 Master of Science in Global Health alumna Melissa Burroughs Peña recently penned a commentary, “Five Reasons Why Global Health Matters to Cardiologists,” in the journal Cardiology Clinics, in which they reflect on how our global environment bears on the cardiology profession, particularly for cardiologists in high-income countries.
An op-ed by Ward Brehm and DGHI board chair Jack Leslie: We’ve seen the results firsthand. Americans would do well to understand the value of these investments—and oppose the proposed cuts.
In a first-of-its-kind study to look at the connection between child survival and the health system context, DGHI and Rice University researchers found that health care costs and the number and proximity of health facilities were major factors contributing to child survival in Kenya.
When Zika began to emerge as a potential epidemic, Barton Haynes, director of the Duke Human Vaccine Institute (DHVI), told the researchers in the DHVI’s Regional Biocontainment Laboratory to "get ready to face this epidemic.” This early preparation laid the groundwork for the rapid development and initial testing of a Zika candidate vaccine.
The Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) and its Maternal, Adolescent and Child Health initiative are sponsoring a three-event speaker series featuring DGHI faculty members as well as guests from other institutions. Events will take place on March 23, March 27 and April 21
DGHI research scholar Dori Steinberg is the lead author on a Viewpoint piece published in last week’s Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) that examines why the 20-year-old DASH (short for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet hasn’t been widely adopted by individuals with high blood pressure.
In Uganda, where about 700,000 people are living with untreated epilepsy due to traumatic brain injuries and birth defects, there are only four neurologists who can treat the disease with medication. DGHI professor Michael Haglund is determined to change the game for Ugandan epilepsy patients, and he’s laying the groundwork with a new grant from the UCB Societal Responsibility Fund to establish the Uganda Epilepsy Centers of Excellence.
We recently talked with Jack Leslie, chair of the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) board of advisors and chairman of Weber Shandwick, a global communications and engagement firm, to learn more about why he and his wife, Caroline Pech, established the Leslie Family Global Health Fellowship Fund.
In a fifth wave of human illness since their discovery in 2013, H7N9 avian influenza viruses in China have recently evolved to cause more severe disease in chickens and more human cases than in previous waves. We talked with Gregory Gray, professor of medicine, environmental health and global health, to get his perspective on controlling the H7N9 outbreak and the importance of a One Health approach.