New research by DGHI faculty members and trainees sheds light on a variety of global health topics through new published research, making new claims about problems like how best to address emotional problems of orphaned children, where to invest resources for HIV care and treatment, or even how to fully quantify the magnitude of a problem that is still largely unknown - like road traffic injury, disease from polluted drinking water or a pathogen that causes bloodstream infection.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zwcbUsZ73gOn Friday, 28 Kenyan girls will make history as secondary school graduates during WISER’s first graduation ceremony. In the rural community of Muhuru Bay, these adolescents have beaten the odds by not dropping out of school due to pregnancy, marriage, HIV or orphan hood. To date, only one girl in this community of 25,000 has gone on to college.
Sally Kornbluth, a prominent cell biologist with long experience leading academic programs, has been named provost at Duke University, President Richard H. Brodhead announced today.
Duke MD/MBA student Manisha Bhattacharya says a pivotal moment in her Duke education was the opportunity to meld her classroom experience with a DGHI-funded research project in global cancer in India. She says Duke is the place for students to find their niche, connecting all of their passions and preparing them for the career of a lifetime. She found her niche...
Sofia Stafford, a freshman and member of the DGHI Student Council, is a blogger for the Duke Admissions Blog. She shares how easy it is to get energized about and connected with global health at Duke.
Victor J. Dzau, MD, chancellor for health affairs at Duke University and president and chief executive officer for the Duke University Health System, has been named president of the Institute of Medicine (IOM). Dzau will be leaving Duke on June 30, 2014, and will succeed current IOM president Harvey V. Fineberg, MD, PhD, effective July 1, 2014.
DGHI faculty member Anthony So is working with collaborators across seven countries in Southeast Asia to address the illicit trade of tobacco. Last week, he organized a workshop in Thailand alongside some of those partners to identify strategies for promoting tobacco control.
Muhammad Pate, the former Nigerian Minister of State for Health who now teaches at Duke, explores key factors that have impeded progress for polio eradication in Nigeria in a new study featured in The Lancet Global Health.
Nimmi Ramanujam, Kathleen Sikkema and Sherryl Broverman will share their experiences working in global health as part of the fourth biennial Duke Alumni Association’s Women’s Weekend on February 20-22.