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Make 2017 the Year You Start Effectively Communicating your Science

January 17, 2017

Commentary by DGHI's Dori Steinberg: To truly improve the health of individuals and communities and change policies, we, as researchers, need to learn how to get our science out there—that is, how to give the public access to the exclusive club of academia.

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Alumnus Spotlight: Rifat Rahman ’16 Addresses HIV in Thailand as a Hart Fellow

January 10, 2017

“One thing that became clear to me while at Duke was how being a physician and researcher can be well-aligned with a focus in global health,” said Rifat Rahman, a 2016 alumnus and Benjamin N. Duke Scholar from Fayetteville, North Carolina. Rahman, who majored in biology and minored in global health and chemistry, is now a Hart Fellow working with a community health initiative in Thailand.

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DGHI Research Roundup: December 2016

January 10, 2017

Thirteen DGHI-affiliated authors—including faculty, staff and alumni—recently shared new discoveries on a variety of global health topics in peer-reviewed publications.

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DGHI Launches Search for New Director

December 20, 2016

The Duke Global Health Institute is seeking a Director to provide visionary and strategic leadership, support and strengthen the Institute’s research and teaching programs, and continue to raise the national and global profile of DGHI. 

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Multimedia Feature: Undergrad Global Health Research Program Celebrates Five Years

December 20, 2016

2016 marked the fifth anniversary of the Duke Global Health Institute's Student Research Training (SRT) Program, and our new multimedia story showcases this program through photos and reflections from our students, professors and international partners. Through this program, 110 undergraduate students have completed global health fieldwork in 11 countries on 3 continents.

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Students in Global Health Capstone Tackle Real-World Issues

December 20, 2016

The global health capstone course encourages senior global health majors to research a global health problem, consult with experts in the field and design a practical solution. The course aims to give students an opportunity to use skills they learned in their previous coursework to develop real-world global health solutions they’re passionate about.

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Donor Spotlight: Craig and Stephanie Brater

December 20, 2016

Craig Brater, a doctor and two-time Duke alumnus, believes that medicine is a calling—not a business—and that giving doctors the opportunity to practice medicine in underserved settings reinforces the altruistic spirit of the health professions. He and his wife, Stephanie, recently established the Brater Family Global Health Fund to support experiential learning and international research for third-year medical students, residents and fellows pursuing global health at Duke University.

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Multimedia Feature Showcases Student Research in Peru

December 13, 2016

This past summer, a Bass Connections in Global Health team led by William Pan, assistant professor of global environmental health, worked in two areas of northwest Peru to answer the major questions of how humans and the environment interact and how those interactions influence health outcomes. Our new multimedia web story showcases the team in action through video, photos, team member profiles and more.

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