Donor Generosity Helps Bring Student Field Projects to Life

December 18, 2017

This past summer, five undergraduate Duke students traveled to five different countries to conduct research, thanks in large part to the generous donors behind two funds established to support undergraduate global health fieldwork.

Somaliland’s First Female Surgeon

Best Photos and Best Posters Announced at Showcase Event

November 06, 2017

Each year, the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) sponsors a student fieldwork photo contest and student poster competition in conjunction with the Global Health Showcase event. Contest winners were announced at the Showcase event last Wednesday.

SRT Uganda Team and Village Health Team

For Immersive Undergrad Fieldwork Experience, Apply to SRT

October 17, 2016

“One of the biggest challenges in our fieldwork experience has also been one of the most rewarding elements—balancing leading and following,” the members of one 2016 student research team reflected after the community health fair they’d helped organize in Naama, Uganda, had been deemed a success by all.


From Vaccinations to Kidney Donation and Beyond: New Bass Connections Global Health Projects

February 10, 2015

Whether undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral, students often crave challenging real-world experiences to supplement their studies as they prepare for a complex and evolving workforce. Duke’s Bass Connections program affords students a unique interdisciplinary opportunity to hone critical career and life skills—such as collaboration, critical thinking, and creative problem solving—through experiential learning projects, many of which include fieldwork in other countries.

Guatemala team

Students Call Investment in Global Health Fieldwork 'Invaluable'

October 06, 2014

Each summer, dozens of Duke students embark on fieldwork projects in places like Africa, South America and Southeast Asia through the DGHI Student Research Training (SRT) Program.  It’s an experiential learning program for sophomores and juniors that distinguishes itself by its yearlong commitment to global health research. Students returning from the field say the SRT program is an invaluable experience that is broadening their perspectives and preparing them for their careers.


New BMET Training Project to Begin in Nigeria

May 19, 2014

The Duke Developing World Healthcare Technologies Laboratory and Engineering World Health are collaborating with the GE Foundation to develop a new Biomedical Equipment Technician Training (BMET) project in Nigeria to address a need for locally-qualified medical technicians to repair and service biomedical equipment. It builds on the success of BMET programs already implemented in Rwanda, Ghana, Cambodia and Honduras.

Honduras group

Nursing Students Recognized for Honduras Study

April 21, 2014

Five Duke nursing students won the "Best in Show" prize for their recent work in Honduras at the Nursing School’s ABSN Community Health Clinical Poster Showcase last week.