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Nurse and Older Patient

People with HIV are Growing Old—and We’re Not Ready for It

May 20, 2019

By Susan Gallagher

The good news is that people with HIV are living much longer than they used to; it’s estimated that by 2020, 70 percent of people living with HIV in the United States will be age 50 and older, compared to 10 percent during the first 20 years of the epidemic. The bad news? With this longevity come challenges that our healthcare system isn’t prepared to address. 

Baby's ear

DGHI Researchers Map Infant Hearing Loss in Durham County

March 03, 2019

DGHI affiliate Paul Lantos and his team recently published research examining how race, gestation age, maternal sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and geographical home location correlated with hearing loss for more than 19,000 infants in Durham County.

David Boyd & Kelly Brownell

3 Questions with Professor David Boyd on Running a Coursera Course

February 20, 2019

We recently talked with David Boyd, the Hymowitz Family Professor of the Practice of Global Health, about his Coursera course, "The Challenges of Global Health," and his experience developing it. Here are some excerpts from our conversation.

Co-Major Infographic

Off the Beaten Path: Students Reflect on Novel Global Health Co-Majors

February 07, 2019

Public policy, biology and psychology are the most popular global health co-majors, but some students make unexpected choices when it comes to their co-major. We recently connected a few of them to learn about their motivations for choosing their co-major and how they’re integrating it with global health. Here's what they told us.

Research Roundup

DGHI Research Roundup: January 2019

February 01, 2019

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

Victoria Hsiung Tells Story

This Class Puts Stories at the Heart of Medicine and Health

December 09, 2018

Learning how to craft a story may be an atypical approach to preparing future health practitioners, but for Duke pediatric oncologist Ray Barfield, one of the "Storytelling in Medicine and Health" course instructors, storytelling is powerful tool that lies at the heart of medical practice.

Project team member Rayan Kaakati, a medical student, talks with refugees living in Durham.

Global Health at Home

December 09, 2018

A global health Bass Connections project brings a big-picture approach to address barriers to health for refugee families living in Durham, North Carolina.

Simulating Translation Services at Pharmacy

Students in Global Displacement Class Create Video Resources for Refugees

November 25, 2018

As part of a class called “Issues in Global Displacement,” a group of Duke undergraduates are producing a series of videos to acclimate newly resettled refugees to situations they may find linguistically or culturally challenging, such as filling a prescription or talking to a child’s teacher. 

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