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.
In 2013, students experienced global health field research at the grassroots level while learning what it means to work in teams and with the community on a real health issue. This year, dozens more students will have the same opportunity, thanks to Bass Connections in Global Health.
A Duke-led project is one of the largest interventions to explore the prevalence of clinical depression among any population in Cameroon.
In an African country where depression is rarely managed, and where there’s little known about mental illness among people with HIV, DGHI researchers are testing a pilot program to screen and treat patients for mental illness and train health care providers to also be depression care managers…