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Josh Rivenbark with Two Cambodian Partners

3 Questions with Doctoral Scholar Joshua Rivenbark

March 20, 2019

Joshua Rivenbark is the first Duke student to pursue a dual doctoral degree in medicine and public policy and the first medical student to participate in DGHI’s doctoral scholars program. We talked with him recently to learn more about his unchartered path, the connections he sees between medicine, public policy and global health, and his most memorable takeaways from the field.

Mercy Giving Remarks after Award

Global Health Doctoral Scholar Wins Second CUGH Award

March 11, 2019

Mercy Asiedu, a fifth-year PhD candidate in biomedical engineering, received the CUGH/Wasserheit Young Leader Award at the 10th annual Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) Conference in Chicago this past weekend.

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.

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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