A global health Bass Connections project brings a big-picture approach to address barriers to health for refugee families living in Durham, North Carolina.
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.
At the Duke Global Health Institute’s seventh annual Global Health Research Showcase, held on November 5, more than 90 Duke undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students presented 52 posters highlighting their global health research in 16 countries.
This fall, nine Master of Science in Global Health students from Duke Kunshan University are getting an authentic Duke experience.
Four new trainees have joined the Global Health Pathway for Residents and Fellows, a program administered through the Duke Hubert-Yeargan Center for Global Health, a part of DGHI.
When leaders at the Duke Global Health Institute began conceptualizing the Master of Science in Global Health program in 2007—the year after the institute was founded—they had few models to turn to for inspiration. Just over 10 years later, 229 students from 18 countries have graduated from the program.
The halls of DGHI—nearly deserted over the summer—are once again abuzz with the chatter of students, many of whom have just barely returned from their summer fieldwork.
Over the summer, many global health students engage in research in some capacity. Some choose to travel to one of more than 40 countries to do fieldwork; others participate in the Duke Engage or Bass Connections programs. Yet another way for students to gain valuable research experience is the Data+ program hosted by the Information Initiative at Duke.
This summer, DGHI launched its first study abroad course—“Global Health in Context: Sri Lanka”—iin collaboration with partners from the University of Amsterdam and the University of Ruhuna. The four-week program is based in Galle, a town on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka.
DGHI has selected three new Doris Duke International Clinical Research Fellows for the 2018-19 academic year. The fellows—one medical student from Indiana University and two from Duke University—will conduct clinical global health research throughout the upcoming academic year.