Rita Masese, a physician and second year Master of Science in Global Health (MSc-GH) student from Nairobi, Kenya, has a passion for treating blood-related diseases and cancers.
This semester, we added a new approach to the undergraduate curriculum mix to help students develop cultural literacy: pairing the “Fundamentals of Global Health” course with weekly language tutorials offered in French, Spanish, Arabic and Mandarin.
When assistant global health professor Eric Green started teaching the “Research Methods in Global Health” course at Duke a few years ago, he found that no existing research methods books integrated examples from the diverse and interdisciplinary field of global health. So, he wrote his own.
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.
Global health professor Kearsley Stewart has been using a case study approach to teach her undergraduate “Ethics of Infectious Disease Control” course for several years, but this semester, she wanted to experiment with a more creative pedagogical method. As she’s done in the past, she turned to the humanities for inspiration.
Two graduate students from the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) recently were awarded Duke Support for Interdisciplinary Graduate Networks (D-SIGN) grants. The D-SIGN program, under the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies, encourages graduate students to explore beyond disciplinary lines, both in research and coursework. The goal is to enable graduate students to build or extend their networks and to integrate collaborative, cross-school experiences into their programs, reflecting Duke’s commitment to interdisciplinarity and knowledge in the service of society.
DGHI held its sixth annual Global Health Research Showcase last Wednesday, where more than 100 Duke undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students presented posters highlighting their global health research in more than 20 countries.
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.
Led by Gregory Gray, professor of medicine, environmental health and global health, a Bass Connections research team partnered with Sibu Hospital and Sarawak’s State Health Department in Malaysia to investigate influenza viruses, coronaviruses, adenoviruses and enteroviruses of human or animal origin.
Master of Science in Global Health alumna Brittany Ploss ’16 and William Reichert, professor of biomedical engineering and global health, are the lead authors of a recent two-part editorial in the Annals of Biomedical Engineering that highlights the value of international educational partnerships for medical device design.