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Duke Students Share Research at Annual Global Health Showcase

November 08, 2016

A broad range of research questions were addressed at the fifth annual Global Health Showcase last Thursday, where more than 100 Duke undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students presented posters highlighting their global health research in nearly two dozen countries. 

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And the Best Global Health Photos and Posters Are …

November 08, 2016

Each year, the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) sponsors a student fieldwork photo contest in conjunction with the Global Health Showcase event. This year, we added another competition: a research poster contest. Contest winners were announced at the Showcase event last Thursday.

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In Rural Mongolia, Global Health Students Look for Dangerous Pathogens

November 01, 2016

The fortified Toyota Land Cruiser slipped and bounced in the muddy hollows of the rain-drenched Mongolian steppe. The driver, a native Mongolian man named Inka, slowly engineered the vehicle along what just two days earlier was a dusty pair of dirt tracks. In the back seat, Master of Science in Global Health students Laura Pulscher and Thomas Moore braced themselves during the ride, relaxing when Inka stopped the vehicle to ask a goat herder for directions.

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Semester Abroad in India Complements Global Health Major

October 17, 2016

Between completing coursework for two majors and fitting in a fieldwork experience, Duke global health majors may find their study abroad options limited. But Duke Semester in India (DSI) offers an ideal opportunity to combine the intrigue of study abroad with the requirements of the global health co-major.

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Duke Establishes Biomedical Engineering Partnership with Makerere University

September 23, 2016

Duke students interested in biomedical engineering (BME) and global health now have a new opportunity to fuse their interests in a collaborative trans-continental partnership. The recently established Duke-Makerere University BME Partnership will connect students and faculty in the BME program at Duke with their peers at Makerere University (MUK) in Kampala, Uganda, to build teaching capacity and design skills.

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Bass Connections Seeking Proposals for New Projects

September 23, 2016

Bass Connections, a university-wide initiative that facilitates interdisciplinary teams in exploring societal challenges, is calling for proposals from Duke faculty and—for the first time—graduate and professional students, post-docs, trainees and fellows for new project teams starting in summer 2017 or the 2017-2018 academic year. 

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Professors without Borders: DGHI Taps into Online Teaching Technologies

September 06, 2016

More than forty online education project proposals were submitted by Duke faculty to the Spring 2016 call for proposals from Online Duke, Provost Sally Kornbluth and the Office of Global Strategy and Programs. Six projects were chosen to receive full support to develop online, interactive materials over the 2016-2017 academic year, and four of the six projects originated from the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI). 

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DGHI Profs Melissa Watt and Nathan Thielman to Lead Master’s Program

August 30, 2016

After leading DGHI’s Master of Science in Global Health program since its inception in 2008, medicine and global health professor Christopher Woods has passed the torch to assistant professor of global health Melissa Watt, who has served as the program’s associate director since 2013. Medicine and global health professor Nathan Thielman will be assuming the associate director role.

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