Cleaning Lab Equipment Leads to a Breakthrough Discovery

December 05, 2017

Robert Morhard, a PhD student in biomedical engineering and a DGHI doctoral scholar, wants to create a therapy to treat cervical cancer precursors. With an unexpected discovery in the lab, he's well on his way.


DGHI Assistant Professor Tests Mental Health Interventions in Teens with HIV in Tanzania

November 14, 2017

Dorothy Dow--now an assistant professor of pediatrics and global health--had been working since 2011 in a clinic in Tanzania, focused on pediatric infectious diseases and prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, when she observed something troubling: HIV mortality rates were increasing among teens even as they declined in most other age groups.

Research Roundup

DGHI Research Roundup: October 2017

November 14, 2017

Twenty-three DGHI-affiliated authors—including faculty, staff and alumni—recently shared new discoveries on a variety of global health topics in peer-reviewed publications.

Hanging Bat

DGHI Professor Linfa Wang, aka “The Batman,” Thinks Bats Are Special

October 30, 2017

Linfa Wang, DGHI professor and director of the Emerging Infectious Diseases Programme at Duke-NUS Medical School, is not technically a superhero, but the One Health research that has earned him the nickname “Batman” has saved animal lives and holds great potential to do the same with humans.


Largest Study of Orphaned and Separated Children: A Look Back and Ahead

October 23, 2017

In 2005, Kathryn Whetten, director of the Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research (CHPIR), and her colleagues set out to examine predictors of physical and emotional well-being, cognitive development, relationship outcomes and achievement outcomes for a cohort of more than 3,000 orphaned and separated children (OSC) living in five low-income countries (Cambodia, India, Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania). 


Symposium Draws Global Cancer Experts from U.S. and Brazil

October 09, 2017

On September 25-26, five Duke faculty members joined more than 50 researchers, health professionals, journalists and students from the United States and Brazil for the third annual global cancer symposium co-organized by researchers from Duke and the Barretos Cancer Hospital (BCH) in São Paulo, Brazil. This year, the symposium was held at BCH.