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.
Duke University researchers have been tasked with establishing a new Sanitation Technology Cluster, which will go beyond toilet designs to fill various gaps in sanitation solutions.
In the past few months, the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) has welcomed nine new faculty members and two new affiliates.
The Duke Human Vaccine Institute has received a $12.8 million, 30-month grant from the U.S. Department of Defense, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop a system capable of halting viral pandemics within 60 days.
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.
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.
A group of faculty from Duke University, Duke Kunshan University (DKU) and Duke-NUS organized a conference focused on partnerships for digital health technology innovation at Duke Kunshan University in Kunshan, China, on October 14.
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.
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).
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.