Leveling the Odds: How Two Duke Professors Are Giving Families in Tanzania a Better Chance of Beating Cancer

February 03, 2018

DGHI professors Kristin Schroeder and Nelson Chao are on a mission to ensure that all children with cancer have the same chance of a cure. They've been collaborating with partners at the Bugando Medical Centre (BMC) since 2014, to improve pediatric cancer outcomes in Tanzania. They've also established a non-profit organization, International Cancer Care and Research Excellence Foundation (iCCARE).

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DGHI Professor to Co-Lead New Energy Access Project

January 29, 2018

Duke University is launching a project focused on developing new and collaborative ways to meet the energy needs of some of the world’s most disadvantaged communities. Public policy and global health professor Subhrendu Pattanayak will serve as the project’s faculty director.


DGHI Professor Receives Grant to Address Mental Illness in Tanzania

January 22, 2018

With a new three-year grant from the National Institute of Mental Health, DGHI assistant professor Joy Noel Baumgartner and her colleagues will create and pilot a family psychoeducation for adults with psychotic disorders and their relatives in Tanzania. 


Five Tips for Designing an Effective Survey

January 22, 2018

Rae Jean Proeschold-Bell, associate research professor and founding director of the Evidence Lab at the Duke Global Health Institute, shares tips from her recent talk about designing effective surveys.

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DGHI Research Roundup: November/December 2017

January 08, 2018

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


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.