Duke One Health researchers and their international collaborators have published more than 20 articles this year, detailing studies of parasites, viruses and surveillance techniques from the United States to Mongolia.
These papers bring new insights to the One Health field, but there’s something else that stands out about them: more than half were co-authored by Duke Global Health Institute students and new graduates. And students—including undergraduates—and recent alumni were the lead authors on about a third of them.
Any researcher knows that getting published requires hard work, commitment and perseverance, and this is especially true for students and recent graduates who are new to the academic world.
The strong representation of student authors is a credit to Greg Gray, professor of medicine, global health and environmental health and head of Duke’s One Health team, who takes mentorship seriously and works closely with students to help them publish their research.
“DGHI does a good job preparing students to conduct research,” said Gray. “We have the fun of helping them apply their classroom training to the field, which often prompts them to ask unique scientific questions.” He noted that many of his student mentees who publish their first research go on to seek further training and opportunities to become career researchers.
Take a look at the recent publications co-authored by students and recent alumni:
ARTICLES LEAD-AUTHORED BY DGHI STUDENTS AND RECENT ALUMNI
Student/alumni authors: Jane Fieldhouse MS’17 (lead), Kerry Mallinson T’19, Rick Tsao T’20
- Emerging Microbes and Infections – A Systematic Review of Evidence that Enteroviruses May Be Zoonotic
Student/alumni author: Jane Fieldhouse MS’17 (lead)
- PLOS One – Surveillance for Respiratory Syncytial Virus and Parainfluenza Virus among Patients Hospitalized with Pneumonia in Sarawak, Malaysia
Student/alumni author: Sarah Philo MS’18 (lead)
- Open Forum Infectious Diseases – Adenovirus Type 21 Outbreak among Lung Transplant Patients at a Large Tertiary Care Hospital
Student/alumni authors: Laura Borkenhagen MS’17 (lead), Kerry Mallinson T’19, Rick Tsao T’20, Jane Fieldhouse MS’17, Sarah Philo MS’18
- PLOS One – Surveillance for Respiratory and Diarrheal Pathogens at the Human-Pig Interface in Sarawak, Malaysia
Student/alumni authors: Jessica Choi MS’19 (lead), Juliana Zemke MS’19, Sarah Philo MS’18
- Frontiers in Public Health – Aerosol Sampling in a Hospital Emergency Room Setting: A Complementary Surveillance Method for the Detection of Respiratory Viruses Front
Student/alumni authors: Laura Pulscher MS’16 (lead), Tom Moore MS’17
- Infection Ecology & Epidemiology – A Cross-Sectional Study of Small Mammals for Tick-borne Pathogen Infection in Northern Mongolia
Student/alumni authors: Thomas Moore MS’17 (lead), Laura Pulscher MS’16
- PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases – Evidence for Transovarial Transmission of Tick-borne Rickettsiae Circulating in Northern Mongolia
ARTICLES CO-AUTHORED BY DGHI STUDENTS AND RECENT ALUMNI
Student/alumni author: Laura Pulscher MS’16
- Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation – Field Evaluation of Two Commercial Real-time RT-PCR Assays for Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus Detection using Sera from Ill and Healthy Pigs, China
Student/alumni authors: Jessica Choi MS’19, Juliana Zemke MS’19
- Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine & Vaccines – Molecular Surveillance of Respiratory Viruses with Bioaerosol Sampling in an Airport
Student/alumni authors: Jessica Choi MS’19, Jane Fieldhouse MS’17, Laura Borkenhagen MS’17, Juliana Zemke MS’19
- Evolution, Medicine, & Public Health – The Continual Threat of Influenza Virus Infections: What’s New?
Student/alumni author: Laura Borkenhagen MS’17
- Emerging Microbes and Infections – Prospective Surveillance for Influenza A Virus in Chinese Swine Farms
Student/alumni authors: Jane Fieldhouse MS’17, Jessica Choi MS’19
- Frontiers in Public Health – A Mini Review of the Zoonotic Threat Potential of Influenza Viruses, Coronaviruses, Adenoviruses, and Enteroviruses
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We have the fun of helping [students] apply their classroom training to the field, which often prompts them to ask unique scientific questions.Greg Gray, professor of medicine, global health and environmental health