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Duke Professor Bosworth Wins RWJF Grant

June 06, 2008

Hayden B. Bosworth, Ph.D., a research professor in Duke Medical Center’s Department of Medicine, has won a two-year $275,000 grant from a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation program, which evaluates efforts to eliminate racial and ethnic healthcare disparities in local communities.

Possible New Approach To Purifying Drinking Water

June 05, 2008

In a series of proof-of-concept experiments, Duke University engineers demonstrated that short strands of genetic material could successfully target a matching portion of a gene in a common fungus found in water and make it stop working.

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Dr. Kim Blankenship Joins Duke Global Health Institute

May 19, 2008

Welcome to our newest faculty member at the Duke Global Health Institute, Dr. Kim Blankenship. Dr. Blankenship will have a joint appointment as an Associate in Research with the Department of Sociology and the Duke Global Health Institute.

Thirteen Students from Nine Different Majors Complete Global Health Certificate

May 19, 2008

Thirteen students from nine different academic majors graduated this year with a Global Health Certificate in addition to their major. “As the first cohort to complete the global health certificate these students have helped shaped its future,” says Sherryl Broverman, director of the Global Health Certificate program.

Dr. Myron Cohen Receives UNC Board of Governors' Highest Faculty Honor

May 13, 2008

Dr. Myron S. Cohen, Associate Vice Chancellor for Global Health and Director of the Institute of Global Health and Infectious Diseases at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, received the O. Max Gardner Award Friday, May 9, from the Board of Governors of the multi-campus University of North Carolina.

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