The Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) welcomes its newest member, Christina S. Meade, PhD. Meade joined Duke on December 1, 2008 as an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.
“If we really want to advance the effectiveness of HIV prevention, we have to disabuse ourselves of the notion that the epidemic can be conquered by a single best intervention. Rather, we must focus on scaling up combination efforts and on building the evidence base for which mixes produce maximum effect in which settings.”
Duke University has received a two-year, $3 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to study resistance to HIV infection among people with hemophilia.
Prabhat Jha, director of the Centre for Global Health Research at the University of Toronto, wants people to know about the latest epidemic in India – smoking.
The National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD), with the support of its NIH Institute/Center partners, is convening the first NIH Research Summit on The Science of Eliminating Health Disparities December 16-18, 2008.
Report from the Global Blindness Symposium, November 13, 2008 at Duke University.
Biomedical engineering conference on global health challenges common assumptions and proposed solutions to improve health care in developing countries.
During Engineering Week, teams of students from the Pratt School of Engineering will compete in the annual Duke Start-Up Challenge, a school-year-long competition that culminates in a $25,000 prize. One of this year’s team is planning to send already-existing medical devices for spinal injuries to Third World countries and make them available for free for patients.
Ellen Piwoz wasted no time in getting to the important message about undernutrition. “We estimate that every year, there are 3.5 million child deaths due either directly or indirectly to undernutrition,” said Piwoz, who is the senior program officer for Integrated Health Solutions Development at the Global Health Program of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.