Five Duke faculty have been elected as new members of the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI). These faculty, elected by current DGHI faculty, have a strong professional interest in global health and are committed to the Institute’s work and mission. DGHI faculty serve three year terms, which are renewable.
R. Sanders Williams, senior vice chancellor of Duke Medicine and one of the principal architects of the medical center’s global expansion in recent years, will take on the additional role of senior advisor for international strategy for the university.
The Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) welcomes Dr. John Bartlett, Professor of Medicine, to his new role of Associate Director of Research. Dr. Bartlett has been a faculty member in the Duke Department of Medicine for 21 years.
The field of global health did not exist when current Duke students’ parents went to college. In fact, Duke’s Global Health Institute did not exist when the senior class first came to campus in 2005.
Dr. Augustus John Rush has joined the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore (Duke-NUS) as Vice Dean, Clinical Sciences. Dr. John Rush is an internationally renowned clinician-scientist and a mentor, who has developed innovative programmes for clinical research.
In the first month after his arrival in Moshi, Tanzania to launch the Duke-KCMC Women’s Reproductive Health Program, DGHI Member Jeff Wilkinson found himself participating in the examinations for residents and medical students at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC).
Health and Human Rights: An International Journal is now in an open-access online format.
The Duke Global Health Institute has purchased an institutional membership to the Global Health Council which offers benefits to Duke students affiliated with DGHI. The Global Health Council is the world's largest membership alliance dedicated to saving lives by improving health throughout the world.
The majority of people in Tanzania do not know if they are infected with the HIV virus. Duke and KIWAKKUKI researchers hypothesize that asking people who come in for testing to promote the practice with their friends and families will increase the number of clients who are tested and link persons with HIV to clinical care sooner.