Combination prevention—a combination of behavioural, medical, and structural approaches based on sound evidence—offers the best hope for future successful HIV prevention. And the mistakes of the mid-1990s, when HIV/AIDS slipped down the political and financial agendas of many countries and the pandemic expanded greatly, must not be repeated.
Chelsea Castellano, a third-year medical student at Duke University, may be one of the youngest researchers presenting work at the AIDS 2008 International Conference, but she won’t be the only one from Duke.
For a few hours on July 23, the 3rd floor of the Duke Children’s Hospital and Health Clinic looked more like an airline terminal than a pediatric clinic.
Congressman David Price (D-NC) visited Duke July 18 to learn about Fuqua School of Business initiatives for sub-Saharan Africa. Dean Blair Sheppard, along with professors Will Mitchell, Jeffrey Moe, Lucy Reuben, David Robinson and Kevin Schulman, offered details of Fuqua’s efforts to address complex health care issues by helping entrepreneurs develop management skills.
Sherryl Broverman, a Duke Global Health Institute member and associate professor of the practice in biology, has been elected a 2008-2009 SENCER Leadership Fellow.
The pattern of hospitalizations arising from the deadly 2004 tsunami that hit Sri Lanka and other Indian Ocean nations offers lessons into how to prepare for future disasters, according to a study by Duke Medical Center researchers.
After two years of fundraising and planning, doctoral students from the Duke Physical Therapy (DPT) Class of 2008 at long last realized their dream to go on a service-learning trip to Mumbai, India after their graduation this May.
New research into the earliest events occurring immediately upon infection with HIV-I shows that the virus deals a stunning blow to the immune system earlier than was previously understood.
Instead of following pre-existing and stoic mandates to instill their own agenda on others, Duke students involved in global health efforts this summer are finding ways to adapt and modify their message to better address the needs of overlooked individuals.
A study by Duke University researchers finds that minority and low-income communities are more likely to be adversely affected by a 2006 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ruling that exempts some industries from reporting detailed information about the toxic chemicals they release into the environment.