The Power of a Sanitary Pad

June 16, 2008

A report of the power of sanitary pads distributed in Kenya by WISER—a project supported by Duke University and the Duke Global Health Institute.

A Glimpse of the World According to DGHI Students

June 12, 2008

Obstacles such as uncooperative subjects, power outages, winter in South Africa, and restrictive protocols have not dampened the enthusiasm of students in DGHI projects this summer. 

8th Annual Global Health Mini-University

June 12, 2008

Join USAID and the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services for the 8th Annual Global Health Mini-University. T

CFAR Ethics of Cellular Therapy Conference in Duke

June 12, 2008

The Duke Translational Research Institute along with the Duke Cell Therapy Steering Committee has recruited world class experts in two important areas to explore the interface between cellular therapy and surrounding ethics issues. 

Duke Donates Medical Supplies for China Earthquake Relief

June 11, 2008

Duke University Health System is donating a truckload of medical supplies to help hospitals and health centers in China in their ongoing efforts to treat people who were injured or developed illnesses as a result of the devastating May 12 earthquake in China’s Sichuan province.

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.