Nora Wilson Dennis recounts her experience in observing childbirth in Niger. The tangy smell of labor and delivery was in the 90 degree air and sweat trickled down my back as I stared at the infant’s body.
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 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.
Web Information Series: A Call to Action for Leaders: The Crisis of HIV/AIDS Among African Americans.
The CDC and the Public Health Training Network are offering a six-part web series, “A Call to Action for Leaders: The crisis of HIV/AIDS Among African Americans.” The first three 30-minute segments will be available beginning June 30, 2008.
Susan Emmett, a second year medical student at Duke, is one of 65 medical students nationwide to receive the prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Training Fellowship that will fund her for a year of research at any institution of her choice.
Duke’s Academic Council voted last week to give the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) authority to appoint regular rank non-tenure track faculty members.Institute Director Michael Merson said the new positions would mostly be in the research or practice tracks.
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.
On May 12, the New York Academy of Sciences launched the new “Scientists Without Borders” website. Duke Medicine is one of the partners in this project, which aims to mobilize and coordinate science-based activities that improve quality of life in the developing world.
Kim Alexander’s report on the 2008 trip to Honduras for the “Exploring Medicine in Other Cultures” course at Duke.