Two global research organizations dedicated to designing a vaccine against HIV – the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI), and the Center for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Immunology (CHAVI) – have signed an agreement to work together to address major biological questions that have slowed development of a safe, effective and affordable AIDS vaccine.
The Duke Global Health Institute has selected Eve Puffer as its inaugural Global Health Postdoctoral Fellow. In order to enhance DGHI’s signature research initiatives and to cultivate a generation of leaders in Global Health research, the postdoctoral program will be expanded to up to six fellows within the next three years.
The Duke Center for Community Research (DCCR) works with communities to better understand their concerns, and to find ways to move proven technologies and therapies more quickly out into community practice so that they improve health, especially of under-represented minorities.
Biodiversity and Health – An International Perspective from A Duke Med Student. This February, supported by a grant from the Duke Medical School Multicultural Resource Center, I traveled to the Second International Conference on Health and Biodiversity (COHAB 2) in Galway, Ireland.
As of the beginning of April, Duke students can once again travel through Nairobi, Kenya. “Nairobi is approved for transit only,” explains Gilbert Merkx, vice provost for international affairs at Duke. “And we still have a restriction on travel to border areas with Somalia, Sudan, Ethiopia and the northwest border area with Uganda.
We are delighted to announce that Josh Bond has accepted the position of Director of Development for the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI). Joshua will develop and implement fundraising strategies for DGHI, work closely with DGHI program staff and development colleagues around campus, and help define interdisciplinary fundraising for global health at Duke.
Maria Ines da Silva Barbosa, PhD, began her University Seminar on Global Health on April 1 by talking about a painting. The painting showed four people: a dark-skinned grandmother, wearing typical clothing of a Brazilian domestic servant, and her mixed-blood daughter holding the fair-skinned child fathered by her white husband who was seated next to her.
April 2008 Duke Global Health Podcast, “Musings from Moshi: Living with HIV/AIDS”
Listen to a 6-minute podcast from Dr. Dennis Clements, Senior Advisor at the Duke Global Health Institute, and professor of pediatrics.