Leading HIV Researchers to Collaborate on Vaccine Development

April 18, 2008

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.

First Global Health Postdoctoral Fellow to Study Adolescent Mental Health in Kenya

April 11, 2008

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.

Duke Loosens Travel Restrictions for Kenya

April 04, 2008

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.

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Joshua Bond Returns to Duke as Director of Development for Duke Global Health Institute

April 02, 2008

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.

Racial Health Disparities in Brazil

April 01, 2008

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.