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.
Duke Engineering class learns about themselves and about poverty by trying to live for a week on $2 a day.
Duke students from the School of Nursing study abroad and learn from local nurses.
A project called IMUSE 2008 China in my Eyes Competition is holding a competition to send six North American students to the Beijing Olympics this summer.
A new program allows Duke schools to collaborate with university institutes and centers (UICs) to hire new tenure and tenure-track faculty positions to work in interdisciplinary areas of scholarship and education.
Paul Farmer, MD, PhD, will be the distinguished lecturer for the Inaugural Annual Global Health Lecture at Duke on Monday, April 21, 2008 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. in Duke University’s Page Auditorium.