In March, 2008, a team of faculty, staff and students from Duke traveled to Africa to attend the “First Global Forum on Human Resources for Healthcare” —the inaugural conference of the Global Healthcare Workforce Alliance (GHWA), which is an affiliate of the World Health Organization (WHO).
Bob Einterz loves to tell stories. So that’s what he did when he gave the University Seminar on Global Health lecture on March 6, sponsored by the Duke Global Health Institute and the Duke Center for International Studies.
As news came out on February 28 that an historic agreement was signed by Raila Odinga and Prisdent Kibaki to end Kenya’s post-election unrest, faculty and staff at Duke were beginning to nurture the hope that the country will soon return to normal and interrupted relationships with Kenyan colleagues will once again blossom.
John Bartlett, MD, professor of medicine and co-director of the Duke Center for AIDS Research,will become Associate Director of Research at the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI).
Every year for the past seven, Dennis Clements, MD, along with faculty and staff from the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and the Environment, has taken a handful of medical and nursing students to the mountains of Honduras for a week long clinic, part of the “Exploring Medicine in Other Cultures” course at Duke.
Students and professional volunteers are needed to assist in a number of pre-conference and onsite conference administrative duties at the 35th Annual International Conference on Global Health. The conference will take place from May 27-31 in Washington, DC.
The first annual Blue Jean Ball at Duke was a toe-tapping, tender-hearted success. The ball, organized by the Duke University Medical Center’s OB/GYN Department, raised money for the departments women’s health initiatives in East Africa.
The Hubert -Yeargan Center for Global Health and DGHI are proud to announce the selection of four candidates for the Duke Global Health Residency (GHR) inaugural class. Candidates have been chosen from the Departments of Medicine, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Psychiatry, and Neurosurgery.
Duke junior Aalok Modi collapsed and died Thursday night. (February 14). Aalok collapsed around 9:45 p.m. during an intramural basketball game in Wilson Recreation Center and was taken to Duke University Hospital emergency room. He died at about 11 p.m.
Duke’s relationship with Fremont, N.C., goes back to the late 1980s, but 2007 marked a year of new beginnings for both the rural town and the Duke medical students who volunteer their time there.