Greetings from Barbados, where the Duke University School of Nursing’s Office of Global and Community Health Initiatives in collaboration with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Office of Caribbean Program Coordination and the Barbados Ministry of Health and the Centers for Disease Control are sponsoring the 1st annual collaborative continuing education conference on Managing Cardiovascular Disease in the Elderly.
Faculty members from the School of Nursing and other Duke schools attended a three-day conference in the Caribbean on Cardiovascular Disease and Aging.
I am a biologist by training, but I do not think that biology, or medicine, or any of the life sciences, will solve global health problems by themselves. Take, for example, the issue of vaccinating children against preventable diseases. Several decades ago, scientists at Duke developed a measles vaccine, yet over 500,000 children still die every year of measles. A polio vaccine has almost eradicated the disease, but polio vaccinators were recently driven out of Pakistan for fear they were sterilizing children.
Duke University will receive $35 million from billionaire real estate developer David H. Murdock to support a massive biomedical research project at the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis, N.C., university president Richard H. Brodhead, Ph.D., and Chancellor for Health Affairs Victor J. Dzau, M.D., announced Monday.
A study examining whether treatment of herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2) lowers risk of becoming HIV-infected among women in Tanzania resulted in no difference in HIV infections. But did the trial take into account the issues of adherence to treatment that may have skewed results? Male circumcision may reduce transmission of some sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, but does this knowledge raise the chances that a circumcised man will increase risky sexual behavior?
In a historic effort by the leading academic health center and hospital network in China to begin integrating healthcare delivery and providing care for greater numbers of Chinese people, Peking University Health Science Center today entered into a strategic agreement with Duke Medicine to help guide them in this complex and essential transformation.
By Jeffrey Moe, PhD… In 2002 Henry Grabowski, David Ridley, and I were awarded a grant to consider the dilemma of “neglected diseases.”
The inaugural class of 26 medical students at the Duke-National University of Singapore Graduate Medical School Singapore began classes Aug. 1, launching an ambitious education and research partnership that is unique for U.S. medical schools.
Part 3 of a global health series: By Rob Jackson… Three years ago today I was dripping wet and happily exhausted, having just hiked from 10,000 feet in the Peruvian Andes down into the Amazon lowlands.