Faculty Position: Cardiovascular Disease Prevention

February 01, 2008

The Duke Global Health Institute seeks a faculty member at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level to lead a global research initiative on prevention of cardiovascular disease and its sequelae with a focus on developing countries. 

Medical Alumni Outreach Database

January 13, 2008

The Medical Alumni Association and Duke Global Health Institute have compiled a list of DukeMed alums who have been, or currently are, involved in medical outreach work. These alumni have agreed to share their contact information so that you can learn more. 

Duke Approves Global Health Residency

January 06, 2008

Beginning in the 2008-09 academic year, physicians who want extra training in international health will have a new option at Duke. The Hubert-Yeargan Center for Global Health (HYC) and the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) have been awarded Duke University Health System funding to begin a new global health residency training program.

John Crump

Duke Global Health Institute Supports Creation of Child-Centered HIV Clinic in Tanzania

December 13, 2007

Duke Global Health Institute Supports Creation of Child-Centered HIV Clinic in Moshi, Tanzania. John Crump, MD (right), a Duke professor of medicine based in Moshi, Tanzania,  discusses AIDS treatments with Stefan Wiktor, director of CDC operations in Tanzania (center) and Mark Green, U.S. Ambassador to Tanzania after the opening ceremonies of the Child Centered Family Care Clinic (CCFCC).

GlobalHealth on the Graying Planet

December 06, 2007

Part 9 of a series on global health at Duke: By: Linda George. Our planet is graying. In every major society today, there are ever-increasing numbers and proportions of people over the age of 65. Indeed, the fastest growing segment of most societies is now the “oldest old”-individuals who are 85 and older.

Duke Global Health Student Action Committee Revs Up

December 03, 2007

On Nov. 30, the Duke Global Health Student Action Committee (GHSAC), an official Duke student body organization affiliated with the Duke Global Health Institute, arranged the opportunity for more than a dozen students to have lunch with the influential Namibian AIDS activist Anita Isaacs. On Dec. 2, the group hosted a global health forum to which more than 50 students came to learn about opportunities in global health for students.

Jeffrey Moe

The Business End of Global Health

November 29, 2007

Jeffrey Moe, professor in the Health Sector Management program at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business, takes a look at neglected diseases through the lens of business in the eighth article the Duke Chronicle’s series on global health. logo

Pill Offers Hope for Hepatitis C Virus Carriers

November 28, 2007

Researchers at Duke and other centers world-wide have found that eltrombopag (marketed as Promacta in the US and Revolade in Europe) boosted platelet counts in a majority of patients with low platelet counts and cirrhosis of the liver due to hepatitis C virus infection. Higher platelet counts enabled most patients to continue or start conventional antiviral treatment. Unlike other drugs that restore normal platelet functions but are given through infusions or injections, eltrombopag is a pill taken just once a day.

Mike Merson

Duke Cancer Embarks on Global Initiative.

November 23, 2007

Led by Michael Merson, MD, the institute is built on collaboration among researchers from schools and departments throughout Duke University in an effort to combat global health problems like HIV/AIDS and cancer and to address the economic, social, environmental, and political issues associated with global healthcare.