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.
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.
Welcome to Michael Russell, new Education Program Coordinator for the Duke Global Health Institute. He will coordinate activities related to Global Health education, with a primary focus on undergraduate students.
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.
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).
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.