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Nursing Faculty Blog from Barbados

October 08, 2007

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.

Sherryl Broverman

Making connections

September 27, 2007

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.

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New Core for CFAR (Center for AIDS Research)

September 21, 2007

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? screenshot

Duke Partners with Peking University Health Science Center

September 19, 2007

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.

Confronting Neglected Diseases

Confronting Neglected Diseases

September 18, 2007

By Jeffrey Moe, PhD… In 2002 Henry Grabowski, David Ridley, and I were awarded a grant to consider the dilemma of “neglected diseases.”


Duke-Singapore Graduate Medical School Opens

September 17, 2007

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.

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The Changing Environment

September 13, 2007

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.