Kenyan Peace Deal Received With Hope Among Duke Faculty

March 03, 2008

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.

Helping Handz Volunteer Program

February 21, 2008

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.

Blue Jean Ball

Dining and Dancing for Women’s Health in Africa

February 18, 2008

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.

inaugural class

Global Health Residency Program Announces Inaugural Class

February 17, 2008

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.

Student Co-Director of Global Health Group Dies

February 15, 2008

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 Students Provide Care in Rural N.C.

February 11, 2008

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. 

Candle vigil

Students Remember Victims of Kenyan Violence

February 08, 2008

With the violence in Kenya continuing two months after a disputed election, Duke students held a candlelight vigil in solidarity with Kenyans who have lost their lives and livelihoods during the conflict Thursday night. The service took place at the Duke Chapel. The service included prayers and readings of poems by Kenyan schoolchildren.

Fighting Dengue Fever

February 05, 2008

Researchers have answered a puzzle about why efforts to lower the transmission of dengue virus in Thailand have not resulted in decreases in the life-threatening form of the infection.