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.
John Bartlett, MD, professor of medicine and co-director of the Duke Center for AIDS Research,will become Associate Director of Research at the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI).
Every year for the past seven, Dennis Clements, MD, along with faculty and staff from the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and the Environment, has taken a handful of medical and nursing students to the mountains of Honduras for a week long clinic, part of the “Exploring Medicine in Other Cultures” course at Duke.
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.
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.
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.
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’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.
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.
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.