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.

Rob Jackson's Laboratory

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.


WISER Takes Duke To Kenya

September 10, 2007

Senior Andy Cunningham not only spoke at the United Nations headquarters over the summer, he also persuaded the entire assembly to dance along with a video of Kenyan school children performing a traditional Luo dance.

Anthony So

On the Short End of Globalization

August 30, 2007

Part 2 in a series on global health. By Anthony So. In the late 1990s, one of my early missions for The Rockefeller Foundation took me to Khayelitsha, a poor township in South Africa. Its corrugated iron shacks stood in sharp contrast to the waterfront of neighboring Cape Town.

Duke in Uganda blog

Neurosurgery team heading to Uganda starts Blog

August 10, 2007

A 28-member team of health care professionals from Duke University Medical Center is carrying nine tons of surplus medical equipment and donated supplies to the 1500-bed New Mulago Hospital in Kampala, Uganda. Mulago Hospital staff will be trained to use and maintain the new equipment then surgeons from both countries will join in conducting a number of brain and spinal surgeries.