Cleaning Lab Equipment Leads to a Breakthrough Discovery

December 05, 2017

Robert Morhard, a PhD student in biomedical engineering and a DGHI doctoral scholar, wants to create a therapy to treat cervical cancer precursors. With an unexpected discovery in the lab, he's well on his way.

Rehearsal of Dramatic Reading

DGHI Professor Takes Dramatic Approach to Teaching Global Health Ethics

November 28, 2017

Global health professor Kearsley Stewart has been using a case study approach to teach her undergraduate “Ethics of Infectious Disease Control” course for several years, but this semester, she wanted to experiment with a more creative pedagogical method. As she’s done in the past, she turned to the humanities for inspiration.


Two DGHI Graduate Students Pioneer Interdisciplinary Groups

November 28, 2017

Two graduate students from the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) recently were awarded Duke Support for Interdisciplinary Graduate Networks (D-SIGN) grants. The D-SIGN program, under the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies, encourages graduate students to explore beyond disciplinary lines, both in research and coursework. The goal is to enable graduate students to build or extend their networks and to integrate collaborative, cross-school experiences into their programs, reflecting Duke’s commitment to interdisciplinarity and knowledge in the service of society.


DGHI Assistant Professor Tests Mental Health Interventions in Teens with HIV in Tanzania

November 14, 2017

Dorothy Dow--now an assistant professor of pediatrics and global health--had been working since 2011 in a clinic in Tanzania, focused on pediatric infectious diseases and prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, when she observed something troubling: HIV mortality rates were increasing among teens even as they declined in most other age groups.

Research Roundup

DGHI Research Roundup: October 2017

November 14, 2017

Twenty-three DGHI-affiliated authors—including faculty, staff and alumni—recently shared new discoveries on a variety of global health topics in peer-reviewed publications.

Somaliland’s First Female Surgeon

Best Photos and Best Posters Announced at Showcase Event

November 06, 2017

Each year, the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) sponsors a student fieldwork photo contest and student poster competition in conjunction with the Global Health Showcase event. Contest winners were announced at the Showcase event last Wednesday.