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.
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 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.
Duke University researchers have been tasked with establishing a new Sanitation Technology Cluster, which will go beyond toilet designs to fill various gaps in sanitation solutions.
In the past few months, the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) has welcomed nine new faculty members and two new affiliates.
The Duke Human Vaccine Institute has received a $12.8 million, 30-month grant from the U.S. Department of Defense, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop a system capable of halting viral pandemics within 60 days.
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.
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.
DGHI held its sixth annual Global Health Research Showcase last Wednesday, where more than 100 Duke undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students presented posters highlighting their global health research in more than 20 countries.
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.