Duke Students Become Virus Detectives through Global Health Fieldwork

October 30, 2017

Led by Gregory Gray, professor of medicine, environmental health and global health, a Bass Connections research team partnered with Sibu Hospital and Sarawak’s State Health Department in Malaysia to investigate influenza viruses, coronaviruses, adenoviruses and enteroviruses of human or animal origin.

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DGHI Professor Linfa Wang, aka “The Batman,” Thinks Bats Are Special

October 30, 2017

Linfa Wang, DGHI professor and director of the Emerging Infectious Diseases Programme at Duke-NUS Medical School, is not technically a superhero, but the One Health research that has earned him the nickname “Batman” has saved animal lives and holds great potential to do the same with humans.

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DGHI Co-Hosts Women’s Health Symposium

October 23, 2017

On Friday, October 20, the Duke Global Health Institute co-hosted a symposium, “Advancing Women’s Health in a Changing Political Environment,” on the Duke University campus. The symposium featured women’s health and policy experts from Duke and beyond.


Largest Study of Orphaned and Separated Children: A Look Back and Ahead

October 23, 2017

In 2005, Kathryn Whetten, director of the Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research (CHPIR), and her colleagues set out to examine predictors of physical and emotional well-being, cognitive development, relationship outcomes and achievement outcomes for a cohort of more than 3,000 orphaned and separated children (OSC) living in five low-income countries (Cambodia, India, Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania). 


On the Global Stage: Expanding Patient Care beyond the Triangle

October 23, 2017

According to a 2016 report by the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery, two out of every three people in the world lack access to surgical care. To bridge this gap, Duke Surgery has extended its reach beyond the City of Medicine and onto the global stage, with several initiatives combining research, training and collaboration to establish sustainable healthcare in areas of need.


Building Biomedical Engineering Capacity through Educational Partnerships

October 17, 2017

Master of Science in Global Health alumna Brittany Ploss ’16 and William Reichert, professor of biomedical engineering and global health, are the lead authors of a recent two-part editorial in the Annals of Biomedical Engineering that highlights the value of international educational partnerships for medical device design.


Student/Alumnus Spotlight: Chris Lam Brings Engineering Expertise to Global Health

October 17, 2017

Chris Lam, a biomedical engineering PhD student and DGHI doctoral scholar from Cincinnati, Ohio, has a passion for engineering medical devices to influence global health outcomes. His work over the course of several years spent at the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) has contributed to the development of a device that may change the way cervical cancer is diagnosed around the world.

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DGHI's Michael Merson's New Book Sheds Light on AIDS Pandemic Response

October 09, 2017

In their new book, The AIDS Pandemic: Searching for a Global Response, Michael Merson and Stephen Inrig identify key deficiencies and provide a clear analysis of the lessons that can, and should, be learned for improving the response to AIDS and future global pandemics.