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Establishing a Safety Culture Is Key to Saving Lives

April 30, 2018

It’s a given that medical providers think about patient safety, but as Duke pediatric surgeon Henry Rice has discovered through his international research, many healthcare facilities fail to establish a safety culture—leading to preventable medical errors, complications and poor patient outcomes.

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DGHI Research Roundup: April 2018

April 30, 2018

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

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Duke's Community-Based Toilet System Begins Testing in India

April 23, 2018

Researchers at Duke University have installed an experimental "reinvented toilet" at a textile mill in Coimbatore, India, to serve as a real-world testing site. The leaders of the new system hope that the trial will lead to commercialized solutions through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Reinvent the Toilet Challenge.

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Global Health Projects Featured Prominently among Bass Connections Awards

April 16, 2018

Bass Connections, a university-wide interdisciplinary student research program, recently awarded grants to two Duke graduate students and ten undergraduates to pursue faculty-mentored research projects this summer and next year. Five of the seven funded projects are related to global health.

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Q&A with Vera Wright: An Unsung Hero behind a Thriving Partnership

April 09, 2018

For the last ten years, Vera Wright has been coordinating the placement of Duke faculty members, residents and students who come to Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center for research collaboration. We recently talked with her about her experience working in this behind-the-scenes, yet absolutely essential, role in the partnership.

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At DGHI, Preparing for Fieldwork Takes on a Life of its Own

April 02, 2018

With just a few weeks before the end of the semester, first-year global health master’s students at the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) are wrapping up their coursework. But for many of them, their minds are consumed by one giant task: preparing for summer fieldwork.

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DGHI Research Roundup: March 2018

April 02, 2018

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

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