Exposure to ozone, long associated with impaired lung function, is also connected to health changes that can cause cardiovascular disease such as heart attack, high blood pressure and stroke, according to a new study of Chinese adults.
The Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) has selected three new Doris Duke International Clinical Research Fellows for the 2017-2018 academic year.
“DGHI simulated the ‘real world’ because you actually engaged with the real world,” said Leena El-Sadek, a 2015 alumna from Terry, Mississippi, and Cairo, Egypt. “I’m grateful for the lessons I learned at DGHI, both inside and outside the classroom, as I am confident I’m a stronger thinker and problem solver in my current job because of them.”
Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) professor David Boyd has been selected as the first Hymowitz Professor of the Practice of Global Health, and Shenglan Tang, professor of medicine and global health, was recently selected to become the inaugural Mary D.B.T. and James Semans International Professor.
A team of hearing experts at Duke University School of Medicine and the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) is calling for a comprehensive, worldwide initiative to combat hearing loss. In a review article published yesterday in The Lancet, DGHI affiliate Blake Wilson and colleagues highlight accessibility to screenings, treatments and preventive measures as keys to stemming the rise of hearing loss.
Effective study design and analysis are critical to any research project, and statistical literature reflects many methodological advancements for a range of study designs in the last ten to fifteen years. But scholarly articles about statistical methods are rarely published in journals commonly read by public health and global health researchers. Liz Turner, assistant professor of biostatistics, bioinformatics and global health, wanted to change that.
On June 30, founding director of the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI), Michael Merson, will step down as DGHI director. We sat down with him recently to get his thoughts on five big questions. Here’s what he had to say.
Duke University researchers, including DGHI professor Nimmi Ramanujam, have developed a handheld device for cervical cancer screening that promises to do away with uncomfortable speculums and high-cost colposcopes.
An intervention program for more than 1,100 United Methodist clergy in North Carolina led to improvements in weight, cholesterol and blood pressure that were sustained over 24 months. The results represent findings from the Spirited Life intervention, a program of the 10-year, $17 million Clergy Health Initiative funded by The Duke Endowment.
Randall Kramer, professor at the Duke Global Health Institute and the Nicholas School for the Environment, has been named interim director of DGHI, taking office at the end of June when founding director Michael Merson steps down.