The halls of DGHI—nearly deserted over the summer—are once again abuzz with the chatter of students, many of whom have just barely returned from their summer fieldwork.
Today DGHI launches a new lecture series to showcase innovative global health scholarship and thought.
Thirty-five DGHI-affiliated authors—including faculty, staff and alumni—recently shared new discoveries on a variety of global health topics in peer-reviewed publications.
Over the summer, many global health students engage in research in some capacity. Some choose to travel to one of more than 40 countries to do fieldwork; others participate in the Duke Engage or Bass Connections programs. Yet another way for students to gain valuable research experience is the Data+ program hosted by the Information Initiative at Duke.
This summer, DGHI launched its first study abroad course—“Global Health in Context: Sri Lanka”—iin collaboration with partners from the University of Amsterdam and the University of Ruhuna. The four-week program is based in Galle, a town on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka.
DGHI has selected three new Doris Duke International Clinical Research Fellows for the 2018-19 academic year. The fellows—one medical student from Indiana University and two from Duke University—will conduct clinical global health research throughout the upcoming academic year.
Thirty-four DGHI-affiliated authors—including faculty, staff and alumni—recently shared new discoveries on a variety of global health topics in peer-reviewed publications.
Duke faculty have been partnering with colleagues in Sri Lanka since 2005, but their research collaboration recently entered new territory: outbreak response.
Florence Tesha, originally from Moshi, Tanzania, started out as an economics major at Duke. “As much as I was interested in learning about economics,” Tesha said, “I felt that I was missing the passion and the personal drive. So for my second semester, I decided to just try out different classes.”
While most of us at DGHI are spending our summer days on campus in Durham, more than 130 global health undergraduate and master’s students are applying their classroom learning to the real world in low-resource settings across the globe. We reached out to a few of these students and asked them to share their thoughts about their fieldwork experience so far.