Wendy O'Meara

DGHI Professor Wendy O’Meara Wins Tropical Medicine Award

November 16, 2018

The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene recently honored Wendy O’Meara, associate professor of medicine and global health, with a 2018 Bailey K. Ashford Medal at the ASTMH annual meeting. This award recognizes distinguished work in tropical medicine by early- or mid-career ASTMH members.

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Alma-Ata’s Second Act

November 15, 2018

Can a reboot of the 40-year-old declaration bring us any closer to its “health for all” ideals?

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3 Questions with DGHI Researcher Ernesto Ortiz

November 05, 2018

Peruvian research project manager Ernesto Ortiz describes his role as associate professor William Pan’s “right hand,” providing support for multiple environmental health-related research projects in Peru. We recently talked with him to learn more about his journey from medicine in Lima to global health in Durham and hear what aspects of his work he thinks have had the greatest impact.

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DGHI Research Roundup: October 2018

November 04, 2018

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

Emptying Pit Latrines Exposes Workers to Pathogens

October 28, 2018

The study results show that pit emptying can generate bioaerosols that could potentially be dangerous to sanitation workers or those in the vicinity of the latrines while they are being emptied.