DGHI Celebrates Five Years

Published August 30, 2011 under Education News

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This fall, the Duke Global Health Institute celebrates the start of its fifth year as an interdisciplinary institute at Duke. This is a milestone in our efforts to address health disparities at home and around the world, and it provides an opportunity to reflect on the Institute’s successes and growth, as well as look ahead to what the future holds.

DGHI has become one of the leading academic institutes for the interdisciplinary study of global health. Since it was founded in 2006, the institute has grown to include more than 50 core faculty members representing nearly all of Duke’s schools, with dozens more teaching, conducting research and engaged in various aspects of our work. 

To celebrate the fifth anniversary, we are hosting a number of events to highlight our accomplishments, engage students and faculty, and focus our sights on the future. Join us for an informative and inspiring day as we look ahead to the next decade and discuss the world’s most formidable health challenges and Duke’s commitment to addressing those challenges through education, innovative research and global partnerships.

The event begins with a symposium featuring keynote speaker Peter Piot, director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and will be moderated by Dr. Richard Besser, senior health and medical editor at ABC News.  It will be followed by an evening of celebration at the Duke Gardens featuring student and trainee poster presentations, a special video presentation, food and entertainment.

Visit the conference website for details. Register by September 25, 2011.