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DGHI Research Roundup: April 2016

May 02, 2016

Seventeen DGHI faculty members, staff and affiliates recently shared new discoveries on a variety of global health topics in peer-reviewed publications.

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Duke Kunshan University Partnering across Sectors to Improve TB Care in China

April 26, 2016

More than half of tuberculosis (TB) patients in Chinese hospitals are treated incorrectly, and the over-use of second-line TB drugs poses a serious problem, according to researchers from a project involving the Global Health Research Center (GHRC) at Duke Kunshan University, the China Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Chinese National Health and Family Planning Commission and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Can Oral Health Affect an Individual’s Cognitive Abilities?

April 19, 2016

Better oral hygiene and regular dental visits may be associated with a slower rate of cognitive decline as people age, but the strength of the evidence is weak. These findings, published recently in the Journal of the American Society of Geriatrics by nursing and global health professor Bei Wu and her colleagues, come from the first systematic review of the medical literature to examine studies focused on oral health and cognition.

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Study Finds Unique Positive Mental Health Factors for Clergy

April 19, 2016

In a recent study, associate research professor of global health Rae Jean Proeschold-Bell and her colleagues discovered that factors that decrease the likelihood of mental health problems such as depression and anxiety are not necessarily the same as those that promote positive mental health (PMH).

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DGHI Awards Pilot Grants to Support Zika and Family Planning Projects

April 05, 2016

The Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) has awarded grants for two research projects focused on maternal, adolescent and child health—one of DGHI’s research priorities. One award was given to Sallie Permar, associate professor of pediatrics, immunology, and molecular genetics and microbiology, and the other to Eric Green, assistant professor of global health.

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DGHI Research Roundup: March 2016

April 05, 2016

Seventeen DGHI faculty members, staff and affiliates recently shared new discoveries in peer-reviewed publications. Topics include mental health, obesity, non-communicable diseases, mHealth, implementation science and more.

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Duke Groups to Host Two Global Health Symposia on April 1

March 29, 2016

This Friday, April 1, Duke University will be hosting two major global health events featuring Duke faculty and student speakers as well as international global health leaders and innovators. Both events are free and open to the public, but registration is required.

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Duke-Led Study Brings Researchers One Step Closer to an HIV Vaccine

March 22, 2016

One of the most crucial and elusive goals of an effective HIV vaccine is to stimulate antibodies that can attack the virus even as it relentlessly mutates. Now a research team, led by investigators at the Duke Human Vaccine Institute—including medicine, immunology and global health professor Barton Haynes—and the Vaccine Research Center of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), has tracked rare potent antibodies in an HIV-infected individual and determined sequential structures that point to how they developed.

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