The Duke Human Vaccine Institute has received a $12.8 million, 30-month grant from the U.S. Department of Defense, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop a system capable of halting viral pandemics within 60 days.
Dorothy Dow--now an assistant professor of pediatrics and global health--had been working since 2011 in a clinic in Tanzania, focused on pediatric infectious diseases and prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, when she observed something troubling: HIV mortality rates were increasing among teens even as they declined in most other age groups.
Twenty-three DGHI-affiliated authors—including faculty, staff and alumni—recently shared new discoveries on a variety of global health topics in peer-reviewed publications.
DGHI held its sixth annual Global Health Research Showcase last Wednesday, where more than 100 Duke undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students presented posters highlighting their global health research in more than 20 countries.
Each year, the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) sponsors a student fieldwork photo contest and student poster competition in conjunction with the Global Health Showcase event. Contest winners were announced at the Showcase event last Wednesday.
A group of faculty from Duke University, Duke Kunshan University (DKU) and Duke-NUS organized a conference focused on partnerships for digital health technology innovation at Duke Kunshan University in Kunshan, China, on October 14.
Led by Gregory Gray, professor of medicine, environmental health and global health, a Bass Connections research team partnered with Sibu Hospital and Sarawak’s State Health Department in Malaysia to investigate influenza viruses, coronaviruses, adenoviruses and enteroviruses of human or animal origin.
Linfa Wang, DGHI professor and director of the Emerging Infectious Diseases Programme at Duke-NUS Medical School, is not technically a superhero, but the One Health research that has earned him the nickname “Batman” has saved animal lives and holds great potential to do the same with humans.
After graduating from the Master of Science in Global Health (MSc-GH) program last December, Laura Pulscher is beginning a PhD program investigating the Christmas Island flying fox, an endangered bat species in Australia, from a One Health perspective.
On Friday, October 20, the Duke Global Health Institute co-hosted a symposium, “Advancing Women’s Health in a Changing Political Environment,” on the Duke University campus. The symposium featured women’s health and policy experts from Duke and beyond.