Global health and medicine professor Chris Woods was the driving force behind the development and launch of our MSc-GH program 8 years ago. Next month, he'll be stepping down from this leadership role. We're so grateful to Chris for his outstanding service as the program director and director of graduate studies. Read more about Chris and learn who'll be taking over his post!
Congrats to the students who recently received Duke Bass Connections grants to extend the research they began with their Bass Connections projects--and a special shout-out to 3 of them who are connected with global health--Kristen Larson, Yuting Song and Kushal Kadakia. Learn more about their projects here!
Major kudos to Okechi Boms '16, a biology major/global health minor who received a grant from The Fulbright Program to work on a team in Ecuador that's evaluating the impact of malnutrition interventions. This pic shows Okechi plating water samples as part of his global health fieldwork project in Guatemala last summer (also pictured, recent global health graduate Lorena Garcia). Learn more about Okechi's Fulbright: http://bit.ly/1XrOFqk
This fall, Duke will launch the Health Humanities Lab, bringing together many minds and departments across campus to engage students, faculty and the community in humanities questions in the context of global health through a range of activities, initiatives and resources. Several DGHI faculty members, including Brandon Kohrt, pictured here, participated in a recent planning retreat. Stay tuned for more info!
A very grateful shout-out to Megan Mendenhall at Duke Photography for her awesome job capturing our undergraduate global health commencement last week. Take a look! Grad commencement photos to come later today ...