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This week, we were honored to host a few of our many long-time Tanzanian partners from Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College, Bugando Medical Center and Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences, as well as a partner from Weill Cornell Medical College in New York. 
1st photo: Dr. Egbert Kessi, the provost of Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College (far right), had everyone laughing at a casual lunch attended by DGHI and School of Medicine faculty members. 
2nd photo: The primary partners in our Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) collaboration, including DGHI's Charles Muiruri (2nd from left) and John Bartlett (2nd from right). #partnership #strongertogether #medicaleducation
When Bolun Li '16 graduated from the #DukeMScGH program, he co-founded Development Innovation Insider (Diinsider), a non-profit that connects grassroots social impact organizations in emerging countries with intellectual resources, international talents and impact investors to scale up social impacts with the grassroots. They just released the 3rd issue of their online magazine, ChangeMag--check it out at http://www.changemag-diinsider.com/! @diinsider2017 #DGHIproud #resilience #passion
#BassConnections student researchers on their way to a community to test a health intervention to reduce mercury exposure and anemia in the #Amazon rainforest in #Peru. #DGHIfieldwork #EnvironmentalHealth #dukeinlatam #DukeIsEverywhere
Our team of #OneHealth student researchers in Malaysia, the #SibuSix, are enjoying a little bit of Malaysian culture along with their fieldwork! They had the chance to celebrate Hari Raya with Dr. Toh, one of their Malaysian research partners, and his family by visiting the homes of local Muslims. One of their favorite parts of the day: feasting on the many varieties of colorful layer cakes found only in Sarawak that are served for holidays and special events! #Yum #DGHIfieldwork #BassConnections
Global health majors Sujata Kishnani and Jesse Mangold instruct kids during a vision screening at a local school in Roatan, Honduras -- part of their summer fieldwork in the Student Research Training program. #DGHIfieldwork #DukeIsEverywhere #ClinicaEsperanza
When in Uganda ... attend a Ugandan wedding ... and, of course, be sure to dress accordingly! Our undergrad Student Research Training team in Naama, Uganda, had the honor of attending the wedding of one of their local research partners' BFFL. That's one way to immerse yourself in local culture! #DGHIfieldwork #dukeiseverywhere
Happy 4th of July! Fun fact: While the Declaration of Independence was dated July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress actually voted for independence on July 2, and the Declaration wasn't actually signed till August 2!  #IndependenceDay
#DGHI education team is in the house at Clinica Esperanza in Honduras ... checking in on our undergraduate student research team! A key DGHI partner, Clinica Esperanza provides low/no-cost medical care to the people of Roatan. At the medical clinic and hospital, people can receive a wide range of services from women's health to pediatrics to dental care. Our students are helping to screen/collecting data for glaucoma, conducting vision screening in the schools, and doing other volunteer work in the community. We're delighted to partner with them year after year! #DGHIfieldwork #dukeiseverywhere
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#GlobalHealth fieldwork is happening right here in NC this summer! #BassConnections and #DGHI's Student Research Training program are joining forces to work on improving outcomes for chronic kidney disease in Robeson County, NC, the poorest county in the state with the highest rates of end-stage renal disease and dialysis. Pictured here are 5 of our students and one of our community partners and project leaders, Dr. Cherry Beasley (far left). #LocalIsGlobal #DukeIsEverywhere #DGHIfieldwork
Duke's three Doris Duke International Clinical Research Fellows were joined by a bunch of other Dukies—and Paul Farmer!—at the DDICRF conference in DC earlier this month.

Left to right:
Faith Rialem, DDICRF
Sarah Norton, incoming Duke Med resident
Cody Cichowitz, DDICRF
Alice Zhang, Duke alum
Andres Mallipudi, DDICRF
Paul Farmer, co-founder, Partners in Health
Jonathan Chang, Duke Med student
Dennis Clements, DGHI professor
John Bartlett, DGHI professor and director of research
#DGHIFieldwork @carissashley, one of our MSc-GH students, is working on cervical cancer screening and prevention in Uganda this summer! Keep up the great work, Carissa!
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We're hiring--please help us spread the word! DGHI's Center for Policy Impact in Global Health is seeking a deputy director to help lead and advance the Center’s research agenda, expand its research into new areas, seek additional funding opportunities and shape its future activities and direction. Learn more/apply: http://bit.ly/2rWk50B Duke-Robert J. Margolis, MD, Center for Health Policy Sanford School of Public Policy

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This week, we were honored to host a few of our many long-time Tanzanian partners from Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College, Bugando Medica Medical Center and Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences, as well as a partner from Weill Cornell Medical College in New York.

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ON THE BLOG: Rising 2nd-year MSc-GH student Kevin Ramseur II reflects on his World Health Organization (WHO) internship and global health policy course in Geneva this summer as part of Sanford School of Public Policy's Program on Global Policy and Governance. Check it out: http://bit.ly/2tps9rQ

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Congratulations to DGHI professor Charlie Nunn on his recent appointment of Editor-in-Chief of the open-access journal "Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health." In this Q&A, Nunn talks about how he got into evolutionary medicine, the big issues in the field and more: http://bit.ly/2veqFOt

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ON THE BLOG: While most of our students' fieldwork takes place outside the country, we do have some local research projects in areas where communities experience health and healthcare disparities--like this one in Robeson County, North Carolina, just a couple of hours south of Duke. In today's blog post, two students reflect on their summer experience investigating why people in the county experience poor outcomes related to chronic kidney disease: http://bit...

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Fascinating new research led by global health and evolutionary anthropology professor Charlie Nunn: Study of hunter-gatherers in Tanzania suggests that mismatched sleep schedules and restless nights may be an evolutionary leftover from a time many, many years ago, when a lion lurking in the shadows might try to eat you at 2am. Check it out! http://bit.ly/2uWbo4O

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