Partnership in action! Last week, DGHI professor Lauren Franz (second from right) visited members of the occupational therapy team and Marieke Dekker, a neurologist at Kilimanjaro Christianity Medical Centre KCMC (bottom left) to explore a research and capacity-building collaboration between KCMC and DGHI. The project will address support systems for families who have children with disabilities.
Congrats to global health/cultural anthropology alum Will Sperduto '16 on his NEW BOOK! "Cartooncology: Thoughtful Images of Cancer" is a collection of illustrations that introduces people of all ages and backgrounds to different ways of thinking about the illness. These graphic medicine images help patients, caregivers, students and health professionals visually learn from, and cope with, cancer. The book started out as a final project in Will's Visual Cultures of Medicine class at Duke...
Best wishes to our *awesome* Center for Policy Impact in Global Health fellows, Addis Mulat and Daniel Victor, who presented their research last week. Addis and Daniel left a big impression on us despite their short time at DGHI, and now they're heading back to Ethiopia (Addis) and India (Daniel). Learn more about their work at home and at DGHI--and the CPIGH fellowship program: http://bit.ly/2B94eNd
ON THE BLOG: Last summer when global health student Sam Sadler was doing her fieldwork in the neurosurgical ward at the Mulago National Referral Hospital in Kampala, Uganda, she got pretty sick. Her experience prompted a deep personal reflection about the limits of classroom education in truly understanding global health issues. Read her fantastic post, "Urgent Care: When the Researcher Becomes the Patient," here: http://bit.ly/2Dg4RFS
Duke Bass Connections
MSc-GH alum Bolun Li '16 is passionate about providing sustainable, scalable healthcare for low-income communities. That's why he co-founded Development Innovation Insider, a social enterprise that connects grassroots organizations to resources they need. Learn more about Bolun, his DGHI experience and his post-Duke life: http://bit.ly/2mEVbgY
We're excited to share that the Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research -- one of our 7 centers -- just launched a beautiful new website! CHPIR's mission is to improve health of individuals and communities -- locally, nationally and internationally -- by addressing health inequities through interdisciplinary policy-relevant research, interventions and evaluations. Check out the site to learn more about their work! http://chpir.org/