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Congrats to global health/cultural anthropology alum Will Sperduto '16 on his NEW BOOK!
Story+, brought to you by @fhi_duke, Versatile Humanists at Duke, and Bass Connections, is a six-week summer research experience for students interested in bringing academic research to life through dynamic storytelling. One Summer 2018 project that looks particularly interesting to us here at DGHI is called An Illustrated Memoir of the Global HIV/AIDS Pandemic: The Maria de Bruyn Papers Speak. Students working on this project will produce a modified graphic novel that tells a sweeping story of the global HIV/AIDS pandemic based on materials from the Maria de Bruyn archive in the Rubenstein Library. Apply to Story+ by following the link in our bio!

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They're heeeeere! Students: check out the 50+ new Duke Bass Connections interdisciplinary research projects and apply by February 16. Learn more about the projects and key upcoming dates for events designed to help you decide whether Bass Connections -- and which project -- is right for you! So many fantastic options! Check out the link in our bio for more info.

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DGHI alum Bolun Li’s passion for healthcare in low-income communities led him to develop a social enterprise, @diinsider2017, that connects grassroots organizations to resources they need. Read more in our newsletter profile. Not on our newsletter list? Sign up by following the link in our bio!

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Today, as we honor Dr. King's legacy, #DGHI is more committed than ever to researching and discovering ways to address the racial and other disparities in health care in North Carolina, across the U.S. and around the world. #MLKDay #HealthDisparities
UNDERGRADS: You won't want to miss the incredible global health-related summer research opportunities available through the Data+ program--tap into disability issues, social determinants of health, vaccine hesitancy, reproductive health or orphaned & separated children (+ many other projects in different fields!). #DGHI #GlobalHealth #SummerResearch  #BigData
Happy new year from DGHI! 2018 is going to be a great year for us. Why? Just listen to what some of our faculty and students hope to accomplish in the year ahead. #GlobalHealth #DGHI #HappyNewYear
Duke #GlobalHealth students: Looking for a unique study opportunity this summer? Check out this new month-long program in Galle, Sri Lanka! Partner with students from the University of Amsterdam and the University of Ruhuna (in Sri Lanka) to explore global health challenges through classroom-based instruction and field experiences. Check out the link in our bio for more info!

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Last week, our new director, Chris Plowe, shared a message with the #DGHI community. We're excited to begin this new journey together--full of hope for a great 2018! Here's an excerpt from his message--you can read the full message at the link in our bio!

During the past few months I have begun to meet our talented and dedicated faculty, staff and students. Learning about your work—and the deeply humane values that guide it—has been both humbling and inspiring. DGHI is a community that stands apart not only for the excellence and impact of its teaching and research, but for its character. DGHI is admired around the world for its ability to educate future global health leaders, to form mutually beneficial partnerships and to bring multiple spheres of expertise to bear on some of the world’s most pressing health problems. It is a privilege to join you, and to help you advance this mission and deepen our commitment to innovation, collaboration, equity and inclusivity.
We're thrilled to welcome our new director, Chris Plowe, this week--and he seems pretty excited, too: “The incredible people, the culture of interdisciplinary collaboration and the resources dedicated to global health at DGHI and across Duke University make this a dream job for someone who wants to have an impact on global public health,” he said this fall after accepting the position. 
Chris, a renowned malaria researcher, comes to us from the University of Maryland's School of Medicine, where he was the founding director of the Institute for Global Health. His wife, Myaing Nyunt, also a malaria researcher, joined the faculty of #DGHI and the School of Medicine in November.

Many thanks to Mike Merson, DGHI's founding director, for his 11 years of incredible leadership, and to Randy Kramer, DGHI's deputy director, for skillfully carrying the torch for the last 6 months. 
Learn more about Chris at the link in our bio!

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Meet ACE Ambassador Captain: Maria Sheridan. ACE in India ‘16. Maria, a #GlobalHealth and sociology major, is a member of the Duke Swim Team from Charlotte, NC. She's also a two-time Olympic Trials qualifier (2012, 2016) and has been on ACC-Academic Honor Roll (2015, 2016, 2017). Maria had the opportunity to travel to India through ACE in summer 2016 to teach English to 5th-11th graders at the Vidya School. Maria has a strong passion for fighting gender inequality. While abroad, Maria found a love of teaching. Her time in India improved her cultural competency, opening her eyes to the rich and beautiful lifestyle India (and the rest of the world) has to offer. Reflecting on work in Gurgaon, Maria is passionate to further her involvement in the Global Health sphere, hoping to obtain her Masters degree in public health. The ACE program has positively impacted Maria’s life since the cross-cultural immersion led her to make lasting relationships with her peers, students and members within Delhi's community. #goduke #aceathletes #ACEambassadors #ACEinIndia #DukeIsEverywhere

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/


Training Tomorrow's Global Health Leaders: Senior Voices 2014
Global Mental Health at Duke
Finding Your Niche at Duke
DGHI Research Series: Road traffic injuries
Connecting Students With Research, Their Communities & The World
New Course: Primate Disease Ecology and Global Health
Engineering Solutions for Global Health
The Voices of Global Health Showcase
Studying Global Health in the Peruvian Amazon:  A Bass Connections Project
Introducing 2013-14 Doris Duke Fellows at Duke University