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Excited to share this glowing review of DGHI professor David Boyd's engaging on-demand Coursera course on global health challenges: "He will take you to the fields, where under the scorching sun, he ambushes Dr. Pan in an interview. Dr. Boyd will drag you to Asia in his own documentary-like journey to re-tell the avian flu pandemic. He jumps from country to another to eat dessert, to show peoples’ lives, or just to have refreshing variation of scenery." Have you taken the course? Tell us what YOU think!
Deep, richly developed and very demanding self-paced course with a great amount of supplementary reading with the only prerequisite being interest. There are four assignments: three quizzes based on lectures as well as required readings and a final peer reviewed assignment.
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In her latest blog post, 2nd year MSc-GH student Sulzhan Bali reflects on how we can apply lessons learned from Ebola to the latest budding pandemic: Zika.
By Dr. Sulzhan Bali, second Yr MSc-GH, Global Governance Futures 2027 Fellow
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In her latest blog post, 2nd year MSc-GH student Sulzhan Bali reflects on how we can apply lessons learned from Ebola to the latest budding pandemic: Zika.
By Dr. Sulzhan Bali, second Yr MSc-GH, Global Governance Futures 2027 Fellow
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Enter our contest to name the tick-collecting robot being developed by Duke global health professor Greg Gray and 3 Duke undergrad engineering students! This invention will help mitigate the health risks of collecting ticks for research on tick-borne illnesses. Winner will receive a Duke Global Health Institute & Duke One Health gift pack! #NameThatBot
Collecting ticks for research is a tough job, but someone’s got to do it … or do they? Manually collecting ticks for infectious disease research is risky business, putting researchers in danger of contracting the very diseases they’re studying. But DGHI’s Greg Gray and three Duke engineering students are working on a solution: a tick-collecting robot!
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DGHI prof Sallie Permar shares how prior vaccine development efforts can be applied to Zika: "At the Duke Human Vaccine Institute, we've trialed a number of vaccine strategies for other infections such as HIV that we have available for us to test as candidates for Zika virus vaccine." Excited to see how Duke can contribute to the fight against Zika!
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We’re excited to share that not one, but TWO, global health students have been selected as Young Trustees of Duke University! Congratulations, Chris and Jamal!
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Warm wishes for a happy lunar new year from DGHI!
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This morning, we were honored and excited to welcome Dr. Bill Foege, former CDC director and executive director of The Carter Center, via Skype to one of our Global Health 101 classes. He talked about his life in global health and his role in eradicating smallpox. Foege is credited with devising the global strategy that led to the eradication of this disease in the late 1970s and is the author of "House on Fire: The Fight to Eradicate Smallpox."
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Are we entering a post-antibiotic era, where people will die from simple infections, in part due to resistance resulting from overuse of antibiotics? In this BBC News piece, DGHI prof Chris Woods talks about a test he and his colleagues recently developed that could help address this problem (this segment begins at 13:36).
Since October 2014 almost 4000 babies have been born in Brazil with underdeveloped brains and smaller heads. Although not proven, doctors suspect that infection with the Zika virus during pregnancy is causing these abnormalities. The virus is spreading at an alarming rate across South and Central America and the WHO has warned that all the Americas are at risk of the virus. The symptoms seem fairly mild – a flu like illness, sometimes with sorene...
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The Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) works to reduce health disparities in our local community and worldwide. Recognizing that many global health problems stem from economic, social, environmental, political and health care inequalities, DGHI brings together interdisciplinary teams to solve complex health problems and to train the next generation of global health scholars.


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