DGHI Partner to Expand Access to HPV Screening in Haiti
Duke Global Health Institute partner, Family Health Ministries (FHM), has received a $730,000 grant from Clinton Bush Haiti Fund (CBHF) to expand their cervical cancer care in Haiti, a country with one of the highest cervical cancer rates in the world. The grant will enable FHM to expand an HPV research partnership with QIAGEN, a leader in molecular diagnostic testing, to include a state-of-the-art laboratory and five new cervical cancer prevention clinics throughout Haiti.
Register for Global Health Courses This Spring
This Spring, the Duke Global Health Institute is offering a handful of new courses in topics like maternal health, mental health and African health systems. See list of new courses. Today is the first day of class for students enrolled in the One Health course, which is open to students from Duke, UNC-Chapel Hill and NC State interested in the links between human health, animal health and the environment. Spots are still available. For a complete listing of courses, visit the global health course database. Drop/add ends Jan. 23.
Biomedical Research on the Banks of the Amazon
By Duke Magazine
DGHI faculty member William Pan has spent much of the past five years in Peru, where he is working to understand how development and environmental changes are affecting the spread of diseases such as malaria. Part of his work focuses on modeling how people and disease-carrying mosquitoes are moving through the rainforest to predict where and among whom the disease may arise. His data are helping Peruvian health officials evaluate malaria-prevention efforts and target new areas for intervention.
DGHI Faculty Receive Grants for Global Health Research
William Pan has been awarded a year-long $22,796 grant from Harvard University to examine how social contexts intersect with cultural factors to affect the onset of depression and anxiety across various ages and geographic locations.
Sara Benjamin Neelon received a five-year $3.2 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to examine racial differences in the risk of obesity in infants living in Durham, NC.