February 25, 2014                    
Finding Your Niche at Duke  
Finding Your Niche at Duke 

Duke MD/MBA student Manisha Bhattacharya says a pivotal moment in her Duke education was the opportunity to meld her classroom experience with a DGHI-funded research project in global cancer in India. She has also been an instrumental member of the DGHI Student Council and the Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator at Duke.


She says Duke is the place for students to find their niche, connecting all of their passions and preparing them for the career of a lifetime. She found her niche... Hear her story

The Student Perspective: Global Health with the Bald Guru and More!


Sofia Stafford, a freshman and member of the DGHI Student Council, is a blogger for the Duke Admissions Blog. She shares how easy it is to get energized about and connected with global health at Duke.


"Where do funky hats, videos, team projects, and pizza night come together? This semester I am taking a class called Fundamentals of Global Health with Professor David Boyd (aka the Bald Guru). It has been a fascinating class that combines thought provoking lectures, compiled case studies, team challenges, and hands on activities to apply what we learn inside the classroom to real work global health situations..."


Stimulating Global Health Research With DGHI Pilot Funds   

Every successful global health research project begins with a strong, collaborative partner. With DGHI international travel grants, Duke faculty and fellows like Duke OB/GYN Liping Feng, can begin to expand their work globally and foster those research partnerships. As a result of Feng's travel to Shanghai and Kunshan last spring, she and Chinese colleagues are in the beginning stages of new research exploring the environmental factors that may contribute to pregnancy complications like miscarriages, preeclampsia and pre-term birth.

"I highly appreciate that DGHI awarded me the Small International Travel Grant, which provided me with opportunities to work abroad, both in teams and across disciplines," said Feng. "What's most intriguing is that this will help nurture me to become a future global health leader." 


The next funding deadline for DGHI International Travel Grants is March 3.

Global Health Opportunities 




Feb. 26, 5-6 pm

Feb. 27, 12-1 pm
Victor Dzau Named President of Institute of Medicine

Victor J. Dzau, MD, chancellor for health affairs at Duke University and president and chief executive officer for the Duke University Health System, has been named president of the Institute of Medicine (IOM). Dzau will be leaving Duke on June 30, 2014.

The Duke Global Health Institute was created in 2006 to address health disparities around the world.

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