The REPRIEVE study, a global study investigating the cardiovascular disease and AIDS, recently published primary results showing that pitavastatin calcium lowers the rate of heart disease for people living with HIV by 35%. Dr. Gerald Bloomfield, a GHP graduate and the Associate Director for Research at DGHI, is a study cardiologist and serves on the risk panel for the project. Read more (more…)
The Hubert-Yeargan Center for Global Health is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity for early clinician-scientists with an interest in research in LMICs and underserved populations, the Dr. G. Ralph Corey Legacy Award. In 1985, Dr. G. Ralph Corey spent three months working in a small missionary hospital in the western highlands of Kenya. (more…)
Congratulations to Dr. Susanna Naggie for being named Director of the Duke Clinical and Translational Science Institute. Dr. Naggie is a physician-scientist whose career has focused on HIV and viral hepatitis. Prior to her infectious disease fellowship at Duke, she participated in the HYC global health elective rotation (more…)
Congratulations to Dr. Nathan Thielman, and his colleagues Dr. Jan Ostermann (University of South Carolina) and Dr. Bernard Njau (University of Cape Town) on their recent funding award to explore the role that mobile phones and social networks may play in increasing HIV testing in Tanzania. With testing numbers plateauing short of UNAIDS' goals, (more…)
Dr. Kristin Schroeder, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Global Health, moderated a discussion looking at the effects of cancer stigma in Tanzania. She, along Brandon Knettel, PhD and second year MsC-GH student Suhana Posani, discussed the types of (more…)
Dr. Chris Beyrer visited Eldoret, Kenya during his tour of partner sites in Africa in January. While there, he spent time learning about the Cardiovascular Fellowship program, advancements in cardiology care and attended trainee presentations. Click here to enjoy some wonderful photos of Dr. Beyrer and see some familiar HYC faces.