Anthony Eze, MD, a global health trainee in Duke’s General Surgery program, is among those researching the issues so often overlooked in the aftermath of gun violence. Eze spearheaded the recent study on disparities in post-acute care, which also proposed solutions. Among them were employing pseudonyms, giving patients a different name to shield their identities and safeguard them from additional harm when admitted to skilled nursing facilities; and recruiting home health workers from the communities where gunshot victims are affected. “Many times, people who are victims of gun violence have difficulty getting access to the rehabilitation facilities that they need. Even though these survivors have not lost their life to gun violence, they are at risk of losing their livelihood,” Eze said. Read more here
The Duke Global Health Institute has tapped one of its own, G. Titus Ng’eno, M.D., a Duke cardiologist and a native of Kenya, to lead its longstanding partnership in the East African country. Ng’eno, an assistant professor of medicine and global health, began his role as the Kenya Partnership Site Lead on Jan. 1. He will advance the work among Duke, Kenyan and global partners pursuing initiatives to reduce health care inequities in communicable and non-communicable diseases. In addition to DGHI, those partners include Duke’s Hubert-Yeargan Center for Global Health, the Duke-affiliated nonprofit Innovations in Healthcare and Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) in Eldoret. “It’s a great opportunity to support the collaborative education, research and service missions by Duke and our partners,” says Ng’eno. “I look forward to the…
Dr. Kristin Schroeder, a GHP alumnus and current Duke Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Global Health, was recently nominated as a finalist for the Opus Prize, one of the globe’s most significant faith-inspired recognitions for social entrepreneurship. “I was in shock and deeply honored, as someone had learned about what we do in Tanzania and was deeply moved and decided to put us forward for this award,” says Schroeder, an associate professor of pediatrics and global health who has been working for nearly a decade to improve pediatric cancer survival rates in Tanzania. The Opus Prize is an annual accolade that acknowledges individuals or groups advocating for transformative change infused with faith. It aims to support the humanitarian initiatives of the awardee but also to motivate others to embrace a…
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.