Emily Esmaili, D.O. was recently featured on medium.com with her op-ed, Work in Healthcare? Tell the Global Inequity Story Loudly, Publicly. She discusses child health disparities that used to only be seen after long flights and passport stamps, but are now visible in our local communities and across our nation. Dr. Esmaili is a 2019 graduate of the Global Health Pathway where she focused her attention on refugee child health. She is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Global Health and a pediatrician practicing at Lincoln Community Health Center, serving low-income, immigrant and refugee children.
Congratulations to current Global Health Pathway resident, Dr. Shanti Narayanasamy, on winning the Dean's Research Award for Master's Students! Her project, entitled "Attending to Race: Exploring How Physicians and Medical Students Operationalize Race in Medicine", aims to conduct a Duke-wide survey and interviews of physicians and medical students to understand how race influences their clinical practices. Dr. Narayanasamy hopes to develop educational interventions on race and medicine and provide feedback to participating departments to support their Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion work. The award provides funding to be used towards the purchase of materials and supplies, degree completion and for research or conference travel.
You are invited to attend the Global Health Pathway Journal Club on Tuesday, November 30 as Dr. Colin Smith and guest speakers from the Indian Health Service discuss challenges facing the care of Alaska Natives and Native American populations. Details can be found here: https://globalhealth.duke.edu/events/global-health-pathway-journal-club
Congratulations to Global Health Pathway alumnus, Dr. Titus Ng'eno, on his faculty appointment. Dr. Ng’eno recently joined the Duke Faculty as an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology, as of August 1, 2021. Dr. Ng’eno grew up in Nairobi, Kenya and is a graduate of the Oxford Brookes University (UK). He trained in medicine at the University of Nairobi School of medicine (Kenya), before joining Duke University (USA) for his Internal Medicine Residency, and Cardiology Fellowship training. He is also a graduate of the Master of Science in Global Health at Duke, was a Fogarty Global Health Research Fellow, an Advanced Imaging Fellow and a Design Health Fellow at Duke. Dr. Ng’eno’s research is focused on innovative cardiovascular disease interventions, to improve health outcomes. He was a…
Congratulations to longtime Duke-KCMC collaborator and partner Dr. Blandina Mmbaga on her role as Program Director of the newly formed Trauma Research Capacity Building in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania (TRECK) program. Along with GHP aluma Dr. Catherine Staton, Dr. Mmbaga will lead this program designed to train post-graduate students in injury prevention research and teach them about disabilities resulting from traumatic injuries in LMICs. Read the full story on the DGHI news page here.
Check out the latest issue of Magnify, the Duke School of Medicine's online magazine, featuring Dr. Colin Smith, Dr. Nathan Thielman and the Global Health Pathway. Click here to read about Dr. Smith, his work, and how the Global Health Pathway has been a conduit for his impact on the community.
A recent webinar from the COVID-19 Clinical Research Coalition highlights the strength of Duke's global partnerships with two of our major collaborating institutions, Moi University in Eldoret, Kenya and Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center (KCMC) in Moshi, Tanzania. The webinar, entitled "Setting up biorepositories and increasing sequencing capacity to respond to SARS COV 2 in LMICS" , was written by Dr. Blandina Mmbaga, a member of the Coalition's Virology, Immunology and Diagnostics working group and a pediatrician and researcher at KCMC in Moshi, Tanzania. Dr. Chris Woods is co-chair of this group which also includes Dr. Kirtika Patel from one of Duke's longest standing partners, Moi University in Kenya. The focus of the webinar is the role that biorepositories play in sample preservation, storage and sequencing capabilities in low resource settings…
Congratulations to Drs. Gerald Bloomfield, Waseem Akhter and Titus N'geno for their recently published commentary, "Global Health: Where do cardiologists fit in?" in the BMJ Heart. Dr. Jerry Bloomfield is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Duke, an HYC Faculty member and a 2012 GHP graduate. Dr. Titus N'geno is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Duke, a graduate of the MSc-GH program and a current cardiovascular fellow in the GHP. Dr. Waseem Akhter is a Clinical Associate in the Duke Department of Medicine and a graduate of the MSc-GH program.
Dr. Gayani Tillekeratne, a 2104 GHP graduate and Assistant Professor of Medicine in the division of Infectious Diseases at Duke, spends much of her time and energy studying emerging infections and working with her colleagues to prevent future pandemics. She was recently featured in a local news story highlighting Duke's role in preventing future pandemics.
Congratulations to Dr. Deng Madut on his recent appointment as Assistant Research Professor of Global Health at DGHI. He is also an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infection Disease. Dr. Madut completed the Duke Global Health Infectious Disease fellowship in 2019 and is a 2018 graduate of the Global Health Pathway at the Hubert-Yeargan Center for Global Health. He spent a year working in Moshi, Tanzania under the mentorship of Drs. Nathan Thielman and Matt Rubach where his research examined the barriers to effective care strategy implementation for those living with HIV, as well as infectious disease prevention. As a Duke Internal Medicine resident, he completed a global health elective rotation at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret, Kenya in 2015. Read more about Dr. Madut…