Congratulations to Dr. Deng Madut, a GHP alumnus and current Duke ID faculty member, on his recent NIH Diversity Supplement Award! As part of Dr. Matt Rubach's R01 Sepsis Characterization in Kilimanjaro (SiCK) study, Dr. Madut will evaluate if the genomic data (more…)
Dr. Catherine Staton, an associate professor of surgery and global health and an HYC affiliate faculty member, supervised research at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center in Moshi, Tanzania that explored injuries, trauma, and access to care. She and her team found many reasons, such as a misunderstanding (more…)
Thanks to a grant from the Thoracic Surgery Foundation (TSF), the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, and the Edwards Lifesciences Foundation, people in Western Kenya will soon have better access to cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Emily Farkas at Indiana University received the grant and together with Professor Barasa Otsyula, chief of cardiothoracic surgery at MRTH, will begin (more…)
Dr. Jerry Bloomfield and his colleagues were recently featured in POZ magazine for their work on the REPRIEVE study, which showed that individuals on antiretroviral treatments and have heart disease risk scores in the low to moderate range still have cardiovascular abnormalities at three times the rate of the general population. Dr. Bloomfield, an Associate Professor of Medicine and an Associate Research Professor of Global Health, and his colleagues looked at data from more than 7,000 people from 120 clinics around the world. The hope for the REPRIEVE study is to find out if a statin medication will help reduce the risk for cardiovascular issues in those living with HIV. You can read the POZ article here and the study abstract in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome here.
Drs. Waseem Akhter, Jerry Bloomfield, and Titus Ngeno were recently featured in the Duke University School of Medicine's Magnify newsletter on their work to address the growing burden of cardiovascular health and care in low resource areas. From refugee camps in Syria to the hills of Western Kenya, these physician scientists are blazing new trails and calling for new methods to address heart health around the world. Read the Magnify article here.
Dr. Shanti Narayanasamy, a current Global Health Pathway trainee, was recently featured on the Duke Graduate School article for her research looking at how race plays a role in clinical practice at Duke. Dr. Narayanasamy is a Global Health and Infectious Disease fellow in the GHP. Click Read More to access the article.
Dr. Gayani Tillekeratne, a 2014 Global Health Fellowship Pathway graduate and current Assistant Professor of Medicine in Infectious Disease, spends six month a year in Galle, Sri Lanka as a faculty lead for the Duke-Ruhuna Research Collaborative. She recently returned from a trip there and offers insights into the deepening economic crisis affected the country. Click here to read the DGHI story.
Congratulations to the palliative care AMPATH Kenya team, led by Ken Cornetta of Indiana University which included Duke’s own Dr. Peter Kussin, for being named a Gold Winner by the John A. Hartford Foundation in their Tipping Point Challenge. The Challenge is a national competition whose aim is to spread ideas and solutions to address and improve health care delivery to those dealing with serious illnesses. The award acknowledges AMPATH’s role in the continuing growth of palliative care in Western Kenya through education, training, research and clinical care. Dr. Kussin will continue involvement in palliative care with the intensive care unit at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret, Kenya.