Dr. Gayani Tillekeratne on the Sri Lankan Economic Crisis

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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.
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Dr. Peter Kussin Part of Tipping Point Challenge Win

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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.
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Medicine Grand Rounds: Impact in Global Cardiovascular Disease Research and Training: Duke’s First 15 Years

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On Friday, January 21, Drs. Jerry Bloomfield, Rebecca Lumsden and Titus N'geno presented Medicine Grand Rounds with their talk, "Impact in Global Cardiovascular Disease Research and Training: Duke's First 15 Years". You can watch Grand Rounds here:  https://warpwire.duke.edu/w/zYAGAA/ Congratulations to Drs. Bloomfield, Lumsden and N'geno on a fantastic grand rounds discussion.
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Duke Cardiac Team Published in Annals of Global Health

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Congratulations to GHP alumnus Dr. Titus Ngeno and his team for their recent publication in the Annals of Global Health, entitled “Feasibility of Cardiac Rehabilitation Models in Kenya”. Due to the global prevalence and high morbidity of cardiovascular disease, especially in Kenya, Dr. Ngeno and his team of clinician-researchers from both Duke and Moi University in Eldoret, Kenya, set out to evaluate the feasibility of cardiac rehabilitation programs in Western Kenya. Cardiac rehabilitation is effective in improving cardiovascular disease symptoms and is adaptable to many settings. However, it is under-utilized. Dr. Ngeno and his team explored the ability of rehabilitation therapies to be deployed at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) in Kenya, as well as remotely by patients who live far away. Members of the team from Moi…
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Dr. Emily Esmaili, GHP Alumna, Discusses the Global Inequity of Healthcare

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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.
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Dr. Narayanasamy Wins Dean’s Research Award

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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.
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Dr. Titus Ng’eno Joins Duke Faculty

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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…
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Drs. Mmbaga and Staton Tackle Injury Research in Tanzania

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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.
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