Dr. Kristin Schroder, 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.
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…)