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A message from @dukepresidentprice: I hope you’re well, but I know that you're dealing with the complications caused by #COVID19

At Duke, we’re working diligently to navigate this public health emergency while continuing our work—the critical work of teaching, learning, discovery & caring for the health of our community.

We’ve all had to make significant adjustments to practice the social distancing required, which we hope will go a long way toward protecting public health & minimizing the longer-term damage.

Let me thank all of you for your understanding & for your willingness to do the right thing during these complicated times.

Here’s the thing: We are Duke; we are a strong community; we care about each other; we’re clever, hardworking & innovative; and we’ll get through this & come out stronger on the other side.

So, we’re asking for your help. Please look after your own health. Wash your hands regularly & practice social distancing. For an impulsive hand-shaker like me, I’ve got to say this feels very odd. But we do have to keep our distance.

More important, let’s all look after other people’s health. The main reason we’re practicing social distancing is not actually for ourselves. Younger people may not get sick or if they do, they may not suffer all that much. But don’t just think of yourself, think of your grandmother. You’re slowing down COVID-19 to protect her.

And please bear with us as we work institutionally to do the right thing by the tens of thousands of people who make up our Duke & our Durham community.
This is not easy for anyone. As circumstances change, we’re doing our utmost to keep you informed, to adapt our policies & procedures as required & to give the best possible advice & direction we can. Keep calm, be patient. Again, it isn’t easy, but it is necessary.

Throughout Duke’s 1st century, we’ve often been called upon to provide real leadership in the world. And today, we hear that call again. I know that we will answer it by demonstrating the abiding values & commitment to service that will carry us through to the even more extraordinary century to come.

Thank you for your support. I am proud to be a member of this community.
In January, Shantanu Srivatsa did something not many second-year master’s degree students can boast about—he published a commentary in one of the American Medical Association’s journals, the AMA Journal of Ethics. Co-authored with his ethics professor, Kearsley Stewart, their article highlights the need for a more robust international response to the mental health of those affected by epidemics. Read DGHI’s Q&A with Srivatsa about how his article evolved from an idea to a published piece — click the link in our bio.
Christopher Plowe, Timothy Evans, and Victor Dzau. Dr. Evans spoke about accelerating and sustaining progress towards Universal Health Coverage at this year’s Victor J. Dzau Distinguished Lecture in Global Health at Duke.
We’re listening to Duke’s Michel Landry at today’s Think Global lecture, including discussion of a course he’s creating about refugee health and the scope of refugee healthcare needs.
Group Selfie @ Decolonizing Global Health 2020 —
Thank you to all who organized and participated in Friday's Decolonizing Global Health 2020 conference at Duke, especially (front row, left to right) Eugene Thomas Richardson (Harvard), Yadurshini Raveendran (Duke), Cordelia Kenney (Duke), Seye Abimbola (BMJ Global Health), Madhukar Pai (McGill) and (back row, left to right) Ali Murad Buyum (Duke), Odessa Grimard (McGill), Laura Mkumba (Duke), Andrea Koris (Duke), and not pictured, DGHI's Karrie Stewart and Gavin Yamey. The conference drew more than 250 attendees at Duke and 500+ more viewers beamed in via livestream. Well done to all!!
I'd rather not assume that where a person lives or is from is the key to their worldview—Seye Abimbola, MD, PhD, Editor of BMJ Global Health, speaking today at Decolonizing Global Health 2020 @dukeuniversity  #globalhealth
100% of malaria conferences are held in Europe where there is no malaria. And so often, those from countries that have high malaria rates can't get visas to go to those meetings—Madhukar Pai, Director, McGill Global Health Programs, speaking at today’s Decolonizing Global Health 2020 conference  @dukeuniversity #DecolonizeGH2020 #globalhealth
Happy Lunar New Year!
DGHI extends heartfelt wishes for good health and happiness to our colleagues and friends who celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year. The top left character in the gold circle means “rat” in recognition of 2020, the Year of the Rat. The character on the bottom right translates to “good fortune.” #happylunarnewyear
Ashutosh Chilkoti, PhD, Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering @dukeuniversity speaking @dukeghi today. His #ThinkGlobal lecture covered point-of-care diagnostics his team has developed.
Wishing everyone a Happy New Year and good health in 2020! Click on the link in our bio to view our DGHI teams around the world and in NC sharing their good wishes for 2020 🌍!
The most memorable global health stories often involve high stakes, ingenious interventions and inspiring outcomes. As we bid goodbye to 2019, we’re sharing our top DGHI stories from the year. Enjoy reading (or re-reading!) them. We hope they inspire you to do great things in 2020! Go to the link in our bio or visit: //www.madeupthemovie.com/media/news/our-favorite-global-health-stories-2019
The creativity was outstanding among DGHI’s door decorators! Here, we share a sampling. And soon, we will post the winning door! ❄️
DGHI's Unique Approach to Global Health
Eradicating Human Diseases: Opportunities and Risks
Breaking Down Barriers through the Arts
Reaping Big Benefits from Leadership
Tackling HIV Disclosure in Tanzanian Teens
A Novel Approach to Teen HIV Treatment
Deng Madut MS'18 Discusses His Field Research in Tanzania
Loren Barcenas MS'19 Discusses Her Field Research in Tanzania
Sahar Almarzooqi MS'19 Discusses Her Field Research in Tanzania
Happy New Year from DGHI!