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7/22/17-Watch the “Sibu Six’s” Journey through Sarawak, Malaysia

Join the “Sibu Six” as they reflect on their summer research work in Sarawak, Malaysia hunting down viruses.

The “Sibu Six” are a group of graduate and undergraduate students studying global health at Duke University (USA) and Duke Kunshan University (China). Check out the video above to meet the “Sibu Six”, learn about their research projects, and experience Sarawak’s large open markets, pig farms, and tropical disease hospitals.

The video was produced by Jim Rogalski (jim.rogalski@duke.edu, Director of Video Productions, Duke Medicine).

7/21/17- Fun on the Farm: A Day in the Life of a Farmer-Turned-Scientist

Sarah and Laura Getting Pig Samples
Pictured: Sarah Philo (back) and Laura Borkenhagen(front)
Photo credit: Jim Rogalski.

Check out Duke Global Health Institute’s “Diaries from the Field” blog where MSc-GH candidate, Laura Borkenhagen, Duke University, reflects on the Sibu Six’s journey in Sarawak, Malaysia thus far.

The Sibu Six are a group of graduate and undergraduate student researchers from Duke University and Duke Kunshan University. They’re conducting several One Health research studies in Sibu and other areas in Malaysia this summer. Borkenhagen’s diary highlights the teams success with sample collection and the details, accompanied with a fragrant aroma, of pig farm sampling.

Link:https://globalhealth.duke.edu/media/blogs/diaries/fun-farm-day-life-farmer-turned-scientist

7/20/17- Two 2017 MSc-GH Students Admitted to PhD Programs

 

Two Duke University MSc-GH 2017 graduates who received One Health training under Dr. Gregory Gray have leveraged their global health knowledge to accept positions in two highly acclaimed PhD programs.

Tom Moore has accepted an offer to join the APHL-CDC Infectious Disease Laboratory Fellowship under the leadership of Dr. Abelardo Moncayo, PhD, where he will be working with the Tennessee Department of Health’s Vector Borne Disease Program in Nashville, TN. Currently Tom is working on projects related to tick-borne diseases in collaboration with Vanderbilt University and the CDC’s Division of Vector-Borne Diseases. Tom has also been accepted to the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health PhD program in epidemiology at the University of Arizona, where he will start in Fall 2018.

Laura Pulscher was accepted into a PhD program in the Life and Environmental Science Department at the University of Sydney starting this October. Laura was awarded a scholarship to attend the program, where she intends to focus on the role of infectious, nutritional and toxicological diseases on endangered Christmas Island flying foxes.

Check out the video below to follow Tom and Laura’s journey to Mongolia where they investigated zoonotic diseases among the countries rodent population:

https://youtu.be/BoaF4OX6WIo?list=PLQJg8zOoAFSQIbmw0GA_bT8pLgHM2fXwb

We wish both Tom and Laura the best of luck on their future endeavors and look forward to watching their successful careers in global health unfold.

6/29/17- The “Sibu Six” Take their First Trip to Kapit

On the Boat back to Sibu

The Sibu Six are a group of graduate and undergraduate student researchers from Duke University and Duke Kunshan University. They’re conducting several One Health research studies in Sibu and other areas in Malaysia this summer.

Check out Duke Global Health Institute’s “Diaries from the Field” blog where MSc-GH candidate, Hudson Berkhouse, Duke Kunshan University, reflects on his trip thus far.

Link:https://globalhealth.duke.edu/media/blogs/diaries/sibu-six-take-their-first-trip-kapit

5/18/17- 6/10/17-Duke Hosts 42 Scholars for Third Annual Duke One Health Training Program

This summer scholars from seven countries (China, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Pakistan, Thailand, and the USA) joined Duke Global Health Institute students in studying one health.  The trainees took one or more of four Duke One Health courses over the-3 week period.

  • Introduction to the One Health Approach
  • Public Health Laboratory Techniques
  • Introduction to Entomology, Zoonotic Diseases and Food Safety
  • Introduction to Environmental Health.

To learn more about this unique program visit the web site: https://sites.globalhealth.duke.edu/dukeonehealth/trainingprogram/

07/14-16/2016 – NIH D43 tick-borne disease workshop and International Symposium on One Health Research, Ulaanbatar, Mongolia

As examples of Duke University and North Carolina State University’s collaborations in One Health, a recent student-led NIH D43 sponsored tick-borne disease workshop and an International Symposium on One Health Research are reviewed in this video.  The workshop included presentations from five graduate student/postdoctoral scholars from the USA and Mongolia.  The Symposium engaged more than 100 professionals from six different countries and more than 15 institutions.

5/17-6/7/2016 – Duke Hosts 41 Scholars for Second Annual Duke One Health Training Program

20160712 04This summer scholars from nine countries (China, Egypt, Kenya, Lebanon, Mongolia, Morocco, Pakistan, South Korea and the United States) joined Duke Global Health Institute students in studying one health.  The trainees took one or more of four Duke One Health courses over the-3 week period.

  • Introduction to the One Health Approach
  • Public Health Laboratory Techniques
  • Introduction to Entomology, Zoonotic Diseases and Food Safety
  • Introduction to Environmental Health.

More than20160712 01 20 faculty from Duke University, North Carolina State University, the Environmental Protection Agency, and North Carolina Central University helped in the training.  To learn more about this unique program visit the web site: http://sites.globalhealth.duke.edu/dukeonehealth/trainingprogram/

 

 

 

 

11/4/2015 – Professor Gray invited to deliver the Coppoc One Health Lecture Series at Purdue University

On November 4th, 2015, the second annual Coppoc One Health Lecture invited Professor Gray to deliver a speech about novel influenza viruses, which can cause disease outbreaks in both animals and humans. The lecture, held in Lynn Hall, Purdue University, Wednesday afternoon at 4:30 p.m., drew a crowd of about 60.

Speaking on the topic “Modern Livestock Production and Novel Influenza Virus Generation: Are the Benefits Worth the Risk?”, Dr. Gray stressed the importance of taking a “one-health” approach in addressing emerging infectious diseases. Noting that veterinary professionals are not being thought of as players in planning for dealing with pandemic influenza, Dr. Gray said it will take young people reaching across fences between disciplines, to effect change in the way these “wicked” disease problems are addressed. He encouraged veterinary students to not be afraid to propose ideas. “Do whatever you can to move things forward,” he said.

 

The lecture was followed by a reception in the Continuum Café. The Coppoc One Health Lecture honors Dr. Gordon Coppoc, Purdue professor emeritus of veterinary pharmacology, and his wife, Harriet. A longtime Purdue Veterinary Medicine faculty member and former head of the Department of Basic Medical Sciences, Dr. Coppoc also served as director of the Indiana University School of Medicine-Lafayette and associate dean of the Indiana University School of Medicine before retiring in December 2014.