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Dr. Nida Shaikh shares initial results at DEBATE 2017

March 13, 2017
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Dr. Nida Shaikh is a current VECD fellow researching at the Madras Diabetes Research Foundation in Chennai. Overall, her research will focus on long-term effects of an individualized coordinated care intervention on dietary patterns and cardiovascular risk factors in individuals with co-morbid diabetes and depression: the INDEPENDENT study.

VECD Conference: Global health explores future needs

January 31, 2017

The VECD Conference (Chronic Consequences of Global Infectious Diseases) was held in Nashville, TN from January 22-24, 2017. Speakers included Deborah Birx, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy, Roger Glass, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the Fogarty International Center, Douglas Lowy, M.D., Acting Director, National Cancer Institute, along with other notable panelists from the NIH and leaders of global health.

VECD Alum Making an Impact on Diabetes in Kenya

November 30, 2015
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Dr. Paul Park, a VECD alumni who now serves as the Director of Non-Communicable Disease at Partners in Health (Rwinkwavu, Rwanda), was recently recognized for his contributions to diabetes research efforts in Kenya. The full article can be found on the Duke Global Health Institute website. Congratulations, Dr. Park!

VECD Global Health Fellowship Now Accepting Applications for 2017-2018

July 2, 2015
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The Vanderbilt-Emory-Cornell-Duke Fogarty Global Health Fellowship program is seeking applicants for the 2017-2018 training year. The purpose of this program is to support an 12-month mentored research fellowship for clinical investigators studying diseases and conditions in developing countries and to build international health research capacity. Application and more information are available online.

Truths Found in Lost Time

Brian Barnett, Fulbright-Fogarty Fellow in Public Health
April 17, 2014

Facing many structural and economic realities, Brian Barnett learned to appreciate the culture of waiting and the extreme patience required to do clinical research during his Fulbright-Fogarty Fellowship year in Lilongwe, Malawi.

Gender, Power, and Equality in Global Health

Emily Mendenhall, Fogarty International Center Research Scholar
August 7, 2013

In her essay, Fogarty International Center Research Scholar Emily Mendenhall explores the difficulties of cultural relativism and specifically gender discrimination from the perspective of a highly-educated woman working in rural India. She examines how discrimination of all kinds can be experienced and approached by Western researchers, and introduces the idea of “people with chisels,” chipping away at the barriers imposed by culturally ingrained biases regarding gender and class.

Walking Lusaka

Matthew Gartland, Fogarty International Clinical Research Scholar
June 3, 2013

In this essay, Fogarty International Scholar, Matthew Gartland, describes his daily observations of Lusaka street life, and reflects on market systems rationally guided by consumer need.