News from OGACHI

DUSON Delegation Travels to China for Scholarly Exchanges, Collaborations in Education and Research

A delegation of faculty from Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) will travel to China June 5-15 to participate in scholarly and cultural exchanges and to explore opportunities for educational exchange and research collaborations with top-tier Chinese educational and health care institutions.

"Our Global Summer" International Photo Essay Competition Guidelines

Contest Rules

Photos may be submitted via Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #DUSON or email from June 1, 2013 until September 15, 2013. Photos will then be placed on the internet for viewing and will have a determined amount of time to visit the website and vote for their favorite photo. Based upon viewer votes, a first, second and third prize winner will be announced in October 2013.

Two Tiers of Review

Duke, Fudan Co-sponsor International Forum on Global Health, Nursing

Duke University School of Nursing and Fudan University School of Nursing in China are co-sponsoring an international forum March 10-11, 2013, in Shanghai, China, entitled “Global Health and Nursing—Fudan/Duke Joint International Nursing Forum.” Three themes will be the focus of the forum: long-term care development, nursing professional development, and evidence-based nursing policymaking.

Former Surgeon General Offers Insights Into the Future of Ending Health Disparities

Health Disparities Costing the US $1.2 Trillion Says Former Surgeon General at Duke University School of Nursing Forum

Durham, NC…Eliminating health inequalities that result in premature deaths and illnesses could save more than $1 trillion, said Dr. David Satcher during the 6th Annual Global Health Lecture at Duke University School of Nursing.

Powell Recognized for Contributions to Elder Care at Fortieth Annual General Meeting of the Regional Nursing Body of the Caribbean Community Secretariat

On July 23, 2013, Dr. Dorothy Powell attended the Fortieth Annual General Meeting of the Regional Nursing Body (RNB) of the Caribbean Community Secretariat in Port of Spain, Trinidad. At the meeting, Dr. Powell presented on The End of a Chapter: The Development of the Pillars Framework.

Duke University School of Nursing Launches "Our Global Summer" Photo Essay Contest

During the summer, many Duke University School of Nursing students, faculty, staff and alumni travel throughout the world to participate in academic partnerships, community service and research initiatives.

To help capture the School’s growing presence around the world, members of the DUSON community are encouraged to document their travels and experiences and share their photos as part of the "Our Global Summer" photo essay contest.

The contest has been extended until September 30!

Alumna Returns from Uganda

Katie Clark (MSN ’11) has returned from a two-month DukeEngage project in Uganda helping to staff one health clinic and build another health clinic. The mission of DukeEngage is to empower students to address critical human needs through immersive service, in the process transforming students, advancing the University’s educational mission and providing meaningful assistance to communities in the U.S. and abroad.

Duke Joins Global Effort to Train Rwandan Healthcare Professionals, Build Sustainable Health System

The Duke University Schools of Nursing and Medicine are among 13 U.S. schools partnering with Rwanda’s Ministry of Health to build a high-quality and sustainable health system in Rwanda. The seven-year Rwanda Human Resources for Health (HRH) Program was announced by former U.S. President Bill Clinton in Rwanda in late July.

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