News from OGACHI

OGACHI Welcomes International Visiting Scholar Yanhong Gu, PhD

International visiting research scholar Yanhong Gu, PhD, arrived at DUSON on June 28, 2016, for a six-month visit. Dr. Gu is Deputy Dean and Vice Professor at the College of Nursing, Shanghai University of Medicine and Health Sciences in Shanghai, China and will have a mentored and professional development experience working under the guidance of Dr. Bei Wu.

During her time at DUSON, Dr. Gu will:

News from OGACHI: Duke Restricts Travel to Ethiopia & Updates from Around the World

From the Office of Global and Community Health Initiatives...

Duke Restricts Travel to Ethiopia

Effective September 8, 2016 Duke’s Restricted Regions List reflects a ‘entire country’ restriction on travel to Ethiopia, which is an expansion of the previous travel restriction for the city of Gondar and border areas within Ethiopia. This expanded restriction was put into place due to the rising risk for visitors to Ethiopia from protestors and/or responding security forces.

From OGACHI: Five University of Santo Tomas Nursing Students Attend DUSON Summer Course

From the Office of Global and Community Health Initiatives...

5 BS Nursing seniors attend 2-week course in Duke University, USA

In this article, written by the University of Santo Tomas, students share about their experience attending the two-week N555 global health course offered through OGACHI. Click here to read the full article.

Relf Serves as Co-Investigator for NSFC Project

Michael Relf will serve as a co-investigator on a project entitled "The Development and Empirical Study of HIV/AIDS Symptom Management and Integrated Care Strategies Based on Knowledge Translation Theory" funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC). The project is a collaboration of international investigators led by Dean Hu Yan from the Fudan University School of Nursing in China. The project period is January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2019.

Join OGACHI for Its Global Gallery

The Office of Global and Community Health Initiatives invites students, faculty and staff to visit its global gallery beginning Monday, October 31. This semester's theme is "Bringing the World to DUSON."

The gallery features 10 photos of international scholars and students who have visited DUSON from countries such as Barbados, Korea, the Netherland, Tanzania and more.  The gallery is a pictorial view of the DUSON endeavor to strategically optimize bi-directional research, education and service.

The gallery will be available until January 2017.

Free Webinar: Teaching Cultural Competency in Global Health

Learn from leading experts about teaching cultural competency and incorporating strategies and lessons into global health engagement in the "Teaching Cultural Competency in Global Health Webinar" on December 6, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. (EST). The webinar is designed for students and professionals, and it will include pearls of wisdom, guidance and advice from seven panelists, as well as ample opportunity to ask the speakers questions.

ATTENTION STUDENTS: Now Accepting Applications for ThinkSwiss Scholarship Program

The ThinkSwiss scholarship program, managed by the Embassy of Switzerland in Washington, DC, is now accepting applications. The program is specifically designed for students enrolled at US and Canadian universities and offers monthly stipend of approximately $1,100 for a research internship at a Swiss university or public research institution for two to three months under the supervision of a host professor. Application deadline is January 31, 2017.

For more information, click here.

International Visiting Scholar Cheng Selected for Bloomberg Emerging Nurse Scholars Forum

International visiting scholar Lei Cheng was recently selected for the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing Emerging Scholars Forum, which will be held in Toronto, Canada. Chen will attend the two-day program and present on her research topic entitled "Implementation of Evidence in Nursing Practice in China."

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