Are you interested in Global Health? Do you want to find out what other students are doing and how you can contribute?

About

Are you interested in Global Health? Do you want to find out what other students are doing and how you can contribute?

Who We Are

The Global Health Working Group (GHWG)  is an entirely student-driven group sponsored by the Duke University Center for International Studies (DUCIS) as part of their Graduate Seminars on Global Issues.

We are a uniquely interdisciplinary collection of graduate and professional students from diverse disciplines (humanities, environmental science, medicine, veterinary medicine, engineering, business, public policy, and law) who have a common interest in global and domestic health issues.

2011-2012 Group Coordinators:
Lillian Gu
Brittany Merola
Kunal Mitra
Jerry Yen
Chris Paul
Madeline Boccuzzi
Tara Steinmetz
Neeraja Penumetcha
Samiksha Tarun
Nancy Hare Robbins (DUCIS administrator)

What We Care About

We are dedicated to:

  • Educating ourselves and the Research Triangle community about global health issues;
  • Fostering interdisciplinary collaboration among graduate and professional students at Duke and UNC; and
  • Serving the cause of global health through advocacy and related activities.

What We Do

The GHWG’s main activities include monthly meetings  during the academic year which consist of student or outside speaker presentations and discussion, participation in local service projects, and the compilation of global health-related scholarship.

We normally meet on Wednesdays at 6 somewhere in the Franklin Center.

DUCIS Summer Grant Opportunities

All Duke-affiliated graduate and professional students who participate regularly in this seminar will be eligible to apply for the Duke University Center for International Studies’ summer research funding support. For more information about DUCIS summer grant opportunities, see: http://ducis.jhfc.duke.edu/funding