This week, as a part of our Global Health Leader Seminar Series, we sat down with Dr. Muhammad Zaman, a Howard Hughes Medical Investigator and Guggenheim Fellow who works in assessing drug quality to determine authenticity and therapeutic quality. …


Director’s Blog, by Dr. Nimmi Ramanujam

Is health equity the same as health equality? Health inequities pertain to differences in health outcomes and their risk factors between social groups that are, simply put, not right. It is important to note, however, that this problem can be solved. When we refer to the term equality, the different…


Part 2: Disrupting Trickle Down Innovation & Sharing the GWHT Network

Last month in Part 1 of our series about the meaning of “Educational Innovation,” Duke undergrad Neha Shaw shared from her experiences as part of the Duke and Durham community.

“This version of educational innovation consists of practices that focus on the experience rather than merely the methods of education.”…


Part 1: The Durham Community

By Neha Shaw

We typically associate the term “innovation” with ideas of efficient, cost-effective, solutions that optimize results and success. In education, this version of innovation primarily looks like standardized courses, career-oriented curriculum, and online delivery, to name a few examples. While these practices certainly can contribute to student achievement…


Introduction

Rebecca Richards-Kortum, Ph. D. is a widely renowned bioengineer hailing from Grand Island Nebraska. After receiving her BS from the University of Nebraska and her MS and Ph. D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Richards-Kortum now serves as the Malcolm Gillis University Professor of Rice University, as well as…


By Rachel Neha Shaw

When I hear the word “story,” my mind often travels to my book-filled childhood, in which I immersed myself in worlds of secret missions, talking animals, dangerous quests, and, somehow, relatable characters. …


WISH, Bass Connections, and the (In)visible Organ

Storytelling manifests in different ways across our Center’s various programs and ventures. In this post, we want to highlight the role of Storytelling in the WISH Revolution, Bass Connections, and the (In)visible Organ.

The WISH Revolution

WISH, or Women-Inspired Strategies for Healthcare, is a GWHT venture focused on empowering marginalized women with the…


At GWHT, we are seeking to be change makers by taking creative action to solve social and global problems. One way we are creating change is through the development of the Callascope, a cervical cancer screening device.

A 2019 interview with Mercy Asiedu on the development of the Callascope

The…


How Women-Inspired Strategies for Healthcare (WISH) Expands its Impact by Creating Changemakers in the Global Fight Against Cervical Cancer

When faced with the reality of staggering rates of death by cervical cancer — a slow-growing, treatable, and preventable disease — the WISH Revolution team did not merely “wish” for change. …


By: Rachel Neha Shaw

Ignite originated from a group of about twenty Duke undergrads in Dr. Nimmi Ramanujam’s BME 290 (now BME 230) class that studied and learned the practical applications of human-centered design. These undergrads formed a student-led effort to create a self-sustaining educational system, first in India and later in Kenya, to…

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