Monthly Archives: September 2009

Duke/Tanzania HIV Partnership Responds to Other Pressing Health Concerns

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This post is by Center Director Christine Lubinski, who attended the Sept. 14-15 conference at the NIH of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health. This is her final post from the session. If the Obama Administration needs a blueprint for integrated global health care as it fleshes out its Global Health Initiative, this Duke/Tanzania collaboration might […]

With No Magic Bullet, Researchers Examine One-Two Punch against HIV Acute Infection

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If there’s one thing scientists can safely conclude about HIV/AIDS after nearly three decades of research, it’s that there is no single “magic bullet” on the horizon to prevent this deadly disease. Until a safe, effective vaccine hits the pipeline, a whole cache of medical weapons will be needed to curb HIV transmission. That is […]

Getting Global Health on the Congressional Agenda

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Can Congress help stoke the interest in—and effectiveness of—university global health programs? Who better to take up that question than John Porter, a former member of Congress who chaired the House appropriations subcommittee with jurisdiction over NIH. Porter challenged the university global health leaders at this week’s Consortium of Universities for Global Health meeting, held […]

In CUGH Address, Goosby Focuses on Sustainability, Integration

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This post is by Center Director Christine Lubinski, who attended today’s meeting at the NIH of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health. When Dr. Eric Goosby, Ambassador at large and the US global AIDS coordinator, addressed academic leaders of global health programs at a gathering outside Washington today, he spent most of his short […]

Emanuel Offers Some Details of Administration's Global Health Initiative

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This post is by Center Director Christine Lubinski, who attended today’s meeting at the NIH of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health.  The Obama Administration’s Global Health Initiative has been the subject of intense debate and scrutiny since the White House first unveiled the proposal, with few details, in May. Today, at a meeting […]

Consortium of Universities for Global Health Gets Organized, Outlines Priorities

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 This post is by Center Director Christine Lubinski, who attended today’s meeting at the NIH of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health.  How best to nurture and capitalize on a spike in interest in global health studies? Figuring that out is one goal of this week’s two-day meeting of the Consortium of Universities for […]

Universities See Two-Fold Increase in Global Health Students

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Editor’s Note: Center Director Christine Lubinski will be live blogging from a meeting at NIH today of university leaders hoping to seize on the surge in interest in global health studies. The number of students enrolled in global health programs in the US and Canada has more than doubled in the last three years, according to […]

Goosby Letter to PEPFAR Country Ambassadors Focuses on Transition to Country Ownership, Technical Assistance

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Many policymakers and program implementers agree that PEPFAR is at a key turning point; the biggest challenge going forward is to transform this successful global AIDS initiative from an emergency response in the face of a worldwide epidemic into a sustainable chronic disease program. The Obama Administration’s plans for that transformation have been the subject […]

NIH Director Collins Has Music for Physician-Scientists' Ears

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At a town-hall style meeting with scientists, health advocates, and other “constituents” on Wednesday, Dr. Francis Collins, the new director of the National Institutes of Health, cast himself as a symphony conductor of sorts, hoping to “encourage the music to rise up in a way the whole world will hear.” That was part of a […]

UN Envoy Sampaio Making the Case for TB in DC

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This post is by Center Director Christine Lubinski:  Dr. Jorge Sampaio, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy to Stop TB and former President of Portugal, is in Washington this week to meet with key US government officials about the urgent need for enhanced U.S. leadership to battle global tuberculosis. Dr. Sampaio invited a small group of […]