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Outgoing Global Health Institute director Michael Merson reflects on his post, institute's growth

(06/21/17 8:02am)

Michael Merson, Wolfgang Joklik Professor of Global Health, is the founding director of the Duke Global Health Institute. Authoring over 175 articles, Merson primarily researched disease prevention, most recently focusing on HIV policy and prevention. Merson will step down from that post on June 30, but will stay involved in Duke's Office of Global Affairs. The Chronicle communicated by email with Merson about his original vision for the Institute and what his new role will look like. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. 

Personalized medicine could revolutionize health care, says Chancellor Emeritus Ralph Snyderman

(03/30/17 4:05am)

During a talk Wednesday hosted by the Duke Healthcare Policy Forum, Chancellor Emeritus Ralph Snyderman explained the benefits and challenges associated with personalized medicine, which seeks to identify a patient's medical risk and take preventative action at an early stage.

Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy director explains mission of center, future of health care policy

(02/20/17 5:13am)

The Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy recently celebrated its public launch Feb 9., announcing a new external board of advisors and highlighting its vision to improving healthcare. The Chronicle's Vir Patel spoke with Dr. Mark McClellan, the Center's director, about the group's general aims and collaboration with the Duke community.