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How the Global Health Institute has adapted to a pandemic

In a time when global health is at the forefront of our minds, the Duke Global Health Institute has faced new challenges and seen new learning opportunities. The DGHI, established in 2006, is working hard to keep current students going, and some classes have shifted to focus on the coronavirus pandemic. Meanwhile, the institute is looking ahead to a possible increase in applications.


Vondy’s biggest fans take their community online

Before classes moved online because of COVID-19, countless students, faculty members and other members of the Duke community stopped by Saladelia Cafe at Von der Heyden Pavilion—popularly known as Vondy—every day. Some members of that community are keeping the spirit of the cafe alive while in quarantine.

Sanders, Graduate School '15, started medical technology company NeuroVice.

Charles Barkley invests in Duke alum's medical technology company

Ashlyn Sanders, Graduate School ‘15, is the founder of NeuroVice, a medical technology company committed to alleviating the painful consequences of seizures. Inspired by her own experience with Chiari malformation, a condition in which brain tissue extends into the spinal canal and causes disorientation and seizures, Sanders is on a mission to change the current seizure safety guideline that discourages putting anything in one’s mouth during a seizure.