Potential Mentors

Interested in becoming a mentor? Click here!

Current mentor but need assistance? Contact dukemedengage@duke.edu and download these documents.

Current Mentors:

Here are examples of potential mentors – please feel free to also e-mail us to see if you have another mentor in mind that may qualify.

DGHI Faculty: https://globalhealth.duke.edu/people#dghi-faculty

David Walmer, MD – OB-GYN, reproductive endocrinologist, infertility specialist & biochemist at Atlantic Reproductive Medicine Specialists
– Faculty at Duke Global Health Institute, founder of Family Health Ministries.
Location: Haiti
Project(s): Women & children’s health care, research and education. Past research includes: cervical cancer prevention, public health, maternal-child health, primary education, and nutrition in Haiti.

Kim Nichols, MA
Staff at Community & Family Medicine, Division of Community Health
Location: Local (Durham)
Project(s): Teaching interactive health education for students in elementary, middle school and/or high school. Opportunities vary depending on the time of year (eg. teaching in schools or indoor summer camps). These projects are particularly good for medical students to apply to DukeMed Engage as a group.
Learn more about opportunities with Kim Nichols.

CAARE – Sharon Bynum
DukeMed Engage supports collaboration wiht CAARE, a local Durham organization founded and managed by Sharon Elliot-Bynum. This organization address a variety of needs, including HIV/AIDS care and support groups, substance abuse and addiction, obesity, diabetes, hypertension, cancer and dentistry via a group of specialists that rotate through CAARE’s fully-supplied clinical rooms. CAARE also provides an integrated to health education and wellness through acupuncture, EFT Tapping, and massage; as well as reiki, mind-body-spirit, yoga, and meditation classes. CAARE is also expanding and has many manual labor projects, including painting and developing CAARE’s first community garden, designed to supply CAARE’s free lunches for people in need. Opportunities at CAARE are vast – in fact, students with any topic of interest is encourage to create a project through CAARE.

Contact dukemedengage@duke.edu to get in contact with Sharon Elliot-Bynum.

Other opportunities:

International Medical Experience in Honduras

For information click Here

Bass Connections

Check out an opportunity to participate in global health work as part of a Bass Connections program. For information, click here.