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DISCOVeR curriculum

Collaboratory alumna Zena Lapp developed a data science “carpentry” course in R as a PhD student, and then she and Christine Markwalter refined the course into DISCOVeR: Data Integration, Strategies, Concepts, and Visualization in R. DISCOVeR is designed as an introduction to R, delivered in a 2-3 day workshop format, with structured learning objectives and lots of hands on coding.

The curriculum is free to use as a public repository on our github here

You can read Zena’s original manuscript describing the resource in the Journal of Open Source education here

And here are some photos of Christine, Erica, and Zena teaching students from Moi and AMPATH in July 2022 in Eldoret, Kenya:

GH777 Global Scholars

GH777 is an online, graduate-level course offered each Spring semester (January – April) by the Duke Global Health Institute focused on “Infectious Disease Epidemiology in Global Settings.” The course is co-taught by DGHI faculty Wendy O’Meara PhD, Gayani Tillekeratne MD MSc, and Steve Taylor MD MPH. This course was developed to enhance the educational experience of both enrolled Duke students as well as learners at overseas institutional partners.

Therefore, we encourage participation in the course by student outside of Duke through the GH777 Global Scholars program. To be a candidate for this program, you must:

  1. Be affiliated with an educational institution in a low-to-middle income country as either:
    • A student enrolled in a degree-granting program in a relevant discipline OR
    • A trainee or appointed faculty member in a related discipline or profession
  2. Be nominated by a DGHI faculty member for participation; and
  3. Commit to participating fully in the course and providing feedback on course content.

Participation is free and encouraged from learners at institutions from DGHI Priority Partnership Locations.

Here is a video describing the content of the course:

For more information on the GH777 Global Scholars program, please contact Steve at steve.taylor at duke.edu.

Past Global Scholars:

Amina Mohamed, Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya
Grace Nelima, Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya
Shamim Ali, Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya
Brenda Chepkoech, Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya

Jessica Zafra Tanaka, MSc candidate, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru
Lena Brandt, Project Coordinator, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru
Lakmal Fonseka, Ruhuna University, Matara, Sri Lanka
Ruvini Kurukulasooriya, PhD candidate, Ruhuna University, Matara, Sri Lanka


Kristen Kelli Coleman, Post-doctoral fellow, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore
Moses Opolle Rakwach, MMed candidate, Internal Medicine, Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya
Nixon Anyanda Omulimi, MMed candidate, Internal Medicine, Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya

For more information on the general Master of Science in Global Health offerred by DGHI, click here.

Duke Malaria Investigators Group

The Duke MIG is an informal collection of Duke investigators with active projects focused on any aspect of Plasmodium spp. parasites. We generate and sustain interdisciplinary research projects through occasional works-in-progress meetings and symposia, through which we also support trainee projects and host visiting researchers. Members are drawn from 4 of Duke’s 10 schools, multiple institutes, and a dozen departmental/divisional units.

Current faculty members include:

The Duke MIG was supported with funding from the Dean of the School of Medicine, and has co-hosted events with the Eukaryotic Pathogenesis Investigator Club.

Vintage malaria control posters

These malaria control posters from prior eras are educational in their own ways. They highlight how important malaria has been stretching back to earlier generations, but also how many countries have struggled with malaria control. They are also, in many cases, visually stunning.

All images were collected from the US National Library of Medicine’s Images from the History of Medicine.