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DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke University will create a new Global Health Institute to promote education, research and service in health care to underserved populations locally, regionally and around the world.

Duke University President Richard Brodhead and Health Affairs Chancellor Victor Dzau, M.D., will launch the Duke Global Health Institute during a two-day symposium featuring international experts in global health issues. The symposium will also highlight Duke's ongoing efforts in addressing global health and health disparities.

A live webcast of the Duke Global Health Symposium will be available online at http://globalhealth.duke.edu/documents/GHS.mov. The link will be active at 8:30 a.m. EST on April 18, 2006.

The roll-out of the Duke Global Health Institute begins at 1:30 p.m. The session features remarks from President Richard Brodhead, Chancellor Victor Dzau, M.D., and Barton Haynes, M.D., director of the Center for HIV-AIDS Vaccine Immunology. A panel of Duke faculty will then discuss their schools' efforts in developing global health agendas for education, research and service.

The Global Health Institute will unite the efforts of faculty, administrators and students across all campuses and centers. The initiative draws on Duke's strength in interdisciplinary research to build a program that spans medicine, humanities, social sciences, engineering, environment, law, divinity and the life sciences.

For more information and a detailed schedule of events, please visit https://globalhealth.duke.edu.

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