The Duke Department of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences places great value in the role of global health in promoting healthier connections with the world. Several faculty and residents have had the opportunity to participate in these efforts, with the development of long term relationships and research opportunities.
Many residents have used time during their dedicated research rotation to arrange a global health experience with financial support from the AAO-HNS Humanitarian Travel Grant. Recent resident collaborations have included efforts in Kenya, Zambia, and Vietnam. In addition to these, faculty have been active in Alaska, Ethiopia, Israel, and Cameroon, among other locations. The Duke Global Health Institute provides a valuable resource in fostering these partnerships.
Global health is an important aspect of our mission and the pursuit of such efforts are well-supported. Such experiences allow the application of distinct skills to underserved populations and provide an enriching and uniquely educational opportunity for both faculty and residents.