Spotlight | Duke Kunshan University


(Group photos in front of Jiming Temeple. Photo by John Rash)

More than 50 students from Duke Kunshan University recently spent a weekend exploring the culture and history of Nanjing, led by the DKU Office of Student life and Manager of Student Activities John Rash. “Providing the opportunity for our students to explore the rich history of Nanjing from the Ming Dynasty to the 1949 formation of the People’s Republic of China has been an in-person educational experience resulting in group dialogue concerning this city that is both provincial capital of...

The Global Health Research Center of DKU has recently been commissioned by the Center of Health Statistics and Information of the National Health and Family Planning Commission to undertake a survey in Jiangsu Province to understand the pattern of health service use for Chinese residents.

Group photo including Dr. Pan Lvde (far left), Director of Nuclear Medicine Dept. at Suzhou Municipal Hospital, Dr. Tim Turkington (2nd left), Dr. Wu Jinchang (far right), Director of Radiation Oncology Dept. at Suzhou Municipal Hospital, Dr. James Bowsher (middle), and DKU students.

September 26, graduate students of DKU Medical Physics program went on an exciting field trip led by Dr. James Bowsher, Director of Graduate Studies of DKU Medical Physics, and Dr. Tim Turkington, Director of Graduate Studies of Duke University Medical Physics. The trip was for the students to conduct a practicum in PET-CT diagnosis at the First Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, where the PET-CT system is also owned by Suzhou Municipal Hospital.

During the orientation week, DKU Medical Physics students used the most sophisticated teleconferencing tool – Telepresence – to communicate with their counterparts at Duke University. This Cisco-supported technology senses not only the voices but also movements, positions, and actions at each location to make the participants feel as if they are present at one place. It allowed the medical physics students at two different campuses to exchange free flow of ideas on learning experiences,...

China is reshaping the global health landscape, according to a new paper in the Lancet by DGHI faculty member Shenglan Tang and colleagues. China is the focus of the Lancet's latest issue. 

Tang and colleagues highlight China’s distinctive approach to, and increasing participation in, global health. They suggest that the scope and depth of China’s global engagement are likely to grow and reshape the contours of global health.