February 25, 2020

A forthright conversation with biomedical engineer Nimmi Ramanujam about her path to success and the lessons she learned along the way

February 19, 2020

Duke biomedical engineer Nimmi Ramanujam's plan aims to close the cervical cancer inequity gap and catalyze a new model of women-centered health care

January 21, 2020

The night before she was scheduled to speak to more than a hundred Duke students, colleagues and at least one Nobel laureate, Nirmala ‘Nimmi’ Ramanujam got cold feet.

She had given countless talks before, many about the pocket colposcope, a device her team invented to bring life-saving access to cervical cancer screening to underserved regions. But this talk would be different. Ramanujam, the Robert W. Carr, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering and a professor of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology in the School of Medicine, was supposed to share her personal story as part of a special event highlighting the role of immigrants in the research enterprise.

December 16, 2019

The Prevent Cancer Foundation® announces the funding of four new cancer prevention and early detection projects in low- or middle-income countries. Our Center's project, HOPE: Women Empowering Women to Adopt New Technologies for Cervical Cancer Screening, is proud to be among this incredible group who will be supported through the Foundation's global grants program; this program focuses on assessing innovative technologies and delivering services and/or education to improve or expand quality cancer screening or prevention.

November 27, 2019

This year's anticipated International Health Lecture will be delivered by Professor Patty Garcia. Having served as the Chief of the Peruvian National Institute of Health over a decade ago, Professor Garcia is also Peru's former Minister of Health and the collaborator for our Callascope study in Lima. International Health Lecture provides "a platform for leaders in global health to discuss topics of international significance, promoting debate, discussion and the exchange of ideas on current research." Professor Garcia's talk is entitled "Corruption in global health: the open secret." 

November 20, 2019

“The Measure of Everyday Life,” a weekly public radio program featuring researchers, practitioners, and professionals discussing their work to improve the human condition, talks to Research Associate, Libby Dotson, about our Center. On this episode, Dr. Brian Southwell and Ms. Dotson discuss how our work brings together medicine, engineering, and the arts for an innovative campaign to encourage more public consideration of women’s health. Click the title above to listen to the episode.

August 29, 2019

Andrea Kim, a documentarian and media-maker interested in how media technologies and storytelling practices build social narratives, writes about how "[n]avigating between the humanities and sciences is an art of good communication." Andrea is developing The (In)visible Organ, a documentary film and digital storytelling initiative to destigmatize reproductive health.

April 23, 2019

Congratulations to Mercy Asiedu of Duke University, $15,000 Lemelson-MIT “Cure it!” Graduate winner for her Callascope imaging device for cervical cancer detection.

April 22, 2019

Nimmi Ramanujam will use the award to establish a strategy for community-based cervical cancer screening strategies

Asiedu Named 2019 Schmidt Science Fellow

April 10, 2019

Duke BME PhD student and Global Health Doctoral Fellow Mercy Asiedu selected as part of the 2019 cohort of Schmidt Science Post-Doctoral Fellows

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