CPC Fellow Peggy Bentley quoted in News & Observer (Raleigh)

Jul 27, 2006

Duke University has named a prominent public health leader to head its Global Health Institute -- Duke's latest push to take a lead in fighting illness and disease around the world.

"With Dr. Merson coming, I think Duke has the opportunity to realize its vision," said Peggy Bentley, global health associate dean at the UNC-Chapel Hill public health school.

Duke's increased efforts in this area, along with efforts under way by other Triangle institutions, including RTI International and Family Health International, are bound to increase this region's reputation in the arena of global health, Bentley said.

"This puts us on the map in a way people should pay attention to," she said.


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