Author: Janka Pieper

Director of Communications, Office of International Relations

Northwestern expands faculty collaborations in health-related fields

In a step towards continued cross-cultural collaborations, eight Northwestern faculty members and administrators traveled to Havana, Cuba, this past June to explore possible joint research opportunities with Cuban peers. Four days of back-to-back meetings with University of Medical Sciences of Havana faculty and visits to family doctor offices, hospitals and specialty clinics highlighted Cuba’s public

Local communities, global connections

The Global Health Portal recently spoke with Rebekah Williams (WCAS 2015) and Kaitlin Hansen (WCAS 2015) to learn more about how their study abroad experience in South Africa led to summer research and strengthened their career goals. Tell us about your project. What inspired your work? In the past decade, post-apartheid South Africa has experienced

An Irreplaceable Niche

Rajiv Varandani’s health research in Singapore helped him discover cultural differences and his interests in endocrinology and nutrition. Rajiv is a senior, majoring in cognitive science and science in human culture. Last August, I got onto the longest plane flight of my life. I was leaving Singapore after 9 weeks of beautiful experience. As I

Researching culturally appropriate health interventions in Peru

The Global Health Portal spoke with undergraduate student and blogger Kathleen Ferraro about her summer research project in Peru. Kathleen, an anthropology and international studies major and global health studies minor, spent the summer researching the use of the community health worker model by Peruvian community health organizations. Tell us about your project. What inspired