Author: Janka Pieper

Director of Communications, Office of International Relations

LGBT and Healthcare: The Culture in South Africa

The Global Health Portal recently spoke with Emily Smith (Biological Sciences, Gender Studies and Global Health, WCAS 2014), who spent her summer in South Africa researching lesbian and bisexual women’s access to healthcare in Cape Town. Here’s what she had to say about her research, her time abroad, and how it reinforced her desire to

Decreasing Malnourishment Rates in the Highlands of Southwestern Guatemala

Recently the Global Health Portal spoke to Maya Krasnow (Psychology/Global Health Studies, WCAS 2015), who spent her summer introducing a tablet app to help health promoters decrease malnutrition in children in a small village in the highlands of southwestern Guatemala. Tell us about your project.  What inspired your work? Guatemala suffers the sixth-worst malnutrition in the

Exploring the Genetic Capital of the World: Paris

Pamela Wax Major: Biological Sciences I Minor: Global Health I HPME Spring 2014 Tell us about your project.  What inspired your work? Since I began taking French in seventh grade I have said that one day I would do genetic research in Paris, what I had heard was the genetic capitol of the world. This dream

Perseverance is incredibly valuable – Global Health Alumni Interview with Caitlin Callahan (WCAS 2012)

Caitlin Callahan (WCAS 2012) Major: Political Science, International Studies Minor: Global Health Caitlin Callahan, Global Health alumna ’12, is a Global Health Corps fellow at Public Health Solutions in New York City.  Public Health Solutions has programs addressing maternal and child health, nutrition, access to health insurance, HIV prevention and care, and smoking cessation. The

Challenge yourself to get the things you want out of life – Global Health Alumni Interview with Angela Dao (WCAS 2012)

Angela Dao (WCAS 2012) Major: Biology, Global Health Current Location: Dakar Senegal Hello hello! I’m Angela, a recent 2012 graduate from NU, studying Biology and Global Health. Currently, I’m working as a Program Coordinator for HIV/TB activities at the regional level for the Millennium Village Project, www.millenniumvillages.org. Based in Dakar, Senegal, there are a total