How does cultural context influence medical decisions and how can doctors be prepared to engage with patients in unfamiliar environments? Debjani Mukherjee encountered these questions while researching traumatic brain injury in Kolkata, India in 2007. She continues to study the relationship between culture and medicine in her current roles as director of the Donnelley Ethics
Author: Marguerite McNeal
What do malaria, global health and main street journalism have to do with one another? Dr. Claire Panosian Dunavan, a Feinberg alum, wove together her experience in these three fields Tuesday morning for the annual alumni lecture at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Panosian had no medical expertise when she spent the summer of 1972 in Haiti.
When Anthony Cheng and Joanne Kim arrived in Guatemala at the end of January, they knew their trip wasn’t just another hospital rotation. The fourth year Feinberg students spent a month at the Pop Wuj Spanish School, where they worked in a clinic, practiced medical Spanish, lived with local families and participated in various community
Population growth speeds climate change, we are often told. Linking these two phenomena is complicated and could lead to population control strategies that jeopardize human reproductive rights, said Suzanne Petroni in her keynote address at the Northwestern University Summit On Sustainability. “We want to make sure that if we make this connection between slowing population