Author: Mary Poliwka

Mary Poliwka currently works as the Global Health Program Assistant for the Office of International Program Development (IPD) at Northwestern University. Mary discovered her passion for public health and international development when studying abroad on IPD programs in Uganda and Brazil.

Offering Culturally Appropriate Solutions to Global Problems: Northwestern SCS Students Conduct Diabetes Research in Palacios, Bolivia

Brooke Bachelor, Ashley Thorne, and Marc Deheeger embarked on a research trip to Palacios, Bolivia this past spring break to study diabetes. Their research took place at the Centro Médico Humberto Parra (CMHP), a primary care clinic created by Northwestern University physician Dr. Mark Molitch and his wife, Dr. Susan Hou of Loyola University Medical Center.

Global Health: A Campus-Wide Internationalization Strategy

Last week, the Northwestern Alumni Association in conjunction with IPD & Global Health Studies presented “Campus Without Quizzes: A Campus-Wide Internationalization Strategy.” To demonstrate the commitment of Global Health Studies to internationalization, IPD brought back five extraordinarily successful young alumni to speak on their professional experience since graduation. Maggie Schmitt, Program Officer of the Department

Feinberg’s Global Health Day 2012

On Wednesday, September 5th, Feinberg School of Medicine hosted its annual Global Health Day. Featuring a career panel and poster session, this event highlighted the international experience of doctors from all walks of life as well as the research of current medical students. At the panel, seven doctors, all with international clinical, research, and/or volunteer

From Idea to Innovation: Insights from the 2012 Global Health Unite for Sight Conference

Sponsored by Unite for Sight, this past weekend’s 2012 Global Health & Innovation Conference at Yale University featured various speakers and panelists from diverse backgrounds in global health. The Acumen Fund, USAID, Management Sciences for Health, PATH, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation were just a few of the many organizations present. Esteemed speakers such as

Making the Transition From Academia to the Real World: Tips and Takeaways from the 2012 Civically Engaged Alumni Roundtables

In the spirit of Martin Luther King Day, the Office of International Program Development/Global Health Studies (IPD) and the Center for Civic Engagement hosted the Civically Engaged Alumni Roundtables Event on January 17th. An opportunity for students of all backgrounds to network with accomplished alumni, this event illuminated how NU academics and extracurricular opportunities have