Author: Sarah Kollmorgen

Sarah is a graduate student at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism. At the moment, her reporting interests lie in energy (renewable resources, research) and global health. She is a travel and coffee fiend.

Identifying our “core evolutionary needs” could lead to improved health

If you’ve been paying attention to the world of health and fitness recently, you’ve probably heard about the Paleolithic diet—a regime of nuts, meats and vegetables that’s based on the meals of our hunter-gatherer ancestors. While health experts are still duking out the benefits of the “paleo diet,” Daniel Sellen, a professor at the University

Global health: not just for doctors

Students entering the world of global health often times have one pretty obvious trait in common: they attend, have attended or plan on attending medical school. Makes sense, right? Ananth Bhogaraju, the managing director and the head of Healthcare Services Investment Banking at Deutsche Bank Securities, told students last Thursday that the academic and clinical

The many hats of Usha Periyanayagam

This past year, Usha Periyanayagam has been all over the map. She’s been to Karachi, Pakistan (twice), South Sudan, Boston. She’s worked as a consultant, a teacher of sorts, a medical care worker and an engineer. Believe it or not, her work does have a common thread. Periyanayagam has put on these different hats and

Seeking sustainable solutions abroad during med school

Last year, Joseph Brown was working in a tiny emergency room with a single lamp—a lamp he said received electricity about 80 percent of the time. He treated malnutrition, the affects of polio, back pain and wounds from bull goring. After taking a year off from medical school to volunteer in Peru, Brown is encouraging