Category: Chicago

A Chat with UNICEF’s Whitney Cross

Whitney Cross, the Global Citizen Fellow for Chicago’s regional UNICEF office, recently came to speak to Professor Diamond’s Global Health 390 class about the work that UNICEF does around the world, from trick-or-treat programs to vaccination campaigns. Cross first discovered UNICEF when she researched global efforts to alleviate the poverty in Haiti, after she witnessed

Northwestern takes a field trip to a Baby-Friendly hospital

Early in March, a group of Northwestern students in Professor Young’s “Ecology of infant feeding” class had the chance to visit Advocate Trinity Hospital on the southeast side of Chicago. From the outside, it looks like a regular clinic, but the hospital is really quite special–it’s Baby-Friendly. Shouldn’t all hospitals where mothers deliver be “baby

The Power of Patient Narrative

“The whole world, all human life, is one story.” We as humans are hard wired for the listening and telling of stories. Our stories define who we are as individuals, and as a community. If we wish to have meaningful and strong relationships in our lives, we must be able to listen effectively. We can

Northwestern Undergrads win Illinois Health Matters Young Leader Award

Two Northwestern University Weinberg students Brittany Zelch (Class of 2015) and Emery Weinstein (Class of 2016) recently won the Illinois Health Matters Young Leader Award. Illinois Health Matters is an organization that provides Illinois-specific updates about healthcare reform, aiming to lower disparities in health care across populations by providing information on access to health care and