Category: Chicago

Luna Lights: A Unique and Inventive Solution for Night-time Falls

I recently caught up with Donovan Morrison, a 2014 graduate of Northwestern already boasting an impressive list of professional accomplishments – namely CEO and Co-Founder of health-based start-up Luna Lights. Luna Lights is an automated lighting system which prevents and detects falls in the elderly population using cloud based data analytics. The idea for the

In Sickness and in Health: Panel Discusses Health Trends in Evanston and Skokie

Last Tuesday, the Evanston Public Library in collaboration with the Village of Skokie, the Erie Family Health Center, and NU International Program Development, hosted a discussion on current health trends in the Evanston and Skokie neighborhoods. The event was titled “In Sickness and in Health” and consisted of a panel of three speakers: Evonda Thomas-Smith,

Public Health Matters: JAMA editor speaks after art showcase

The Northwestern Public Health Review hosted a “Public Health Matters” event on October 7 for members of the Northwestern and University of Illinois at Chicago communities. The event focused on how to communicate public health messages from two angles: pictures and scientific writing. A photo gallery in the Lurie Research Center showcased photographs from Northwestern

Apna Ghar: Empowering Asian American Victims of Domestic Violence

Last quarter I took a class on Asian American women and different issues they face in the United States. One assignment was to look up an organization in the Chicago area serving these women. I chose Apna Ghar, an organization in Uptown Chicago, which tries to fill the gaps in domestic violence relief services in

NU Students to be Community Health Volunteers for Erie Family Health Center

Northwestern students are currently attending weekly training sessions for very exciting work that they will begin with Erie Family Health Center. The volunteers will be working closely with Erie Health Center staff in order to promote Erie health information and health care services. Erie Family Health Center delivers high-quality, culturally-sensitive, bilingual health care to more