Category: Chicago

Climate change means health risks, NU lecturer says

For the people who think that climate change doesn’t affect them — or won’t in the future — Dr. Sarah Pressman Lovinger, MD has some statistics to the contrary. Following some choice events in 2005, Dr. Lovinger added “climate change and public health” expert to her resume. She is an adjunct lecturer in Climate Change

NU alum “Engage”-ing Chicago with global health

For Northwestern University alumna Christina Cole, graduating with a degree in global health (as well as political science) was not enough—she wanted to continue exploring it. Since last year, Cole has been a part of PIH Engage, an all-volunteer movement from Partners in Health spearheaded by Cole’s fellow alum and PIH’s community engagement coordinator, Jon

Illinois sparking a refugee health care revolution

(BY: JENNIFER-LEIGH OPRIHORY & KIRSTIN FAWCETT VIA MEDILL REPORTS – CHICAGO) A movement spreading across Illinois is creating a health care revolution for refugees from countries including Burma, Bhutan and Iraq. For them, a health care safety net is forming in small towns and big cities, alike, where health professionals with a passion for improving

The battle against malaria in Africa: A fight for a million kids’ lives

(MEDILL REPORTS – CHICAGO)

Charles Llewellyn survived the frontlines of an ongoing war.

Though the enemy is of microscopic proportions, total victory is yet to come.

But Llewellyn warns that if global prevention efforts cease, malaria-carrying mosquitoes would surge to pre-intervention levels and that could cost the lives of a million African children each year. The former Foreign Health Service Officer spoke at Northwestern University on Wednesday about “Malaria and Public Health in Africa, Reflections on a Career with USAID.”

New Northwestern Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM) plans to double research activity of medical school

Interview with Rowland W Chang, MD/MPH Rowland W Chang, MD/MPH Senior Associate Dean for Public Health Director, Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM) Professor in Preventive Medicine and Medicine-Rheumatology Feinberg School of Medicine Q: What is the new Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM)? A: The new Institute is a collaboration of nine centers,