Category: Chicago

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,

Oncofertility: A global perspective

No longer just an old person’s disease, cancer among young people is increasingly prevalent. And while the growing field of oncofertility is gaining steam here in the U.S., more education and coordinated efforts are required to provide global awareness of the issues that young cancer patients face. One of the main problems patients around the

A champion for fertility preservation and quality of life after cancer

  Reproductive endocrinologist, Dr. Teresa Woodruff  pioneered the field of oncofertility. Source: Woodruff Lab A pioneer in the world of fertility preservation for young cancer patients, Dr. Teresa Woodruff of Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, coined the term oncofertility and champions the idea of looking beyond the lab bench to the cancer patients affected by

Engage Chicago unveils new Health & Medicine concentration

Thinking about becoming a doctor, or pursuing a career in healthcare? This summer, Northwestern University’s Engage Chicago program is unveiling an exciting new concentration for undergraduate students who are thinking just that. During the new 8-week Health & Medicine concentration, students will study the dynamic and contentious issues that affect American healthcare today. “We believe