Category: Chicago

NU students unite for global health

On Wednesday, Sept. 7, Northwestern medical students came together to share their work in global health with colleagues, peers and professors. At the Feinberg School of Medicine’s Global Health Poster Session, students presented posters that showcased projects from around the world, and offered first-year med students a glimpse of what they too can achieve in

Miscanthus x giganteus: way of the future?

It looks as though John Caveny has imported a jungle to his 35-acre farm in Monticello, IL. But what appears to be the beginning of some vast tropical hinterland is in fact Caveny’s crop of Miscanthus x giganteus, a tall perennial from Southeast Asia.  Caveny, who describes himself as a “practical conservationist,” grows the grass

Good, Better, and Breast: Cool Breast Cancer Arts Initiatives

By: Chris Miller Major: Psychology,  Minor: Global Health WCAS, 2012 Whenever I do online research for a project or report, I get distracted – easily.  It’s not uncommon for me to find myself having wasted huge chunks of time on Google Trends.  Trends, one of about a thousand (last time I checked) features/services offered by

A Q&A with Weinberg’s Thomas McDade

Thomas McDade, Northwestern professor and biological anthropologist, is revolutionizing the way population-based biological data is collected and studied. Using biomarkers from finger-stick blood spot samples, McDade studies how social and physical environments affect immune function and inflammation, which contribute to the risk for disease. He is also the director of Northwestern’s Laboratory for Human Biology

A Map to Health, Happiness and Long Life

Michael Diamond’s healthcare debate is a lot simpler than the one in Washington. For him, it boils down to one main question: how do we get available services to people right here at home? “One of the biggest problems in Chicago is the tremendous disparity in health, not only in terms of outcomes, but also