Category: Child Health

21st Century Life in El Péten, Guatemala

by Laura Ruch, WCAS 2012, biology and science in human culture major, global health minor Dr. Paul Farmer once said, at a keynote address for the 2010 Northwestern GlobeMed Summit, “There are no first, second, third worlds.  There is one world.”  That line has stuck with me since I first heard it, and I think

Global Health students work to perfect technologies that aid in kangaroo mother care

Several students have recently returned from South Africa, where they worked testing various technologies developed for maternal and neonatal healthcare. As part of the Global Health program, students from various levels – undergrads as well as graduates – are working on developing appropriate technologies for new mothers and babies.  Among the most important of these

Tracy Kidder: Journalist and Advocate

Paul Farmer holds a number of impressive titles – most people would feel fulfilled with just one. It takes five full scrolls to reach the bottom of his biography page on Harvard’s website. To name a few, he is Chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School and founder

Learning through Field Experience: Northwestern’s Program in Public Health Open House and Poster Session

The Feinberg School of Medicine hosts Northwestern’s Program in Public Health under the Department of Preventative Medicine. A few undergraduate students gathered in a room with Maureen Moran, the associate director of the program and a current MPH student to discuss the admission process as well as details of the program. Within the program, there

Research Update from Global Health Student Sarah Cohick on the Ugandan Hydrocephalus Project

By Student Guest Blogger: Sarah Cohick Biomedical Engineering McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science 2012 Research Topic: Ugandan Hydrocephalus Project Research Location: Mbale, Uganda Research Update: I am in Mbale, Uganda with a fellow Northwestern student, Emily Laning, working at a pediatric neurosurgery hospital. Most of the patients are infants with hydrocephalus or spina