Category: Community Health

From Idea to Innovation: Insights from the 2012 Global Health Unite for Sight Conference

Sponsored by Unite for Sight, this past weekend’s 2012 Global Health & Innovation Conference at Yale University featured various speakers and panelists from diverse backgrounds in global health. The Acumen Fund, USAID, Management Sciences for Health, PATH, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation were just a few of the many organizations present. Esteemed speakers such as

Northwestern sends team to Emory’s Global Health Competition

Five Northwestern University students presented solutions to an international health crisis during this year’s Global Health Case Competition at Emory University’s Global Health Institute in Atlanta. Drawing teams from both American and international universities, the competition called for participants to offer solutions to fictional health case study.  This year’s scenario was set in post-war Sri

Young firecracker sparks sustainability summit

Ellen Gustafson, named Inc Magazine’s “Top 30 Under 30” in 2010, spoke Friday night to approximately 60 Northwestern students and visitors. She was the opening keynote speaker to Northwestern University’s 7th annual Summit on Sustainability, a two-day event. This conference brings students and the community together so people could exchange ideas on how to improve

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

Dr. Evan Lyon on current projects at Partners in Health

“Whatever it takes. Just as we would do if a member of our own family—or we ourselves—were ill.” This mindset lies at the heart of the mission of Partner’s in Health (PIH), a Boston, MA based non-profit health care organization founded in 1987 by Dr. Paul Farmer, Ophelia Dahl, Thomas J. White, Todd McCormack, and