Category: Community Health

Northwestern Undergrads win Illinois Health Matters Young Leader Award

Two Northwestern University Weinberg students Brittany Zelch (Class of 2015) and Emery Weinstein (Class of 2016) recently won the Illinois Health Matters Young Leader Award. Illinois Health Matters is an organization that provides Illinois-specific updates about healthcare reform, aiming to lower disparities in health care across populations by providing information on access to health care and

Plagues of the Past, Present and Future: A Visit from Laurie Garrett

As a way to celebrate 20 years of global engagement and scholarship, the Buffett Institute invited a series of esteemed speakers to address the Northwestern community. The afternoon of May 15th, guests had the opportunity to hear from Laurie Garrett, one of America’s leading voices in the field of global health. Her talk, entitled “From

Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement: An Ingenious Grassroots Organization

Sri Lanka is a multicultural and multilingual country that has had a long history of armed conflict. Sri Lanka’s rich multiethnic communities that make it a diverse country today were once a source of conflict that led to lasting civil war. In the colonial era, the Portuguese, Dutch, and British tried to colonize Sri Lanka,

Thoughts from the 2nd Annual Global Health Case Competition

  Why was participating in this year’s competition important to you? Matt Pietrus, Competition Organizer: Addressing a real world case and working in interdisciplinary teams provides NU students the opportunity to address actual challenges in global health and do so by incorporating multiple perspectives. Emily Drewry, Student Advisory Committee: I think it’s great that Northwestern

Luna Lights: A Unique and Inventive Solution for Night-time Falls

I recently caught up with Donovan Morrison, a 2014 graduate of Northwestern already boasting an impressive list of professional accomplishments – namely CEO and Co-Founder of health-based start-up Luna Lights. Luna Lights is an automated lighting system which prevents and detects falls in the elderly population using cloud based data analytics. The idea for the