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
Participants from the The Global Engagement Summer Institute showed off their development projects from summer programs in India, Uganda, Bolivia and Nicaragua on campus November 19 from 4 to 6 P.M. Here GESI Program Manager Bethany Croasmun weighs in on why these programs are so pivotal for both students and communities.