How does cultural context influence medical decisions and how can doctors be prepared to engage with patients in unfamiliar environments? Debjani Mukherjee encountered these questions while researching traumatic brain injury in Kolkata, India in 2007. She continues to study the relationship between culture and medicine in her current roles as director of the Donnelley Ethics
Recently, I visited Connecticut for the first time to attend the annual Unite for Sight Global Health and Innovation Conference at Yale University. If you cannot already tell by the title, the conference covered an extremely broad range of topics – maternal and child health, design and architecture, social media and marketing, health policy, photography,
What do malaria, global health and main street journalism have to do with one another? Dr. Claire Panosian Dunavan, a Feinberg alum, wove together her experience in these three fields Tuesday morning for the annual alumni lecture at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Panosian had no medical expertise when she spent the summer of 1972 in Haiti.
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
Population growth speeds climate change, we are often told. Linking these two phenomena is complicated and could lead to population control strategies that jeopardize human reproductive rights, said Suzanne Petroni in her keynote address at the Northwestern University Summit On Sustainability. “We want to make sure that if we make this connection between slowing population