Category: General

From doctor to journalist, Feinberg alum discusses career in global health

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.

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

Climate change: Don’t blame the population, says Suzanne Petroni

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

Data collection can be good for your health

If you ask a medical doctor what psychometrics is, you might see a blank stare. Yet Chih-Hung Chang, an associate professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, said he thinks patient diagnosis and treatment would benefit from having this type of quantitative psychology become common practice in medicine. He talks about how people-reported data, electronic

Flexibility and Confidence are Essential – Tips and Recommendations from Global Health Student Researchers

On Thursday, Feb 16th, 2012, a group of students, professors, and sponsors from a variety of academic disciplines gathered in Harris Hall on the Northwestern University Evanston Campus at the 2nd Annual Global Health Research Symposium. At the symposium, undergraduate and graduate students discussed their public health research and how they are connecting their Northwestern