Category: General

Northwestern student researches plastic surgery needs in Kenya

When David Grant walked the plastic surgery wards in Kenyan hospitals, he noticed most patients were burn victims. “The high incidence of burn injuries and their acute management forces reconstructive surgeons to turn away other patients with non-burn related reconstructive needs, like cleft lips or cub feet or trauma patients from road traffic accidents,” says

A Q&A with McCormick’s Dirk Brockmann

Dirk Brockmann, an associate professor in the Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, is changing the way we track the spread of human infectious diseases. He uses modern technology, such as social networking websites, to examine human mobility. His work, with colleague Lars Hufnagel, analyzing data collected from the website Wheresgeorge, which

Bringing safe water to the desert: A Q&A with Susan Vescovi

At the beginning of July, Roshni Barot , Susan Vescovi and Tracy Yang arrived in India’s Thar Desert to work with the Jal Bhagirathi Foundation (JBF). Master’s students in the Global and Ecological Health Program, the three hope to help assess water quality in the 140 villages served by the foundation. As part of Northwestern’s

Q&A with CARE’s Steve Hollingworth

From flooding in Pakistan to earthquakes in Haiti and upheaval in the Middle East, there isn’t much in the evening news to fill folks with hope for the future.  But Steve Hollingworth isn’t afraid to roll up his sleeves and get to work on a solution.  As COO of CARE, an international humanitarian organization, Hollingworth