Category: General

Motorcycle use: A global health crisis?

The use of motorcycles has been growing around the world, due to the mobility and speed that they offer, as well as affordability. With increased use comes more frequent accidents, making motorcycle use a public health issue around the world. According to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Global Burden of Disease study, road accidents are

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

Local communities, global connections

The Global Health Portal recently spoke with Rebekah Williams (WCAS 2015) and Kaitlin Hansen (WCAS 2015) to learn more about how their study abroad experience in South Africa led to summer research and strengthened their career goals. Tell us about your project. What inspired your work? In the past decade, post-apartheid South Africa has experienced

In Sickness and in Health: Panel Discusses Health Trends in Evanston and Skokie

Last Tuesday, the Evanston Public Library in collaboration with the Village of Skokie, the Erie Family Health Center, and NU International Program Development, hosted a discussion on current health trends in the Evanston and Skokie neighborhoods. The event was titled “In Sickness and in Health” and consisted of a panel of three speakers: Evonda Thomas-Smith,