Category: Global Initiatives

Feinberg’s Global Health Day 2012

On Wednesday, September 5th, Feinberg School of Medicine hosted its annual Global Health Day. Featuring a career panel and poster session, this event highlighted the international experience of doctors from all walks of life as well as the research of current medical students. At the panel, seven doctors, all with international clinical, research, and/or volunteer

Haiti Trip: Prelude

My name is Michael Aleman, and I am a rising sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering and minoring in global health. I am interested in studying how healthcare can be made sustainable and quality improved in resource-limited settings. As a result, I am spending part of the summer conducting independent research in Milot, Haiti with the

Global health: A political evolution

Global health is a common buzzword among grassroots organizations, independent foundations and news outlets, but what exactly led to the popularity and creation of this term? Guest lecturer Richard G. Parker spoke about his most recent work, a study of the political history of HIV, AIDS and sexual matters and the invention of global health

Dr. Evan Lyon on current projects at Partners in Health

“Whatever it takes. Just as we would do if a member of our own family—or we ourselves—were ill.” This mindset lies at the heart of the mission of Partner’s in Health (PIH), a Boston, MA based non-profit health care organization founded in 1987 by Dr. Paul Farmer, Ophelia Dahl, Thomas J. White, Todd McCormack, and

NU-AID establishes new site in Oaxaca

For more than 10 years, the Northwestern University Alliance for International Development (NU-AID) has been sending medical students to Latin America to provide care for underserved populations. This past summer, for the first time, 10 students traveled to Oaxaca, Mexico to establish a new project site. “Prior to this trip we were going twice a