Category: Healthcare Industry

Managing Global Health Challenges: Cultural Competency and Health Disparities

Dr. Sonja Boone, the chief medical officer of Alegis Care, spoke to more than 20 students about cultural competency and health disparities in the United States in Annenberg Monday, February 8th, as part of Professor Michael Diamond’s “Managing Global Health Challenges” course. Boone opened the lecture by breaking down the factors that influence doctor-patient relations,

Northwestern Undergrads win Illinois Health Matters Young Leader Award

Two Northwestern University Weinberg students Brittany Zelch (Class of 2015) and Emery Weinstein (Class of 2016) recently won the Illinois Health Matters Young Leader Award. Illinois Health Matters is an organization that provides Illinois-specific updates about healthcare reform, aiming to lower disparities in health care across populations by providing information on access to health care and

AYZH: Changing Lives Through Sanitary Childbirths

I recently had the privilege to attend a conversation titled “Innovation Around the World,” part of Chicago Ideas Week. The speakers of the conference were described as some of the “most talented young innovators from around the world,” who were gathered “to share their exciting emerging technologies. From health to education, climate change to policy

Mobile health: Uses and growth at home and abroad

Mobile health (mHealth) is the use of mobile phones and technologies, such as tablets, to improve health access, outcomes, delivery, services, and research. The field requires individuals from multiple disciplines, such as medicine, public health, business, computer science, to come together and produce products that serve in both developing and developed nations. Cell phones are

Global health: not just for doctors

Students entering the world of global health often times have one pretty obvious trait in common: they attend, have attended or plan on attending medical school. Makes sense, right? Ananth Bhogaraju, the managing director and the head of Healthcare Services Investment Banking at Deutsche Bank Securities, told students last Thursday that the academic and clinical