Category: Infectious Diseases

Feinberg student finds new experiences in Guatemala

Since August of last year, Feinberg student Nicole Araneta has been working in a medical clinic in Guatemala, honing her Spanish and immersing herself in a community in need of medical care. Asociación Pop Wuj, the non-profit cooperative where Araneta spends her days, offers the services of a primary care clinic for free to families

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.

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

Halting pandemics in their tracks: EpidemicIQ

Students of Global Health 301: Introduction to International Public Health had the chance Thursday morning to talk to alumnus and researcher Lalith Polepeddi about his work tracking and preventing epidemics. The talk, which took place in Northwestern’s Frances Searle building and was attended by about 40 students, focused on Polepeddi’s work at Global Viral Forecasting,

‘Contagion’ echoes the reality of public health outbreaks

Anyone who sees the Hollywood thriller “Contagion” may be a little on edge. In the film an unknown pathogen moves from Hong Kong to Chicago before globetrotting in a ruthless killing spree. The medical community struggles to contain it and find a cure as the world panics, falling into chaos. Could an epidemic like “Contagion”