Category: Mental Health

Northwestern expands faculty collaborations in health-related fields

In a step towards continued cross-cultural collaborations, eight Northwestern faculty members and administrators traveled to Havana, Cuba, this past June to explore possible joint research opportunities with Cuban peers. Four days of back-to-back meetings with University of Medical Sciences of Havana faculty and visits to family doctor offices, hospitals and specialty clinics highlighted Cuba’s public

Five Northwestern Students Attend Emory Global Health Case Competition

This past March, five Northwestern students traveled to Atlanta, Georgia to compete in the Emory Global Health Case Competition. The diverse team, which was comprised of students hailing from Feinberg School of Medicine, Kellogg School of Management, and Weinberg College were tasked with creating an initiative to address mental health issues in Liberia. With a

“Let’s talk:” World Health Day 2017

Every year, the World Health Organization marks the anniversary of its founding with World Health Day. The organization, which officially came onto the international stage on April 7, 1948, uses World Health Day to call attention to important health issues impacting a large portion of the world. Topics for World Health Day vary considerably, reflecting

Rebecca Seligman closes Faculty & Fellows Colloquium with talk on cross-cultural mental health

To close the Buffett Institute Faculty & Fellows Colloquium, Rebecca Seligman spoke to a room crowded with professors, students, and Northwestern community members about cross-cultural mental health. More specifically, her talk used the examination of dissociation to illustrate larger issues in studying mental health across cultures. Dissociation is triggered by highly stressful experiences that are

Northwestern researchers identify first depression blood test

Globally, over 350 million people suffer from depression, according to the World Health Organization. The WHO quantifies the burden of diseases through a calculation called Disability Adjusted Life Years (DALY), where one DALY can be thought of as one lost year of “healthy life.” By the year 2020, depression is predicted to reach second place