Tag: Feinberg School of Medicine

Faculty panel discusses careers in public and global health

When it comes to global health studies, many students are left wondering how to practically engage with the material learned in class while still making an income and supporting themselves. On May 1, the Office of International Program Development / Global Health Studies brought five faculty members from different disciplines together to talk about practical

First man cured of HIV speaks at Northwestern hospital global workshop

On the seventh anniversary of his cure from HIV, Timothy Ray Brown told a group of global HIV/AIDS scientists and health researchers gathered at Northwestern’s Prentice Women’s Hospital that he was grateful to everyone who helped keep him alive. “For awhile there I thought that people were interested in my story because I’m a freak

Seeking sustainable solutions abroad during med school

Last year, Joseph Brown was working in a tiny emergency room with a single lamp—a lamp he said received electricity about 80 percent of the time. He treated malnutrition, the affects of polio, back pain and wounds from bull goring. After taking a year off from medical school to volunteer in Peru, Brown is encouraging

On the Brink of Eradication: The Polio Epidemic

Polio is a highly infectious and crippling disease that primarily infects children. The poliovirus attacks the brain and spinal cord, causing paralysis within hours. Perhaps the most devastating nature of the disease is that it is completely preventable, yet twenty-five years after the polio vaccine was assembled, only seventy-five percent of the world has access

You are what you eat: One Book One Northwestern panel examines food security and health outcomes

The term “healthcare” often evokes the images of hospitals, doctors, nurses, white coats, test tubes and stethoscopes, but rarely does “food security” make the list. Yet hunger– the result of poor nutritional availability in many impoverished communities– plays a significant role in human development and mortality across the globe. “The whole healthcare system focuses on