Tag: global health

Sustainable water in Chile

Engineers don’t often get a chance to develop the cultural awareness inherent to anthropology majors, said Elizabeth Velazquez, a Northwestern senior majoring in Environmental Engineering. But Velazquez gained that knowledge during a six-week trip to Chile last summer, where she worked on developing sustainable water solutions for a small Chilean town as part of Project

Project RISHI: Health and Lifestyle Analysis in Charniya, Hayana, India

Written by: Manisha Bhatia Team Members: Varshini Cherukupalli, Apas Aggarwal, Shreya Agarwal Location: Charniya, India Project: Project RISHI: Health and Lifestyle Analysis in Charniya, Hayana, India Fellowship: International Group Research Fellowship in Global Health The Project RISHI summer trip was mind-blowing. Each student involved dedicated so much time and effort into ensuring the project successful started its India

From Idea to Innovation: Insights from the 2012 Global Health Unite for Sight Conference

Sponsored by Unite for Sight, this past weekend’s 2012 Global Health & Innovation Conference at Yale University featured various speakers and panelists from diverse backgrounds in global health. The Acumen Fund, USAID, Management Sciences for Health, PATH, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation were just a few of the many organizations present. Esteemed speakers such as

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.

Climate change: Don’t blame the population, says Suzanne Petroni

Population growth speeds climate change, we are often told. Linking these two phenomena is complicated and could lead to population control strategies that jeopardize human reproductive rights, said Suzanne Petroni in her keynote address at the Northwestern University Summit On Sustainability. “We want to make sure that if we make this connection between slowing population