Author: Emily Drewry

Junior at NU, majoring in journalism and international health and minoring in global health. I have been passionate about travel as long as I can remember, and writing about my experiences has been one of my biggest joys. Some of my favorite experiences abroad have been spending part of my junior year in Germany and teaching public health in Ghana. I love learning about global health because it appeals to my interest in global understanding and my lifelong belief in health equity.

Plagues of the Past, Present and Future: A Visit from Laurie Garrett

As a way to celebrate 20 years of global engagement and scholarship, the Buffett Institute invited a series of esteemed speakers to address the Northwestern community. The afternoon of May 15th, guests had the opportunity to hear from Laurie Garrett, one of America’s leading voices in the field of global health. Her talk, entitled “From

Northwestern Hosts 2nd Annual Global Health Case Competition

  Participants of Northwestern’s 2nd Annual Global Health Case Competition teamed up February 14th to present solutions to the problem of combining access with accuracy in infant HIV testing in Tanzania. The teams, representing three undergraduate schools and four graduate programs, presented solutions to a panel of judges, including Kara Palamountain, the author of the

Thoughts from the 2nd Annual Global Health Case Competition

  Why was participating in this year’s competition important to you? Matt Pietrus, Competition Organizer: Addressing a real world case and working in interdisciplinary teams provides NU students the opportunity to address actual challenges in global health and do so by incorporating multiple perspectives. Emily Drewry, Student Advisory Committee: I think it’s great that Northwestern

Students of Global Health: Dennis Hong Liu

If he had to give one piece of advice to incoming medical school students, Dennis Hong Liu (pictured, second from left) would tell them to get as much exposure to new things as possible. As someone whose journey has taken him to Mexico and the world of global health after undergraduate study, he has experienced

Students of Global Health: Michael Aleman

For Michael Aleman, all it took was a three-week trip to Haiti to change his life. The Northwestern senior fondly recalls his time volunteering with The CRUDEM Foundation as a “key experience that changed my life.” Aleman’s experiences abroad, as well as his work on campus, have shaped him to become an impressive figure in