Julia Polk returned to campus for Reunion Weekend and shared her story as a doctor in global health and advice for those interested in a similar direction. By Mira Wang, Medill ’18 Dr. Julia Polk knows a thing or two about the path less taken. After graduating from Northwestern University in 2007 with an anthropology
Director General Margaret Chan of the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared the Zika virus a global health emergency Monday, February 1. Given the intense backlash from their delayed response to the Ebola crisis, it comes as no surprise that the international agency would take little time in declaring the Zika outbreak an international emergency.
The use of motorcycles has been growing around the world, due to the mobility and speed that they offer, as well as affordability. With increased use comes more frequent accidents, making motorcycle use a public health issue around the world. According to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Global Burden of Disease study, road accidents are
“Things are changing. It’s a great opportunity for young people to join the bandwagon.” Those were the words of Dr. Ricardo Araya, MD, PhD, speaking to approximately 50 people on Northwestern University’s Chicago campus recently about how mental illness is increasingly being treated—and perceived—around the world. Dr. Araya, a professor of psychiatry at the University
Name: Julia Harris (2007, WCAS) Major: Anthropology (Human Biology) Minor: Global Health What did you do after graduation and where are you now? I graduated in 2007 with a degree in Anthropology (Human Biology) and a minor in Global Health. I was pre-med, but I was not sure exactly what I wanted to do. I took the MCAT