Category: General

Researching Parkinson’s disease in beautiful Lausanne this summer

Smitha Sarma Major: Biological Sciences Minor: Global Health, Psychology Location this summer: Lausanne, Switzerland       My name is Smitha Sarma and I am a rising junior majoring in Biological Sciences with minors in Global Health and Psychology. As an aspiring doctor, I am interested in understanding the scientific process behind the generation of

Cultural barriers in medicine: lessons from Debjani Mukherjee

How does cultural context influence medical decisions and how can doctors be prepared to engage with patients in unfamiliar environments? Debjani Mukherjee encountered these questions while researching traumatic brain injury in Kolkata, India in 2007. She continues to study the relationship between culture and medicine in her current roles as director of the Donnelley Ethics

Can We Craft a Livable Future? – Reflections From the Unite For Sight Conference

Recently, I visited Connecticut for the first time to attend the annual Unite for Sight Global Health and Innovation Conference at Yale University. If you cannot already tell by the title, the conference covered an extremely broad range of topics – maternal and child health, design and architecture, social media and marketing, health policy, photography,

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.

Northwestern sends team to Emory’s Global Health Competition

Five Northwestern University students presented solutions to an international health crisis during this year’s Global Health Case Competition at Emory University’s Global Health Institute in Atlanta. Drawing teams from both American and international universities, the competition called for participants to offer solutions to fictional health case study.  This year’s scenario was set in post-war Sri