Category: Global Health Studies

Western Misconceptions Regarding Female Genital Cutting

I took a class last Spring titled Global Bioethics, in which we discussed controversial health topics and their ethical implications. What I found most fascinating was the topic of female genital cutting, or FGC. Although it was something I had only briefly heard about before, what I knew about FGC led me to believe it

A Look at the Public Health Mentorship Program

Applications are under review for the second year of the International Program Development’s Public Health Mentorship. The program will begin January 2014, with a set of 28 undergraduate students participating. Following last year’s successful program, minor changes have been made to better offer productive conversation about public health to students. For more information on the

Exploring the Genetic Capital of the World: Paris

Pamela Wax Major: Biological Sciences I Minor: Global Health I HPME Spring 2014 Tell us about your project.  What inspired your work? Since I began taking French in seventh grade I have said that one day I would do genetic research in Paris, what I had heard was the genetic capitol of the world. This dream

Flexibility and Confidence are Essential – Tips and Recommendations from Global Health Student Researchers

On Thursday, Feb 16th, 2012, a group of students, professors, and sponsors from a variety of academic disciplines gathered in Harris Hall on the Northwestern University Evanston Campus at the 2nd Annual Global Health Research Symposium. At the symposium, undergraduate and graduate students discussed their public health research and how they are connecting their Northwestern