Events Archive

Post date: Tue, 02/08/2011 - 14:25

In recognition of this year’s “One Book,” Mountains Beyond Mountains, Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine offers a series of lectures touching on the main themes of Tracy Kidder’s book and the work of global health advocates in various disciplines.

The second lecture of the series, organized in partnership with the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA), features Dr. Mardge Cohen, a senior physician at Stroger Hospital and medical director of an international community-based initiative to provide healthcare for HIV-positive women.

Organized by: One Book One Northwestern

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Post date: Tue, 09/28/2010 - 15:22

Heavy monsoon rains in northwest Pakistan have caused the worst disaster in the nation's history.  Nearly 20 million people have been affected.  The Center for Global Health at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, with the generous support of the Office of the President, is sponsoring a symposium on the global relief efforts that are underway and the state of healthcare in Pakistan.  Featured speakers include: Dr. Asher Hasan of Naya Jeevan for Kids, a social enterprise that provides micro-insurance for the urban poor; Todd Shea from Shine Humanity, a disaster relief organization; and Dr. Rashid Chotani, Director of the Chemical Biological Defense Programs at TASC.  Coffee and tea will be available after the discussion.
Rashid Chotani, M.D., M.P.H.,
Asher Hasan, M.D.
Todd Shea 
Organized by: Center for Global Health
For further information please contact Carolyn Baer, Deputy Director for the Center for Global Health, at

Post date: Fri, 09/24/2010 - 13:39

The Global Health Information Session is sponsored by the Feinberg School of Medicine's Center for Global Health. Medical students will have the opportunity to learn more about the global health rotations available at FSM's 17 affiliated universities and clinics around the world as well as receive information on how set up rotations at other international sites. Funding opportunities for student travel will also be covered.

Organized by: Center for Global Health

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Post date: Sun, 09/19/2010 - 17:04

As part of the Center for Civic Engagement and One Book One Northwestern’s Civically Engaged Young Alumni Week, the Office of International Program Development is excited to present five young alumni, who have found their career path in the field of global health. Come hear them speak about their careers and lives, and how their studies at Northwestern University have shaped who and where they are today.  Come listen, ask questions, and get career advice.

Panel Moderated By: Michael Diamond, Global Health Studies Lecturer, Northwestern University

Global Health Alumni Attending:
Mike Hoaglin (‘06) - Change Agent-Policy Analyst for Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (HHS), PENN Visionary Student Physician, Philadelphia, PA   
Alexandra Komisar (‘09)
- Research Fellow, Unit of Special Investigations, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City
Sara Melillo (‘04) - Technical Specialist/Grant Writer, Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB), Washington, DC
Danny O’Farrell (‘07) - Masters Student, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA
Kristina Redgrave (‘08) - Assistant Director, Governor Ted Strickland’s Office for Women’s Initiatives and Outreach, Columbus, OH

To learn more, contact International Program Development at 847 467-6953 or or visit:

Post date: Sat, 09/18/2010 - 10:08

Global Health Lecture with: Dr. Shirley Lindenbaum, Professor of Anthropology, Graduate Center, City University of New York

Organized by: International Program Development and Department of Anthropology in coordination with One Book One Northwestern

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Post date: Sat, 09/18/2010 - 09:56

Megan Miller, Director of Development and Communications for Indiana-Kenya Partnership/USAID-AMPATH, will use pictures and personal stories to tell how an academic partnership between North American and Kenyan medical schools responded to the deadliest pandemic in human history.

This event is part of the Global Health Lecture Series, sponsored by the Program of African Studies, the Feinberg School of Medicine's Program in Public Health, International Program Development and One Book One Northwestern.

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Post date: Sat, 09/18/2010 - 09:47

Speaker: Carolyn Baer, Associate Director, Center for Global Health, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine

In 2008, the number of African women who died from pregnancy and childbirth was higher than the number of casualties from all the major conflicts in Africa combined. Maternal mortality continues to be a major cause of death among women of reproductive age (15-49) in Sub-Saharan Africa. This presentation will discuss reproductive health components (family planning, HIV/AIDS, Sexual and Gender- Based Violence, treatment of Sexually Transmitted Infections, and Safe Motherhood practices) and what is needed to be done to ensure survival and proper care for women and children in Sub-Saharan Africa. I will also discuss my personal experience of working in a refugee camp in Southern Sudan designing and implementing a comprehensive reproductive health program.

Global Health Lecture Series, cosponsored by the School of Public Health, Feinberg School of Medicine, International Program Development, and the Center for Civic Engagement

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Post date: Sat, 09/18/2010 - 09:41

Save the Date: Global Health Series with Robert Bailey, Professor of Epidemiology, University of Illinois at Chicago

Organized by: Program of African Studies

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Post date: Sat, 09/18/2010 - 09:31

"Marriage, Divorce, and Biological Risk: Does the Body Forget?"
by Mark Hayward, Professor of Sociology and Centennial Commission Professor in the Liberal Arts and Director of the Population Research Center, University of Texas at Austin

Organized by: Institute for Policy Research

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Post date: Sat, 09/18/2010 - 09:26

"Towards a New Human Population Biology: Early Origins of Inflammation as Case Study"
by Thomas McDade, Weinberg College Board of Visitors Research and Teaching Professor, Associate Professor of Anthropology, and IPR Faculty Fellow

Organized by: Institute for Policy Research

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