Events Archive

Post date: Fri, 04/23/2010 - 10:52

First Film, April 24th: Jacques Roumain: Passion for a Country  (Arnold Antonin, 2008, Haiti, color, DVD, 111 minutes)

In the weeks since the apocalyptic disaster that claimed thousands of lives and left countless wounded and homeless, Haiti has been made visible to Western eyes primarily as a victim, once again, of chance, poverty, and underdevelopment. In response to the tragedy and the general vacuum of knowledge about Haiti that it has exposed, this film series will present provocative and enlightening works produced by, for, or about Haitians prior to the earthquake.

This program seeks to raise awareness of the country’s history, cultural traditions, contemporary geopolitical predicament, and struggle for democracy, and to open up a dialogue about the future of cultural expression in Haiti. Films include the Chicago premiere of Moloch Tropical, the latest film by acclaimed Haitian director, Raoul Peck, and several award-winning documentaries on Haitian visual arts, literature, religion, politics and society.

Films will be screened in French, Creole and English, with English subtitles.

Organized by Doris Garraway and Christiane Rey, Department of French and Italian, with Dominique Licops (French and Italian) and Mimi Brody (The Block Museum)

Post date: Wed, 04/21/2010 - 15:51

In response to the earthquake in Haiti, the Feinberg School of Medicine's Center for Global Health coordinated relief efforts by mobilizing medical supplies and volunteers to address Haiti’s medical needs.  As a result, more than 100 medical staff  from the Northwestern University and Northwestern Memorial Hospital community signed up to volunteer to serve on deployment teams that traveled to Haiti to provide medical care to earthquake victims. This symposium will feature three volunteers as they describe their experiences. The event will engage the Feinberg community in an informative discussion.


  • Mark Agulnik, MD (NU)

  • Rahul Khare, MD (NU)

  • Carmel Medard, RN (NMH)


Sponsored by: The Center for Global Health, Office of the Dean, and the Feinberg Staff Relations Council

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Post date: Fri, 04/16/2010 - 16:29

The Research Alliance to Combat HIV/AIDS (REACH) is holding its dissemination event to discuss research findings and HIV/AIDS prevention in Nigeria.

In Ghana last July, President Barack Obama pledged greater financial support for the fight against HIV and AIDS and improving public health systems in Africa. The U.S. has already contributed billions for the provision of anti-retroviral drugs under the PEPFAR program started by former President George W. Bush. After South AfricaNigeria has the second largest number of people living with AIDS in the world. With the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Northwestern University and Nigeria's University of Ibadan began in 2006 a collaborative research program on HIV prevention. The Research Alliance to Combat HIV/AIDS (REACH) has involved social scientists in pioneering community-based research and seeks to understand the attitudes and behaviors relevant to HIV and AIDS prevention in four Nigerian states. It also studied impediments to voluntary counseling and testing for HIV. In association with Nigeria’s National Agency for the Control of AIDS, REACH will advance strategies to reduce infection rates such as the scaling up of HIV testing.  Join Northwestern University and the Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies for a presentation of the REACH report's main findings and policy recommendations.

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Post date: Fri, 04/16/2010 - 16:26

Four Nigerian Professors will join NU Professor Richard Joseph and Nkem Dike, Associate Director of the REACH Program, to discuss vital lessons learned in inter-university collaboration between Northwestern and the University of Ibadan since a February 2004 meeting in Nigeria to pursue joint research on HIV prevention. At a Northwestern conference in November 2006, “Nigeria 2007: Political, Economic and Social Transitions”, Nigerian participants (two of whom will take part in the May 25 meeting) spoke of the myriad problems confronting Nigerian universities: escalating student enrollments, faculty brain drain, inadequate staffing, infrastructural decay, insufficient time to conduct research and publish, the difficulty of keeping up-to-date on theory, methodologies, reports writing, and other subjects. See

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Post date: Thu, 04/15/2010 - 12:36

Mark your calendars for a special visit from former Surgeon General David Satcher M.D., PhD on October 28-29, 2010 as Northwestern University’s 2010 Hollister Lecturer and Visiting Professor in Minority Health.  Dr. Satcher will give the Hollister Lecture, titled “Leadership in Reducing Disparities in Health” on October 28, 2010 at 4 PM in the Hughes Auditorium of the Robert H. Lurie Research Center, located on Northwestern University’s Chicago campus (303 E. Superior). 

The Program in Public Health at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is pleased to sponsor the Hollister Lecture Program, which supports events related to the improvement of public health.  

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Post date: Tue, 11/10/2009 - 12:40

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Every day, Doctors Without Borders aid workers from around the world provide assistance to people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe – treating those most in need regardless of political, religious, or economic interest. Whether an emergency involves armed conflicts or epidemics, malnutrition or natural disasters, Doctors Without Borders is committed to bringing quality medical care to people caught in crisis.

On May 20, medical and nonmedical professionals are invited to join us for a presentation to learn more about how you can join Doctors Without Borders' pool of dedicated aid workers. Aid worker and recruiter Laura Cobey, RN will share her experiences of "life in the field" and discuss requirements and the application process.

NOTE: Registration is required for this event.

For more information and to register, visit

Post date: Tue, 11/10/2009 - 12:39

Come learn about Global Health opportunties for medical and MPH students at 12:00 pm on Nov. 6th (lunched provided). Presentations will be given by International Program Development, Family Medicine's Global Health Education and Community Services Program, and the NEW FSM Center for Global Health. Additionally, come hear testimonials from returning alumni on their global health experiences.