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Post date: Tue, 12/23/2014 - 15:14

"Making Sense of Mental Health Care: Interpretive, Cultural, and Psychosocial Dimensions of Mexican-American Adolescent Experiences with Psychiatry.”

by Rebecca Seligman, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and IPR Fellow

This is part of the IPR Fay Lomax Cook Monday Colloquium Series

Organized by: IPR

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Post date: Tue, 12/23/2014 - 15:10

Poverty and Children’s Health: Protective Psychosocial Factors

by Edith Chen, Professor of Psychology, Co-Director, Foundations of Health Research Center, and IPR Fellow.

This is part of the IPR Fay Lomax Cook Monday Colloquium Series

Organized by: IPR

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Post date: Tue, 12/23/2014 - 15:07

On Saturday, February 14, 2015 Northwestern University will hold its 2nd annual intramural global health case competition. Teams will be made up of undergraduate and graduate students across all schools and various disciplines who will compete to develop innovative, feasible, and sustainable global health solutions. The goal of the case study competition is to train the next generation of global health leaders through a unique competition experience built upon a real-world challenge.

The application is now open. Application Deadline: January 12, 2015.

After submitting an application and being placed in a team of five, participants will have a chance to meet and practice solving sample case studies with their team. One week before the day of the competition, teams will receive the selected case and will have this one week to prepare a solution. The day of the competition, they will present their solutions to a panel of judges who are selected based on their expertise related to the case. The judges will then score the teams and announce the winner.

The first place team wins $1000 and a paid trip to Emory University in Atlanta, GA (Friday, March 27 – Saturday, March 28, 2015), where they will represent Northwestern University and compete in an international case competition that brings together teams from universities from the US and abroad. The second place team wins $600.

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Post date: Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:48

Robert Murphy, MD
Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Engineering
John P. Phair Professor of Infectious Diseases of Northwestern University

"Ebola:  The Facts"

Rob Murphy has worked in West Africa for over 20 years, primarily in Nigeria and Mali, two countries that have been impacted by Ebola virus but have managed to contain it.

The lab he is affiliated with in Mali is performing the confirmatory testing for Ebola, and colleagues there and in Nigeria are helping to coordinate their respective national response to the crisis.  Rob is also working with a biotech company which is developing drugs which will treat Ebola. The facts and myths of Ebola will be the focus of his presentation.

Organized by: Science in Society

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Post date: Wed, 11/26/2014 - 09:59

Interested in public/global health? Want to work with students from other schools to come up with solutions for a real global health problem?
 
Come learn about how Northwestern University is holding its 2nd Annual Intramural Global Health Case Competition next quarter! 
 
Northwestern undergraduate and graduate students will team up across disciplines to develop innovative, feasible, and sustainable global health recommendations. Each team will be presented with a case study outlining global health challenges in the fields including public health, medicine, policy, and engineering. Team members will work together to design an intervention and corresponding presentation. 
 
Please join us for an information session - lunch from Giordano's Pizza will be provided (yum).

The NU case competition is scheduled for Saturday, February 14th in Evanston. The 1st place team will receive $200 each and will be sent to the international competition at Emory University! The 2nd place team will receive $120 each!


See attached flyer
 
The competition is being co-sponsored by the Program of African Studies/Department of Education, Title VI; Global Health Studies/Office of International Program Development; the Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies; and Feinberg's Center for Global Health. More information available here.
 
Contact Sarah El Neweihi: sarahe@northwestern.edu for more information.

Post date: Wed, 11/26/2014 - 09:54

Interested in public/global health? Want to work with students from other schools to come up with solutions for a real global health problem?
 
Come learn about how Northwestern University is holding its 2nd Annual Intramural Global Health Case Competition next quarter! 
 
Northwestern undergraduate and graduate students will team up across disciplines to develop innovative, feasible, and sustainable global health recommendations. Each team will be presented with a case study outlining global health challenges in the fields including public health, medicine, policy, and engineering. Team members will work together to design an intervention and corresponding presentation. 
 
Please join us for an information session - dinner will be provided!

The NU case competition is scheduled for Saturday, February 14th in Evanston. The 1st place team will receive $200 each and will be sent to the international competition at Emory University! The 2nd place team will receive $120 each!


See attached flyer
 
The competition is being co-sponsored by the Program of African Studies/Department of Education, Title VI; Global Health Studies/Office of International Program Development; the Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies; and Feinberg's Center for Global Health. More information available here.

Post date: Fri, 11/14/2014 - 11:10

One Step Before and Phi Delta Epsilon will be hosting an event entitled “Medicine Under Pressure” featuring Dr. David Ansell, the author of County: Life, Death, and Politics at Chicago’s Public Hospital.

County describes some of the mind-blowing events that took place while Dr. Ansell worked in Cook County Hospital in Chicago, upon which the medical T.V. drama ER was based. With heroic efforts, Ansell was able to fight to keep the hospital open and fully funded, and combat “patient-dumping” (refusal to treat people because of inability to pay or insufficient insurance). Ansell is currently the Chief Medical Officer at Chicago’s Rush University Medical Center and will speak on the public health sector, clinical healthcare and where the two overlap. If you’re interested in medicine, the intricacies of the United States health system, or, simply, economic equality, this is an event you don’t want to miss out on!

Come to McCormick Tribune Center Auditorium at 6:30 pm on Monday November 17th! Refreshments and snacks will be provided!

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Post date: Fri, 11/14/2014 - 10:52

Women's Health in Developing Nations" Speaker Panel
Thursday November 20th, 7PM
Annenberg G21
There will be food!

The panel will include:
Mary Ellen Johnston from Concern Worldwide
Kate Barcal, who works with  "Lost boys for building South Sudan" in grant writing. She has been on the ground in Kenya, Uganda, and Pakistan and can speak about women in South Sudan and literacy and how that affects their care for family.
Zainab Khan, who is the  Chair of Women's Rights Committee with UN Association of Chicago. She is also an artist and activist for women's issues.
Krystal Rampalli, who is with the Cervical Cancer Prevention Programme of Zambia (CCPPZ)

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Organized by: MEDLIFE and UNICEF NU

Post date: Mon, 11/10/2014 - 10:29

Since 2010, Haiti has been the site of the modern world’s most serious outbreak of cholera – a deadly waterborne disease never before present in the country. The cholera epidemic has killed thousands and sickened hundreds of thousands of Haitians. Overwhelming scientific evidence points to the origin of this epidemic: grossly unsanitary conditions in the camps of the United Nations’ peace keeping mission in Haiti. This talk discusses attempts by lawyers and activists to hold the United Nations accountable.

Greger Calhan is a clinical teaching fellow at Northwestern School of Law. Before coming to Northwestern, Mr. Calhan was a lawyer with the American Civil Liberties Union’s Racial Justice Program, and served as a law clerk to Judge Martha C. Daughtrey on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. As a fellow with the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti, Mr. Calhan worked on forced evictions, gender-based violence, and cholera accountability strategies. He is a returned Peace Corps Volunteer.

Sponsored by: International Studies and Legal Studies.

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Post date: Wed, 11/05/2014 - 13:33

Northwestern History Professors Helen Tilley, Paul Ramirez, and Sean Hanretta

will lecture and take questions On:

"Histories of Epidemic Disease and Dying from Plague to Ebola"

BBQ Lunch served!

Organized by the History Department

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