March 31, 2011. Northwestern University Global Health Week 2011 will celebrate the University’s years of partnership with institutions worldwide and explore future opportunities for research and collaboration.
The week’s activities, to be held on the Evanston and Chicago campuses from April 5 to 8, will showcase the many global health initiatives at Northwestern and its international partners’ institutions.
Global health leaders from more than a dozen countries will provide insight into research and public health issues facing their countries. They also will highlight educational opportunities and potential for further research and collaboration on global medical education, maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS research, global health delivery programs and other topics.
Participants will include international academic leaders, physicians and research collaborators from Burkina Faso, Chile, China, France, India, Mali, Mexico, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda.
Key attendees from Northwestern will include President Morton Schapiro; Provost Daniel Linzer; Jay Walsh, vice president for research; Jeffrey Glassroth, M.D., interim dean of the Feinberg School of Medicine; Rex Chisholm, dean for research at Feinberg; and Raymond Curry, M.D., vice dean for education at Feinberg.
Robert Murphy, M.D., is chair of the Global Health Week committee and director of the Center for Global Health at Feinberg. Other members of the committee are Dévora Grynspan, director of Northwestern’s Office of International Program Development; Matthew Glucksberg, professor and chair of biomedical engineering at the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science; and Kara Palamountain, research assistant professor of managerial economics and decision sciences at the Kellogg School of Management.
Global Health Week is a collaboration between Feinberg, McCormick, Kellogg and the Weinberg College of Arts and Applied Sciences.
The entire Northwestern community is invited. The full agenda and registration materials are available online.
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Source: Northwestern News