Residents working with the Northwestern Trauma and Surgical Initiative spent a year assisting with the improvement of a trauma and emergency response system in Bolivia.
A third-year medical student worked with law and business students at Northwestern to solve problems facing slum communities in Lagos, Nigeria, as part of a multidisciplinary course.
Burning kerosene and diesel fuel indoors for lighting, cooking and heating may increase the chance of developing fatal heart disease, according to recent research.
Robert Murphy, MD, director of Feinberg’s Center for Global Health, will lead a program training scientists in Mali to conduct research on HIV and mycobacterial disease.
Isaac Adewole, MBBS, adjunct professor of Medicine, has been named Nigeria’s minister of health.
The Institute for Public Health and Medicine hosted a seminar on the epidemiology and virology of Zika virus, risks associated for travelers and possible links between the virus and microcephaly in infants.
Smitha Sarma, third-year medical student, will study tobacco cessation approaches in Kerala, India, as a Fogarty Fellow.
Northwestern Medicine physicians and students came together to pack and ship a container of supplies for cancer education and treatment to a rural hospital in Tanzania.
Ehete Bahiru, MD, a resident in internal medicine, received an NIH global health fellowship to establish a pilot project aimed at improving cardiovascular health in sub-Saharan Africa.
Rodrigo Garrido Cáceres, the first physical therapist exchange student from the University of San Sebastian in Chile, spent six-weeks this fall at Feinberg.