Six Feinberg medical school students dreamt of starting their own global health nonprofit, which came to fruition as the Life is Great (LIG) Global Foundation.
Northwestern Medicine physicians and the non-profit organization Operation Walk Chicago, are providing disaster relief to Nepal Orthopedic Hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal, in the aftermath of the devastating earthquakes.
Claudia Leung, a third-year medical student, was recently awarded the Doris Duke International Clinical Research Fellowship to pursue a clinical research project in Kenya to study the causes of heart failure among East Africans.
A group of doctor of physical therapy students travelled to Chile for a clinical rotation focused on respiratory therapy, the first group of students to take part in the program since the partnership between Northwestern University and University of San Sebastian was established in 2012.
Robert Murphy, MD, ’81, ’84 GME, director of the Center for Global Health, has received a National Cancer Institute grant to develop low-cost tests that will detect and monitor hepatitis C for patients in sub-Saharan Africa.
A panel of Northwestern Medicine experts focused on the current Ebola outbreak during Global Health Day 2014 on September 10.
Julian D’Achille, ’08 MD, MPH, attributes a passion for international health to his global health experiences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
Amisha Patel, MD, cardiology fellow, received a VECD Fogarty Global Health Fellowship to study pre-hospital systems of care in patients with acute coronary syndromes in India.
Alumnus Julian D’Achille’s global health experiences in South Africa and Nicaragua led him to seek out international health opportunities during his residency and master’s degree in public health.
An intravaginal ring, developed by Northwestern scientist Patrick Kiser, is the first device to be tested in women with the potential to protect against HIV, herpes and unwanted pregnancy.