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Read the latest news from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Center for Global Health within the Institute for Public Health and Medicine. The links below take you to articles where you can learn more about our members’ latest achievements, discoveries, and honors.

News | Announcements



  • 02.03.2016
  • 01.28.2016
  • 01.22.2016
  • CUGH Upcoming Webinars
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  • 7th Annual CUGH Conference

    Bridging to a Sustainable Future in Global Health

    April 9-11, 2016

    Register now

  • 12.07.2015
    Please apply by January 10, 2016 to participate in Northwestern's Global Health Case Competition for 2016.
  • 09.24.2015
  • 08.03.2015
  • 07.27.2015

    Global Health & Innovation Conference

    The Global Health & Innovation Conference at Yale on April 16-17, 2016, is the world's leading and largest global health conference as well as the largest social entrepreneurship conference, with 2,200 professionals and students from all 50 states and more than 55 countries. This must-attend, thought-leading conference convenes leaders, changemakers, professionals and students from all sectors of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship.

    Unite For Sight supports eye clinics worldwide by investing human and financial resources in their social ventures to eliminate patient barriers to eye care. Unite For Sight applies best practices in eye care, public health, volunteerism, and social entrepreneurship to achieve our goal of high-quality eye care for all. The programs are locally led and managed by ophthalmologists at Unite For Sight's partner eye clinics. Unite For Sight's international eye care services with partner local eye clinics are provided year-round and are comprehensive, including examinations by local eye doctors, diagnosis and care for treatable conditions, education, and preventative care. Outreach services are brought to the people in their villages, in some cases including villages seven or more hours from the clinics. These patients are provided with regular follow-up care by our outreach teams throughout the year. To date, we have provided eye care services to more than 1.9 million people worldwide, including more than 87,378 sight-restoring surgeries.

    Research, program, and Innovation Prize/impact pitch abstracts are currently being accepted. The first abstract deadline is August 31

    The registration rate increases after July 31; register during July for the lowest registration rate. Please feel free to forward this announcement to others who may also be interested in attending or presenting. 

  • 2016 GHSP Applications now open
    The 2016 Global Health Service Partnership (GHSP) is now accepting applications.
  • Northwestern Will Progress Report
    The Office of President Schapiro released a progress report on Northwestern's Will strategic plan which was first unveiled in 2011.  The Center for Global Health is promently mentioned. 
  • 04.17.2015
  • How to Best Prepare for a Career in Global Health Webinar

    How to Best Prepare for a Career in Global Health Webinar
    April 16th, 4-5pm Eastern Time

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    Learn from leading experts about how to best prepare for a successful career in global health. Learn about the diversity of skills and expertise needed within the broad field of global health, as well as suggested preparations in academics, field experiences, internships, and jobs. For example, what is the best way to stand out in job applications and job interviews? What are pitfalls to avoid in cover letters and resumes? How should undergraduate and graduate students best prepare for a global health career?

    Webinar Panelists:

    • Kirk C. Allison, Director, Program in Human Rights and Health, University of Minnesota School of Public Health
    • Arachu Castro, Samuel Z. Stone Chair of Public Health in Latin America, Department of Global Health Systems and Development, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
    • Vanessa Kerry,  CEO, Seed Global Health
    • Robert S. Lawrence, The Center for a Livable Future Professor in Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
    • Marie H. Martin, Assistant Director of Education and Training, Vanderbilt University Institute for Global Health
    • Richard Skolnik, Lecturer, Department of Health Policy and Management, Yale School of Public Health; Author, "Essentials of Global Health/Global Health 101"
    • Moderated by Jennifer Staple-Clark, Founder and CEO, Unite For Sight
  • 4th Annual Summer Institute of Advanced Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine

    4th Annual Summer Institute of Advanced Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine

    Center for Global Health is pleased to inform you that the Summer Institute of Advanced Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine at Tel Aviv University is now accepting applications for Summer 2015 (July 12-17 / July 19-24)!

    The Summer Institute, in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, offers intensive, one-week courses taught in English by world-renowned faculty from Johns Hopkins University (JHU), Tel Aviv University (TAU), Northwestern University (NU), World Health Organization (WHO), United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other academic and research institutions.

    The following courses will be offered this summer: 

    Further information and course descriptions can be found online: Summer Institute 2015.

    To apply, please visit Tel Aviv University International and select "Apply Now".

  • Global Health Seminar Series 2015


    FSM medical students doing global health electives in 2014-15 are required to attend any three of the six sessions.

    Session I: Wednesday April 1 12-1PM 

    Facilitator: Dr. Atiene Solomon Sagay BSc, MBChB, FWACS, FICS, FRCOG
    Title: Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV in Nigeria
    Location: Williams Auditorium, McGaw Pavilion, 240 E. Huron 


    Session II: Wednesay, April 1st 1:30-2:30PM 

    Facilitator: Dr. Olurotimi Adejumo, MBBS, MSc
    Title: Youth with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa - Adherence issues and a proposed study of cognitive and mental health challenges
    Location: Center for Global Health, Large Conference Room, 645 N Michigan, Suite 1058


    Session III: Thursday, April 30 12-1PM

    Facilitator: Dr. Jonah Musa, MBBS, MSCI
    Title: The burden of cervical cancer in Sub-Saharan Africa: the role of clinical research in prevention and control
    Location: Center for Global Health, Large Conference Room, 645 N Michigan, Suite 1058

    This presentation is co-sponsored by The Center for Global Health and NIH Fogarty International Center


    Session IV: Wednesday, May 13 12-1PM

    Facilitator: Dr. Doobay-Persaud, MD
    Title: Global Health Ethics for Medical Trainees (Required of M1s doing a global health elective this summer)
    Location: Hughes Auditorium, Lurie Medical Reserch Center, 303 E. Superior 


    Session V: Friday, May 19 1-2PM

    Facilitators: Mania Kupershtok and Michael Sciaudone (MD Class of 2015)
    Title: Global Health Initative Fellowship Presentations 
    Location: Center for Global Health Large Conference Room, 645 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 1058


    Session VI: Wednesday May 20 12-1PM

    Facilitators: Adina Goldberger and Ashley Ceniceros (MD Class of 2015)
    Title: International Health  Fellowships: Knowledge and Attitudes Regarding Postpardum Depression Among Health Extension Workers in Ethiopia
    Location: Center for Global Health Large Conference Room, 645 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 1058


  • Global Health Lottery

    The lottery for global health electives for the class of 2016 has run and 90% of those who applied received either their first or second choice elective.  This was a soft deadline and while several of our programs are now full for the 2015-16 academic year, the Center for Global Health will continue accepting applications from your class as we proceed.  The following partner institutions are enrolled at or near capacity for the coming academic year:

    • Stellenbosch University, South Africa - Full in February & April 2016
    • Hillside Health Care International, Belize – Full February, 2016.  Two spots open in April 2016
    • Karolinska Institute, Sweden - Full in February 2016. One spot remaining mid-April to mid-May 2016
    • Charite, Germany - Full in April 2016.  One spot remaining in February 2016
    • Strasbourg, France - Full in April 2016.  One spot remaining in February 2016
    • Keio, Japan - Full 2016
    • Trinity College Dublin, Ireland - Full 2016

    Our remaining partner institutions all have availability and you may still request funding support and apply for elective credit.  The full list of partners is posted here.

  • 02.06.2015

    The Global Health Research Symposium showcases global health research conducted by current Northwestern undergraduates both here and abroad. Poster presenters include IPD/Global Health Studies fellowship winners, undergraduate research grant winners, and students who have completed innovative projects while overseas on IPD programs. The symposium is a great way to not only learn about the amazing projects students have created but also discover research fellowship opportunities at Northwestern.

    2013-2014 Circumnavigator Travel-Study Grant winner Elizabeth Larson will give a special presentation on her project “Tackling Childhood Malnutrition: A global study of scaling up grassroots approaches to catalyze world progress." Elizabeth traveled to six countries across the world last summer to study how high impact grassroots nutrition programs can be scaled up to catalyze progress across wider populations.  

  • Join CUGH's Global Health Corps


    Two of the greatest global health problems we face are: acute humanitarian crises and a chronic lack of capacity across skill sets in low resource settings. The catastrophic outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa once again highlighted both of these challenges.

    Within CUGH's extensive global network are professionals who, from time to time, may be interested in using their skill sets to address acute or chronic challenges. We are creating two rosters to identify these individuals.

    CUGH's Crisis Response Corps (This is for those who would like to volunteer/work in an acute humanitarian crisis.)
    CUGH's Capacity Building Corps (This is for individuals interested in training and capacity building.)

    We are soliciting professionals who may be interested in being on one or both of these rosters.

    When academic institutions, NGOs, and governments are seeking individuals with needed skill sets to provide assistance in an acute crisis or help build long-term capacity, we will share these opportunities with relevant persons listed in the rosters.  It will be up to the individuals to contact the organizations. 

    These rosters will not be public and will not be shared with any organization/person requesting assistance. They will be kept at CUGH's Secretariat.

    If you are interested in being included in one or both of these rosters please click the link below. Please share this opportunity with your networks. Together we can help to address these two compelling global challenges. 



    Keith Martin, MD

    Executive Director, CUGH