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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Institute for Global Health

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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Institute for Global Health unifies two growing and successful entities, the Global Health Initiative Fund and the Center for Global Health, formerly a part of the Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM).

IGH continues to focus on the three major areas that the CGH supported: 1) student, resident, fellow, and faculty education in global health; 2) coordination and support of faculty to carry out global health research; and 3) partnership building and clinical outreach to partner communities. The investment and increased interest in global health across the University sparked an interest amongst faculty in benchmarking the Institute’s strengths and weaknesses and in developing a plan to help guide the focus and the work of the Institute for the next five years. View our Strategic Plan below.

Institute for Global Health Strategic Plan 2020-2025

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"Practicing medicine in the 21st century requires a broad knowledge of health issues faced around the world. No disease can be confined by national boarder or ocean."

Robert Murphy, MD
Executive Director, Institute for Global Health

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Robert L. Murphy, MD

"The disparity in access to healthcare around the world is unnecessary and unsustainable. The Northwestern Institute for Global Health will utilize innovative research, evidence-based clinical care and comprehensive education to turn the tide on the global health crises of today, helping secure a better world for all of us tomorrow."

Robert Havey, MD
Deputy Director, Institute for Global Health


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