News & Announcements
Read the latest news from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Institute for Global Health. The links below take you to articles where you can learn more about our members’ latest achievements, discoveries and honors.
Asaf Bitton, MD, delivered an Institute for Global Health Seminar Series lecture on the importance of primary care in health systems around the world.
After a stint at the Department of Health and Human Services, Ariel Thames, a third-year MSTP student, is working to do the most good by using her policy knowledge and scientific acumen to channel research discoveries into effective treatments.
A new study has found no evidence that the 2019 novel coronavirus, COVID-19, is passed from women in their third trimester to the fetus in the womb.
Second-year student Salem Argaw’s research found that the Trump Administration’s Public Charge Rule would pose harm on immigrants in Cook County. Her findings helped persuade a federal judge in Chicago to issue a temporary injunction to stop the rule.
Archit Bharathwaj Baskaran, a second-year student, envisions using healthcare to change society for the better, through leadership and service with student and non-profit groups during his time at Feinberg.
Kamya Bijawat, a second-year medical student, spent a month this summer in South Africa studying how wireless infant monitoring sensors developed at Northwestern could improve parent-infant bonding in low-resource settings.
Feinberg’s new Institute for Global Health hosted its inaugural Global Health Day symposium, a day-long event that featured presentations from each of the institute’s constituent Centers, a poster session, several panels and keynote speakers.
A Northwestern Medicine study found that almost 30 percent of healthcare professionals and trainees from high-income countries have performed outside their scope of training while working or volunteering in low- and middle-income countries.
A new machine-learning tool demonstrates the clinical potential of ‘junk DNA’ methylation in hepatitis C-associated liver cancer patients without the need for expensive testing.
Funding has been announced for the first phase of an eight-year initiative to enable African hospitals to improve newborn survival by 50 percent, led by a consortium including Northwestern University.
Grounded in the African context, the 22-chapter open-access volume is intended as a resource for practitioners, academics, students and university leaders planning to establish new biomedical engineering programs.
A recent campus talk explored how clinical trials of HIV/AIDS drugs in developing countries in the 90s sparked a wealth of discussions about ethics in scientific investigation and barriers to healthcare access.
Becca Sinard, a student in Feinberg’s MD/MPH Combined Degree Program, is dedicated to improving human health across the spectrum.
Recent graduate Pamela Wax, ’19 MD, ’19 MBA, shares what she loves about Northwestern and how she plans to apply her MBA degree to her training in internal medicine.
Northwestern has established a new Institute for Global Health that aims to improve health in middle- and lower-income countries around the world and deepens the medical school’s commitment to solving health problems worldwide.
A delegation from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, including Northwestern oncology leaders, recently met with health leaders in Bolivia to begin generating cancer treatment recommendations to fit the country’s unique needs.