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. To view past Institute newsletters and other announcements, visit here.
Northwestern University Trustees and alumni Patrick G. Ryan and Shirley W. Ryan have made a historic gift to name and endow the Robert J. Havey, MD Institute for Global Health.
- The Patrick and Shirley Ryan Family Makes New $480 Million Gift, Which Will Endow the Existing Institute for Global Health09.22.2021
The gift will endow the existing Institute for Global Health, which will be renamed the Robert J. Havey, MD, Institute for Global Health in honor of Robert J. Havey ’80 MD, ’83 GME, ’84 GME (’08, ’13 P), the institute’s deputy director and clinical professor of general internal medicine and geriatrics at Feinberg. The endowed fund will support the institute’s operations as well as student travel and projects and research conducted by Feinberg faculty. The Ryan Family Center for Global Primary Care will be established within the Havey Institute.
Quality improvement must measure more than average care quality and change to address the root causes of health inequity, according to a Northwestern Medicine editorial published in The BMJ.
The Institute for Global Health is saddened to announce the passing of longtime collaborator and colleague, Professor Olufemi David Olaleye, FAAS on Tuesday 27 July after a battle with COVID-19.
Blessing Aghaulor, MD, MPH, a former resident in internal medicine and current fellow in Gastroenterology and Hepatology, has conducted research on transplant outcomes and consulted about patients at the ERASE trafficking clinic in Chicago.
A mental health smartphone app developed by a team of Northwestern Medicine investigators helped improve depressive symptoms in patients with diabetes and hypertension, according to a recent clinical trial published in JAMA.
The Institute for Global Health (IGH) has established the Center for Pathogen Genomics and Microbial Evolution which will apply lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic to the tracking and prevention of future threats.
Three Feinberg students have received Harvard-BU-Northwestern-University of New Mexico Fogarty Global Health Fellowships, supporting work in Botswana, South Africa and Tanzania.
Abbey Filicko, a third-year medical student, presented findings from her community-based participatory research project in partnership with Chicago Public Schools at this year’s American Public Health Association (APHA) virtual annual meeting.
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The Institute for Global Health hosted their second annual Global Health Day, highlighting traditional development issues as well as the impact COVID-19 has had on the field.
Using proxy measures of preparedness for hypertension or diabetes care did not accurately assess the ability of low- and middle-income countries to treat patients, according to a study published in PLOS Medicine.