News & Announcements
Read the latest news from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Havey 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.
- 01.12.2022The Robert J. Havey, MD Institute for Global Health is pleased to announce the addition of a larger and more expansive award to continue to address the Institute’s mission to support and expand knowledge, research capacity and equity in global health through transdisciplinary research and education partnerships.
- Havey Institute Announces Departure of Mark Huffman, Director, Center for Global Cardiovascular Health12.16.2021It is with a mix of gratitude and sadness that the Havey Institute for Global Health announces the departure of Mark D. Huffman, MD, MPH, Quentin D. Young Professor of Health Policy and tenured Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine and Medicine-Cardiology, as the Director of the Center for Global Cardiovascular Health here at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, effective December 31, 2021.
Feinberg’s Robert J. Havey, MD Institute for Global Health hosted the 10th annual Global Health Day symposium on December 3, featuring keynote speakers, online poster presentations, and question and answers sessions.
Studies estimate that 10 to 30 percent of coronavirus patients may develop long-term symptoms. The New York Times dives into the struggles and lingering symptoms of Samantha Lewis, a patient of Dr. Igor Koralnik, who heads the Neuro COVID-19 Clinic at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and is Northwestern’s chief of neuro-infectious diseases and global neurology.
- 11.18.2021On November 10, 2021, more than 270 supporters and friends participated in the 14th Annual Robert J. Havey, MD Institute for Global Health Event, presented virtually by Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
Through the Robert J. Havey, MD Institute for Global Health, Feinberg faculty across disciplines are training investigators from Africa, many of whom are enrolled in Feinberg graduate programs, on how to effectively conduct research about diseases currently impacting their home countries.
A salt substitute with less sodium reduced rates of stroke and heart attack in rural China, according to a recent trial.
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 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.
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.