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Northwestern Global Health Week

Leaders from a dozen countries gather April 5-8 to discuss health issues, research opportunities

March 31, 2011 | by Marla Paul

EVANSTON, Ill. --- Northwestern University Global Health Week 2011 will celebrate the University’s years of partnership with institutions worldwide and explore future opportunities for research and collaboration.

The week’s activities, to be held on the Evanston and Chicago campuses from April 5 to 8, will showcase the many global health initiatives at Northwestern and its international partners’ institutions.

Global health leaders from more than a dozen countries will provide insight into research and public health issues facing their countries. They also will highlight educational opportunities and potential for further research and collaboration on global medical education, maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS research, global health delivery programs and other topics.

Participants will include international academic leaders, physicians and research collaborators from Burkina Faso, Chile, China, France, India, Mali, Mexico, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda.

Attendees from Northwestern will include President Morton Schapiro; Provost Daniel Linzer; Jay Walsh, vice president for research; Jeffrey Glassroth, M.D., interim dean of the Feinberg School of Medicine, professor of medicine, a physician at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and a tuberculosis expert who has long participated in international tuberculosis control efforts; Rex Chisholm, vice dean of scientific affairs and graduate education at Feinberg and the Adam and Richard T. Lind Professor of Medical Genetics; and Raymond Curry, M.D., vice dean for education at Feinberg, professor of medicine and president of McGaw Center for Graduate Medical Education.

Robert Murphy, M.D., is chair of the Global Health Week committee, director of the Center for Global Health at Feinberg, the John Philip Phair Professor of Infectious Diseases and a physician at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Other members of the committee are Dévora Grynspan, director of Northwestern’s Office of International Program Development; Matthew Glucksberg, professor and chair of biomedical engineering at the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science; and Kara Palamountain, research assistant professor of managerial economics and decision sciences at the Kellogg School of Management. 

Global Health Week is a collaboration between Feinberg, McCormick, Kellogg and the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences.

The entire Northwestern community is invited. To view the full agenda and to register for any of the Global Health Week 2011 activities, visit:


For any additional questions, e-mail globalhealthcenter@northwestern.edu.

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