Join the Northwestern Club for a series of presentations by experts from the Global Health Studies Program at NU.
Sponsored by: The Northwestern University Club of the Twin Cities
Since its founding in 2004, the Global Health Studies program has attracted hundreds of students from across campus to minor in Global Health Studies. Global Health was recently identified as an integral part of the University's strategic plan. In 2013, Northwestern received the Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization for its Global Health Studies program, granted by NAFSA, the largest association of international educators. Global Health Studies is one of the fastest growing minors on campus, and the only undergraduate academic program requiring an international experience.
Kelly Shelden '12, Biomedical Engineering major, Global Health minor Kelly participated in Northwestern's Global Healthcare Technologies program at University of Cape Town in 2011, and is currently a Mobility Business Analyst at Medtronic.
"Global Health Studies as an Internationalization Strategy for Northwestern" Devora Grynspan, Assistant to the President for Global Initiatives and Director, Office of International Program Development and Global Studies. Dr. Grynspan will discuss the genesis of the Global Health Studies program at Northwestern and the early collaboration among schools that has sustained the program. She will also discuss the impact the program has had on Northwestern's international reach, partnerships, and visibility.
"Engaging Students in Global Health: Faculty Supervised Research Opportunities" William Leonard, Abraham Harris Professor and Chair of Anthropology and Academic Director of the Global Health Minor. The Global Health Studies program encourages students to engage in research and actively seeks funding from the University, alumni, and friends to provide research fellowships. Professor Leonard will discuss the interdisciplinary nature of the program, the philosophy behind the design of the curriculum, the central role of research, and the importance of faculty mentoring and advising. Professor Leonard will describe his own experience in integrating undergraduate and graduate students, including medical students, into his research projects in Bolivia and elsewhere, as well as currents efforts to improve student training and the quality and impact of their research abroad.
"Preparing Students to Study and Conduct Research Abroad: Global Bioethics" Sarah B. Rodriguez, lecturer in Medical Humanities and Bioethics, Feinberg School of Medicine, and lecturer in Global Health, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences. Sarah Rodriguez will discuss the importance of teaching Global Bioethics and highlight some of the central bioethical concerns in the conduct of research and other field work abroad, especially in resource–poor environments. Dr. Rodriguez advises and supervises students in the preparation of research proposals and senior theses, ensuring that bioethical concerns are incorporated in the planning and conduct of and student research abroad.