Congratulations to the newest members of GlobeMed at Northwestern!! We cannot wait to see you and get to know you better, and we look forward to collaborating together in partnership to have a fantastic year! A friendly reminder that our first meeting will be on Wednesday at 7pm in McTrib 3127!
For those of you who just can’t wait to start talking about global health issues, here’s a Ted Talk for you to mull over. Last night you may have heard Yo-Yo Ma talk with Damian Woetzel about the importance of the arts in citizenship. One thing they mentioned briefly was the power of music in being able to heal and care for those who have been suffering. They used this as one of many compelling arguments for the support of the arts, and how preserving and celebrating the arts is an act of citizenship. And while they used the health comparison in the context of intense tragedies including 9/11, there are sharp similarities to be drawn between what they mentioned in their conversation and what Robert Gupta discusses in his Ted Talk. Take a listen and maybe think about what you believe the role the arts and music can play in the public health of individuals and communities around the country and the world.