Global Warming and Global Health

It’s October now, but think back to this past summer; in most parts of the country it was blisteringly hot.  Over the whole United States, more than 80 people died because of the heat (http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/07/09/12642682-americans-get-relief-from-heat-but-severe-storms-loom?lite).  From January to June 2012 more record highs were achieved than all of 2011 combined (http://www.wltx.com/weather/article/197773/347/More-2012-Record-Highs-than-All-of-Last-Year).  While it is important … Continue reading

Info Session and Open Meeting!!

Just a reminder that our final info session for GlobeMed at Northwestern is on Monday, October 1 from 7-8pm at Harris 107.  Additionally we encourage you to come to our open meeting, on Wednesday, October 3 from 7-8pm in McTrib 3127.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Activity Fair photos!!

GlobeMed was busy at the activities fair this morning on the lawn behind Norris.  Just as a reminder, info sessions are Thursday and Friday (Sept. 27 and 28) from 7-8:30pm in University 122!  We hope to see you there!  Be sure to email northwestern@globemed.org if you have any questions!

GlobeMed Info Sessions!!!

Dear all incoming freshmen: Welcome to Northwestern!! We’re glad you are here and we can’t wait to meet you! And we can’t wait for you all to apply to join GlobeMed at Northwestern!! Dear all other undergrads: Welcome back, and we can’t wait for you to apply to join GlobeMed at Northwestern!! The details: Info … Continue reading

Malaria Vaccine Breakthrough: Implications for Global Health?

Malaria, transmitted by infected Anopheles mosquitoes, causes more than 780,000 deaths each year. The deaths occur disproportionately in Africa, particularly Sub-Saharan Africa. Conventional malaria prevention methods include insecticide-treated mosquito nets (ITNs) and indoor residual spraying (IRS). Earlier this week, the results of a Phase III study in 7 African nations showed that RST,S/AS01 (vaccine against … Continue reading