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Community Health Case Competition
CGH sponsored the first annual case competition with leadership from the Chicago Health Solutions student group. The case competition gave students the opportunity to pitch innovative public health solutions to Chicago health professionals, government officials, health consultants, and community workers. This year’s case was focused on increasing access to healthy foods in the neighborhood of Englewood in regards to the Whole Foods slated to open in the area in 2016.
Child Survival Workshop (Nepal, March 2015): The Impacts of Clean Cooking on Children’s Health
How much can clean cookstoves and fuels reduce incidence of pneumonia in children? Does using clean cooking technologies and fuels during pregnancy boost birth weights?
Held in Nepal during March 2015, the Child Survival Workshop (co-hosted by the United Nations Foundation Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves and Johns Hopkins University) provided experts with an opportunity to exchange lessons from the field and to take a first look at early results of ongoing research evaluating the child health benefits of clean cookstoves and fuels.
Some upcoming events in Global Health. Be sure to check our Upcoming Events page for more information.
GlobeMed UChicago and partner ASPAT-Perú awarded CAD $112,000 grant to combat MDR TB in Peru
Read GlobeMed's Press Release from April 19th announcing the project and award below:
GlobeMed at the University of Chicago and partner ASPAT-Perú awarded CAD $112,000 to combat Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis in Peru.
Health & Human Rights Lecture: Wednesday, January 14th
Join us for a lecture/discussion on the health and human rights implications of sex work and human trafficking in India. Led by Kimberly Rhoten (UChicago Law and GPHAP '13).
Wednesday, January 14th. 5-6:30pm. Kent Hall 120.
Dr. Olufunmilayo Olopade: Improving Cancer Outcomes for Patients of All Races and Ethnicities
Do check out the following article featuring the Center for Global Health's Associate Dean, Dr. Funmi Olopade, who is also a leading physician-scientist in the field of cancer genomics. Her other roles: fellow of the AACR Academy, the Walter L. Palmer distinguished service professor of medicine & human genetics, as well as the director of the Center for Clinical Cancer Genetics. Dr. Olopade is using cancer genomics to improve cancer outcomes for all patients, no matter what their race or ethnicity or where they are in the world.
WHO sets new benchmarks for indoor air quality.
Recently, the World Health Organization released new indoor air quality guidelines to reduce the negative consequences of household air pollution.
Conclusively linked to acute lower respiratory infections, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, ischemic heart disease, stroke and other illnesses, household air pollution contributes to more than four million premature deaths each year.
Delegate Dean Daehee Kang Visits from Seoul National University
The University of Chicago Welcomes:
Dean Daehee Kang
Seoul National University College of Medicine
Associate Dean for External Affairs, Joong Shin Park
Director of Clinical Skill Training Center, Myoung-Don Oh
Thursday, November 6, 2014
The University of Chicago Medical Center, G-115C
November 14th, 2014: The University of Chicago Welcomes Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo
Upcoming Event (10/21/14): "Infection-Induced Immunoregulatory Circuits" - Dragana Jankovic
Department of Surgery presents "Infection-Induced Immunoregulatory Circuits," a seminar given by Dragana Jankovic, PhD (Associate Scientist, Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, Immunobiology Section, NIAID, NIH)
Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
12:00-1:00pm, KCBD 1103
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Dr. Olopade on the ethics and practical uses of experimental drugs in fighting Ebola
Our very own Dr. Sola Olopade coauthored an opinion piece, recently published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, as well as an article, recently published in Lancet, on the ethics and the practical use of experimental drugs in the case of Ebola.
Nigeria: Ebola has been contained
Last month, CGH's faculty--Dr. Olufunmilayo Olopade and Dr. Christopher 'Sola Olopade--traveled to Nigeria, where they were able to see the Nigerian response towards Ebola firsthand. Nigeria has implemented strict measures to isolate the ill and track down further possible cases, as well as protect public spaces by taking customers' temperatures with infrared thermometers and utilizing sanitizing equipment. As a result, Nigeria's last case of Ebola was reported on September 8th, 2014.
Health Equity Info Session This Sunday
Interested in getting involved in global health at the University of Chicago? Check out a joint info session this Sunday to learn more about several groups on campus through which you can get more involved in health equity and international development! See flyer below for more details.
Don't Forget to Submit Photos for our Annual Photography Contest!
The deadline for our annual Global Health Photography Contest is this Friday, October 3rd! If you have stories and photos to share, please submit them to us by using the online form below and by e-mailing the CGH office at email@example.com. You could win gift card prizes - $100 for first prize and $50 for second prize - and all submissions will be displayed at our Global Health Research Symposium on Wednesday, October 15.
Ebola: Key facts and insights from the field
The outbreak of Ebola virus disease has continued to wreak havoc in West Africa. In the past ten months, the outbreak has caused over 2,600 people according to WHO estimates. Though the total number of ebola deaths (less than 5,000 since it’s discovery in 1976) pales in comparison to other diseases, this outbreak presents new challenges to health, humanitarian, economic and political structures. Given the high risk and high mortality of the outbreak, governments worldwide have pledged support to aid failing health systems.
What we know:
Present your work at the Global Health Research Symposium and/or Photography Contest
Share your research, share your stories!
Brown Bag Lunches Continue Today at Noon!
Our summer Brown Bag lunch series will continue this Friday at noon in the CGH conference room - Room G115C. Be sure to stop by to hear Dr. John Schneider, co-director of Pritzker's Global Health Scholars Track, talk about his work on infectious diseases.