GlobeMed Ugly Sweater Sale: A Review

Fundraisers, GlobeMed
On November 17-20 the GlobeMed Campaigns Team put on the annual Sweater Sale. Here is Jason Chen, Co-President of Campaigns, on the fundraiser in review. I believe that the annual fall ugly sweater sale is consistently our most successful fundraiser. We large amount of traffic we get brings in a lot of money as well as spreads awareness about GlobeMed and what we do. The sweater sale this year was over the course of four days in the Norris student center. We put a lot of time into planning the sweater sale. We made many trips to local stores throughout the Chicagoland area to find as many ugly sweaters as possible. All of the promotion materials were constructed by the amazing Communications Team to help spread the word throughout campus…
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World Day of Social Justice 2016

GlobeMed, Social Justice
"Instead of treating social justice issues as trendy news topics or points of discussion, we should acknowledge that all social justice issues deserve to be recognized and fought for." My name's Camille Cooley. I'm a sophomore in SESP studying HDPS (Human Development and Psychological Services), and I'm working as the mentor for the World Day of Social Justice committee this year! Each year a GlobeMed committee plans the World Day of Social Justice, a daylong event that will take place this year on February 23rd at the Norris Student Center. The World Day of Social Justice, or more affectionately known as WDSJ, aims to promote awareness and efforts regarding issues such as poverty, exclusion, unemployment, and all other social justice issues that plague both international communities and local ones. I worked…
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ghU Recap: Voluntourism

globalhealthU, Uncategorized
By Amy Lin Last quarter, the ghU sessions delved into the topics of gender and sexuality. While the sessions were empowering and fun as a woman, it was easy to get swept up in the feminist movement and start saying things like “gender is a social construct” and “down with the patriarchy.” The ghUs addressed these topics, but went even further in discussing the surrounding social environment. We talked about the personal issues with acceptance and social norms, and then went on to shed a light on the larger implications of the inequalities, especially with regards to access to healthcare and other rights. While ghU’s always create dialogue about these important issues, the discussion often feels like it ends when the meeting ends. With our new focus on advocacy, it’s exciting…
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Member Spotlight: Tiana Hickey

Member Spotlight: Tiana Hickey

Community Building, GlobeMed
By Gordon Younkin Hometown: Chicago, IL Major: Cognitive Science Minor: Global Health Studies Siblings: Two sisters, who are 12 and 19, and one brother, who is 11. Favorite food: “PIZZA! I love pizza so much it’s only a tad bit ridiculous.” Favorite place she’s ever been: Anchorage, AK Involvement on campus: Tiana is on ASG’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, works in a children’s thinking lab, and teaches swim lessons at SPAC. Ideal Saturday: “My ideal Saturday would be completely spontaneous. Nothing would be planned, no alarms would be set, homework would not exist, and I would do whatever came to mind.” When she grows up: “I don't have a specific career/profession in mind, but if I had to choose, I'd want to get involved with crisis management. Hopefully that would let me…
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“Helping Students Who Give”

“Helping Students Who Give”

Community Building, Fundraisers, GlobeMed
By Amanda Blazek NSH Impact Week here at Northwestern kicked off Sunday night, with the seven opposing teams joining for a dinner of Indian food and team rallying before the week of rivalry ahead. GlobeMed had a strong turnout and (I would say) the loudest cheering section. Impact Week stretches from May 4th to May 10th and is hosted by Northwestern Student Holdings – an entrepreneurial student group that launches and finances on-campus businesses. For NSH Impact week, each NSH business has been paired with an on-campus philanthropy to raise money and awareness for each club and cause. GlobeMed has six strong competitors this week including Peer Health Exchange, Best Buddies, Tufaan, NCDC, Applause for a Cause and Mimo. Each team made a video representing their organization and the work it does. As with…
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Vaccines, Herd Immunity, and Disease Re-Emergence – What’s the Deal?

Vaccines, Herd Immunity, and Disease Re-Emergence – What’s the Deal?

Domestic, Global Health, GlobeMed, International, Policy, Public Health
By Michael Zingman We hear about immunizations in the news. We are encouraged to get vaccinated. We hear friends and family talking about how they just “never got vaccinated” for something. We then hear about outbreaks and re-emergence of vaccine-preventable diseases. So what is causing this re-emergence exactly? Vaccines are one of the most crucial global health resources and are significant tools that can be utilized to protect large populations in both developed and developing nations from disease. Many diseases are vaccine-preventable, meaning if hypothetically everyone were to be vaccinated, the disease would become eradicated. One of such eradicable diseases is measles. Measles was once “eliminated” from the United States; however, recently, there has been extensive media coverage over a measles outbreak within the country. Measles was eliminated but not eradicated because of a slight minority of people…
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Finding inspiration at the 2014 GlobeMed Global Health Summit

Finding inspiration at the 2014 GlobeMed Global Health Summit

Community Building, GlobeMed, Uncategorized
By Matthew Zhou From the sandy beaches of California to the metropolitan areas of Washington D.C, GlobeMed chapter members flooded into Evanston from across the nation for the GlobeMed 2014 Summit. Co-presidents, chapter members, speakers and panelists of all different walks of life gathered during this dreary forty-degree Evanston weekend for the purpose of sharing their experiences and ideals and reaffirming their commitment towards achieving global health equity through partnership and collaboration. In seven years, GlobeMed has achieved rapid expansion to 55 chapters, 2000 college students, 1.4 million dollars raised, and over 200 projects in water sanitation, disease prevention, nutrition programs, and a vast diversity of other issues. As a student summit delegate, it was a lot to take in. My GlobeMed summit experience was a powerfully inspiring experience, a…
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A Message from your 2014-2015 GlobeMed Co-Presidents!

A Message from your 2014-2015 GlobeMed Co-Presidents!

Community Building, GlobeMed, Uncategorized
Matt Zhou Year: Junior Hometown: Palatine, IL Major: Anthropology Fun Fact: I’ve broken my arm by falling out of my bed while I was asleep Brittany’s Spirit Animal (chosen by Matt): Chipmunk Previous GlobeMed Experience: GROW Coordinator, GHU Co-director Brittany Zelch Year: Junior Hometown: Boca Raton, FL Major: Biology, Global Health minor Fun Fact: I can’t remember the last day I didn’t eat hummus Matt’s Spirit Animal (chosen by Brittany): Sloth Previous GlobeMed Experience: Co- director of Individual Giving A message from Matt and Brittany: We’re really excited to introduce ourselves as the incoming co-presidents for next year! We are looking forward to not only continuing to develop relationships within the chapter, but also to engage the Northwestern/Evanston community through new local partnerships and collaborations. We believe that a closer and more connected community…
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Meet the Luswata Family! The loving founders of our partner organization

Meet the Luswata Family! The loving founders of our partner organization

GlobeMed, GROW Trip
Aloysious and Abby Luswata founded the Adonai Center for Child Development in 2005 and they were the lovely host family to our 2013 GROW trip team. Exceedingly kind and humble people, they are a well-respected family in Namugoga. Meet the Luswatas and their beautiful children. [gallery columns="4" type="slideshow" ids="823,824,814,821,817,822,816,818,820,815,825,819"]
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May 26 – Support GlobeMed’s 5K and Partner Fun Run!

Fundraisers, GlobeMed
On Sunday, May 26, GlobeMed at Northwestern will be hosting a 5K and Partner Fun Run.  Proceeds fund clean water projects for the Adonai Children’s Centre in Namugoga, Uganda. The 5K starts at 10 a.m. on the Lakefill, and the Partner Fun Run will take place right after at 11 a.m.!  For the Fun Run, partner up for our wild, one-lap course including stations with water balloons, an egg toss, and much more. Prizes include: free Evanston meal and movie passes, including Andy's, Chili's, and much more! All interested should register here! Registration is available on race day too. Please note that only cash will be accepted if registering on race day. Prices: 5K: $5 per runner Partner Fun Run: $5 per person Discount: Run both events for only $8 total! Questions? E-mail…
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