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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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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Kicking off winter quarter 2011 in style

Community Building, GlobeMed
[caption id="attachment_313" align="aligncenter" width="600"] [/caption] Happy New Year! GlobeMed at Northwestern is back to work this quarter, having met for our first chapter meeting of the quarter last night. This year, we're looking forward to our new globalhealthU curriculum on nutrition (especially relevant to our current project at the H.O.P.E. Center), continuing our fundraiser for the H.O.P.E. Center, collaborating with Healthy Albany Park and much more, all leading up to the 2010 GlobeMed Global Health Summit later in April (early deadline for applications: January 9; regular deadline: January 23). Look for a GlobeMed at Northwestern member on campus in one of our new, bright blue T-shirts and ask them about what global health equity means to them! [caption id="attachment_319" align="aligncenter" width="600"][/caption]
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This Quarter’s Book Club Selection: Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder

Community Building, GlobeMed
Mountains Beyond Mountains Discussion Questions 1.     Paul Farmer believes that "if you're making sacrifices...you're trying to lessen some psychic discomfort" (24). Do you agree with the way that Farmer makes personal sacrifices? For what kinds of things do you make sacrifices, and when do you expect others to make them? Are we obligated to make these same sacrifices as Farmer in order to make a genuine contribution? 2.     Paul Farmer finds ways of connecting with people whose backgrounds are vastly different from his own. How does he do this? Are his methods something to which we can all aspire? 3.     Farmer’s work is well received by mostly everyone, but some of his practices could be considered unethical because of his lack of medical training in certain situations. How do you respond to this?…
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Wrapping up fall quarter with GlobeMed at Northwestern

Community Building, GlobeMed, Social Justice
It's hard to believe that the end of fall quarter 2010 is already in sight! Here's what GlobeMed at Northwestern will be the up to, all the way up until Finals Week! Civically Engaged Young Alumni Week The Center for Civic Engagement's Civically Engaged Young Alumni Week kicked off tonight with a keynote speech by Will Butler of Arcade Fire. The week's event also includes a Global Health Alumni panel on November 3 from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the McCormick Tribune Forum. Thursday, November 11 at 7:30 pm (location TBA): GlobeMed/GES/NUCHR panel on local versus global engagement and the role we as students can have in important social justice movements. Monday, November 15 (time and location TBA): GlobeMed/Living Wage Campaign/NCDC/Peace Project present health and human rights activist Cleve…
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