Reflection: 2013 GlobeMed Global Health Summit – The Student Momentum

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  [caption id="attachment_804" align="alignleft" width="502"] Leymah Gbowee at the Summit Keynote Speech[/caption]                       This past weekend, over 300 members of the GlobeMed network gathered in Evanston, Illinois, the home of Northwestern University and the GlobeMed National Office, to meet, to connect, to share, to learn, and, most importantly, to answer the question, “Why Students?”  From April 11-13, students from all forty-nine national GlobeMed chapters convened for the 2013 GlobeMed Global Health Summit.  The seventh annual Summit focused on the theme The Student Momentum, examining the unique role students have as global change agents.  I’m not going to give you a play-by-play of this weekend.  I’m not going to list every event title and speaker name and panel discussion topic.  If…
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GlobeMed Summit 2013; Violence as a Disease

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If you haven't heard already, the National Office proudly announced that the keynote speaker for the annual 2013 GlobeMed Global Health Summit is Leymah Gbowee, a Liberian activist who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize along with two other women in 2011.  GlobeMed at Northwestern is extremely excited about this opportunity and we are looking forward to the summit in April.  More information here: http://globemed.org/announcing-the-2012-globemed-summit-honorary-keynote-leymah-gbowee/?utm_source=GlobeMed+Newsletter+Master+List&utm_campaign=36198cc7e7-Vol_3_Issue_19_30_2012&utm_medium=email There was an interesting article featured on NPR today that we wanted to share; it discusses the role that epidemiology can play in combating violence by treating murder like a disease and a public health issue: http://www.npr.org/2012/12/06/166600403/can-murder-be-tracked-like-an-infectious-disease This directly links back to a fantastic speaker featured at last year's GlobeMed Summit, Dr. Gary Slutkin, who is working locally in the Chicagoland area to combat violence with a…
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Post-Thanksgiving updates

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Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and a nice break from work and school and the like. A bunch of links today: First, a wonderful piece about the mental and physical health of Americans during the recession written by a former Northwestern student and member of GlobeMed’s National Office for The Atlantic: http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2012/11/how-the-recession-improved-life-expectancy-but-didnt-make-us-healthier/265401/ Next, an update from Alyssa Smaldino, the Director of Partnerships at the National Office, who, along with Executive Director of the National Office Maya Cohen, is visiting thirteen partners and a handful of potential partners in six different nations across the African continent.  One of the communities Alyssa and Maya are planning to visit is GlobeMed at Northwestern’s proud new partner: the Adonai Child Development Center in Namugoga, Uganda:http://globemed.org/visiting-partners-in-africa-another-step-toward-globemeds-vision/?utm_source=GlobeMed+Newsletter+Master+List&utm_campaign=f838a8a7cc-Vol_3_Issue_19_30_2012&utm_medium=email An interesting article about the slow but steady decline…
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GlobeMed’s Brand New Web Thrift Profile!

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GlobeMed at Northwestern is pleased to introduce our new online storefront through webthriftstore.com.  Items donated to GlobeMed can now be sold conveniently online, and all of the proceeds directly benefit our brand new chapter, the Adonai Child Development Center in Namugoga, Uganda.  Please visit this site and consider either donating or shopping for items and help us out during this season of giving.  Thanks! http://globemednu.webthriftstore.com/
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Update on GlobeMed at Northwestern’s project and partner information

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Here are some exciting updates about our project with the Adonai Center in Namugoga, Uganda!  First, a description of the project itself: The project contains three separate elements intended to contribute to the health of Adonai children and the wellbeing of the entire community. Construction of two water harvest tanks for water collection on campus, and for community education. Always a critical issue, potable water can be made available at a small fraction of the cost of drilling a borehole through collection and purification of rainwater. Construction of a compostable latrine on campus. The latrines at Adonai are near full. This new, compostable latrine will improve the handling of fecal matter and improve sanitation. Because the waste is recyclable, and the latrine doesn’t fill, it will be sustainable. The latrine…
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Welcome to the newest members of GlobeMed at Northwestern!!

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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…
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Info Session and Open Meeting!!

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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!
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Activity Fair photos!!

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[gallery] 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!
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GlobeMed Info Sessions!!!

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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 sessions to join GlobeMed at Northwestern are on Thursday, September 27 and Friday, September 28 from 7-8:30pm in University 122. We look forward to seeing you there! If you have any questions, feel free to email northwestern@globemed.org at any time!
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