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2019 News


GHS staff member wins Weinberg award

November 5, 2019
GHS Program Assistant Micki Burton was recognized with Weinberg College of Arts & Science's Meteor Award, honoring staff members that have been at the university for less than three years and have achieved excellence in their position.


Celebrating the new Institute for Global Health at Northwestern

October 15, 2019
More than 300 people came together to support Northwestern’s commitment to improving health worldwide during the 12th Annual Global Health Initiative (GHI) Benefit Dinner. The event followed the launch of the medical school’s new Institute for Global Health. GHS Director Dr. Bill Leonard serves as the Co-Director of the Center for Global Health Education.



GHS graduation student marshal named

May 16, 2019
Congratulations to Zach Hennenfent, who was selected to carry the Program in Global Health Studies banner at the Weinberg College 2019 Convocation.

Dr. Young named Andrew Carnegie Fellow

May 7, 2019 – from Northwestern Now
Anthropology and Global Health Studies faculty member Dr. Sera Young was recently named to the fifth class of Andrew Carnegie Fellows. Each recipient of the so-called “Brainy Award” will receive a grant of up to $200,000, making it possible for them to devote significant time to research, writing and publishing in the humanities and social sciences.


Dr. Sullivan named 2019-2020 Kaplan Institute Fellow

April 16, 2019
Global Health Studies faculty member Dr. Noelle Sullivan was named an Alice Kaplan Institute Fellow for the 2019-2020 academic year. Dr. Sullivan will be working on her project Consuming the Hospital: International Voluntourism in Tanzanian Health Facilities.


Meet Northwestern’s Fulbrighters

March 4, 2019
Twenty-five Northwestern students and alumni, including three students of Global Health Studies, are among the 2018–19 class of globe-trotting winners of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program — one of the most widely recognized and respected international exchange programs.


Connecting with the world through Fulbright Awards

January 22, 2019 – from Northwestern Now
Northwestern has consistently sent and hosted dozens of students, scholars, and staff through the distinguished Fulbright Program, which offers research and teaching grants abroad and in the United States. In 2018, GHS Assistant Director Greg Buchanan traveled to India through the Fulbright IEA seminar.
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