Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Center for Global Health

Global Health Seminars and Lectures


FSM medical students doing global health electives are required to attend three Global Health Seminars.

Global Health Seminars

Seminar I: Dr. Mohammed Sahloul, Senior Advisor and past President of the Syrian American Medical Society, & Associate Clinical Professor, University of Illinois in Chicago
Title: Why care about the Syrian humanitarian crisis?
Location: Prentice Conf RM L (North)
Date: Thursday, April 13, 12-1pm

Seminar II: Lisa Hirschhorn, Professor, Medical Social Sciences
Title:  The role of research in crossing the quality chasm in resource-limited settings: progress, challenges and lessons learned
Date:  Wednesday, April 19, 12-1pm
Location: Gray Seminar Room, Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center

Seminar III (REQUIRED of all M1s*): Ashti Doobay-Persaud, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine-Hospital Medicine, Associate Director, Graduate Global Health Medical Education, Center for Global Health
Title:  Global health ethics
Date:  Thursday, April 20, 12-1pm
Location:  Feinberg Pavilion, 3rd Floor, Conference Room B

*The Ethics seminar has a required assignment, available here. Please send completed assignment to within one month of the seminar.

Seminar IV: Mark Molitch, Professor, Department of Medicine-Endocrinology & Founder of Centro Medico Humberto Parra and the Daniels Hamant Foundation
Title:  Clinical care delivery in rural Bolivia
Date:  Wednesday, April 26, 1-2pm
Location:  Center for Global Health Large Conference Room, 645 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1058

Seminar V: Eugene Park, Global Health Fellow & Northwestern Resident in General Surgery
Title:  Cleft-lip surgical outcomes in India
Date:  Tuesday, May 9, 5:15-6:15pm
Location:  Genetic Medicine, Suite 630 Room 15, 645 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1058

Seminar VI: Sarah Rodriquez, PhD, Lecturer, Weinberg School of Arts and Sciences’ Global Health Studies & Medical Education, Medical Humanities and Bioethics
Title:  Standard of care debate in global health, seen through the lens of vertical transmission of HIV trials in 1997
Date:  Wednesday, May 31, 1-2pm
Location: Center for Global Health Large Conference Room, 645 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1058