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Center for Education in Health Sciences

Seminar Series & Events

The Center for Education in Health Sciences coordinates the Institute for Public Health and Medicine’s weekly speaker series. The IPHAM Seminar Series is an interdisciplinary forum where faculty, students, residents, fellows and staff gather to hear invited speakers present leading-edge work in the areas spanning public health and medicine.

For more information and to see the archive of previous seminar presentations, visit the Institute for Public Health and Medicine Seminar Series page.

Oct

26

IPR Colloquium: S. Nuamah (IPR/SESP) - How the Punishment of Black Women and Girls Affects Our Democracy

Online - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

"How the Punishment of Black Women and Girls Affects Our Democracy"

by Sally Nuamah, Assistant Professor of Human Development and Social Policy and IPR Fellow

This event is part of the 2020 Fay Lomax Cook IPR Colloquium Series.

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Oct

27

The World Health Organization & the COVID Pandemic: Myth vs. Reality — A Conversation with Former WHO General Counsel Gian Luca Burci

No Location - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Please join us for this inaugural event of Global Governance in the Age of COVID, an iniative of the Weinberg College Center for International and Area Studies at Northwestern.

The COVID pandemic has brought international organizations back into the spotlight, highlighting the need for global coordination on health, communication, research, and more. It has also revealed both strengths and weaknesses of existing international institutions. The Global Governance in the Age of COVID project at Northwestern University supports public knowledge on how the pandemic is remaking the world of international institutions.

We are pleased to launch this initiative in the form of a dialogue with Gian Luca Burci, former General Counsel of the World Health Organization (WHO). The WHO is the main global body responsible for international public health crises and is a central player in the response to the COVID pandemic. To understand how we got here and how future organizations might be designed, it is essential to make sense of the WHO's successes, failures, and limitations in this crisis.

In this webinar, which will be the first in the Global Governance in the Age of COVID series, we will do a deep dive and examine the WHO in order to draw out the key issues of intergovernmental cooperation and competition that are key to our times.

Gian Luca Burci is currently Adjunct Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, where he also serves as Academic Adviser with the Global Health Centre and Director of the Joint LLM in Global Health Law and Governance. Burci began in the Legal Office of the World Health Organization in 1998 and was appointed Legal Counsel in 2005. He previously served as Legal Officer at the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna and in the United Nations Secretariat in New York for nearly a decade.

At the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, he has taught in the joint LLM in Global Health Law and International Institutions programme in partnership with Georgetown University. He holds a post graduate degree in law from the Universit degli Studi di Genova, Italy. His areas of expertise are in international law and international organisations as well as governance and law related to international health. He is co-editor of the Research Handbook on Global Health Law (2018), editor of Global Health Law (2016), and co-author of World Health Organization (2004).

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://northwestern.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMpdOGhqjkjHtxVMuezhB6x0GZMF4yVxIWT

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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Oct

29

Creating Moral Commodities:  Marketing in the For-Profit Global Health Volunteering Industry - Noelle Sullivan

Online - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Noelle Sullivan, PhD
Associate Professor of Instruction
Program in Global Health Studies
Northwestern University

Creating Moral Commodities:
Marketing in the For-Profit Global Health Volunteering Industry

Global health travel interest has spiked over the last two decades. In response to the demand by students in particular, hundreds of international voluntourism companies have emerged. These companies offer placements in health facilities in the so-called Global South where students can intern, complete an elective, or volunteer. As public debates about the ethics of voluntourism have become common, companies have responded by advertising themselves as providing ethical, safe, and worthwhile placements where students can help make a difference in under-resourced health facilities. Yet in spite of companies advertising pivot emphasizing the impact and ethical nature of their projects, the industry nonetheless creates an enabling environment for unethical engagements and practices that undermine the safety and quality of health care. This talk emerges from Sullivan s book manuscript in progress, The Business of Good Intentions: Reframing the Global Health Volunteering Debate, based on ethnographic and online research undertaken from 2008-2017.

**REGISTRATION REQUIRED - link to be posted**

Read more about this series | Sign up for lecture announcements

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Oct

29

The State of IPHAM

Online - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Registration required.

Hosted by the Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM) at Northwestern University.

Presenter:
Ronald T. Ackermann, MD, MPH
Senior Associate Dean for Public Health
Director, Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM)
Director, Center for Diabetes and Metabolism
Professor of Medicine and Medical Social Sciences and Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

For more public health news, events, and announcements, visit the IPHAM website: https://feinberg.northwestern.edu/ipham

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Oct

29

The Chicago 400 Alliance: Fighting conviction registries & housing banishment

Online - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Learn about the Chicago 400 Alliance and take immediate action to address the carceral crisis caused by public conviction registries and housing banishment laws, which force people very disproportionately Black men into homelessness and re-incarceration. Justice advocates will give an overview of how these discredited policies undermine community health by keeping thousands of people stuck in prison past their release date and trapped in an artificial housing crisis. Attendees will also hear from Northwestern undergraduates (interns through the Engage Chicago program) who contributed to this ongoing grassroots campaign over the past several months and learn of opportunities to get involved. This event is free but participants must register.

Register: https://centerforcivicengagement.wufoo.com/forms/rbnh9oz0pwgwmq/

Sponsored by: Center for Civic Engagement

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Nov

02

CHET Conversation: Older Adults and Social Isolation Panel Discussion

Online - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

CHET Conversation: Older Adults and Social Isolation Panel Discussion

Date/Time: Monday, November 2nd 12pm-1pm
Location: Zoom Webinar
Topic: COVID-19 and its impact on older adult populations

More details to come!

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Nov

05

CHETchat Spotlight Series featuring Xavier McElrath-Bey

Online - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Northwestern s Center for Health Equity Transformation (CHET) and Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences will host a discussion with the Co-Executive Director of the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth, Xavier McElrath-Bey, MA on criminal justice reform.

Speaker: Xavier McElrath-Bey, MA

Date: Thursday, November 5th
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Online Via Zoom (registration is required)

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Nov

05

TBA - Montgomery Lecture Series

Online - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

Speaker/topic to be announced

The Montgomery Lectures series addresses diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Presenters are faculty, affiliates, and alumni of the Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program--along with a few special guests. The lectures run every Thursday from noon to 12:45pm during The Graduate School's fall, winter, and spring quarters. They are open to students, faculty, and the general public. Formerly called "Special Topics in MH&B", this series was renamed in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

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Nov

06

Institute for Global Health Seminar Series - Too Much, Too Crazy: A Pandemic, A Presidential Election, and Global Health Reporting

Online - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Please join the Institute for Global Health for our "First Friday" Seminar Series! This webinar will be available through Zoom, and registration is required in order to receive information to join. All that register will receive a link that is unique to them.

We will be joined by Brian W. Simpson and Dayna Kerecman Myers, editor-in-chief and managing editor of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Global Health NOW, to discuss global health reporting through not only an election year, but also during a pandemic.

As a key forum for news and information for the global health community, Global Health NOW (GHN) is a free weekday e-newsletter, delivering exclusive stories and commentaries, breaking news, and news summaries related to global health.

This webinar is co-sponsored by the Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM), Northwestern Medicine's Department of Preventive Medicine, Buffett Institute for Global Affairs, and Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.

The Institute for Global Health Seminar Series is held the first Friday of each month, September through July, and will feature the research and ideas of outstanding global health leaders at Feinberg, the larger Northwestern community, and beyond.

more

Nov

10

13th Annual Institute for Global Health/GHI Event

Online - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Please join us for this online event, emceed by Bill Kurtis, and hear from:

Robert Murphy, MD
Executive Director, Institute for Global Health
Director, Center for Global Communicable and Emerging Infectious Diseases
John Philip Phair Professor of Infectious Diseases
Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Engineering

Robert Havey, MD
Deputy Director, Institute for Global Health
Director, The Global Health Initiative Fund
Founder, The Global Health Initiative
Clinical Professor of Medicine, General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics

...and fellow global health leaders, faculty, and students who will share
our recent achievements, global projects, and how the Institute is helping
in the fight against COVID-19.

Our Institute for Global Health Host Committee
Paula and Jim Crown
Andrew McKenna
Diane and Chuck Douglas
Anne and Chris Reyes
Karen and Richard Duffy
Lydia and Pat Ryan Jr.
Diane Heller
Shirley and Patrick Ryan
Leslie and Dag Kittlaus
Satter Foundation
Liz and Eric Lefkofsky
Robin and Mark Tebbe
Timothy Turner
John Madigan

more

Nov

12

Religious Exceptionalism in Healthcare: Is it Defensible? - Jeanne Wirpsa

Online - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

M. Jeanne Wirpsa, MA BCC HEC-C
Clinical Ethicist and Program Manager, Medical Ethics
Research Chaplain, Spiritual Care and Education
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Faculty, MacLean Center for Clinical Ethics
Religion, Bioethics and Medicine
University of Chicago

Religious Exceptionalism in Healthcare: Is it Defensible?

Patients, clinicians, and healthcare institutions appeal to moral claims embedded in religious traditions to request or refuse medical interventions. Accommodation for religion is granted a privileged status by the religious liberty clause of the First Amendment. The creation of the Conscience and Religious Freedom Division under the US Department of Health and Human Services and high-profile court cases asserting the right to gather to worship during the COVID pandemic, among other recent political events, suggests growing support for religious exceptionalism in healthcare. When clinical ethicists confront real-life cases involving religious claims -- from family refusal to accept death by neurological criteria, patient requests for products free of porcine or bovine components, pleas to "do everything" to give God time to work a miracle for a dying loved one, or clinician recusal from caring for a patient post gender transformation surgery -- the stakes of religious exceptionalism are high. As bioethicist Dan Sulmasy argues, these cases call for the exercise of epistemic moral humility in medicine, even as limits on accommodations may need to be set if they present an undue burden or threaten the common good.

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Nov

16

IPR Colloquium: R. Nusslock (IPR/Psychology) - How Stress Gets Under the Skin

Online - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

"How Stress Gets Under the Skin: A Neuroimmune Network Perspective"

by Robin Nusslock, Associate Professor of Psychology and IPR Fellow

This event is part of the 2020 Fay Lomax Cook IPR Colloquium Series.

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Nov

18

Chicago’s Police Violence Epidemic

Online - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Andrew V. Papachristos, a Professor of Sociology and faculty Fellow at IPR, will discuss how we might leverage advances in network science to underhand how police violence and misconduct spreads among and between officers in the Chicago Police Department. Using thousands of publicly available data provided by The Invisible Institute, Papachristos research shows that patterns of police violence follow patterns similar to those of infectious disease and understanding those patterns might allow cities to mitigate some of the harms associated with police misconduct as we, as a society, strive for mercy and justice.

Registration required. https://forms.gle/GMeiJnFmgB5gz8bH9

Participants will receive the Zoom link a day prior to the event.

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Nov

19

Misestimating Frozen Eggs - Susan Duyar

Online - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Susan Duyar, MD, MA
Resident Physician, Department of OB/GYN
Northwestern University McGaw Medical Center

Misestimating Frozen Eggs

Over the last decade oocyte vitrification, or egg freezing, has developed as a way of fertility preservation for women who are unable or unwilling to create and freeze embryos. While this technology was largely driven by the need for better ways to preserve fertility in young cancer patients, a large and thriving market for egg freezing has arisen in women who wish to delay childbearing for non-medical purposes, or planned oocyte cryopreservation . However, its rising popularity in this population has raised a host of problems, particularly in the way that it has been advertised to women. In this talk we will briefly review oocyte cryopreservation, including its risks, benefits, and costs. We will discuss the historical development of planned oocyte cryopreservation and highlight some of the inherent flaws in how it has come be. Finally, we will delve into some of the coercive advertising frameworks that are used to promote planned oocyte cryopreservation and which shapes both the public discourse on the technology and private decision making by women who may consider using this technology.

more

Dec

03

Montgomery Lecture Series

Online - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Speaker/Topic to be announced

The Montgomery Lectures series addresses diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Presenters are faculty, affiliates, and alumni of the Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program--along with a few special guests. The lectures run every Thursday from noon to 12:45pm during The Graduate School's fall, winter, and spring quarters. They are open to students, faculty, and the general public. Formerly called "Special Topics in MH&B", this series was renamed in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

more

Dec

10

Montgomery Lecture Series

Online - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Speaker/Topic to be announced

The Montgomery Lectures series addresses diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Presenters are faculty, affiliates, and alumni of the Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program--along with a few special guests. The lectures run every Thursday from noon to 12:45pm during The Graduate School's fall, winter, and spring quarters. They are open to students, faculty, and the general public. Formerly called "Special Topics in MH&B", this series was renamed in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

more

Jan

07

Jordan Brown - Montgomery Lecture Series

Online - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Jordan Brown

Topic to be announced

The Montgomery Lectures series addresses diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Presenters are faculty, affiliates, and alumni of the Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program--along with a few special guests. The lectures run every Thursday from noon to 12:45pm during The Graduate School's fall, winter, and spring quarters. They are open to students, faculty, and the general public. Formerly called "Special Topics in MH&B", this series was renamed in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

more

Jan

14

Montgomery Lecture Series

Online - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Speaker/Topic to be announced

The Montgomery Lectures series addresses diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Presenters are faculty, affiliates, and alumni of the Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program--along with a few special guests. The lectures run every Thursday from noon to 12:45pm during The Graduate School's fall, winter, and spring quarters. They are open to students, faculty, and the general public. Formerly called "Special Topics in MH&B", this series was renamed in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

more

Jan

21

Montgomery Lecture Series

Online - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Speaker/Topic to be announced

The Montgomery Lectures series addresses diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Presenters are faculty, affiliates, and alumni of the Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program--along with a few special guests. The lectures run every Thursday from noon to 12:45pm during The Graduate School's fall, winter, and spring quarters. They are open to students, faculty, and the general public. Formerly called "Special Topics in MH&B", this series was renamed in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

more

Oct

27

The World Health Organization & the COVID Pandemic: Myth vs. Reality — A Conversation with Former WHO General Counsel Gian Luca Burci

No Location - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Please join us for this inaugural event of Global Governance in the Age of COVID, an iniative of the Weinberg College Center for International and Area Studies at Northwestern.

The COVID pandemic has brought international organizations back into the spotlight, highlighting the need for global coordination on health, communication, research, and more. It has also revealed both strengths and weaknesses of existing international institutions. The Global Governance in the Age of COVID project at Northwestern University supports public knowledge on how the pandemic is remaking the world of international institutions.

We are pleased to launch this initiative in the form of a dialogue with Gian Luca Burci, former General Counsel of the World Health Organization (WHO). The WHO is the main global body responsible for international public health crises and is a central player in the response to the COVID pandemic. To understand how we got here and how future organizations might be designed, it is essential to make sense of the WHO's successes, failures, and limitations in this crisis.

In this webinar, which will be the first in the Global Governance in the Age of COVID series, we will do a deep dive and examine the WHO in order to draw out the key issues of intergovernmental cooperation and competition that are key to our times.

Gian Luca Burci is currently Adjunct Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, where he also serves as Academic Adviser with the Global Health Centre and Director of the Joint LLM in Global Health Law and Governance. Burci began in the Legal Office of the World Health Organization in 1998 and was appointed Legal Counsel in 2005. He previously served as Legal Officer at the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna and in the United Nations Secretariat in New York for nearly a decade.

At the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, he has taught in the joint LLM in Global Health Law and International Institutions programme in partnership with Georgetown University. He holds a post graduate degree in law from the Universit degli Studi di Genova, Italy. His areas of expertise are in international law and international organisations as well as governance and law related to international health. He is co-editor of the Research Handbook on Global Health Law (2018), editor of Global Health Law (2016), and co-author of World Health Organization (2004).

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://northwestern.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMpdOGhqjkjHtxVMuezhB6x0GZMF4yVxIWT

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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Oct

27

NMH Ethics presents Virtual Schwartz Rounds - Complex, Contentious and Chaotic...“not so nice” cases?

Online - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Presents

VIRTUAL SCHWARTZ ROUNDS

Complex, Contentious, and Chaotic:
How do we bring our best selves to not so nice cases?

Panelists:
Dana Holiona, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
NMH Division of General Internal Medicine & Geriatrics

Eileen Johnson, PhD CFTP
NMH Manager Patient Relations and Interpretation Services

Sara Schussler MSN, CCRN
Clinical Coordinator
NMH Neuro-Spine Intensive Care Unit

Heather Sears, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Feinberg 10W Neurology

Moderator:
Kathy Johnson Neely, MD, MA, HEC-C
NMH Medical Ethics Program

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting
+1 872-240-1267 United States, Chicago (Toll)
Conference ID: 219 486 307#

Schwartz Center Rounds is a multidisciplinary forum where caregivers discuss difficult emotional and social issues that arise in caring for patients.

Learning Objectives for This Program:
1. Examine social and emotional aspects of patient care delivery.
2. Discuss the impact of interdisciplinary collaboration on patient care delivery.

This event is not presented by the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities. We are sharing it here with permission.

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Oct

29

Creating Moral Commodities:  Marketing in the For-Profit Global Health Volunteering Industry - Noelle Sullivan

Online - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Noelle Sullivan, PhD
Associate Professor of Instruction
Program in Global Health Studies
Northwestern University

Creating Moral Commodities:
Marketing in the For-Profit Global Health Volunteering Industry

Global health travel interest has spiked over the last two decades. In response to the demand by students in particular, hundreds of international voluntourism companies have emerged. These companies offer placements in health facilities in the so-called Global South where students can intern, complete an elective, or volunteer. As public debates about the ethics of voluntourism have become common, companies have responded by advertising themselves as providing ethical, safe, and worthwhile placements where students can help make a difference in under-resourced health facilities. Yet in spite of companies advertising pivot emphasizing the impact and ethical nature of their projects, the industry nonetheless creates an enabling environment for unethical engagements and practices that undermine the safety and quality of health care. This talk emerges from Sullivan s book manuscript in progress, The Business of Good Intentions: Reframing the Global Health Volunteering Debate, based on ethnographic and online research undertaken from 2008-2017.

**REGISTRATION REQUIRED - link to be posted**

Read more about this series | Sign up for lecture announcements

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Nov

03

MS Health Services and Outcomes Research Info Session

No Location - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Please join us for an information session about the Master's in Health Services and Outcomes Research Program.

The HSOR program prepares health researchers for careers in academia, health systems, and research and policy organizations. The master s curriculum emphasizes research methods (biostatistics, quantitative methods and study design, qualitative methods), manuscript writing and grant writing. The degree can be completed in two years, part-time.

Attend an online information session to learn more:

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 1:00pm 2:00pm CT

The information sessions will cover the master s curriculum, the program s certificate offerings, the hybrid format experience, and the application process. Prospective students are also encouraged to bring their questions.

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Nov

05

TBA - Montgomery Lecture Series

Online - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

Speaker/topic to be announced

The Montgomery Lectures series addresses diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Presenters are faculty, affiliates, and alumni of the Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program--along with a few special guests. The lectures run every Thursday from noon to 12:45pm during The Graduate School's fall, winter, and spring quarters. They are open to students, faculty, and the general public. Formerly called "Special Topics in MH&B", this series was renamed in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

more

Nov

06

Institute for Global Health Seminar Series - Too Much, Too Crazy: A Pandemic, A Presidential Election, and Global Health Reporting

Online - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Please join the Institute for Global Health for our "First Friday" Seminar Series! This webinar will be available through Zoom, and registration is required in order to receive information to join. All that register will receive a link that is unique to them.

We will be joined by Brian W. Simpson and Dayna Kerecman Myers, editor-in-chief and managing editor of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Global Health NOW, to discuss global health reporting through not only an election year, but also during a pandemic.

As a key forum for news and information for the global health community, Global Health NOW (GHN) is a free weekday e-newsletter, delivering exclusive stories and commentaries, breaking news, and news summaries related to global health.

This webinar is co-sponsored by the Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM), Northwestern Medicine's Department of Preventive Medicine, Buffett Institute for Global Affairs, and Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.

The Institute for Global Health Seminar Series is held the first Friday of each month, September through July, and will feature the research and ideas of outstanding global health leaders at Feinberg, the larger Northwestern community, and beyond.

more

Nov

09

Global Health Fall Pre-Departure Seminar: School Health & Global Health

Online - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presenter: Leah Neubauer, EdD, Assistant Professor of Preventative Medicine in the Division of Public Health Practice, Feinberg School of Medicine, and Director of Accreditation, Program in Public Health Kellogg School of Management

Title: School Health and Global Health: Insights from Sexual and Reproductive Health Efforts in Kenya

Part of the Global Health Pre-Departure Seminar Series.

**This lecture will take place virtually. The Zoom link will be shared with those who RSVP**

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Nov

10

13th Annual Institute for Global Health/GHI Event

Online - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Please join us for this online event, emceed by Bill Kurtis, and hear from:

Robert Murphy, MD
Executive Director, Institute for Global Health
Director, Center for Global Communicable and Emerging Infectious Diseases
John Philip Phair Professor of Infectious Diseases
Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Engineering

Robert Havey, MD
Deputy Director, Institute for Global Health
Director, The Global Health Initiative Fund
Founder, The Global Health Initiative
Clinical Professor of Medicine, General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics

...and fellow global health leaders, faculty, and students who will share
our recent achievements, global projects, and how the Institute is helping
in the fight against COVID-19.

Our Institute for Global Health Host Committee
Paula and Jim Crown
Andrew McKenna
Diane and Chuck Douglas
Anne and Chris Reyes
Karen and Richard Duffy
Lydia and Pat Ryan Jr.
Diane Heller
Shirley and Patrick Ryan
Leslie and Dag Kittlaus
Satter Foundation
Liz and Eric Lefkofsky
Robin and Mark Tebbe
Timothy Turner
John Madigan

more

Nov

12

Religious Exceptionalism in Healthcare: Is it Defensible? - Jeanne Wirpsa

Online - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

M. Jeanne Wirpsa, MA BCC HEC-C
Clinical Ethicist and Program Manager, Medical Ethics
Research Chaplain, Spiritual Care and Education
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Faculty, MacLean Center for Clinical Ethics
Religion, Bioethics and Medicine
University of Chicago

Religious Exceptionalism in Healthcare: Is it Defensible?

Patients, clinicians, and healthcare institutions appeal to moral claims embedded in religious traditions to request or refuse medical interventions. Accommodation for religion is granted a privileged status by the religious liberty clause of the First Amendment. The creation of the Conscience and Religious Freedom Division under the US Department of Health and Human Services and high-profile court cases asserting the right to gather to worship during the COVID pandemic, among other recent political events, suggests growing support for religious exceptionalism in healthcare. When clinical ethicists confront real-life cases involving religious claims -- from family refusal to accept death by neurological criteria, patient requests for products free of porcine or bovine components, pleas to "do everything" to give God time to work a miracle for a dying loved one, or clinician recusal from caring for a patient post gender transformation surgery -- the stakes of religious exceptionalism are high. As bioethicist Dan Sulmasy argues, these cases call for the exercise of epistemic moral humility in medicine, even as limits on accommodations may need to be set if they present an undue burden or threaten the common good.

more

Nov

19

Misestimating Frozen Eggs - Susan Duyar

Online - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Susan Duyar, MD, MA
Resident Physician, Department of OB/GYN
Northwestern University McGaw Medical Center

Misestimating Frozen Eggs

Over the last decade oocyte vitrification, or egg freezing, has developed as a way of fertility preservation for women who are unable or unwilling to create and freeze embryos. While this technology was largely driven by the need for better ways to preserve fertility in young cancer patients, a large and thriving market for egg freezing has arisen in women who wish to delay childbearing for non-medical purposes, or planned oocyte cryopreservation . However, its rising popularity in this population has raised a host of problems, particularly in the way that it has been advertised to women. In this talk we will briefly review oocyte cryopreservation, including its risks, benefits, and costs. We will discuss the historical development of planned oocyte cryopreservation and highlight some of the inherent flaws in how it has come be. Finally, we will delve into some of the coercive advertising frameworks that are used to promote planned oocyte cryopreservation and which shapes both the public discourse on the technology and private decision making by women who may consider using this technology.

more

Nov

20

Global Health Pre-Departure Seminar: Global Health & Human Rights

Online - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presenter: Juliet Sorensen, JD, Clinical Professor of Law, Center for International Human Rights, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law; Director, Northwestern Access to Health Project

Title: Global Health & Human Rights

Part of the Global Health Pre-Departure Seminar Series.
Date: Friday, November 20th, 2020
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

**This lecture will be held virtually via Zoom. The link will be shared with all who RSVP**

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Dec

01

Global Health Fall Pre-Departure Seminar: Global Health Ethics

Online - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presenter: Ashti Doobay-Persaud, MD, Assistant Professor of Hospital Medicine and Associate Director of Global Health Graduate Education, Feinberg School of Medicine

Title: Global Health Ethics

Part of the Global Health Pre-Departure Seminar Series.
Date: Tuesday, December 1st, 2020
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

**This lecture will be held virtually via Zoom. The link will be shared with all who RSVP**

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Dec

03

Montgomery Lecture Series

Online - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Speaker/Topic to be announced

The Montgomery Lectures series addresses diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Presenters are faculty, affiliates, and alumni of the Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program--along with a few special guests. The lectures run every Thursday from noon to 12:45pm during The Graduate School's fall, winter, and spring quarters. They are open to students, faculty, and the general public. Formerly called "Special Topics in MH&B", this series was renamed in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

more

Dec

10

Montgomery Lecture Series

Online - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

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Speaker/Topic to be announced

The Montgomery Lectures series addresses diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Presenters are faculty, affiliates, and alumni of the Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program--along with a few special guests. The lectures run every Thursday from noon to 12:45pm during The Graduate School's fall, winter, and spring quarters. They are open to students, faculty, and the general public. Formerly called "Special Topics in MH&B", this series was renamed in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

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