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Northwestern, YRG, and Our Very own Julia Yeam Recognized for Excellence in Global Health

Northwestern, YRG, and Our Very own Julia Yeam Recognized for Excellence in Global Health

Northwestern University’s Program in Global Health Studies was recently awarded with the 2018 IIE Andrew Heiskell Awards for Innovation in International Education. In this news story, Northwestern highlighted several aspects of the program that set it apart from other universities; among those included was its high level of student […]

Vidya and SLY Receive the Resnick Family Social Impact Fund Award

Vidya and SLY Receive the Resnick Family Social Impact Fund Award

Dr. Vidya Venkataramanan, a postdoctoral fellow, and Dr. Sera Young recently received a grant from the Resnick Family Social Impact Fund at the Institute for Sustainability and Energy (ISEN) at Northwestern University. The proposal was entitled, “Understanding and Quantifying Experiences of Water Insecurity Locally and […]

Maggie Receives Buffett Travel Grant!

Maggie Receives Buffett Travel Grant!

Maggie Butler, a first year PhD student, received the Buffet Institute for Global Studies’ Graduate Student Conference Travel Award for her upcoming attendance to the Breastfeeding and Feminism International Conference in Chapel Hill, North Carolina (March 21-23, 2018). She will be sharing preliminary qualitative analyses […]

Nurse-Facilitated HIV Disclosure Intervention

Nurse-Facilitated HIV Disclosure Intervention

There are many reasons why someone living with HIV may choose not to disclose their status. However, HIV disclosure has been found to be beneficial for many reasons, ranging from increased social support to decreased transmission. Therefore, at clinics in coastal Tanzania, we offered postpartum […]

Exclusive Breastfeeding Social Support Scale Published

Exclusive Breastfeeding Social Support Scale Published

Our paper on the development and validation of an Exclusive Breastfeeding Social Support (EBFSS) scale was published this week in Maternal and Child Nutrition. This is exciting because it is the first instrument that distinguishes social support for ANY breastfeeding from that for EXCLUSIVE breastfeeding. […]

The Gendered Benefits and Costs of Livestock Ownership… in Kenya and beyond

The Gendered Benefits and Costs of Livestock Ownership… in Kenya and beyond

Congrats to Dr. Sarah Dumas and team for their recent publication in Food & Nutrition Bulletin. In this paper, we used photo-elicitation methods to explore livestock practices and benefits in Kenya. Although increased livestock ownership was reported to improve long-term household resilience, women and children […]

Vicky Santoso wins a prize for her beautiful photos from Singida

Vicky Santoso wins a prize for her beautiful photos from Singida

Each year, the Einaudi Center for International Studies at Cornell University hosts a photo competition for graduate students who recently traveled abroad for their research. There were many great submissions, and Vicky’s photo of children threshing sorghum in Singida, Tanzania won second place. The photo […]

Visit from HWISE Collaborator Isabel Alvarez

Visit from HWISE Collaborator Isabel Alvarez

  This week, we were happy to welcome Isabel Alvarez for a visit to Evanston, IL. Isabel, who works with Dr. Hugo Melgar-Quiñonez at McGill University, will be implementing the HWISE survey in Guatemala. During her visit, we talked about best practices for implementation and how to […]

Dr. Boateng Attends the 5th Arab-American Frontiers of Science, Engineering, and Medicine symposium

Dr. Boateng Attends the 5th Arab-American Frontiers of Science, Engineering, and Medicine symposium

Dr. Godfred Boateng was invited by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences to participate in the 5th Arab-American Frontiers of Science, Engineering, and Medicine symposium held in Morocco from 2-4 November. The symposium was supported by the National Science Foundation, United States Agency for International […]

Welcome to the Team, Dr. Venkataramanan!

Welcome to the Team, Dr. Venkataramanan!

We are happy to announce that Dr. Vidya Venkataramanan will be joining us a post-doctoral fellow through the Center for Water Research and Department of Anthropology at Northwestern University. Fresh from her PhD at UNC, she will be working with Drs. Sera Young and Aaron Packman […]