Partnership takes on cervical cancer in Senegal

Until the 1950's cervical cancer killed more American women than any other type of cancer.  Widespread screening has drastically decreased the number of those deaths in the US, but in the West African country of Senegal, the disease remains prevalent.  Every year more than 1,400 Senegalese women are diagnosed with cervical Cancer, and hundreds [...]

By |2020-09-23T10:51:36-05:00December 13th, 2017|Center for Global Health - News|Comments Off on Partnership takes on cervical cancer in Senegal

Dr. Janet Lin 2017 Illinois Medicine Awardee

Dr. Janet Lin will be the recipient of the Emerging Innovator Award during the 2017 Illinois Medicine Gala on Saturday, October 14th 2017 Janet is the principal investigator of a program, Project HEAL, which works to increase HIV and HCV education, awareness, testing, and linkage to care. Dr. Lin has been recognized locally, nationally [...]

By |2020-09-23T10:53:18-05:00May 12th, 2017|Center for Global Health - News|Comments Off on Dr. Janet Lin 2017 Illinois Medicine Awardee

GCHT Resident John Purakal shares Kenyan Physicians’ Strike experience

John Purakal (Chief Resident - University of Illinois Chicago Emergency Medicine) was the recipient of this year's Derek Piper Scholarship. He traveled to Nairobi, Kenya, in January of this year with a group of physicians to provide internists that staff the emergency departments a high yield emergency medicine curriculum, including certification in ACLS. What [...]

By |2020-09-23T10:54:10-05:00May 4th, 2017|Center for Global Health - News|Comments Off on GCHT Resident John Purakal shares Kenyan Physicians’ Strike experience
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