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Havey Institute for Global Health Seminar Series - From Syria to Ukraine, War is the Enemy of Health

When: Friday, April 1, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Central

Where: Online

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Kristen Weber  

Group: Havey Institute for Global Health

Category: Academic


Please join the Robert J. Havey, MD, 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.

Our speaker for the month of April is Dr. Mohammed Zaher Sahloul. 

Dr. Mohammed Zaher Sahloul is a Syrian American critical care specialist from Chicago. He is the president of MedGlobal, an organization that provides health care in disaster regions, and the founder of the American Relief Coalition for Syria and Syria Faith Initiative.

Dr. Sahloul is considered one of the world’s experts on the humanitarian crisis in his homeland Syria and applying lessons learned to other disaster responses, including COVID-19. He led the Syrian American Medical Society from 2011-2015 to play a crucial role in providing humanitarian medical aid and organize the Syrian American diaspora. He founded the American Relief Coalition for Syria, ARCS, and Syria Faith Initiative. He has published extensively on the Syrian crisis, refugees and immigration, disaster management, and COVID-19 impact on disadvantaged communities in Chicago, and has many media appearances locally, nationally, and internationally. He was instrumental in providing medical relief to help the civilian population in his homeland of Syria and testified to the U.S. Congress and the United Nations Security Council multiple times on defending medical neutrality, the use of siege and chemical weapons, and the siege of Aleppo.

He received Chicagoan of the year award in 2016 and the Gandhi award for peace in 2020 for his humanitarian work in Syria. 

The Robert J. Havey, MD, 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.

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