Episode 10 Shannon Skinner Live on VoiceAmerica Women


TORONTO, August 4, 2015 — Tonight on Shannon Skinner Live episode 10, host Shannon Skinner speaks with Chicago-based women’s health expert, Dr. Karin Ulstrup, about her international work in Mali around female genital mutilation, and her unique program educating medical students to prepare them for creating fulfilling lives; and Cynthia Horvath Garbutt, executive director for the Global Health Initiative (GHI) at Chicago Lake Shore Medical Associates, and the fund’s director for Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, about their cutting-edge initiative to advance global healthcare. Tune-in to VoiceAmerica Women tonight at 7pm EST/ 4PM Pacific.

Shannon Skinner Live is a weekly radio show that uncovers the stories and solutions to living an extraordinary life and making this world a better place. It features interviews with experts, visionaries and activists.

Karin Ulstrup, MD,Instructor of Clinical Medicine, General Internal Medicine

About Dr. Karin Ulstrup:

Dr. Karin Ulstrup is an internist at Northwestern Medicine in Chicago where her focus is on women’s health and preventive care. Before becoming a doctor, she was a partner at a litigation consulting firm where her focus was in weapon system programs. She returned to school and attended Georgetown University School of Medicine then residency in internal medicine at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. She serves internationally to help create sustainable healthcare solutions in underserved areas of around the world. She has worked in Kenya, Nepal, Guatemala, Nigeria and Mali, as well as in Southern Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina, and has served on the Global Health Initiative Fund at Northwestern since its inception in 2008. She is also an active teacher and mentor in the Feinberg School of Medicine where she leads over forty medical students. She is based in Chicago.


C. Garbutt photo

About Cynthia Horvath Garbutt:

Cynthia Horvath Garbutt is an attorney and the founding executive director for the Global Health Initiative (GHI) at Chicago Lake Shore Medical Associates, and serves as the fund’s director for Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Since 2008, she has  worked with GHI founding president Dr. Robert J. Havey and the physicians at Chicago Lake Shore Medical Associates, a regional medical practice of Northwestern Medical Group, to fund over 650 medical students and residents for month long rotations to low resource areas around the world. She is based in Chicago.

About Shannon Skinner:

Shannon Skinner is a Canadian television talk show host, speaker and writer. In 2010, she launched Shannon Skinner’s Extraordinary Women TV, the first-of-its-kind, as a live web TV show, and later developed it into an broadcast television show and online platform that is the ultimate online life-guidance resource for women. She is the author of the Whispering Heart: Your Inner Guide to Creativity; and she writes on a range of topics, including inspiration, feminine leadership, change, creativity and travel.

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