Landsberg Research Day
Department of Medicine resident researchers contributed to Lewis Landsberg Research Day at Northwestern University on April 7, 2011.
7th Annual Lewis Landsberg Research Day Highlights:
- Philip Greenland, MD, Recipient of the 2011 Tripartite Legacy Faculty Prize in Translational Science and Education (...read more)
- Click here to read more about the Lewis Landsberg Research Day history and facts.
Teme T, Goldberger J. Management Practices of Atrial Fibrillation between General Cardiologist andElectrophysiologist
Walker E, Ison M. Epidemiology and Clinical Outcomes of Individuals Hospitalized with Respiratory Viral Illness.
Excellence in the making: Matt Feinstein wins 3rd prize for clinical research
Matthew Feinstein, who joined Northwestern Housestaff in June 2011, won an award for his study entitled "Racial Differences in Risks for First Cardiovascular Events and Non-Cardiovascular Death: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study (ARIC), the Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS), and the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis".
"In the study, we used a competing risks statistical methodology - which looks at how different potential outcomes such as death from a cardiovascular cause versus death from a non-cardiovascular cause compete with one another to occur first - to examine which events tend to occur first for black and white men and women during middle age and older adulthood. We found that black and white men and women in middle age and older adulthood are all significantly more likely to have a cardiovascular event (stroke, heart attack, heart failure) occur first before death from a non-cardiovascular cause. We also found that middle-aged black men had a significantly greater chance than middle-aged white men of having a cardiovascular event or non-cardiovascular death; however, this racial disparity disappeared by older adulthood. Given these findings, we concluded that the burden of cardiovascular disease and non-cardiovascular death affect blacks earlier than whites."
To learn more about Matt's research, click here.