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News and Announcements
Read the latest news from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Department of Medicine. The links below take you to articles where you can learn more about our faculty’s latest achievements, awards and honors.
The Institute for Global Health (IGH) has established the Center for Pathogen Genomics and Microbial Evolution which will apply lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic to the tracking and prevention of future threats.
Hooman Azad, a student in Feinberg’s MD/MPH degree program, has been awarded a 2021 Excellence in Public Health Award from the U.S. Public Health Service.
A new wearable sensor that actually quantifies itch by measuring scratching when placed on the hand has been developed by Northwestern University scientists.
A team of Northwestern Medicine investigators led by Rina Fox, PhD, MPH, received a Cancer and Aging Translational Bridge Award to investigate circadian disruption in lymphoma.
Mitochondria play a key role in forming the lymphatic vasculature by acting as a metabolic sensor during the migration of lymphatic progenitor cells from the veins.
An FDA-approved monoclonal antibody drug used to treat advanced bladder cancer demonstrated poor efficacy in a recent clinical trial.
Northwestern Medicine scientists and clinicians have continued to investigate methods to combat the disease, including strategies to conduct clinical trials during a pandemic, studying neurologic symptoms in children and reflecting on the importance of professional medical organizations during a public health crisis.
Shubhada Ahya, MD, has received the Medical Advisory Board Distinguished Service Award from the National Kidney Foundation.
Three members of the Feinberg faculty have been elected members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honorary societies.
Boosting mitochondrial function in a subpopulation of T cells could make cancer immunotherapy more effective, according to a recent study.
Feinberg faculty, residents and students recently participated in the Student National Medical Association’s annual medical education conference, a cornerstone gathering for current and future medical students from minority populations traditionally underrepresented in medicine.
Diane B. Wayne, ’91 MD, and Mary McDermott, MD, ’92 GME, have been recognized by the Society of General Internal Medicine for their lifetime contributions to medical education and research.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered a mechanism that makes a prostate cancer-causing protein called FOXA1 more resilient, according to a recent study.
The Northwestern University Leadership Education Advancement Program (NU-LEAP) welcomed its inaugural class of Feinberg faculty graduates during a virtual ceremony on April 13.
Admitted students recently attended this year’s virtual Second Look, a month-long series of online informational sessions about the medical school’s curriculum and community and opportunities to speak with current students and faculty.
Northwestern Medicine investigators have discovered how a particular type of immune cell exerts a dual function in cancer cells that is contingent on tumor grade.
Stephen Miller, PhD, received the 2021 Technology Innovation and Development Award from the Society For Biomaterials for work on a nanoparticle that induces gluten tolerance in celiac disease.
Several Feinberg faculty members have been elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) and the Association of American Physicians (AAP).
Inhibiting production of a key material produced by the mTOR pathway could slow tumor growth, according to a recent Northwestern Medicine study.
A Northwestern Medicine study has shown that a high-intensity home-based walking exercise program improved walking ability in people with peripheral artery disease.
It’s been one year since the first case of COVID-19 was detected in the United States, and still Feinberg investigators continue to investigate the disease, its evolution and its impact on society.
Northwestern Medicine investigators have discovered that inhibiting tumor-associated myeloid cells ability to produce specialized metabolites called polyamines may improve the effectiveness of treatments for glioblastoma.
Since March 2020, a team of Northwestern Medicine scientists have been tracking the evolution of SARS- CoV-2, specifically in the city of Chicago. Their work has been pivotal in understanding how the virus spread to Chicago and what new variants have emerged in the city.
Forty-four new members were inducted into Northwestern’s chapter of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society during a virtual ceremony on March 17.
Fourth-year students celebrated their residency matches and reflected on their Feinberg experience during a socially distant Match Day.
Feinberg’s Department of Pharmacology has expanded in size, faculty, and research focus, and is looking ahead to future growth in the field.
Endoscopic submucosal dissection can be performed as safely and effectively as alternative techniques and is associated with lower cancer recurrence, according to a recent study.
An age-related accumulation of a signaling molecule may be one culprit behind older adults’ vulnerability to viral pneumonias, according to a recent study.
Three Feinberg students have received Harvard-BU-Northwestern-University of New Mexico Fogarty Global Health Fellowships, supporting work in Botswana, South Africa and Tanzania.