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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.
Blessing Aghaulor, MD, MPH, a former resident in internal medicine and current fellow in Gastroenterology and Hepatology, has conducted research on transplant outcomes and consulted about patients at the ERASE trafficking clinic in Chicago.
Measuring levels of hypervigilance and anxiety may improve healthcare providers’ understanding of severe esophageal diseases and treatment strategies, according to a Northwestern Medicine study.
Using universal myeloid progenitor cells or modified umbilical cord blood may help prevent infections in patients with leukemia, according to a pair of recent studies.
Risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes and smoking conferred greater risk of heart failure in young and middle aged individuals when compared with older individuals, according to a recent study.
Donald Lloyd-Jones, MD, ScM, the Eileen M. Foell Professor and chair of Preventive Medicine, is the newly elected president of the American Heart Association.
The Northwestern Medicine Comprehensive COVID-19 Center is committed to caring for and conducting research on behalf of patients who experience long-term complications from COVID-19.
Feinberg is hosting the first annual Big Ten Augmented Intelligence Bowl, bringing together multi-disciplinary teams of investigators from institutions representing the Big Ten Academic Alliance to use AI to address health disparities.
A drug currently used to prevent organ rejection in transplants could also reduce chemotherapy resistance in glioblastoma, according to a Northwestern Medicine study.
One of the biggest diseases of the modern era is a pernicious cluster of risk factors called metabolic syndrome, and Northwestern scientists across disciplines are looking for new ways to understand, target, treat, and even prevent this syndrome, with the hopes of ultimately creating a much healthier nation.
A new Northwestern Medicine study found while there is no clear proof that regular check-ups help adults live longer or prevent cardiovascular events, they still have many health benefits and should continue.
Members of the Physician Assistant (PA) Program Class of 2021 were honored during a virtual commencement May 29, receiving their Master of Medical Science degrees.
Northwestern Medicine investigators continue to assess COVID-19 treatments for mild to severe cases, the widespread adoption of telemedicine, and why a “return to normal” will be a missed opportunity to improve healthcare.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have developed Nuc-MS, a new method to capture the protein composition of whole nucleosomes without losing information.
Jiancheng Ye, a PhD student in Feinberg’s Health Sciences Integrated PhD program, was the author a paper that explores strategies to address clinician burnout linked to patient-integrated data in electronic health records.
Vaccination against COVID-19 can help protect individuals, communities and facilitate a return to normal life, according to a recent webinar.
Even in a mostly virtual format, Northwestern Medicine’s pipeline programs are helping young people from underrepresented communities get exposure to and experience in medicine and biomedical science.
McGaw Medical Center hosted the first annual Health Equity Week, a series of panel discussions highlighting the roots of healthcare disparities and how clinicians and scientists are working to find solutions.
The failure of epithelial cells to complete a stem cell-like transition may lead to pulmonary fibrosis, according to a Northwestern Medicine study.
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.