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.
A Northwestern Medicine study published in Nature Immunology has discovered that mitochondria control the activation of a specific protein complex linked to inflammation and the progression of chronic diseases.
The Department of Medicine’s Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics officially become two divisions: the Division of Geriatrics and the Division of General Internal Medicine.
Northwestern and the American Lung Association have begun a first-of-its-kind longitudinal study to track and analyze the lungs of millennials at the peak of their lung health.
A transcription factor associated with androgen receptor activity in prostate cancer has a newly discovered role in controlling lipid biosynthesis.
A transitional care practice at Northwestern Memorial Hospital helped reduce healthcare costs compared to traditional discharge services, according to a Northwestern Medicine study.
More than 700 alumni and guests convened at this year's Alumni Weekend to reconnect and reminisce with former classmates about their time at Feinberg and learn about the medical school’s latest developments.
A new Northwestern Medicine study has found almost half of U.S. adults with heart failure have poorly controlled hypertension and diabetes.
The protein FOXK2 promotes survival of cancer stem cells in ovarian cancer, according to a Northwestern Medicine study.
Robert Kushner, MD, received the prestigious Herbert Pardes Clinical Research Excellence Award from the Clinical Research Forum for a study published in NEJM.
Epigenetic markers of cognitive aging can predict outcomes on cognitive tests later in life, according to a recent Northwestern Medicine study.
In this feature story, Northwestern scientists share their work at the forefront of HIV research, pioneering new strategies to investigate, treat, and work towards a cure for the disease.
Investigators have discovered a novel signaling pathway in interferons that suppresses their anti-tumor response in patients with a particular type of blood cancer.
Medical students and students in the Physician Assistant Program can advance their Spanish speaking skills by completing Medical Spanish courses in their respective programs.
New advances in CRISPR gene-editing technology may lead to longer-lasting treatments and new therapeutic strategies for HIV/AIDS.
Feinberg faculty members have been elected to two prominent medical societies: the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) and the Association of American Physicians (AAP).
Investigators have discovered that two cytoskeletal proteins which were previously thought to function independently actually interact and form essential cytoskeletal networks within the cell surface.
- Accomplished Scientist to Join Feinberg as Inaugural Director of the Center for Dissemination and Implementation Science04.05.2022
Sara Becker, PhD, of the Brown University School of Public Health and the Warren Alpert Medical School, has been named the Alice Hamilton Professor of Psychiatry and inaugural director of the newly formed Center for Dissemination and Implementation Science, which is part of the Institute for Public Health and Medicine, effective August 1st.
Expression of a growth factor after heart injury activates the lymphatic system, spurring leukocytes to help clear away dying cells, according to a recent study.
William Lowe, Jr., MD, the Thomas D. Spies Professor of Genetic Metabolism, has announced that he will be stepping down as vice dean for Academic Affairs effective September 1.
Obese mice that were fed a high-fat diet and that received prednisone one time per week had improved exercise endurance, got stronger, increased their lean body mass and lost weight.
Investigators discovered that decreased expression of the G alpha 13 protein in mice and human pancreatic tumors promotes tumor growth, according to recent findings.
Northwestern Medicine continues to help advance the understanding of the COVID-19 pandemic and its widespread impact, from investigating antibody protection against COVID-19 reinfection to elevating women in academic research to highlighting racial and ethnic disparities in COVID-19 hospital mortality in Illinois.
Feinberg students are being trained in a two-week emergency preparedness course on how to manage natural disasters, mass shootings or pandemics.
Of the estimated five million patients in the U.S. diagnosed with heart failure annually, nearly half will have heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) and at the forefront of HFpEF research are Feinberg investigators.
A new publication outlines the structure-function relationships between the first spherical nucleic acid vaccine developed to protect against viral infections, including COVID-19.
In a ceremony on March 15, the Feinberg chapter of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society welcomed 43 new student, faculty, alumni and housestaff members.
A well-established cancer cell transcription factor and its newly identified co-factor work together to drive cancer cell proliferation, according to a Northwestern Medicine study published in Science Advances.
Frank Palella, MD, is working towards increasing the lifespan and "healthspan” of people living with HIV through research, education and patient care as director of the new Potocsnak Center for Aging and HIV.
Glucocorticoid steroids improved muscle performance through distinct, sex-specific mechanisms, according to a Northwestern Medicine study.