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.
Northwestern University professors Luisa Iruela-Arispe, PhD, Murali Prakriya, PhD, Linda A. Teplin, PhD and Teri W. Odom, PhD, have been selected as 2022 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the largest general scientific society in the world.
A new way to significantly increase the potency of almost any vaccine has been developed by Northwestern scientists.
Northwestern Medicine investigators have discovered that specific calcium channels help regulate sex differences in the functioning of immune cells for neuroinflammation and overall neuropathic pain.
Feinberg has named two new associate deans: Kathryn Hufmeyer, MD, has been named associate dean for curriculum, and Linda Suleiman, MD, has been promoted to associate dean for diversity, equity and inclusion.
The Northwestern Medicine Scholars program helps local high school students learn about potential careers in medicine as physicians and scientists through participating in hands-on training sessions, educational seminars and networking opportunities.
Targeting cellular post-transcription mechanisms in the CD73 ectoenzyme may promote anti-tumor immunity and slow cancer progression in triple-negative breast cancer, according to a recent Northwestern Medicine study.
High doses of vitamin D alleviated symptoms for patients with toxic erythema of chemotherapy significantly faster than current treatments, according to a recent study.
Patients with relapsed or refractory hairy cell leukemia who were treated with vemurafenib experienced excellent response and relapse-free survival, according to a recent clinical trial published in Blood.
Increased levels of the antibody immunoglobulin A (IgA) are correlated with the manifestation of several diseases and African ancestry, according to findings published in Nature Communications.
Patient-reported outcomes in relapsed or refractory large B-cell lymphoma revealed that receiving CAR T-cell immunotherapy was associated with higher quality of life, according to a recent study.
A Northwestern Medicine study has discovered that elevated PALI1 in advanced prostate tumors mediates crosstalk between two primary epigenetic silencing mechanisms, suggesting that dual epigenetic inhibition may be an effective therapeutic strategy.
The Breakthroughs podcast released more than 20 episodes in 2022 on topics ranging from the role of dopamine in habit formation to music-based medical interventions.
Investigators have developed a novel personalized T-cell therapy approach that may identify specific targets unique to a patient’s cancer cells more effectively than current treatments, according to findings published in Nature.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have identified a new therapeutic target against tumor cells and developed a compound which slows tumor growth and bolsters immune response.
Feinberg’s Robert J. Havey, MD Institute for Global Health hosted the 11th annual Global Health symposium on December 2, celebrating global health research, education and outreach efforts from Feinberg global health investigators, faculty, students and community partners.
The presence of food-specific IgA antibodies in the gut does not prevent peanut or egg allergies from developing in children, according to a Northwestern Medicine-led study published in Science Translational Medicine.
Twelve faculty with appointments at Feinberg were named to the 2022 “Highly Cited Researchers” list, published by Clarivate Analytics.
Northwestern Medicine investigators continue to study the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on health outcomes and society, from maternal vaccinations and antibody response to reducing burnout amongst healthcare workers and identifying novel therapeutic targets.
A study led by Northwestern Medicine investigators found that education and place of birth significantly contribute to racial and ethnic differences in cardiovascular health among U.S. adults.
Even before COVID-19, emergency departments experienced a spike in visits for youth with suicidal thoughts or ideas, according to a recent study.
Northwestern physicians, scientists and people living with ALS gathered at the 12th annual Les Turner Symposium on ALS to share knowledge and celebrate advances in understanding and treating the disease.
Originally founded in 1972 as a small team of fewer than 10 people, the department has grown to include seven divisions with 285 faculty and staff.
Northwestern Medicine investigators have discovered the mechanisms by which a particular protein promotes cancer cell proliferation and survival in acute myeloid leukemia, according to findings published in Blood.
Susan Quaggin, MD, has been presented one of The American Heart Association’s 2022 Distinguished Scientist awards, which honor members who have significantly advanced the understanding of cardiovascular, stroke or brain health.
The Kimberly Querrey Summer Research Program combines intensive, hands-on biomedical research training with academic and professional development opportunities to support the next generation of scientists.
A new study has shown that energy release may be the molecular mechanism through which our internal clocks control energy balance, findings with implications from dieting to sleep loss.
Telmisartan, an angiotensin receptor blocker drug, did not improve walking performance in patients with lower extremity peripheral artery disease, according to a recent clinical trial published in JAMA.
Northwestern Medicine investigators have discovered that dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra utilize a specific ion channel to control energy production and meet bioenergetic need, according to a recent study.
The Supreme Court ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization has created confusion for many women seeking medical care when pregnant. Nevertheless, Feinberg investigators continue to pursue research that identifies important factors that impact maternal health.