Read the latest news from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology. The links below take you to articles where you can learn more about our faculty’s latest achievements, awards and honors.
Genomic autopsy of young individuals who experienced sudden death revealed many had known genetic variants that are associated with cardiomyopathy.
The rate of gestational diabetes has shot up 30 percent in young U.S. women over the past decade according to a new Northwestern Medicine study.
An international collaboration for which Luisa Iruela-Arispe, PhD, chair of Cell and Developmental Biology, serves as North American coordinator, has received a five-year, $7 million Transatlantic Networks of Excellence Program award from the Leducq Foundation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A team of Northwestern Medicine investigators have identified specific genetic regions that regulate the expression of genes associated with inherited cardiomyopathy and disease severity.
Inhibiting an inflammatory pathway reduced heart attack-induced damage in experimental models, according to a recent Northwestern Medicine study.
Northwestern Medicine investigators have discovered a potential multi-faceted therapeutic target for preventing and treating the metabolic syndrome, according to a recent study.
A new class of drugs shows benefit for both cardiovascular and kidney conditions, but scientists should be cautious in designing trials that include both cardiovascular and kidney outcomes in the same analysis, according to a Northwestern Medicine review article.
Overall mortality for patients hospitalized for COVID-19 in the U.S. during the first half of 2020 was 18.4 percent, with more than half of all deaths occurring in Black and Hispanic patients, according to findings published in the journal Circulation.
At a recent virtual event, students, residents and faculty were inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society and recognized as exemplars of compassionate patient care who serve as role models, mentors and leaders in medicine.
The presence of inflammatory proteins was associated with comorbidity burden and deteriorating heart function in patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, according to a Northwestern Medicine study.
In collaboration with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, student groups organized the medical school’s first Diversity and Inclusion Week, which explored the importance of diversity, inclusion and representation in medicine and society.
Starting cholesterol-lowering treatment earlier may increase the its benefits, reducing heart attack and stroke over time, according to a Northwestern Medicine study.
Several forms of hypertension are associated with higher risk of cardiovascular disease events, even in young adults, according to a recent study.
Targeting oxidative stress with a genetic therapy reduced atrial fibrillation in animal models of disease, making this a promising future treatment, according to a study published in Circulation.
At Northwestern Medicine, various COVID-19 antibody testing efforts have been underway since the beginning of the pandemic.
Deaths due to heart failure and hypertensive heart disease are increasing in the U.S. — particularly in Black women and men — despite medical and surgical advances in heart disease management, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study.
In recognition of their track record of excellence and achievement, three Feinberg faculty members have been promoted to the position of assistant dean of medical education.
Genetic mutations in desmoplakin cause left ventricular cardiomyopathy, rather than right ventricular cardiomyopathy as previously believed, according to a recent study.
Medical schools can help combat discrimination by creating safe spaces for underrepresented minority (URM) medical students, according to Quentin Youmans, ’15 MD, who founded the STRIVE program which connects URM medical students at Feinberg with URM resident mentors.