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.
Northwestern Medicine has launched the Human Longevity Laboratory, a longitudinal, cross-sectional study that will investigate the relationship between chronological age and biological age and validate interventions that may reverse or slow down the processes of aging.
Four Feinberg faculty have been inducted into the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) and three additional Feinberg faculty have been honored with the ASCI Young Physician-Scientist Award.
Investigators led by Elizabeth McNally, MD, PhD, the Elizabeth J. Ward Professor of Genetic Medicine and director of the Center for Genetic Medicine, have discovered previously unknown protein interactions in the heart’s atrium that are critical for normal heart function, according to findings published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Two years after the FDA’s approval of semaglutide for chronic weight management, Northwestern Medicine scientists remain at the forefront of investigating the drug’s potential in helping patients who are overweight or have obesity who also have other preexisting health conditions.
Individuals born in the U.S. had a higher rate of giving birth prematurely compared to U.S. immigrants, a new Northwestern Medicine study has found.
Twelve Feinberg faculty members were named to the 2023 “Highly Cited Researchers” list, published by Clarivate Analytics. The annual list identifies investigators who have demonstrated significant influence in their field through the publication of highly cited publications during the last decade.
For the first time in 10 years, the American Heart Association has updated the model to predict someone’s risk of developing heart disease.
Now in its second year, Feinberg’s Research Intensive Scholarly Emphasis (RISE) program supports medical students engaging in an additional year of research during their medical school career.
Northwestern Medicine investigators have uncovered new mechanisms by which iron deficiency inhibits cell growth and proliferation in eukaryotic cells, findings that could improve the understanding of cancer growth and the development of targeted cancer therapies.
Debra Duquette, ’92 MS, associate professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology, has been named the new director of Feinberg’s Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling (GPGC), effective August 1.
The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study has received a 10-year $11 million grant renewal from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health.
Marlise Pierre-Wright, ‘22 MD, MPA, an internal medicine resident at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and former medical student, has been awarded a multi-institutional grant for her project that will bolster trauma-informed care curriculum and training for residents.
Black residents living in highly segregated neighborhoods have significantly shortened life expectancies, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study.
Despite having risk factors for heart disease, only 60 percent of women reported receiving counseling on optimizing their heart health at their six-week postpartum visits, according to a new Northwestern study.
A newly developed wireless implant monitors and treats heart disease, then harmlessly dissolves inside the body, bypassing the need for extraction.
CT scans are better at predicting a middle-aged person’s risk for a heart disease, such as a heart attack, than genetics, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study published in JAMA.
From 1999 through 2020, Black Americans experienced more than 1.6 million excess deaths and more than 80 million excess years of life lost compared to white Americans, according to a recent study published in JAMA.
An informational communications tool provided to patients with dilated cardiomyopathy helped increase cardiovascular screenings in their first-degree relatives who have a higher risk of developing the genetic disease, according to findings published in Circulation.
Scientists led by Northwestern University and the University of Texas at Austin (UT) have developed the first cardiac implant made from graphene, a two-dimensional super material with ultra-strong, lightweight and conductive properties, described in a study published in Advanced Materials.
Focus on age, not weight, to capture the greatest number of people in all racial and ethnic groups with prediabetes and diabetes, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There is significant variation in the prevalence of obesity among subgroups of Asian American adults, according to a recent Northwestern Medicine study.