News & Announcements
Read the latest news from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine. The links below take you to articles where you can learn more about our faculty’s latest achievements, awards and honors.
Faculty, staff, trainees and students gathered to share knowledge and participate in workshops examining the future of medical education during Feinberg’s 13th annual Medical Education Day, held September 27.
Northwestern Simulation has introduced a new curricular experience to help internal medicine residents improve skills needed for the high-acuity, high-intensity scenario of leading and managing cardiac arrests in the hospital.
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.
Mary McDermott, MD, ’92 GME, the Jeremiah Stamler Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine, has been awarded the American Heart Association 2023 Clinical Research Prize.
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.
Pregnant people who report feeling unsafe in their neighborhoods are more likely to experience depression during pregnancy and have a baby with low birth weight, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open.
Metformin, a drug commonly used to treat diabetes, may prevent the development of “long COVID,” according to a clinical trial published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.
Feinberg medical students came together on March 12 to organize a one-day interactive workshop for community high schoolers with an interest in pursuing a career in medicine.
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’s chapter of the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) medical honor society welcomed 42 new members in a ceremony on March 15, recognizing outstanding educational achievement and significant contributions to medicine.
Oral vitamin D supplements reduced skin inflammation and increased immunoprotection in patients with chemical skin injuries, according to findings from a recent Northwestern Medicine clinical trial.
During a recent workshop, small groups of students met with multiple patients who live with dermatological conditions to learn advanced diagnosis skills.
High doses of vitamin D alleviated symptoms for patients with toxic erythema of chemotherapy significantly faster than current treatments, according to a recent study.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There is significant variation in the prevalence of obesity among subgroups of Asian American adults, according to a recent Northwestern Medicine study.
Northwestern Medicine investigators continue to investigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, from evaluating repurposed drugs in preventing severe disease to using sentinel surveillance to monitor SARS-CoV-2 transmission rates and studying the prevalence of “long COVID” in pediatric patients.
- Northwestern Announces New Global Primary Care Center to Foster Health Care Equity in the Developing World09.21.2022
Northwestern University has announced the endowment of the Ryan Family Center for Global Primary Care, focused on improving the quality of primary care throughout the world.
Students in the MD, Physician Assistant and Physical Therapy programs worked together during a recent interprofessional education session.
Gen Zers and millennials are approximately two times more likely to be newly diagnosed with high blood pressure during pregnancy, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study.
Mary M. McDermott, MD, ’92 GME, the Jeremiah Stamler Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine, has been honored with the American Heart Association’s 2022 Peripheral Vascular Disease Distinguished Achievement Award.
A recent study showed that an antibiotic stewardship program was associated with a 50 percent reduction in antibiotic prescribing.
Jody Ciolino, PhD, and Masha Kocherginsky, PhD, faculty in the Department of Preventive Medicine Division of Biostatistics, were elected to the Board of Directors for the Society for Clinical Trials (SCT).
Dozens of faculty members and fourth-year medical students were recognized for their scholarly and clinical excellence at Feinberg’s Honors Day, held May 20.
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.
A transitional care practice at Northwestern Memorial Hospital helped reduce healthcare costs compared to traditional discharge services, according to a Northwestern Medicine study.