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Read the latest news from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases. The links below take you to articles where you can learn more about our faculty’s latest achievements, awards and honors.

  • 11.23.2020

    The Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences (NUCATS) Institute hosted the first virtual COVID-19 symposium, which gave the Northwestern research community an opportunity to learn about efforts to advance public health and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • 11.16.2020

    During a recent webinar, Elizabeth McNally, MD, PhD, the Elizabeth J. Ward Professor of Genetic Medicine and director of the Center for Genetic Medicine, discussed findings from the ongoing Screening for Coronavirus Antibodies in Neighborhoods (SCAN) study and what genetics can reveal about COVID-19.

  • 10.21.2020

    The impact of COVID-19 on cancer patients has been a stark reality for many cancer centers around the world. For the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, a combination of time and dedication to patient care and research has resulted in the development of robust COVID-19 testing protocols to ensure the safety and health of every patient, physician and staff member.

  • 09.29.2020

    Feinberg educators celebrated teaching and learning virtually at the tenth annual Medical Education Day.

  • 09.03.2020

    As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Northwestern Medicine investigators share their expertise about the current state of the pandemic, strategies to help mitigate its impact and what the upcoming flu season may look like.

  • 09.01.2020

    Molly Beestrum, MLIS, education and curriculum coordinator for the Galter Health Sciences Library and Learning Center, has been named Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year by the Illinois Library Association.

  • 08.18.2020

    At Northwestern Medicine, various COVID-19 antibody testing efforts have been underway since the beginning of the pandemic.

  • 07.20.2020

    Patients with influenza at risk of complications recovered more quickly after early treatment with the drug baloxavir marboxil, according to a study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.

  • 06.18.2020

    A novel method to map protein-protein interactions between viruses and their hosts more precisely than current methodologies may help improve the design of antiviral drugs and therapeutic strategies.

  • 05.18.2020

    Richard D’Aquila, MD, the Howard Taylor Ricketts, MD, Professor of Medicine, has been named director of the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences (NUCATS) Institute, and senior associate dean for clinical and translational research.

  • 05.08.2020

    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the state of Illinois’ stay-at-home order, Feinberg transformed nearly its entire medical school curriculum to be delivered online. Online learning efforts include virtual simulation courses, telehealth visits, virtual standardized patient exams and online team-based active learning activities.

  • 04.08.2020

    Northwestern Medicine investigators have uncovered a novel pathogenic mechanism used by the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa to promote more severe infections.

  • 03.30.2020

    A special COVID-19 testing team has been put in place at Northwestern, with the goal of at least quadrupling the number of tests processed at Northwestern Medicine hospitals — from about 90 per day to more than 350 per day — and in the process, greatly reducing test result turnaround times.

  • 03.27.2020

    Gary Noskin, MD, professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases and chief medical officer at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, answers questions about how Northwestern’s clinical research team is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • 02.26.2020

    A recent study has found that the gallbladder may play a crucial role in the transmission of a common infection found in hospital settings, according to findings published in Nature Communications.

  • 02.17.2020

    Northwestern Medicine has opened a new 10,000 square foot Clinical Research Hub to enhance the investigative scope and infrastructure for clinical research and to improving participant experiences.

  • 12.11.2019

    Feinberg’s new Institute for Global Health hosted its inaugural Global Health Day symposium, a day-long event that featured presentations from each of the institute’s constituent Centers, a poster session, several panels and keynote speakers.

  • 09.27.2019

    Three Chicagoland high school students created the PeelTowel, a citrus peel-based, anti-microbial paper towel, and tested it in the laboratory of Alan Hauser, MD, PhD, vice chair of the Department of Microbiology-Immunology.

  • 05.28.2019

    Northwestern has established a new Institute for Global Health that aims to improve health in middle- and lower-income countries around the world and deepens the medical school’s commitment to solving health problems worldwide.

  • 04.23.2019

    A recent study has shed light on how different strains of bacteria compete to cause pneumonia, findings that could inform how to best prevent infection.

  • 01.28.2019

    During the week after the eponymous holiday, Northwestern hosted a series of panel discussions, documentary screenings, service activities and a student oratorical contest.

  • 12.13.2018

    A human protein called RBBP6 helps fight the Ebola virus by interfering with the virus replication cycle, according to a study recently published in Cell.

  • 12.06.2018

    Northwestern scientists specializing in HIV and AIDS gathered to share their experiences during a panel held December 3, to commemorate World AIDS Day.

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