News and Announcements
Read the latest news from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology/Hypertension. The links below take you to articles where you can learn more about our faculty’s latest achievements, awards and honors.
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 membrane-bound form of the ACE2 protein is the essential receptor for enabling COVID-19 infectivity, according to a Northwestern Medicine study.
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.
Expression of a growth factor after heart injury activates the lymphatic system, spurring leukocytes to help clear away dying cells, according to a recent study.
Northwestern Medicine continues to help advance the understanding of the COVID-19 pandemic and its widespread impact, from investigating antibody protection against COVID-19 reinfection to elevating women in academic research to highlighting racial and ethnic disparities in COVID-19 hospital mortality in Illinois.
Feinberg students are being trained in a two-week emergency preparedness course on how to manage natural disasters, mass shootings or pandemics.
A well-established cancer cell transcription factor and its newly identified co-factor work together to drive cancer cell proliferation, according to a Northwestern Medicine study published in Science Advances.
A new study has identified naturally occurring nano-sized particles that can block infection from broad strains of SARS-CoV-2 virus in preclinical studies.
Feinberg experienced a year of exceptional growth, perseverance, and collaboration in 2021, from honors and awards to unprecedented research discoveries.
Susan Quaggin, MD, the Charles H. Mayo, MD, Professor and chief of Nephrology and Hypertension in the Department of Medicine, has been elected as a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).
On a late September evening of 2021, the world lost one of the last giants of Medicine. Dr Lewis Landsberg passed in Cape Cod, where he loved to spend part of the summers with his beloved wife Jill and visiting family and friends.
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.
Northwestern Medicine investigators have discovered that a subset of proteins in mitochondria of brain and heart cells are long-lived, supporting the long-term stability of mitochondrial complex architecture.
Vaccination against COVID-19 can help protect individuals, communities and facilitate a return to normal life, according to a recent webinar.
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.
Mitochondria play a key role in forming the lymphatic vasculature by acting as a metabolic sensor during the migration of lymphatic progenitor cells from the veins.
Shubhada Ahya, MD, has received the Medical Advisory Board Distinguished Service Award from the National Kidney Foundation.
Working with large, multicenter teams, Northwestern clinician-scientists have examined treatments for blood clotting in critically ill patients with COVID-19, and explored therapies that could reduce disease progression and hospitalization.
Feinberg investigators continue to investigate new treatments for COVID-19 and share insights on combating misinformation and mitigating the disease’s spread.
Susan Quaggin, MD, has been elected president of the American Society of Nephrology.
A signaling molecule produced by the lymphatic vasculature could be used to promote cardiac repair after heart attack, according to a Northwestern Medicine study published in Nature.