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.
Northwestern University investigators have developed the first electronic device for continuously monitoring the health of transplanted organs in real time.
Aerobic glycolysis, the process by which cells transform glucose into lactate, is essential for eye development in mammals, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study published in Nature Communications.
Douglas E. Vaughan, MD, has announced his intention to step down as chair of The Department of Medicine, effective September 1; Susan Quaggin, MD, has been named as his successor.
Northwestern Medicine investigators have discovered that the overexpression of a specific transcription factor prevented bone loss in mouse models with complications from chronic kidney disease, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have uncovered how peptides produced by bones during inflammation prevent anemia in mice, according to a recent study published in the journal Blood.
Four 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.
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.
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.