News and Announcements
Read the latest news from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care. The links below take you to articles where you can learn more about our faculty’s latest achievements, awards and honors.
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.
A new Northwestern Medicine study has discovered a novel therapeutic target and therapeutic agents for older patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome, according to recent findings published in Science Translational Medicine.
Navdeep Chandel, PhD, the David W. Cugell, MD, Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care and of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, has been named a recipient of the 2023 Lurie Prize in Biomedical Sciences by the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health.
Northwestern Medicine investigators have discovered that mitochondria regulate essential cellular signaling for the development of epithelial cells in the lungs, cells which are crucial for the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide to avoid respiratory failure, according to findings published in Nature.
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.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have identified a novel vulnerability in a subset of genes commonly mutated in cancer, according to a study recently published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation.
Northwestern Medicine scientists helped develop the largest and most comprehensive cell map of the human lung in a recent study published in Nature Medicine.
Faculty members and fourth-year medical students were recognized for their academic and clinical excellence during Feinberg’s Honors Day, held May 12 in the Hughes auditorium.
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has launched the new Simpson Querrey Lung Institute for Translational Science (SQLIFTS), ushering in a new era of lung research, education, and patient care at Northwestern Medicine.
Secondary bacterial pneumonia that did not resolve was a key driver of death in patients with COVID-19, according to a recent study in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.
Women in the medical field and their allies gathered in the Feinberg Conference Center at Northwestern Memorial Hospital on Friday, March 24 to celebrate community during the fifth annual Women in Medicine conference.
Northwestern experts weigh in on how ChatGPT has and will continue impact biomedical research, and how artificial intelligence can be used to support the advancement of science and medicine.
Mercedes Carnethon, PhD, the vice chair and Mary Harris Thompson Professor of Preventive Medicine and of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, has been awarded the Paula H. Stern Award for Outstanding Women in Science and Medicine by the Northwestern Medical Women Faculty Organization.
Twelve faculty with appointments at Feinberg were named to the 2022 “Highly Cited Researchers” list, published by Clarivate Analytics.
Northwestern physicians, scientists and people living with ALS gathered at the 12th annual Les Turner Symposium on ALS to share knowledge and celebrate advances in understanding and treating the disease.
The Kimberly Querrey Summer Research Program combines intensive, hands-on biomedical research training with academic and professional development opportunities to support the next generation of scientists.
Northwestern Medicine investigators have discovered that dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra utilize a specific ion channel to control energy production and meet bioenergetic need, according to a recent study.
Northwestern University Trustee Kimberly K. Querrey and the Louis Simpson Trust have made a new $100 million gift to the Feinberg School of Medicine to significantly expand the university’s biomedical research enterprise.
Faculty, staff and students shared presentations, workshops and discussions on the future of medical education at Feinberg’s 12th annual Medical Education Day, held September 30.
Chronic lung disease is still the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S., making chronic lung disease both a research and clinical priority for many academic medical centers across the U.S. — including the Feinberg School of Medicine.
Investigators identified a molecular “brake” that can reduce the activation of damaging cells known to cause primary graft dysfunction — a leading culprit in lung transplant failure.
The most common test to measure a person’s lung function may be missing many people with impaired lung health, according to a new study.
Investigators have discovered striking genetic differences in subsets of fetal immune cells, providing insight into morbidity related to premature birth.
A Northwestern Medicine study has uncovered distinct roles of major nuclear lamin isoforms in maintaining intracellular interactions and cellular mechanics.
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.
Northwestern Medicine investigators have discovered a potential therapeutic target for the most common type of pancreatic cancer, according to a study published in Developmental Cell.
A Northwestern Medicine study published in Nature Immunology has discovered that mitochondria control the activation of a specific protein complex linked to inflammation and the progression of chronic diseases.
Northwestern and the American Lung Association have begun a first-of-its-kind longitudinal study to track and analyze the lungs of millennials at the peak of their lung health.
Investigators have discovered that two cytoskeletal proteins which were previously thought to function independently actually interact and form essential cytoskeletal networks within the cell surface.