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Dean Neilson offers his perspective and insights through a variety of publications at Feinberg, Northwestern Medicine, and our greater Chicago community.

May 2, 2017 | JAMA

Teaching Medical Students About Conflicts of Interest

This editorial explores the need for MD curricula that educates students about potential influences, bias, and their consequences, as well as how to identify, evaluate, and manage potential conflicts. Read more


Winter 2016 | Diversity Matters

Pathway to Medicine: Eric Neilson

Part of a series that explores members of the Feinberg community and what events and values have inspired them to be where and who they are today. Read more


July 30, 2013 | Crain's Chicago Business

Faculty foundation doctors vote to join Northwestern Memorial

An announcement of the merger of Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation and Northwestern Memorial HealthCare. Read more


September 5, 2012 | Chicago Sun Times

A choice: Save Prentice or save lives, add jobs and research dollars

A proposal to make the old Prentice Women's Hospital a Chicago landmark threatens to prevent Northwestern University from building a new facility that would bring hundreds of millions of dollars in federal research funds. That would in turn thwart the creation of thousands of jobs, obstruct lifesaving medical science and block plans to make the city a global hub for jobs fueled by technology and innovation.


August 16, 2012 | Crain's Chicago Business

Prentice building proposal ignores Northwestern's research needs

A proposal to make the old Prentice Women's Hospital a Chicago landmark threatens to prevent Northwestern University from building a new facility that would bring hundreds of millions of dollars in federal research funds. That would in turn thwart the creation of thousands of jobs, obstruct lifesaving medical science and block plans to make the city a global hub for jobs fueled by technology and innovation. Read more


March 28, 2012 | Chicago Tribune

How can we let medical research funds wither?

Not long ago, a friend of mine was describing his successful surgery to replace an abnormal heart valve. Never seriously hospitalized before, and grateful for a new lease on life, he marveled at modern surgical and medical care. How was all this possible, he asked. My answer was simple. It is the fruit of biomedical research. Read more

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Dean Neilson contributes the leadership message to Northwestern Medicine Magazine, a publication of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare and the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University.