Feinberg students, residents and fellows are doing some extraordinary things in the clinical spaces, research labs and out in the community. Here we share internal and external recognition they have received.
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- Examining Early Outcomes of Feinberg’s Curriculum RedesignA new study published in Academic Medicine reports early outcomes on student achievement, confidence and engagement after the medical school’s curriculum redesign.
- PA Program Celebrates 50th Anniversary of the Profession With PA WeekThe Feinberg Physician Assistant Program raised awareness about the profession and celebrated current students and past graduates as part of National PA Week.
- Medical Student Pursues Innovation in Healthcare With MBARosemary Hines Fuller, a fourth-year medical student, is spending this year at the Kellogg School of Management earning her MBA as part of Feinberg’s joint degree.
- Workshop Teaches Students Interprofessional TeamworkMedical, nursing, physician assistant and physical therapy students teamed up during a recent interactive training session.
- Medical Education Day Celebrates Feinberg Educators and Provides Teaching ToolsFeinberg faculty, students and staff gathered to recognize medical education through workshops, lectures and presentations at the seventh annual Medical Education Day.
- Students and Trainees Study the Immune System to Improve Heart Tissue RepairNorthwestern Medicine scientists have demonstrated the potential of targeting inflammatory pathways in order to limit tissue damage and improve repair after a heart attack.
- Unexpected Findings Uncover New Understanding of Gene ExpressionNorthwestern Medicine scientists have discovered surprising findings about an enzyme central to gene expression and mutated in many cancers.
- Understanding Key Enzyme’s Role in Embryonic DevelopmentA new Northwestern Medicine study reveals surprising findings about an enzyme called Set1A and its function in embryonic stem cell self-renewal and differentiation.
- Feinberg Professor Strives to Reduce Gunshot Mortality in ChicagoMamta Swaroop, MD, associate professor of Surgery, leads the Chicago South Side Trauma First Responders Course, a free program giving Chicago community members the tools to render first aid to trauma victims.
- TIME Lectures Highlight New Ideas and Innovations in Medical EducationThe school year’s first TIME talk, a monthly lecture series at Feinberg on innovations in medical education, was dedicated to reducing gender disparities in the field of surgery.
- Annual Driskill Day Celebrates DGP Students and FacultyAt Driskill Day, students, alumni and faculty gathered to showcase research and celebrate excellence throughout the Driskill Graduate Program in Life Sciences.
- Incoming PhD Students Arrive on CampusFeinberg recently welcomed dozens of new PhD students to campus, including students in the Driskill Graduate Program in the Life Sciences and the Northwestern University Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program.
- Medical Students Learn to Engage With a Diverse CommunityRecent activities gave medical students the opportunity to learn about the diverse backgrounds of their patients and to develop cross-cultural communication skills, including a community visit to Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood.
- Pharmacogenomics for AllNorthwestern Medicine investigators are on a mission to bring precision medicine to African-Americans.
- New Leadership Named for Medical Scientist Training ProgramHossein Ardehali, MD, PhD, has been named the new director of Feinberg’s Medical Scientist Training Program; Melissa Brown, PhD, has been named associate director of advising and Xunrong Luo, MD, PhD, the associate director of admissions for the program.
- Expanded Genetic Counseling Program Now Second-largest in the USThe Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling expanded from 14 to 20 students per class, preparing graduates for careers in various genetic counseling fields, including clinical, industry, research and public policy.
- Symposium Highlights Opportunities for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral FellowsGraduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the biomedical field gathered for an all-day symposium dedicated to showcasing research and exploring career options.
- Medical Student Deepens Global Perspective With Internship in CubaWenyuan Zhou, a second-year MD and MPH student, recently completed a summer internship in Havana, Cuba, where she learned about prevention in the Cuban healthcare system.
- Medical Students Get First Taste of Patient CareFirst-year medical students shadowed a wide variety of medical professionals, part of Introduction to the Profession week.
- Incoming Medical Students Celebrate Founders’ DayFounders’ Day, an annual Feinberg tradition, welcomed the incoming class of first-year medical students and marked the official beginning of the school year.
- Med School Curriculum Kicks Off With a Patient’s StoryAs part of medical students’ Introduction to the Profession week, rapper and motivational speaker David Rush opened up to first-year medical students about his experiences during treatment for kidney disease.
- Surgical Residents Adapting to Flexible Shift HoursKarl Bilimoria, MD, MS, associate professor of Surgery, found growing acceptance of new flexible shift lengths in a national survey of surgical residents.
- Medical Student Heads to India to Assess Management and Cardiac CareFourth-year medical student Kyle Yoo has been selected as a Fogarty Global Health Fellow and will travel to Kerala, India to study the interplay between management practices and acute cardiac care.
- Investigating the Role Visual Perception Plays in Autism Spectrum DisorderKritika Nayar, a fourth-year student in the Clinical Psychology PhD Program, studies visual perception and its role in autism spectrum disorder in the laboratory of Molly Losh, PhD, associate professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.
- Investigating Relevance of Internal Medicine Recertification ExamAlmost 70 percent of questions on the American Board of Internal Medicine’s Maintenance of Certification exam concurred with the frequency of conditions seen in general internal medicine practice, according to a JAMA study.
- PhD Student Explores Enzyme’s Role in Aggressive Brain TumorNorthwestern Medicine scientists have demonstrated that an enzyme called IDH1 plays a significant role in cancer progression and may be a target for novel drug therapies.
- Transforming Medical Education as Translational ScienceA recent seminar explored the topic of innovation in medical education and the role of mastery learning in training of the next generation of physicians.
- Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety Graduate Programs Celebrate a Decade of EducationNorthwestern recently celebrated the 10-year anniversary of the creation of the Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety program, the first graduate-level program in the field.
- Student and Resident Receive AMA Excellence in Medicine AwardsQuentin Youmans, MD, a second-year resident in internal medicine, received the Leadership Award, and Elsy Compres, a second-year medical student, received the Minority Scholars Award from the American Medical Association Foundation.
- Medical Student Awarded Schweitzer Fellowship to Work With LGBT and Homeless YouthMichael Musharbash, a second-year medical student, has received a Schweitzer Fellowship to implement educational services for LGBT and homeless youth at the Center on Halsted.
Prospective Student Newsletter
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