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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- Celebrating Match Day 2018On Match Day, fourth-year medical students celebrated their success as they learned where they will spend the next three to seven years as residents.
- Medical Honor Society Welcomes 2018 InducteesNorthwestern’s Alpha Omega Alpha honor society chapter inducted 36 new members in a ceremony held at the University Club in downtown Chicago, counting students, residents, fellows and staff among the new inductees.
- Medical Student Brings Passion to Youth MentoringRaheem Bell, a first-year medical student, is one of several student advisors overseeing an outreach program that exposes underrepresented high school and college students to health careers.
- Students Launch Northwestern Medical OrchestraThe Northwestern Medical Orchestra, founded by two first-year medical students and open to all students, faculty, alumni and staff, recently began its inaugural season.
- Graduate Student Investigates Anti-Smoking Campaigns in Sub-Saharan AfricaRaising taxes and implementing mobile-phone interventions may help reduce smoking in sub-Saharan Africa, according to an IPHAM lecture presented by a third-year PhD candidate.
- Female Surgical Residents Experience More Burnout Than Male PeersA Northwestern Medicine study found women in surgical residencies work more hours and experience greater rates of burnout compared to their male peers.
- Student Advocates for Environmental and LGBT Issues at Home and AbroadMichael Musharbash, a second-year medical student, is the national student representative of Physicians for Social Responsibility, which was awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize as part of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons.
- New Insights Into How the Retina Processes OrientationNorthwestern Medicine scientists have discovered cells in the retina that determine horizontal or vertical orientation, and demonstrated how they convey information.
- Student Investigates Sun Safety in DaycareDaycares and early childhood education programs frequently use spray sunscreen on children, but still have room for improvement when it comes to sun safety, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study.
- Romantic Relationships Buffer LGBT Youth From Emotional DistressLesbian and gay youth showed significantly less psychological distress and were buffered against the negative effects of bullying and victimization when in a relationship.
- NUPOC Students Win Scholarship Honoring Prosthetics PioneerCharity Smith, first-year student in the Master's in Prosthetics and Orthotics degree program, and Michael Hoggatt, second-year student in the program, were selected to receive the International African American Prosthetic and Orthotic Coalition Sam D. Benson Scholarship.
- Quality Toolkit Improves Care in Indian HospitalsA simple toolkit of checklists, education materials and feedback reporting improved the quality of care, but not outcomes, in a group of 60 hospitals in south India, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study.
- Students Bring Cardiovascular Disease Prevention to Underserved AreasAt Keep Your Heart Healthy events, Feinberg medical students provide cardiovascular disease risk assessment and prevention counseling to underserved communities.
- Medical Student Promotes Wellness at Feinberg Through Research, AdvocacyMax Kazer, a third-year medical student, is investigating the impact of a meditation practice on stress reduction among medical students as part of his AOSC project.
- Feinberg Commemorates Martin Luther King Jr. With a Week of Discussion and AwarenessFeinberg capped off its week-long celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. with a keynote address by Charles Blow, op-ed columnist at the New York Times, political commentator on CNN and former Presidential Visiting Professor at Yale University.
- Medical Students Share Business Acumen to Improve Community HealthMedical students in Second Opinions, a student-run pro-bono consulting group, shared their experiences consulting for local healthcare nonprofits at a recent lecture.
- Medical Student Brings Lessons Learned at Teach for America to FeinbergOmar Bushara, first-year MD/MPH student, discusses how spending a year teaching biology on Chicago's South Side crystallized his interest in public health.
- Racial and Ethnic Disparities Worsen in Live Donor Kidney TransplantationA new study finds that racial and ethnic disparities in live donor kidney transplantation have significantly increased over the last two decades, highlighting the need for national efforts to reduce disparities.
- High Diabetes Risk for Black Adults Is Driven by Obesity, Not MysteryA Northwestern Medicine study has found that black and white populations have similar risk for developing diabetes when all biological factors are considered, upending a long-held consensus.
- Role Model<a href="http://www.feinberg.northwestern.edu/faculty-profiles/az/profile.html?xid=15591">Roopal Kundu, ’01 MD, ’02 GME</a>, guides students through the admissions process and beyond.
- Medical Student Tackles Health Disparities in Hispanic CommunitiesNicolás Francone, a first-year medical student, combines his interests in medicine and policy to reduce inequality in care delivery and improve access to healthcare for Hispanic patients.
- Medical Student Investigates Health Disparities in South Asian CommunitiesSecond-year medical student Apoorva Ram strives to reduce cardiovascular health disparities among South Asian Americans in both her research and her volunteer work.
- Student Sketch Comedy Show Benefits Refugee OrganizationStudents performed a series of skits satirizing the medical school experience at "In Vivo Goes Paperless,” the 39th annual performance of In Vivo, Feinberg’s sketch comedy and variety show.
- Holloway Delivers Diversity and Inclusion Lyceum LectureJonathan Holloway, provost of Northwestern, shared a historical overview of African-Americans in modern universities during a lecture sponsored by Feinberg’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
- Comparing Physical Exam Education at U.S. Medical SchoolsThe resources used to teach the physical exam to pre-clerkship students vary widely across U.S. medical schools, according to a new paper published in Academic Medicine.
- Medical Student-Athlete Makes a Mark in the Lab and on the CourseJacqueline Godbe, an MD/PhD student in the Medical Scientist Training Program and a champion triathlete, finds that training for races complements her studies.
- Showcasing Global Health Research at FeinbergThe medical school’s annual Global Health Day included a keynote address and a poster session of student research conducted around the world.
- Students Present Their Research at AOSC Poster SessionSecond-year medical students showcased ongoing results from their Area of Scholarly Concentration research projects at a recent poster session.
- 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.
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