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 the Class of 2018On May 21, members of the class of 2018, faculty, friends and family members gathered at Navy Pier to celebrate Feinberg’s 159th convocation.
- Exceptional Achievement Recognized at Honors Day 2018Feinberg faculty and fourth-year medical students gathered to recognize clinical and academic achievement at the sixth annual Honors Day, held May 19.
- Exploring Art and Medicine at Medical Humanities ConferenceThe second annual Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities Conference, “Artful Medicine,” featured presentations from students, faculty, alumni and clinicians on how the arts inform medical practice and education.
- Medical Student Applies Consulting Background to Healthcare ProblemsThird-year medical student Ben Peipert co-founded Second Opinions, a student-run pro-bono consulting group, and brings his consulting skills to his research on quality of life in endocrine disorders.
- Feinberg Welcomes Accepted Students to Second LookAt Second Look, the Office of Admissions showcased the medical school campus and curriculum to prospective members of the class of 2022.
- Medical Student Investigates Arrhythmia’s Link to HIVImmunosuppression among patients with HIV was associated with a significantly higher likelihood of heart arrhythmias, according to a new study.
- Traveling to Support Medical School DiversityStudents, residents, faculty and staff recently traveled to San Francisco to attend the Student National Medical Association annual conference for current and future underrepresented minority medical students.
- Feinberg Showcases Breadth of Research at Research DayOver 430 scientists, trainees, students and faculty presented abstracts at Feinberg’s 14th Annual Lewis Landsberg Research Day, a celebration of the medical school’s innovative research and the dedicated investigators who make it happen.
- Northwestern Medical Student Chosen for Professional Ethics ProgramGeorge Freigeh was one of 14 medical students chosen for Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics, to participate in a two-week program in Germany and Poland using the conduct of physicians in Nazi-occupied Europe as a way to reflect on medical ethics today.
- Abecassis Wins 2018 Tripartite PrizeMichael Abecassis, MD, MBA, the James Roscoe Miller Distinguished Professor of Medicine and founding director of the Comprehensive Transplant Center, has been named the winner of the 2018 Tripartite Legacy Faculty Prize in Translational Science and Education.
- Spring Break Outreach Program Hosts Future Medical StudentsDuring spring break, the medical school welcomed undergraduate students for a pipeline program designed to nurture future medical students from underrepresented backgrounds.
- Alumnus David Skorton, MD, to Speak at 2018 ConvocationDavid Skorton, ‘74 MD, secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, will speak at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s convocation ceremony on Monday, May 21.
- Students Explore Entrepreneurship in MedicineA new dinner series aims to incite enthusiasm for entrepreneurship among medical students and educate them on the business side of medicine.
- First-year Medical Student Dives Into Patient CareAnuj Chokshi, a first-year medical student, volunteers at Cardio Clinic, a specialty outpatient clinic that gives discounted or free care to patients and provides a learning opportunity for students.
- 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.
- Striking Discoveries in Health DisparitiesScientists throughout Feinberg are deeply invested in identifying health disparities — those differences in health outcomes between populations — as well as exploring novel interventions.
- 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.
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