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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- Medical Students and Physicians Volunteer Skills at Devon ClinicEvery Sunday, volunteer medical students and attending physicians provide primary care services at the Devon Clinic, a free health clinic that serves a predominantly uninsured, South Asian population.
- Medical Student Investigates Cervical Cancer Surgery SurvivalA surgical procedure called a pelvic exenteration may be curative for more than half of women with a form of advanced cervical cancer who have failed other treatments.
- Students Gather in Support of Affordable Care ActClose to 200 medical students laid down their white coats at a “White Coats for Coverage” event, in a symbolic gesture of support for the Affordable Care Act.
- Housestaff Panel Helps Medical Students Prepare for ResidencyA new resident-led program at Northwestern fosters community among underrepresented minority students in undergraduate and graduate medical education programs.
- Pioneering Astronaut and Physician Keynotes Martin Luther King, Jr. CommemorationMae Jemison, MD, a physician and the first woman of color to travel into space, delivered the keynote address during this year’s commemoration of Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Student Uncovers a Potential Path to Treating Age-Related Memory LossA Northwestern Medicine study, led by a PhD student, found that overexpressing a protein called CREB improved memory impairments in aged rats.
- Medical Students Start the New Year With Wellness ActivitiesMedical students attended sessions addressing different aspects of wellness during a week dedicated to student well-being.
- Medical Student Charts a Map of Memory in the BrainKelsey Bowman extended her medical school program from four years to five years to develop a test to map regions of the brain associated with memory.
- Student Calls for Firearm Safety in Medical School CurriculaSecond-year medical student Arianna Yanes recently published an editorial in JAMA Internal Medicine about incorporating firearm safety into the medical school curricula.
- Ophthalmology Resident Finds Intersections Between Music and MedicineAnne Langguth, MD, a third-year resident in the Department of Ophthalmology, shares how her musical background impacts her career in medicine.
- Medical Students Discuss HIV Treatment and Advocacy During Hands-on Learning ModuleFirst-year medical students participated in small group discussions and activities focused on HIV/AIDS to integrate and apply what they’d learned previously in a new context.
- Annual Sketch Comedy Show Benefits Local LGBTQ Non-ProfitStudents performed a series of skits poking fun at the medical school experience at the 38th annual performance of In Vivo, Feinberg’s sketch comedy and variety show, which raised money for Chicago House.
- Second-Year Medical Students Showcase Scientific Research ProjectsSecond-year medical students presented their in-progress research projects at the Area of Scholarly Concentration poster session.
- Henschen Receives New Investigator Award From AAMCBruce Henschen, ’12 MD, ’12 MPH, ’15 GME, assistant professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, has received the Thomas Hale Ham Award for New Investigators.
- Medical Student Investigates Opioid Prescription Practices in Sickle Cell DiseaseStandard guidelines are needed for prescribing opioids to children discharged after a sickle cell disease pain episode, according to a recent Northwestern Medicine study.
- First PhD Program in U.S. Trains Scientists to See, Fix Kinks in Healthcare SystemFeinberg's PhD in healthcare quality and patient safety program aims to prevent 440,000 deaths each year in the United States caused by medical errors.
- Discussing Public Health Issues at Standing RockThe Office of Diversity and Inclusion and SNMA hosted a talk to promote awareness and discuss the public health response at Standing Rock, North Dakota.
- Medical Student Brings Engineering Innovation to Global HealthMatthew Doerfler, a second-year medical student, majored in biomedical engineering as an undergrad, and now brings those skills to his global health research at Feinberg.
- Former U.S. Surgeon General Addresses Health DisparitiesAntonia Novello, MD, former U.S. Surgeon General, spoke on health disparities in the U.S. at the Diversity and Inclusion Lyceum Lecture.
- PhD Student Explores the Development of Eosinophils in Allergic DiseasesA Northwestern Medicine study, led by a fifth-year PhD student, has demonstrated that a cytokine known to be important in allergic disease called interleukin-33 (IL-33) plays a key role regulating stem cells under normal, healthy conditions.
- Students Host Dinners to Promote Community Amongst PeersMedical student Arianna Yanes created Supper with Six to bring her classmates closer together and bridge the gap between class years and even other Northwestern students.
- Medical Improv Course Boosts Communication and Teamwork SkillsMedical students learn to enhance communication and teamwork skills through a medical improv course, part of their seminar in bioethics and medical humanities.
- Global Health Days Event Explores Student Research and Expert DiscussionsThe medical school’s annual Global Health Days event featured presentations on student research conducted around the world, as well as expert discussions on healthcare in Africa and HIV/AIDS treatment.
- Alumni Physicians Connect With Students for Informal Career Talks Over DinnerFeinberg alumni from a range of specialties discussed their careers, shared personal stories and answered questions from current medical students during an Alumni Physicians of Feinberg dinner event.
- Medical Education Day Celebrates Outstanding Teaching and LearningFeinberg faculty, students and staff gathered to celebrate and advance medical education through workshops, lectures and presentations at the 6th Annual Medical Education Day.
- New Assistant Director of Student Affairs Focuses on Student SuccessRobert Brannigan, ’92 MD, ’93 ’94 ’98 GME, professor of Urology, will work with medical education staff to address student wellness, career planning and mentorship.
- Driskill Graduate Program Honors Students and FacultyAt Driskill day, students, faculty members and alumni celebrated accomplishments and research occurring in the Driskill Graduate Program in Life Sciences.
- Untangling the Financial Dynamics of Pharmaceutical InnovationVictor Roy, an MD/PhD candidate, described the tension between pharmaceutical innovation and affordability in a recently published analysis.
- Accelerating Precision Medicine for African American PatientsNorthwestern Medicine scientists have received a $7.5 million grant to study how genetic information from African American patients can predict their responses to medications.
- Using Human-Centered Design to Create Better Healthcare Models in KenyaFourth-year medical student Claudia Leung spent the past year in western Kenya doing research and developing a healthcare model for patients with chronic diseases.
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