Read the latest news from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion. The links below take you to articles where you can learn more about the people, groups, and initiatives addressing diversity issues at the medical school and beyond.
MD/PhD student Emma Gargus is engaged in research designing biomaterials for use in ovarian health and works to advocate for diversity and inclusion in medicine.
Improving recruitment and data collection is a central area of focus for Northwestern’s Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing, the largest LGBT health-focused research center in the country.
Melissa Simon, MD, MPH, the George H. Gardner Professor of Clinical Gynecology, has received the National Science Foundation’s Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring.
Samantha Schroth, a second-year MD/PhD student, shares how she advocates for people of all abilities and disabilities, including by organizing a “Day in a Wheelchair” activity for her fellow classmates.
Students, 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.
During spring break, the medical school welcomed undergraduate students for a pipeline program designed to nurture future medical students from underrepresented backgrounds.
Lesbian and gay youth showed significantly less psychological distress and were buffered against the negative effects of bullying and victimization when in a relationship.
Scientists throughout Feinberg are deeply invested in identifying health disparities — those differences in health outcomes between populations — as well as exploring novel interventions.
Charity 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.
Feinberg 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.
A 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.
A 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.
Nicolás 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.
Second-year medical student Apoorva Ram strives to reduce cardiovascular health disparities among South Asian Americans in both her research and her volunteer work.
Jonathan 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.
Recent 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.
Northwestern Medicine investigators are on a mission to bring precision medicine to African-Americans.
Quentin 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.
Systolic blood pressure for African-American patients dropped between one to five points when they moved to less segregated neighborhoods, according to a new study.
Feinberg’s “pipeline programs” help underrepresented high school and undergraduate students explore and prepare for careers in medicine and science.
Feinberg medical students recently traveled to Atlanta, participating in the Student National Medical Association’s annual Medical Education Conference, in order to support health equity efforts and to help recruit a diverse student body.
A panel of experts gathered to discuss strategies for preventing violence among young men in Chicago, at an event sponsored by the Institute for Public Health and Medicine and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
A new resident-led program at Northwestern fosters community among underrepresented minority students in undergraduate and graduate medical education programs.
Mae 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.
- 12.15.2016Francesca Gaiba notes concerns that an HIV crisis among LGBT adolescents in the U.S. is blooming, but the research that could help us understand and solve this crisis is stalled.
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion and SNMA hosted a talk to promote awareness and discuss the public health response at Standing Rock, North Dakota.
Antonia Novello, MD, former U.S. Surgeon General, spoke on health disparities in the U.S. at the Diversity and Inclusion Lyceum Lecture.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have received a $7.5 million grant to study how genetic information from African American patients can predict their responses to medications.
Northwestern hosted the inaugural State of LGBT Health Symposium, bringing together scientists, policymakers and community members to discuss how federal resources are being mobilized to improve the health of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and gender-nonconforming people.
Feinberg held a diversity and inclusion town hall meeting on August 2 to discuss tragic events that have occurred across the country and world.
Diversity and Inclusion at Northwestern University
Find information about university-wide initiatives and goals, as well as announcements and events, via the Northwestern University Diversity and Inclusion site.