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.
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.
Joseph Graves, ’16 GME, former co-chief resident in Radiology, received the John Franklin Commitment to Diversity award for his leadership in diversity efforts at the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University.
Prospective residents attended the Ninth Annual Residency Showcase to learn more about training programs at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University.
The Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing is the first research institute in the United States established university-wide that is focused exclusively on LGBT health.
The Women's Health Research Institute's Leadership Council hosted a special celebration of the recently announced National Institutes of Health and Food and Drug Administration policies to include women in basic science and clinical studies.
Feinberg welcomed legendary civil rights and peace activist Diane Nash to speak to students about her involvement in the 1960s civil rights movement.
A new Northwestern Medicine study addresses challenges at the PhD level to boost the persistence of underrepresented minority and female students toward academic careers.
A new grant from the National Cancer Institute will help three Chicago universities work together with many of the city’s underserved communities to foster impactful cancer research, education, training and outreach.
Student group Queers and Allies recently celebrated the release of the medical school’s first annual OutList, one of many programs and resources it facilitates to promote acceptance of LGBT individuals at Feinberg and to improve health within the LGBT community.
Teresa Mastin, PhD, the new Director of Diversity and Inclusion, joins Feinberg to strengthen and expand diversity and inclusion efforts across the medical school.
The Third Coast Center for AIDS Research, a partnership between Northwestern University, the University of Chicago, the Chicago Department of Public Health and several community organizations, integrates multiple disciplines of research to help slow and stop HIV.
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.