Online Giving to Feinberg

See below for descriptions of the different funds you can support at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office at 312-503-8933.

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Our Most Immediate Needs

Medical School Annual Fund

Feinberg is home to many stellar departments and worthy programs, and gifts earmarked for the Medical School Annual Fund support our greatest needs and immediate priorities.

MD Endowed Scholarship Fund

The MD Endowed Scholarship Fund is an endowed fund that provides tuition support in perpetuity for current and future medical students.

New Biomedical Research Building

This state-of-the-art research building will target Feinberg’s strategic need for laboratory space and propel our biomedical enterprise in new and exciting directions.

Medical Alumni Class Giving Funds

Bruno Epstein Class of 1955 Scholarship Fund

Established by the Class of 1955 in honor of its 50th reunion and late classmate Dr. Bruno Epstein (a survivor of the holocaust who was killed by an irate patient during a clerkship rotation at Cook County Hospital) to ensure the lasting legacy of the class and Dr. Epstein.

Class of 1957 Scholarship Fund

Established by the Class of 1957 in honor of its 55th reunion to ensure the lasting legacy of the class.

Class of 1958 Scholarship Fund

Established by the Class of 1958 in honor of its 50th reunion to ensure the lasting legacy of the class.

Class of 1959 Scholarship Fund

Established by the Class of 1959 in honor of its 50th reunion to ensure the lasting legacy of the class.

Class of 1960 Scholarship Fund

Established by the Class of 1960 in honor of its 50th reunion to ensure the lasting legacy of the class.

Class of 1961 Scholarship Fund

Established by the Class of 1961 in honor of its 50th reunion to ensure the lasting legacy of the class.

Class of 1962 Scholarship Fund

Established by the Class of 1962 in honor of its 50th reunion to ensure the lasting legacy of the class.

Class of 1963 Scholarship Fund

Established by the Class of 1963 in honor of its 50th reunion to ensure the lasting legacy of the class.

Class of 1964 Scholarship Fund

Established by the Class of 1964 in honor of its 50th reunion to ensure the lasting legacy of the class.

Class of 1967, Dean Lewis Landsberg, MD, Scholarship Fund

Established by the Class of 1967 at its 40th reunion, this fund was created in honor of both the class's 50th reunion and Dr. Lewis Landsberg, in recognition of his myriad, notable accompilshments as dean of the medical school, to ensure the lasting legacy of the class and Dr. Landsberg.

Class of 1968 Scholarship Fund

Established by the Class of 1968 in honor of its 45th reunion to ensure the lasting legacy of the class.

Class of 1969 Scholarship Fund

Established by the Class of 1969 in honor of its 45th reunion to ensure the lasting legacy of the class. To fully endow the scholarship and name a scholar, the class needs to raise at least $100,000 by December 31, 2018.

Class of 1970 Scholarship Fund

Established by the Class of 1970 in honor of their 45th reunion to ensure the lasting legacy of the class. To fully endow the scholarship and name a scholar, the class needs to raise at least $100,000 by August 31, 2019.

Class of 1971 Scholarship Fund

Established by the Class of 1971 in honor of their 45th reunion to ensure the lasting legacy of the class. To fully endow the scholarship and name a scholar in time to meet him or her during the 45th reunion, the class needs to raise at least $100,000 by August 31, 2015.

Class of 1974 Scholarship Fund

Established by the Class of 1974 in honor of its 25th reunion and endowed before its 40th reunion to ensure the lasting legacy of the class.

Class of 1987 Scholarship Fund

Established by the Class of 1987 in honor of its 25th reunion to ensure the lasting legacy of the class.

Lynda Singshinsuk Class of 1991 Scholarship Fund

Established by the Class of 1991 in honor of its 25th reunion and late classmate Lynda Singshinsuk who died during her time at Northwestern. This fund will ensure the lasting legacy of the class while honoring Lynda’s memory.

Named Scholarship Funds

Ginny Darakjian Scholarship Fund

Created in 2013 to celebrate Ginny Darakjian, retired Assistant Dean of Alumni Relations, and her 23 years of service to Northwestern and our medical alumni.

Harry W. Linde Honors Program Research Fellowship Fund

Established in honor of Harry W. Linde, PhD, former associate dean of the HMPE, this fellowship award is open to all HPME students who submit an acceptable research proposal. It honors Dr. Linde, who passed away in 2013, and helps HPME students explore research opportunities.

Eve and Arthur Veis, PhD, HPME Scholarship Fund

Established by Art Veis, PhD, who directed the HPME until 1977, this endowed scholarship provides support in perpetuity for current and future HPME students.

Jack Snarr Scholarship Fund

Established by alumni, friends, and former colleagues in honor of Jack Snarr, PhD, former associate dean for students, this endowed scholarship provides support in perpetuity for current and future medical students as it honors Dr. Snarr’s generous spirit.

Dr. Howard and Regina G. Traisman Scholarship Fund

Established through a generous bequest by Dr. Howard S. Traisman, this endowed scholarship provides support in perpetuity for current and future medical students as it recognizes the Traisman family’s legacy and commitment to Northwestern.

Noel A. DeBacker Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established by patients and friends in honor of Dr. Noel A. DeBacker, a graduate of our residency program and faculty member at the medical school. This endowed scholarship has been embraced by Dr. DeBacker as a means to help medical students pursue their dreams to practice primary care medicine by supporting fourth-year students who have matched in primary care, internal medicine, and/or geriatrics residency programs.

Mary Beth Richmond, MD, Scholarship Fund

Established by patients and friends in honor of Dr. Mary Beth Richmond, an exemplary alumna and faculty member of the medical school. This endowed scholarship has been embraced by Dr. Richmond through her appreciation for her education and dedication to current and future medical students.

Dr. Stephen H. Miller Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established by patients and friends in honor of Dr. Stephen H. Miller, a dedicated alumnus of our medical school. This endowed scholarship has been embraced by Dr. Miller as a way to assist medical students following in his footsteps at Northwestern.

Departments/Divisions/Centers/Institutes

Allergy-Immunology

Allergy-Immunology Fund
Supports education and research initiatives within the Division of Allergy-Immunology.

Food Allergy Research Fund
Supports research into the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of food allergy.

Anesthesiology

Anesthesia General Gift Fund
Supports general and education initiatives within the Department of Anesthesiology.

Anesthesia Research Fund
Supports research initiatives within the Department of Anesthesiology.

Pain Medicine Research Fund
Supports research into the diagnosis, treatment, and long-term management of acute and chronic pain.

Buehler Center on Aging, Health & Society

Buehler Center on Aging, Health & Society Gift Fund
Supports education and research to improve the quality of life and quality of care for older adults and the terminally ill.

Cardiology

Cardiology Fellowship Research & Education Fund

Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease Center

PPA Research & Education Fund (RUN4PAPA)
In honor of Dr. Louis "Papa" Heyman, this fund supports dementia research and education activities within the Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease Center.

Alzheimer's Research & Education Fund
Supports education and research initiatives within the Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease Center.

Dermatology

Research & Education FUND
Provides immediate use funds to promote trainee education and research projects.

Resident Research & Education ENDOWMENT
Supports resident education and research in the future.

Melanoma Research Fund
Supports research into the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of melanoma.

Skin Cancer Research & Education Fund
Supports research into the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of non-melanoma skin cancer.

Eczema Care & Education Center Fund
Supports research into the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of eczema.

Center for Ethnic Skin Research Fund
Supports clinical and research programs related to disorders that primarily affect individuals with skin of color.

Women's Skin Health Research Fund
Supports clinical and research programs focused on promoting healthy skin in women and understanding and treating disorders of the skin, hair, and mucous membranes of women.

Psoriasis Research Fund
Supports research into the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of psoriasis.

Autoimmune Skin Disorders Research Fund
Supports research into the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of autoimmune skin disorders.

Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine Gift Fund
Supports department initiatives such as Northwestern Emergency Medicine Innovations (NEMI), our unique, resident-initiated design program. Through NEMI, residents not only make positive, practical changes in the Northwestern Emergency Department, but also gain invaluable expertise in grant writing and submission.

Spirit of 2010 Award
Provides support to a current resident who has a planned educational experience that requires additional funding, such as travel for an international medical mission, a new research project, etc.

James Mathews, MD, Research & Education Fund
Supports the research and education needs of residents in the department. Such support may include research project awards or other research funding, support for a lecture or lecture series, etc.

Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Molecular Medicine

Lifestyle Medicine/Obesity Fund
Supports the clinic’s healthy weight program for adults.

Fetal/Gestational Diabetes Fund
Supports research to help women know their risk for developing gestational diabetes and to develop preventive measures to protect the health of offspring.

Diabetes and Metabolism Research Fund
Supports research into the treatment and prevention of diabetes and obesity-related metabolic disorders.

Family & Community Medicine

Family & Community Medicine Fund
Supports the Department of Family and Community Medicine, which works to train the next generation of family medicine physicians through its residency and research programs, and serves in low-resource areas in the greater Chicago area, helping to bring primary care medicine and compassionate care to the underserved.

Gastroenterology-Hepatology

Eosinophilic Esophagitis Research Fund
Supports research into the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of eosinophilic esophagitis.

Gastroenterology Research & Education Fund
Supports education and research initiatives within the field of gastroenterology.

Hepatology Research Fund
Supports research initiatives, including clinical studies, basic science, and translational research, within the field of hepatology.

General Internal Medicine

General Internal Medicine Research & Education Fund
Supports education and research initiatives within the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics.

Geriatric Research & Education Fund
Supports clinical geriatrics, teaching, and research.

Global Health

Global Health Initiative (GHI) Fund
Provides resources for Feinberg students, residents, fellows, and faculty to further research and education initiatives around the globe in primary care, infectious disease, and chronic care medicine.

Global Health Research & Education Fund
Supports the development of specific research and education initiatives centered around areas of scholarly concentration for Feinberg medical students in global health, innovative seed project funding, and Access to Health collaborations in select low-resource countries worldwide, as well as research support for long term projects and partnerships.

Hematology-Oncology

Lymphoma Research & Education Fund
Supports education and medical research into the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of lymphoma.

Myeloma Research & Education Fund
Supports education and medical research into the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of myeloma.

Leukemia Research & Education Fund
Supports education and medical research into the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of leukemia.

Head and Neck Research & Education Fund
Supports education and medical research into the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of head and neck cancers.

Sarcoma Research & Education Fund
Supports education and medical research into the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of sarcomas.

Thoracic Oncology Research & Education Fund
Supports education and medical research into the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of cancers affecting the chest.

Breast Cancer Research & Education Fund
Supports education and medical research into the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of breast cancer.

Gastrointestinal Cancer Research & Education Fund
Supports education and medical research into the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of cancers affecting the gastrointestinal system (includes cancers of the esophagus, gallbladder, liver, pancreas, stomach, small intestine, large intestine or colon, and rectum).

Benign Hematology Research & Education Fund
Supports graduate training and medical research in anemia, bleeding disorders, blood disorders, and benign hematologic diseases.

Melanoma Research & Education Fund
Supports education and medical research into the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of melanoma.

Driskill Immunotherapy Fund
Supports research of therapeutic agents to empower a patient's immune system to recognize and fight cancer.

IMPACT Program

Impact Program

Infectious Diseases

Infectious Diseases Research & Education Fund
Supports infectious diseases research, the training of future leaders in infectious diseases, and the delivery of patient care.

Les Turner ALS Research and Patient Center

Les Turner ALS Research and Patient Care Center Research & Clinical Fund
Supports the immediate funding needs of research and clinical activities across the Center.

Les Turner ALS Center Endowed Fund
Supports the continued advancement of ALS research and clinical care for current and future generations.

Siddique ALS Research
Funds designated for the exclusive use of Dr. Teepu Siddique's laboratory.

Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center

R H Lurie Cancer Center Gifts Fund
The Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University is committed to being a national leader in the battle to overcome cancer. This fund advances scientific discovery through cancer research, provides compassionate, state-of-the-art cancer care, and supports training of the next generation of cancer physicians and scientists.

Leukemia Translational Research Program Fund
Supports the "Campaign to Save Lives" in support of groundbreaking research and improved treatments for those suffering from leukemia and related diseases.

Maggie Daley Women's Cancer Fund
The Maggie Daley Center for Women’s Cancer Care at Northwestern offers an integrative, holistic approach that addresses and centralizes all of a woman's needs, "emotional, aesthetic, and physical" during cancer treatment. Funding supports patients’ access to services to improve their quality of life while they are seeing internationally renowned medical and surgical oncologists and receiving cutting-edge therapy for breast and gynecological cancers.

Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute
Supports areas of greatest need within the Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute (NBTI), including basic and translational research, clinical programs, and psychosocial support to ensure that patients are provided with every resource available to deal with the many facets of a brain or spinal tumor diagnosis.

Skin Cancer Research & Education Fund
Supports research into the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of non-melanoma skin cancer.

Hematologic Malignancies Fund
Supports research into the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of hematologic malignancies (blood cancers).

Lurie Cancer Survivors' Walk Fund
Supports the Lurie Cancer Center's Survivors' Celebration Walk & 5K, an annual event honoring survivors, caregivers, family members, and supporters.

Nasreen and Imtiaz Rizvi Travel Scholarship Fund

Medicine

Department of Medicine Resident Research & Education Fund
Supports residents in the Department of Medicine with costs associated with their pursuit of research and education opportunities.

Medical Social Sciences

Impact Program

Microbiology-Immunology

Microbiology-Immunology Research & Education Fund
Supports research in the areas of bacteriology, virology, and immunology, as well as the educational and training opportunities in the department.

Neurology

Neurology Research & Education Fund
Supports education and research initiatives within the Department of Neurology at the discretion of the department chair.

Epilepsy Gift Fund
Supports research into the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of epilepsy.

Women's Neurology Clinic
Supports clinical research and education activities of Northwestern’s Women’s Neurology Clinic.

Parkinson's Research Fund
Supports research into the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of Parkinson’s disease.

Neurological Surgery

Neurological Surgery Research & Education Fund
Supports education and research initiatives within the Department of Neurological Surgery at the discretion of the department chair.

Spine Surgery Research and Education Fund
Supports leading edge research and education initiatives within the Department of Neurological Surgery’s renowned spine program.

Neurological Surgery Fellowship Fund
Supports the neurological surgery fellowship training program. Funding allows trainees to initiate novel research projects and travel to educational conferences. 

Wainwright Laboratory Research 

Obstetrics & Gynecology

OB/GYN Research and Education Gift Fund
Supports general and education initiatives within the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Paul Urnes, MD, Resident Education & Research Fund
Created in honor of the legacy of Dr. Urnes, this endowed fund supports education and research initiatives within the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Ovarian Cancer Research & Education Fund
Supports research into the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of ovarian cancer.

Uterine Cancer Research & Education Fund
Supports research into the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of uterine cancer.

Cervical Cancer Research & Education Fund
Supports research into the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of cervical cancer.

Ethiopian Partnership - The Mela Project

Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology Research & Education Fund
Supports education and research initiatives within the Department of Ophthalmology at the discretion of the department chair.

Ophthalmology Resident Support
Supports the ophthalmology residency training program. Funding allows trainees to initiate novel research projects and travel to educational conferences.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Orthopaedic Surgery Research & Education Fund
Supports general and education initiatives within the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Michael F. Schafer, MD, Fund
Created in honor of the dedicated career of Dr. Schafer, this endowed fund supports education initiatives within the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Otolaryngology

Otolaryngology Resident Fund

Otolaryngology Gift Fund

Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center

Parkinson's Disease Research
Supports research into the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of Parkinson’s disease.

Pharmacology

Narahashi Lecture Fund

Physiology

Physiology Research & Education Fund

Surmeier Research Fund

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Support
Supports general and education initiatives within the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Prosthetics-Orthotics Center (NUPOC) Fund
Supports general and education initiatives within the Northwestern University Prosthetics-Orthotics Center.

Dudley S. Childress, PhD, Research & Education Fund
Established in honor of the legacy of Dr. Childress, this endowed fund supports education initiatives within the Northwestern University Prosthetics-Orthotics Center.

Preventive Medicine

Preventive Medicine Director's Fund

Psychiatry

Psychiatry Research Fund
Supports research initiatives within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

Psychiatry Education Fund
Supports trainee educational programs within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

Psychiatry Patient Care Fund
Supports clinical program development within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

Redei Depression Research (Depression is for Real Initiative)
Funds designated for the exclusive use of Dr. Eva Redei's laboratory.

Physical Therapy & Human Movement Sciences

Physical Therapy Scholarship Fund
Directly supports the best and brightest of our current and future DPT students.  

Physical Therapy Gift Fund
Supports the most immediate needs of the department, from audio-visual equipment in classrooms to international educational experiences for students.

Sally C. Edelsberg Scholarship in Physical Therapy
Established by alumni, friends, and former colleagues in honor of Dr. Edelsberg, former physical therapy program director, this endowed scholarship provides support in perpetuity for current and future DPT students as it honors Dr. Edelsberg's generous spirit.

E. Wood/D. Voss Physical Therapy Scholarship Fund
Established to honor Dr. Wood and Dr. Voss for their many contributions to the physical therapy program, this endowed scholarship provides support in perpetuity for current and future DPT students.

Janet L. Hemzacek Scholarship
Established by the Hemzacek family in memory of Dr. Hemzacek, a 1982 graduate of the physical therapy program, this endowed scholarship recognizes students who reflect the ideals of integrity, humanity, and community through volunteer activities.

Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

Pulmonary COPD Fund
Supports the clinical and research programs devoted to caring for and improving the lives of patients with asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

Pulmonary Clinical Research Fund
Supports clinical programs covering the whole range of pulmonary and critical care medicine.

Pulmonary Research Fund
Supports basic and translational research in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.

Cugell Pulmonary Medicine Fund
Supports the training of the next generation of outstanding pulmonary and critical care physicians.

Radiology

Albert A. Nemcek Jr., MD, Fund
Supports the recruitment and retention of leaders in interventional radiology (IR), including flexible time for the mentoring the next generation of IR leaders and resources that can be used to generate discoveries that could transform the clinical practice of IR.

Radiology Unrestricted Fund
Supports education and research initiatives within the Department of Radiology.

Vogelzang Interventional Radiology Fund
Supports interest, education, and research in the field of interventional radiology.

Radiation Oncology

Radiation Oncology Gift Fund
Radiation Oncology Resident Research & Education Endowment

Rheumatology

Lupus Research Fund
Supports research that aims to decrease morbidity and mortality from lupus and to develop new therapies to treat this disease.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Research & Education Fund
Supports research and education directed toward the prevention, cure, and relief of suffering caused by rheumatoid arthritis.

Scleroderma Research Fund
Supports intensive basic and clinical research to advance the treatment of scleroderma.

Scleroderma Clinical Research Fund
Supports translational research to advance the treatment of scleroderma.

Simulation Technology

STIL Equipment Fund
Supports equipment funding in the Simulation Technology and Immersive Learning (STIL) program at the Center for Education in Medicine.

STIL Research & Education Fund
Supports research and education funding in the Simulation Technology and Immersive Learning (STIL) program at the Center for Education in Medicine.

Skin Cancer Institute

Skin Cancer Research Fund
Supports research into the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of skin cancer.

Melanoma Research Fund
Supports research into the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of melanoma.

Surgery

Surgery Research & Education Fund

Breast Surgery Fund

Cardiac Surgery Fund

Plastic Surgery Fund

Vascular Surgery Fund

Vascular Surgery Fellowship Fund

John Bergan Lectureship Fund

Surgical Oncology Gift Fund

Urology

Schaeffer Research Fund

Urology Alumni Fund for Resident Research & Education

Prostate Cancer Research Fund

Anthony J. Schaeffer, MD, Lectureship Fund

Women's Health

Women's Health Research Institute Operations Fund

WHRI Professional/Consumer Education Fund

WHRI Research Fund