- May 21, 2013Four Decades Later, Meltzer's Work on Schizophrenia Still Breaking New Ground
A leader in the field of antipsychotic drugs, Herbert Meltzer, MD, professor in psychiatry and behavioral sciences, has published an update on their use in the Annual Review of Medicine.
- May 20, 2013Physician Assistant Class of 2013 Celebrates Commencement
Members of the Physician Assistant Program earned Master of Medical Science degrees on May 18.
- May 17, 2013New Institute Will Boost First-in-Human and Early-Phase Studies for Cancer Patients
Northwestern University has established a major new initiative - the Developmental Therapeutics Institute - with an initial $10 million investment that will bring more early-stage clinical studies of new anti-cancer approaches to Chicago. This program will also develop much needed new therapies for cancer and other diseases based on Northwestern's preclinical and translational research by scientists on the Evanston and Chicago campuses.
- May 16, 2013IPHAM Launches Center for Community Health
As one of eight centers in the Institute for Public Health and Medicine, the CCH will facilitate multi-disciplinary, partnered efforts to envision and investigate a frontier of medicine that integrates public policy and population health.
- May 16, 2013Faculty Members Share Advice at Spring Tea Event
Students sought advice about life as a female medical professional from faculty members during the annual spring tea event hosted by Feinberg's American Women's Medical Association and the Women's Faculty Organization.
- May 15, 2013Feinberg Hosts Inaugural Lurie Prize Award Ceremony
Ruslan Medzhitov, PhD, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator and David W. Wallace Professor of Immunobiology at Yale University School of Medicine, was awarded the inaugural Lurie Prize in the Biomedical Sciences for discoveries related to the immune system.
- May 15, 2013Impact of Diet, Nutrition Focus of Annual Women's Health Event
Held in conjunction with National Women's Health Week, the event featured a lecture, poster session, and vendor fair.
- May 14, 2013Faculty Elected to Prestigious Societies at Joint Meeting
Three medical school faculty members were elected into two prestigious professional societies, the Association of American Physicians and the American Society for Clinical Investigation.
- May 14, 2013Sodium Levels in Processed Foods Still High Despite Known Health Risks
The dangerously high salt levels in processed food and fast food remain essentially unchanged, notwithstanding numerous calls from public and private health agencies for the food industry to voluntarily reduce sodium levels, reports a new Northwestern Medicine® study conducted with the Center for Science in the Public Interest.