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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- Student Investigates Infant Mortality Prevention in SenegalZaira Gasanova, a second-year medical student, investigated the effectiveness of interventions that improved neonatal mortality in Senegal.
- Student Investigates Childhood Trauma’s Effect on Cardiovascular RiskJacob Pierce, a third-year student in Northwestern’s MD/MPH Combined Degree Program, is the first author of a study that found adverse childhood experiences significantly increase the risk for heart attack and stroke later in life.
- Northwestern Celebrates MLK’s Legacy With DREAM WeekDuring the week after the eponymous holiday, Northwestern hosted a series of panel discussions, documentary screenings, service activities and a student oratorical contest.
- Medical Student Investigates Sleep-Related Infant DeathsAnna Briker, a second-year medical student, discusses her research investigating sleep-related risk factors in unexplained infant deaths in Cook County, which could be used to inform prevention programs.
- Student Investigates Role of Microbiome in Arterial Injury ResponseKelly Wun, a fourth-year medical student, was the first author of a study that links the microbiome to the development of restenosis, the renarrowing of arteries after a procedure.
- New Gene Associated With Glioblastoma DiscoveredNorthwestern Medicine scientists have identified a gene, called isocitrate dehydrogenase 3-alpha, that promotes tumors in grade IV glioblastoma, according to a study published in Science Advances.
- Student Committed to Surgical Research, Global HealthMedical student Liam Kane discusses his orthopaedic surgery research fellowship, his interest in global health and what he loves about Feinberg.
- Scientists Discover New Heart Attack Repair PathwayNorthwestern Medicine scientists have discovered a novel signaling pathway that promotes healing and tissue repair after heart attack, in a study published in Cell Metabolism.
- IPHAM Hosts Inaugural Population Health ForumFeinberg faculty, staff, students and community partners gathered at the inaugural IPHAM Population Health Forum to share their experience improving the health of communities in Chicago and around the world.
- Public Health Panel Discusses World AIDS DayNorthwestern scientists specializing in HIV and AIDS gathered to share their experiences during a panel held December 3, to commemorate World AIDS Day.
- Student Variety Show Raises Money to Fight HomelessnessThe 40th performance of In Vivo, Feinberg students’ annual sketch comedy and variety show, raised money for a Chicago-area charity that helps homeless women.
- Incorporating Virtual Reality Into Medical EducationPatricia Garcia, MD, MPH, ’91 GME, associate dean for curriculum, discussed the use of augmented, virtual and mixed reality in medical education during a recent Today’s Innovations in Medical Education lecture.
- MD/PhD Student Leads Feinberg MusiciansBettina Cheung, a student in the Medical Scientist Training Program, brings her passion for music to medicine with the Northwestern Medical Orchestra.
- Reducing Implicit Bias in HealthcareA recent lecture by Quinn Capers IV, MD, associate dean for admissions at the Ohio State University College of Medicine, discussed how to reduce implicit race and gender bias in healthcare and medical school admissions.
- Medical Student Leads Homeless OutreachAlex Ayala, a second-year medical student also pursuing a master’s degree in public health, is the president of Chicago Medicine Street Outreach, a student organization that provides care and support to the homeless.
- Symposium Celebrates Women in MedicineThe inaugural Women in Medicine Symposium brought together faculty, scientists, trainees and students to highlight achievements of women faculty and identify ongoing challenges in career development.
- Student Recognized for Leadership in Diversity and Inclusion, Women’s HealthMaya Jackson-Gibson, a second-year medical student, is a leader in the groups Medical Students for Choice and the Student National Medical Association.
- Student Makes Strides for Health EquityStephen Whitfield, a fourth-year medical student, is involved in several organizations and initiatives to advance health equity in the Chicago area.
- Addressing the Lack of Women in Orthopaedic SurgeryLinda Suleiman, MD, ’17 GME, assistant professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, discusses her recent study on the representation of women in orthopaedic surgery.
- Medical Students Share Research Projects at AOSC Poster SessionSecond-year medical students showcased ongoing results from their Area of Scholarly Concentration projects at a recent poster session.
- Medical Student Recognized for Public Health Research, AdvocacySydney Doe, a third-year medical student, will receive an award from the American Public Health Association for her research exploring menstrual hygiene management in Chicago public high schools.
- Human Stem Cell Model Reveals Mechanisms of Herpes InfectionA team of scientists developed a novel stem cell model to demonstrate that a pathway that protects against herpes simplex virus 1 infection is unique to neurons in the brain.
- Medical Education Day Celebrates and Supports Educational ExcellenceAt the eighth annual Medical Education Day, Feinberg faculty, students and staff gathered to celebrate and advance medical education through workshops, lectures and an awards reception.
- Driskill Day Highlights Scientists in TrainingStudents, faculty and alumni gathered for the seventh annual Driskill Day, celebrating the Driskill Graduate Program in Life Sciences by welcoming 28 new students and showcasing the program’s strengths in scholarship and scientific investigation.
- New Center for Health Equity Transformation EstablishedLed by Melissa Simon, MD, MPH, the Center for Health Equity Transformation will build research infrastructure, conduct workforce development and support community partners in the effort to advance population health equity.
- Reducing HIV Risk in Young Transgender WomenA behavioral program significantly reduced the sexual risk for HIV infection among young transgender women, according to a Northwestern Medicine clinical trial.
- Medical Schools Lag Behind in Tuition Aid for VeteransVeterans Affairs-supported tuition aid for military veterans enrolling in medical school covers a smaller proportion of tuition compared to aid for other graduate programs, according to a recently published Northwestern Medicine study.
- Movement and Rehabilitation Science Training Day Highlights CollaborationStudents, postdoctoral fellows and faculty from Northwestern and beyond gathered at the eighth annual Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences Training Day to share scientific results and methods and to network with colleagues.
- Incoming PhD Students Arrive on CampusNew PhD students from around the world have arrived on campus, joining the Driskill Graduate Program in Life Sciences (DGP), Northwestern University Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program (NUIN), Clinical Psychology PhD Program and the Health Sciences Integrated PhD (HSIP) program.
- MD/PhD Student Stays Active In and Outside the LabKosta Nicolozakes, a MD/PhD student, is past president of the Medical Scientist Training Program Student Council and continues to play an active role in organizations at Feinberg and beyond.
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