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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- 2019 Year in ReviewFeinberg has had an exceptional year in 2019, from scientific advances to the development of breakthrough therapies and treatment strategies, as well as continued excellence in educating the next generation of medical leaders.
- Operation Warm Blanket Provides Support, Resources for Chicago’s HomelessNorthwestern’s Operation Warm Blanket program, run by Northwestern Medicine staff and Feinberg students , helps Chicago’s homeless get back on their feet through providing wrap-around services, supportive housing resources and medical care.
- Medical Student Studies Wireless Infant Monitoring Sensors in South African HospitalKamya Bijawat, a second-year medical student, spent a month this summer in South Africa studying how wireless infant monitoring sensors developed at Northwestern could improve parent-infant bonding in low-resource settings.
- Medical Student Variety Show Benefits Chicago Family Support CenterMedical students performed a variety of comedy skits and musical numbers that parodied the medical school experience at the 41st annual performance of In Vivo, Feinberg’s sketch comedy and variety show.
- Advocating for Muslim Patients and StudentsNoor Hamideh, a second-year medical student, is president of the Muslim Student Association and is interested in pediatrics and health equity.
- Premier Active Learning Environment Launches at FeinbergA new and innovative active learning space on the Chicago campus has recently come online – the 4,800 square foot classroom was the result of years of development by the Office of Medical Education and Northwestern Information Technology.
- ECMH Enhances Primary Care Education for StudentsStudents in Feinberg’s Education Centered Medical Home program — a four-year, team based clerkship in underserved settings — experienced superior primary care training, according to a recent study.
- Healthcare Providers Can Play a Role in Safe Firearm StorageNorthwestern investigators led by fourth-year student Grace Haser found that a majority of adult gun owners in a Chicago neighborhood with high rates of firearm violence favored firearm safety counseling offered in healthcare settings.
- Medical Student’s Short Film Raises Awareness About Survivors of Sexual AssaultMike Boctor, a first-year student, combined his passions for film and medicine by directing an award-winning short film about the healing process for survivors of sexual assault.
- Student Investigates Skin Conditions and BeyondCostner McKenzie, a fourth-year medical student, is interested in dermatology beyond just the skin.
- Northwestern Simulation Serves as a Home for Clinical, Surgical Skills TrainingNorthwestern Simulation, which was recently reaccredited as a Comprehensive Education Institute by the American College of Surgeons, provides state of the art simulation-based training and education.
- Medical Student Honored for Efforts to Combat Health DisparitiesRamael Ohiomoba, a second-year student, was one of two medical students in the country to be awarded the Dr. Richard Allen Williams Scholarship through the Association of Black Cardiologists.
- Charting a Path for Women in MedicineThe second annual Women in Medicine symposium brought together Northwestern educators, scientists, trainees and students to highlight pioneering women and challenges still faced today.
- Medical Students Present Research Projects at AOSC Poster SessionSecond-year medical students shared results from their ongoing Area of Scholarly Concentration (AOSC) research projects at a recent poster session.
- Medical Education Day Celebrates Innovation, Inclusivity and Educational ExcellenceFeinberg faculty and students celebrated the ninth annual Medical Education Day at the Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center with sessions, lectures and workshops that examined the future of medical education.
- Northwestern Faculty Help Local Student-Inventors Test Winning ConceptsThree Chicagoland high school students created the PeelTowel, a citrus peel-based, anti-microbial paper towel, and tested it in the laboratory of Alan Hauser, MD, PhD, vice chair of the Department of Microbiology-Immunology.
- Feinberg Welcomes New PhD StudentsNew PhD students from around the world have arrived on the Chicago campus to join several of the PhD programs on campus, including the Driskill Graduate Program in the Life Sciences, Northwestern University Interdepartmental Neuroscience program, Medical Scientist Training Program, Clinical Psychology PhD Program and Health Sciences Integrated PhD Program.
- Chaplain Turned Medical Student Stays Active in Community EngagementJordan Coleman, a third-year medical student, previously worked as a chaplain in prisons, homeless shelters and hospitals — an experience that enhances his clinical experiences today.
- Driskill Day 2019: Achievements in Life SciencesStudents, faculty and staff gathered to celebrate the Driskill Graduate Program in Life Sciences, welcoming new students and recognizing distinguished upperclassmen and graduates.
- Examining the Ethics and Health Inequalities of Overseas HIV TrialsA recent campus talk explored how clinical trials of HIV/AIDS drugs in developing countries in the 90s sparked a wealth of discussions about ethics in scientific investigation and barriers to healthcare access.
- Incoming Medical Students Celebrate Founders’ DayFounders’ Day welcomes first-year medical students to campus, honors Feinberg’s founders and marks the official start of the academic year.
- PT Students Help Get Kids On the Move for Go Baby GoWith help from students in the Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences (PTHMS), and support from McCormick School of Engineering, a group of toddlers took electric cars for a spin at Northwestern as part of the Go Baby Go program.
- Medical Student Investigates Opioids in IllinoisJessica Wang, a rising fourth-year student in the MD/MPH dual degree program, became interested in the opioid crisis during a public health class, and has continued to investigate the topic in addition to a wealth of other extracurriculars.
- Training the Next Generation of Health Disparity ResearchersThe Northwestern University Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Training Program, funded by the National Institutes of Health, will provide health disparities research training experiences to minority and other underrepresented students and trainees.
- Medical Student Pursues Glioblastoma Treatments in the LabMedical student Shivani Baisiwala investigates glioblastoma in the laboratory of Atique Ahmed, PhD, while also pursuing pro-bono healthcare consulting and finding time to explore Chicago’s neighborhoods.
- Clinical Care or Research? Third-year Student Chooses BothJordan Sell, a rising third-year student, has taken advantage of the wide range of opportunities at Feinberg.
- Medical Student Supports Public Health, Patient Companionship InitiativesBecca Sinard, a student in Feinberg’s MD/MPH Combined Degree Program, is dedicated to improving human health across the spectrum.
- Medical Student Enhances Clinical Training With MBA and Global Health ExperienceRecent graduate Pamela Wax, ’19 MD, ’19 MBA, shares what she loves about Northwestern and how she plans to apply her MBA degree to her training in internal medicine.
- Physical Therapy Students Celebrate Transition to the ClinicFirst-year Doctor of Physical Therapy students celebrated their transition from academic coursework to clinical experience at the 13th annual Clinical Practice Ceremony.
- Health Sciences PhD Student Awarded Presidential FellowshipLindsay Zimmerman, a doctoral student investigating social determinants of cardiovascular health, was recently named a Northwestern University Presidential Fellow.
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