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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- MD/PhD Student Stays Engaged With Student Development, Advocacy InitiativesRadhika Rawat, a student in the Medical Scientist Training Program, discusses how she plays an active role in the medical school and maintains balance outside of her MD/PhD studies.
- Student Promotes Preventive Medicine at FeinbergMedical student Shahzeb Hassan founded a preventive medicine student interest group at Feinberg and also co-authored a recent piece in JAMA Internal Medicine about precision preventive medicine.
- New Program Connects PhD Students With CliniciansIn a new clinical exposure program, doctoral students in the Driskill Graduate Program in Life Sciences partner with clinicians at Lurie Children’s Hospital to forge connections between basic and clinical research efforts.
- Honoring the Class of 2019Feinberg celebrated the class of 2019 at the school’s 160th commencement ceremony, held at the Aon Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier on May 20.
- Honors Day Celebrates Student and Faculty ExcellenceFeinberg graduating medical students and faculty members were recognized for their academic and teaching excellence at the seventh annual Honors Day celebration.
- Physician Assistant Students Present Capstone Research ProjectsStudents in the Physician Assistant Program capped off their second year with presentations on clinical literature reviews.
- Students, Residents Travel to Support Diversity in MedicineStudents, residents, faculty and staff recently traveled to Philadelphia to attend the Student National Medical Association annual conference for current and future underrepresented minority medical students.
- Student Investigates Lifetime Hypertension Risk Under New GuidelinesVincent Chen, a fourth-year medical student, was the first author of a study that estimated the lifetime risk for hypertension under new blood pressure thresholds.
- Northwestern Pipeline Programs Inspire the Next Generation of Physicians and ScientistsNorthwestern contributes to several programs that engage young learners in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education activities and helps them explore the many career opportunities in medicine and biomedical research.
- ‘Disabusing Disability’ at Diversity and Inclusion LectureOluwaferanmi Okanlami, MD, MS, shared perspectives on disability in medicine and promoting a more inclusive and accessible health system during the Spring Diversity and Inclusion Lyceum Lecture.
- Medical Student Measures Political Engagement at Medical Schools NationwideJordan Rook, a fourth-year student, measured medical students’ views on healthcare reform and political engagement, publishing the findings in the journal Academic Medicine.
- Student Investigates Statin Use in People With HIVRobert Riestenberg, a third-year medical student, was the first author of a recent study that evaluated statin use among people with HIV, a population at an increased risk for cardiovascular disease.
- Prospective Medical Students Return to Northwestern for Second LookAt Feinberg’s annual Second Look event, admitted students get a taste of life at Feinberg by attending seminars, touring campus and meeting with current students and faculty.
- Community Volunteers Help Teach Physical Therapy Students Alongside NUPOC Faculty and AlumniNearly 100 second-year Doctor of Physical Therapy students recently participated in learning experience with volunteer community members and Northwestern faculty members.
- Celebrating Scientific Discovery at Research Day 2019More than 450 scientists, trainees, students and faculty presented posters and abstracts at Feinberg’s 15th Annual Lewis Landsberg Research day — the largest celebration of scientific investigation at Feinberg to date.
- Student Tackles Strategic Problems in HealthcareAndrew Furman, a third-year student in the MD-MBA dual-degree program, has worked with Erie Family Health Centers as part of his participation in Second Opinions, a pro-bono healthcare consulting student organization.
- Addressing Racial and Gender Biases in HealthcareIn a recent lecture, Dana Thompson, MD, MS, chief of Pediatric Otolaryngology, discussed the negative impacts of implicit and explicit bias on healthcare teams and shared strategies to effectively manage instances of bias.
- Medical Students Celebrate Match Day 2019On Match Day, fourth-year medical students learned where they will spend the next phase of their medical careers.
- Medical Honor Society Welcomes 2019 InducteesForty new members were inducted into Northwestern’s chapter of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society during a ceremony on March 12.
- Student Investigates Local Food Environment and Heart Disease RiskJulie Kelman, a third-year medical student, was the first author of a study that found an association between neighborhood density of convenience stores and the development of coronary artery calcification.
- Continuity of Care, Across Chicago’s CommunitiesIn the Education-Centered Medical Home program, Feinberg students learn to provide primary care to vulnerable populations living in Chicago.
- 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.
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Prospective students of the Feinberg School of Medicine (those who have either interviewed or have been invited to interview) receive an exclusive monthly e-newsletter from the Office of Admissions, called Feinberg 411.