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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- Elevated Gene Expression Linked to Poor Glioblastoma SurvivalThe elevated expression of a gene called LY6K was correlated with increased cancer cell growth and resistance to radiation therapy in glioblastoma, according to a recent Northwestern Medicine study.
- Medical Students Organize Volunteers to Help CommunityNorthwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine students have organized a volunteer effort among medical students and graduate students to help support health care workers, older community members at higher risk for COVID-19 and working parents during the pandemic.
- Celebrating Feinberg’s 2020 Residency MatchFourth-year students celebrated their residency matches and reflected on their time at Feinberg during an unconventional Match Day.
- Medical Honor Society Welcomes 2020 InducteesNorthwestern’s Alpha Omega Alpha honor society chapter inducted 35 new members last week, including Feinberg students, residents, fellows, faculty and alumni.
- Student Embraces a Nontraditional Path to Medical SchoolMarlise Pierre-Wright, a second-year medical student, hopes to use her experience working in health policy and her medical school education to be an advocate for patients both in the clinic and in the federal government.
- Investigating the Genetic Mechanisms Behind Uterine FibroidsA recent Northwestern Medicine study has identified that a transcription factor protein called AP-1 regulates gene enhancers that may be responsible for promoting the development of uterine fibroids.
- Delivering Bad News: ‘Patients Remember These Conversations Forever’A Northwestern Medicine study shows how simulation-based mastery learning helps train physicians to have difficult conversations with patients in a clear and compassionate way.
- Genetic Toolkit Supports Development of Customized Cancer TherapiesA novel genetic toolkit developed by Northwestern Medicine scientists may support the development of customized therapeutic interventions for a breadth of diseases, according to a recent study published in Nature Communications.
- Student Helps Organize Northwestern’s Inaugural Healthcare HackathonNeha Reddy, a second-year MSTP student, recently co-founded Northwestern’s first Health Hackathon, a two-day event focused on exploring challenges in the current healthcare system and designing creative solutions.
- Student Investigates Impact of Medicine Beyond the ClinicKassandra Samuel, a third-year medical student, is interested in improving surgery — both when patients are under the knife and during their recovery.
- Gene Pathway Shows Therapeutic Potential for Treatment of Autoimmune DiseasesA team of Northwestern Medicine investigators identified a specific gene as a key regulator of immune cells called invariant natural killer T cells, which may present therapeutic potential for the treatment of autoimmune diseases.
- Student Aims for the Crossroads of Medicine and Scientific DiscoveryAfter a stint at the Department of Health and Human Services, Ariel Thames, a third-year MSTP student, is working to do the most good by using her policy knowledge and scientific acumen to channel research discoveries into effective treatments.
- Uncovering the Cellular Mechanisms Behind Genetic Mutations in ALSNorthwestern Medicine scientists have discovered that mutations in the largest genetic contributor to ALS leads to the dysfunction and eventual degeneration of certain specialized subtypes in the brain. The findings may lead to development of novel therapeutic interventions for the disease.
- Remembering Virginia Bishop, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Preventive MedicineVirginia Bishop, MD, MPH, assistant professor of Preventive Medicine in the Division of Public Health Practice, was a respected colleague, educator and advocate for diversity, inclusion and equity in healthcare and medical education.
- LCME Accreditation Self-Study Process Kicks Off at FeinbergThe medical school’s 18-month-long self-study process, part of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education’s accreditation process, kicked off last week.
- Medical Student Helps Examine Impact of Public Charge Immigration RuleSecond-year student Salem Argaw’s research found that the Trump Administration’s Public Charge Rule would pose harm on immigrants in Cook County. Her findings helped persuade a federal judge in Chicago to issue a temporary injunction to stop the rule.
- Student Synthesizes Education, Clinical Care and ActivismArchit Bharathwaj Baskaran, a second-year student, envisions using healthcare to change society for the better, through leadership and service with student and non-profit groups during his time at Feinberg.
- 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.
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