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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- 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.
- Medical Student Shares Her Passion for MedicineDenise Monti, a student in the MD/MPH degree program helped organize the Chicago programming for the National Youth Leadership Forum, a week-long career exploration program for high school students.
- CPS Students Experience Research First-Hand At Women’s Health Science ProgramThe Women’s Health Science Program, now in its 11th year, provides hands-on laboratory and clinical experiences to young women who are considering careers in science and medicine.
- First-Year Medical Students Explore Curriculum and ProfessionDuring just their second week of class, first-year medical students are introduced to the unique responsibilities of a career in medicine, through Introduction to the Profession Week.
- First-Year Medical Students Celebrate Founders’ DayFirst-year students donned their white coats for the first time at Founders’ Day, an annual event that celebrates the incoming medical students and the history of the medical school.
- Mechanisms Driving Inherited Heart DiseaseNorthwestern Medicine scientists have identified a novel mechanism for how mutations in desmoplakin — a protein that helps cells stick together — can lead to cardiac arrhythmias and other diseases.
- MD/PhD Student Promotes Diversity and Inclusion Through Research, AdvocacyMD/PhD student Emma Gargus is engaged in research designing biomaterials for use in ovarian health and works to advocate for diversity and inclusion in medicine.
- Scientists Identify New Therapeutic Target in DiabetesNorthwestern Medicine scientists have shown for the first time how an RNA-binding protein in the liver plays an important role in regulating insulin sensitivity throughout the body.
- Feinberg Entrepreneurs Learn About Commercialization at INVOForwardFeinberg faculty members, scientists and students learned how to move their health information technologies toward commercialization at INVOForward, a mentorship program in biomedical entrepreneurship.
- PT Faculty Share Teaching Strategies at National WorkshopThe Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences recently hosted faculty members from across the country for an interactive workshop on how to design curricula and create meaningful educational experiences for physical therapy students.
- Wertheim Named Associate Director for MSTP AdmissionsJason Wertheim, MD, PhD, vice chair for research in the Department of Surgery, has been named associate director for admissions of Feinberg’s Medical Scientist Training Program.
- Feinberg Pioneers LGBT Study MethodsImproving recruitment and data collection is a central area of focus for Northwestern’s Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing, the largest LGBT health-focused research center in the country.
- MD/PhD Students Showcase ScienceStudents and faculty from the Medical Scientist Training Program shared scientific posters and listened to a pioneer physician-scientist discuss life after graduate school at the program’s annual student poster session.
- MD/PhD Student Finds Inspiration in Education-Centered Medical HomeIn this Q&A, MD/PhD student Maria Aristova discusses her range of research projects — from 4D Flow MRI to diabetes care — and her most rewarding experiences at Feinberg.
- Simon Honored With Presidential Award for MentorshipMelissa Simon, MD, MPH, the George H. Gardner Professor of Clinical Gynecology, has received the National Science Foundation’s Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring.
- Medical Student Helps Shape Curriculum and WellnessSean Jenvay, a fourth-year medical student, plays an active role in the medical school community through his involvement in wellness and curriculum development.
- Finding Links Between Inflammation and InfectionSamantha Genardi, a fourth-year student in the Driskill Graduate Program (DGP), studies cell response to bacterial infection in the laboratory of Chyung-Ru Wang, PhD, professor of Microbiology-Immunology.
- Professional Programs Celebrate White Coat CeremoniesEach June, Feinberg puts on white-coat ceremonies for students in its Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs.
- Medical Students Shadow Nurses to Build Teamwork, Communication SkillsDuring the Nursing Role Learning Experience, third-year medical students shadow nurses to better understand the role of nurses in patient care, and how to communicate together as a team.
- Medical Student Creates ‘Day in a Wheelchair’ Experience for ClassmatesSamantha Schroth, a second-year MD/PhD student, shares how she advocates for people of all abilities and disabilities, including by organizing a “Day in a Wheelchair” activity for her fellow classmates.
- Students Look Beyond the Chart at Shirley Ryan AbilityLabAll Feinberg students complete a two-week Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation clerkship at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, where they are encouraged to think about their patients’ overall function, rather than just their illness.
- Celebrating the Class of 2018On May 21, members of the class of 2018, faculty, friends and family members gathered at Navy Pier to celebrate Feinberg’s 159th convocation.
- Exceptional Achievement Recognized at Honors Day 2018Feinberg faculty and fourth-year medical students gathered to recognize clinical and academic achievement at the sixth annual Honors Day, held May 19.
- Exploring Art and Medicine at Medical Humanities ConferenceThe second annual Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities Conference, “Artful Medicine,” featured presentations from students, faculty, alumni and clinicians on how the arts inform medical practice and education.
- Medical Student Applies Consulting Background to Healthcare ProblemsThird-year medical student Ben Peipert co-founded Second Opinions, a student-run pro-bono consulting group, and brings his consulting skills to his research on quality of life in endocrine disorders.
- Feinberg Welcomes Accepted Students to Second LookAt Second Look, the Office of Admissions showcased the medical school campus and curriculum to prospective members of the class of 2022.
- Medical Student Investigates Arrhythmia’s Link to HIVImmunosuppression among patients with HIV was associated with a significantly higher likelihood of heart arrhythmias, according to a new study.
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