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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- ‘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.
- 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.
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