News & Announcements
Feinberg students, residents and fellows are making extraordinary advances in clinical care, research and out in the community. The stories below highlight some of the internal and external recognition they have received.
COVID-19 has altered Michael Chidueme’s first couple weeks on campus, but it’s also changed how he thinks about his future profession.
Caitlin Jacobs, a third-year medical student, helped establish Feinberg’s Association of Native American Medical Students last year to increase awareness of Native American health issues and foster better understanding of Native American cultures.
Kayla Giger, a first-year medical student, shared her thoughts about her first week of medical school and, in the future, working with Feinberg’s Education Centered Medical Home clinics.
Erick Masias, a first-year medical student, reflected on his first week at Feinberg and shared what he’s looking forward to over the next four years.
When the 160 students of the Class of 2024 stepped onto campus in August, they entered a new world of medical education.
Maya Jackson-Gibson, a fourth-year medical student, and Warren McGee, a fourth-year student in the Medical Scientist Training Program, reflect on their time on Feinberg's Task Force on Inclusion and Bias.
Emma Office, a rising second year medical student and co-leader of the student COVID-19 volunteer effort at Feinberg, helped organize a successful phone call outreach program for older adults at risk of experiencing social isolation during the pandemic.
Virtual Heart-to-Hearts connects medical students with Feinberg alumni for conversations about medical specialties, residency applications and more.
Fueling Our Communities, started by a group of fourth-year medical students, has been working to address food insecurity among vulnerable patient populations in Chicago.
The persistence of SARS-Cov-2 may fundamentally alter the landscape of medical education and hospital training, according to a Northwestern Medicine editorial published in Science Advances.
A team of Feinberg medical students are holding online COVID-19 information sessions for community members and organizations across the Chicagoland area.
Tricia Pendergrast, a first-year student, helped start GetMePPEChicago, an organization that has distributed more than 60,000 N95 protective masks and other protective personal equipment to healthcare workers around the city.
Feinberg celebrated the MD Class of 2020 at the school’s 161st commencement ceremony, which was held virtually this year through Zoom on May 18.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the state of Illinois’ stay-at-home order, Feinberg transformed nearly its entire medical school curriculum to be delivered online. Online learning efforts include virtual simulation courses, telehealth visits, virtual standardized patient exams and online team-based active learning activities.
Sky Dominguez, a second-year student in the Medical Scientist Training Program, is currently studying the biological mechanisms underlying a sex difference in Alzheimer’s disease, as approximately two-thirds of those with the disease are women.
Ben Smith, a second-year medical student, led a study that found opioid prescriptions declined significantly between 2013 and 2018 in the Northwestern Memorial Hospital Emergency Department.
Students are conducting telehealth visits and reaching out to patients at high risk of complications from COVID-19, part of the transition of the Education Centered Medical Home to virtual care.
First-year medical student Tazim Merchant co-organized the “Students Supporting the Community During COVID-19” project, a volunteer effort among medical students and graduate students at Feinberg that support healthcare workers, older community members and working parents in Chicago during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 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.
Fourth-year students celebrated their residency matches and reflected on their time at Feinberg during an unconventional Match Day.
Northwestern’s Alpha Omega Alpha honor society chapter inducted 35 new members last week, including Feinberg students, residents, fellows, faculty and alumni.
Marlise 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.
A 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.
A 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.
Neha 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.
Kassandra Samuel, a third-year medical student, is interested in improving surgery — both when patients are under the knife and during their recovery.
A 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.
After 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.
Northwestern 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.