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Feinberg students 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. For all the news on Feinberg discoveries and campus activity, visit our News Center.

Wed, 21 Jul 2021
Student Aims to Optimize Care Delivery
Medical student David Younessi recently authored a paper that highlighted price disparities between Medicare and VA reimbursements for several ophthalmic procedures.
Tue, 13 Jul 2021
Medical Student Volunteers for Senior Social Calls Program
Along with her peers, Mia Andreoli, a rising second-year medical student, is leading the Senior Social Calls program, which pairs Feinberg student volunteers with local seniors in underserved communities in Chicago to have weekly phone calls.
Wed, 07 Jul 2021
Medical Students Establish Disability Advocacy Coalition
Trisha Kaundinya, a first-year student in Feinberg’s MD/MPH Program, and Elizabeth Adams, a first-year medical student, are the co-founders and co-presidents of Feinberg’s Disability Advocacy Coalition in Medicine.
Tue, 22 Jun 2021
Medical Student Explores Vaccines and Public Health
Casey Benzaken, a second-year dual degree MD/MPH student, is studying the attitudes towards flu vaccines of Northwestern University undergraduates.
Thu, 17 Jun 2021
Inaugural ‘AI Bowl’ Aims to Address Health Disparities
Feinberg is hosting the first annual Big Ten Augmented Intelligence Bowl, bringing together multi-disciplinary teams of investigators from institutions representing the Big Ten Academic Alliance to use AI to address health disparities.
Tue, 08 Jun 2021
Physician Assistant Program Celebrates 2021 Graduation
Members of the Physician Assistant (PA) Program Class of 2021 were honored during a virtual commencement May 29, receiving their Master of Medical Science degrees.
Tue, 01 Jun 2021
Student Consulting Group Serves Local Healthcare Organizations
Second Opinions, student-led pro-bono consulting group, helps guide organizational change at local healthcare groups, including improving fundraising and helping clinics evaluate their impact.
Tue, 25 May 2021
Honoring the Class of 2021
Feinberg honored the MD Class of 2021 during the medical school’s 162nd commencement ceremony, held virtually on May 24.
Mon, 24 May 2021
Exceptional Medical Students Honored at Graduate Recognition Ceremony
Fourth-year medical students were honored for their clinical and academic achievements at a virtual Graduate Recognition Ceremony on May 21.
Thu, 20 May 2021
PhD Student Investigates Clinician Burnout in Health Informatics
Jiancheng Ye, a PhD student in Feinberg’s Health Sciences Integrated PhD program, was the author a paper that explores strategies to address clinician burnout linked to patient-integrated data in electronic health records.
Wed, 19 May 2021
Northwestern Medicine Orchestra Plays On, Even in a Pandemic
Live-streamed concerts presented by the Northwestern Medical Orchestra demonstrate the talent and perseverance of the community.
Fri, 14 May 2021
Northwestern Medicine Pipeline Programs Thrive, Even During Pandemic
Even in a mostly virtual format, Northwestern Medicine’s pipeline programs are helping young people from underrepresented communities get exposure to and experience in medicine and biomedical science.
Tue, 11 May 2021
Medical Student Volunteers Administer COVID-19 Vaccines
With the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination effort well underway, many of Feinberg’s medical students have volunteered to administer vaccines to patients at Northwestern Medicine healthcare sites across Chicago.
Tue, 04 May 2021
Feinberg Medical Student Honored with Prestigious U.S. Public Health Service Award
Hooman Azad, a student in Feinberg’s MD/MPH degree program, has been awarded a 2021 Excellence in Public Health Award from the U.S. Public Health Service.
Fri, 23 Apr 2021
Second-Year PA Students Present Capstone Projects
Second-year students in the Physician Assistant (PA) Program presented their final capstone projects involving a comprehensive literature review of a clinical topic of their choosing during a virtual event on April 16.
Wed, 21 Apr 2021
Supporting Diversity in Medicine and Medical Education
Feinberg faculty, residents and students recently participated in the Student National Medical Association’s annual medical education conference, a cornerstone gathering for current and future medical students from minority populations traditionally underrepresented in medicine.
Tue, 20 Apr 2021
Wayne and McDermott Honored for Contributions to Medical Education, Research
Diane B. Wayne, ’91 MD, and Mary McDermott, MD, ’92 GME, have been recognized by the Society of General Internal Medicine for their lifetime contributions to medical education and research.
Thu, 15 Apr 2021
Feinberg Welcomes Admitted Students During Virtual Second Look
Admitted students recently attended this year’s virtual Second Look, a month-long series of online informational sessions about the medical school’s curriculum and community and opportunities to speak with current students and faculty.
Tue, 30 Mar 2021
Feinberg Rises to 15th in U.S. News Ranking for Research-Oriented Medical Schools
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has been recognized as one of the best research-oriented medical schools in the nation, rising three spots to rank an all-time high of 15th, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings, released today.
Fri, 19 Mar 2021
Celebrating Feinberg’s 2021 Residency Match
Fourth-year students celebrated their residency matches and reflected on their Feinberg experience during a socially distant Match Day.
Fri, 19 Mar 2021
Medical Honor Society Welcomes 2021 Inductees
Forty-four new members were inducted into Northwestern’s chapter of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society during a virtual ceremony on March 17.
Mon, 15 Mar 2021
Feinberg Students Receive Fogarty Global Health Fellowships
Three Feinberg students have received Harvard-BU-Northwestern-University of New Mexico Fogarty Global Health Fellowships, supporting work in Botswana, South Africa and Tanzania.
Thu, 11 Mar 2021
Medical Student Investigates Gender Bias in Academic Publishing
Wadsworth Williams, a third-year medical student, has published two studies investigating the impact of gender bias in academic publishing.
Tue, 09 Mar 2021
Medical Student Tricia Pendergrast Honored as Crain’s Notable Healthcare Hero
Second-year medical student Tricia Pendergrast has been included in Crain’s Chicago Business 2021 Notable Healthcare Heroes list for co-founding and operating GetMePPEChicago.
Fri, 05 Mar 2021
DPT Student Expands his Horizons
Cole Graves, a third-year student in the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program, is interested in sports rehabilitation or neurological and vestibular therapy.
Mon, 01 Mar 2021
Medical Student Discusses Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Research
Sydney Olson, a second-year medical student, is the lead author of a study published in JAMA Surgery which found a linear growth pattern for 70 percent of patients with an abdominal aortic aneurysm.
Tue, 23 Feb 2021
Physical Therapy Student Helps Save a Life
Alyssa Martinez, a second-year student in the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program, recently put her newly acquired medical skills to use to help save a man’s life.
Tue, 16 Feb 2021
Second-year Medical Student Reflects on Music, Research and Volunteer Opportunities
Second-year medical student and musician Mallika Patel reflects on collaborative research efforts with Feinberg faculty and her experience volunteering for the COVID-19 Med Supply Drive’s Illinois chapter.
Wed, 03 Feb 2021
PA Student Discusses Healthcare Career Opportunities and Advocacy
Reanna Williams, a first-year student in the Physician Assistant program and president of Feinberg’s PA class of 2022, is excited for the ample opportunities becoming a PA can offer her in the healthcare field.
Thu, 28 Jan 2021
Medical Student Presents Public Health Research at APHA Annual Meeting
Abbey Filicko, a third-year medical student, presented findings from her community-based participatory research project in partnership with Chicago Public Schools at this year’s American Public Health Association (APHA) virtual annual meeting.