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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.

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.
Mon, 25 Jan 2021
Engineering and Physical Therapy Student Forges Her Own Path
Nayo Hill, PT, DPT, a student in the Doctor of Physical Therapy/PhD Engineering dual-degree program (DPT/PhD), recently defended her dissertation on the use of probes to explore neural mechanisms driving movement impairments following brain injury.
Wed, 06 Jan 2021
Third-Year Medical School Student Makes Health Equity a Priority
Shayla Reid, a third-year medical student, has dedicated herself to health equity and caring for marginalized populations, both close to campus and around the world.
Tue, 05 Jan 2021
“Women in Medicine” Events Provide Mentorship for Young Women in STEM
Feinberg alumnae, faculty and students recently came together to share their experience with high school students considering a career in the fields of science, technology, engineering and medicine (STEM).
Wed, 30 Dec 2020
2020 Year in Review
From a record-breaking year of research funding to impressive research publications, 2020 showed the skill, talent, and resilience of the entire Feinberg community. See a selection of the year's biggest stories.
Wed, 23 Dec 2020
Humanism in Patient Care Celebrated at Feinberg
At a recent virtual event, students, residents and faculty were inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society and recognized as exemplars of compassionate patient care who serve as role models, mentors and leaders in medicine.
Wed, 16 Dec 2020
PA Students Join ECMH Program
First-year students in the Physician Assistant (PA) Program have joined the Education-Centered Medical Home (ECMH) program for the first time, gaining early team-based clinical experiences and exposure.
Mon, 07 Dec 2020
PA Student Engages with Activism
Rosalia Garcia, a first-year student in the Physician Assistant (PA) Program, has started a dialogue program for PA students and taken a leadership role in the Students for Patient Advocacy and Research in the Community group.
Mon, 30 Nov 2020
Medical Students Discuss Study Showing Neurological Impact of COVID-19
Second-year medical students Jeff Clark, Nathan Shlobin, and Steven Hoffman are the co-authors of a first of its kind study, which found that more than 80 percent of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 experienced neurological manifestations.
Wed, 18 Nov 2020
Goldsmith Named Associate Dean for Student Affairs
Susan Goldsmith, MD, ’08 GME, has been named associate dean for student affairs, effective January 1, 2021.
Thu, 12 Nov 2020
First Year Student Tackles Medical School and College Football
Tyler Gillikin began his first year of medical school while also playing football for Northwestern University.
Mon, 09 Nov 2020
Medical Student Discusses Neurosurgery Research
Nathan Shlobin, a second-year medical student, was the first author of a study recently published in the Journal of Neurosurgery, which identified through systematic review potential risk factors for spinal cord ischemia related to anterior thoracolumbar surgery.
Mon, 02 Nov 2020
Feinberg Academy of Medical Educators Appoints New Director
Mary McBride, MD, MEd, associate professor of Pediatrics and Medical Education, has been named director of the Feinberg Academy of Medical Educators (FAME), effective November 1.