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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.

Fri, 31 May 2024
First-Year Student Awarded for Human Brain-Computer Interface Research

Dillan Prasad, a first-year medical student at Feinberg, was recently recognized for outstanding research by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.

Tue, 14 May 2024
Celebrating the MD Class of 2024

Feinberg honored the MD Class of 2024 during the medical school’s 165th commencement ceremony held in the Aon Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier on May 13.

Mon, 13 May 2024
Honors Day Recognizes Student and Faculty Excellence

Faculty members and fourth-year medical students were recognized for academic and clinical excellence during Feinberg’s Honors Day, held on May 10 in the Hughes auditorium.

Fri, 26 Apr 2024
Recent Prosthetics and Orthotics Student Receives AAOP Women in Research Award

Abby Citterman, ’24 MPO, a recent graduate of Northwestern’s Master of Prosthetics & Orthotics program, was awarded the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists Women in O&P Research Award at their 50th annual meeting in Chicago.

Fri, 19 Apr 2024
Prospective Medical Students Visit Northwestern for Second Look

Feinberg recently hosted a “Second Look” event, providing 150 accepted students with an opportunity to learn more about the medical school’s campus, health equity and inclusion efforts, curriculum and community.

Tue, 02 Apr 2024
A Day in the Life: MSTP Student Juliana Feng

Meet Juliana Feng, a student at Feinberg School of Medicine in the first year of her PhD program. She’s a student in the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP). She has completed two years of medical school and is now in the graduate school portion of her program.

Fri, 29 Mar 2024
NUDOCS Program Immerses College Students in Medicine

Feinberg School of Medicine’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion recently welcomed its largest cohort yet – a group of 21 Northwestern undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds – to participate in NUDOCS, an immersive week-long introduction to careers in medicine.

Tue, 19 Mar 2024
Medical Honor Society Inducts New Feinberg Members

Feinberg’s chapter of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society welcomed 40 new members during a ceremony on March 12, recognizing the inductees’ outstanding educational achievement and significant contributions to medicine.

Fri, 15 Mar 2024
Celebrating Match Day 2024 

Fourth-year Feinberg students excitedly tore open envelopes to reveal their residency matches at this year’s Match Day celebration on March 15. 

Fri, 15 Mar 2024
SQE Inspire Program Hosts Shadow Day for High School Girls

High school juniors from Our Lady of Tepeyac High School in Little Village had the chance to shadow and learn from Feinberg scientists as part of an event hosted by the Simpson Querrey Institute for Epigenetics’ (SQE) Inspire program on March 5.

Wed, 28 Feb 2024
First-year PA Student Awarded National Health Service Corps Scholarship

Lisa Namatame, a first-year Physician Assistant (PA) student, was recently awarded a scholarship from the National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration.

Wed, 17 Jan 2024
Northwestern Medical Orchestra Sees Strong Growth, Unites Feinberg and Bienen

The Northwestern Medical Orchestra entered its seventh year with growth in participants and audience alike, and a performance of a composition by Bienen School of Music’s new dean, Jonathan Bailey Holland.

Tue, 26 Dec 2023
2023 Year in Review

Feinberg experienced a year of outstanding growth, scientific achievement, and collaboration in 2023, from honors and awards to unprecedented research discoveries.

Wed, 13 Dec 2023
Medical Student Variety Show Supports Chicago Street Medicine

Medical students shared laughs and poked fun at the medical school experience during the annual performance of In Vivo, Feinberg’s sketch comedy and variety show, held on December 8.

Fri, 08 Dec 2023
Global Health Day Highlights Pandemic, HIV Research

Northwestern investigators, faculty, students and community partners came together to share and celebrate global health research, education and outreach as part of the Robert J. Havey, MD Institute for Global Health’s 12th annual Global Health Day.

Tue, 14 Nov 2023
Student Investigates AI Solutions to Medical ‘Loose Ends’ 

Roger Smith, an eighth-year student in Feinberg’s Medical Scientist Training Program, is developing an artificial intelligence tool to tie up medical loose ends identified in electronic health records.

Fri, 03 Nov 2023
Developing Custom AI Language Models to Interpret Chest X-Rays

Northwestern Medicine scientists have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) tool able to interpret chest X-rays with accuracy rivalling that of a human radiologist, according to findings published in JAMA Network Open.

Fri, 06 Oct 2023
RISE Program Empowers Medical Students Pursuing Research  

Now in its second year, Feinberg’s Research Intensive Scholarly Emphasis (RISE) program supports medical students engaging in an additional year of research during their medical school career.

Fri, 29 Sep 2023
Medical Education Day Celebrates Mentorship and Equity

Faculty, staff, trainees and students gathered to share knowledge and participate in workshops examining the future of medical education during Feinberg’s 13th annual Medical Education Day, held September 27.

Mon, 25 Sep 2023
Northwestern Simulation’s In Situ Training Tests Cardiac Arrest Response Teams

Northwestern Simulation has introduced a new curricular experience to help internal medicine residents improve skills needed for the high-acuity, high-intensity scenario of leading and managing cardiac arrests in the hospital.

Fri, 15 Sep 2023
Research Day 2023 Celebrates Scientific Discoveries and Collaboration

Feinberg investigators, students, trainees and faculty celebrated discovery and presented scientific research at Feinberg’s 17th annual Lewis Landsberg Research Day on Sept. 14.

Tue, 05 Sep 2023
Cella Named 2023 Tripartite Prize Recipient

David Cella, PhD, professor of Medical Social Sciences, has been named the winner of the 2023 Tripartite Legacy Faculty Prize in Translational Science and Education.

Wed, 30 Aug 2023
Holmes Named Associate Dean for Knowledge Management and Strategy

Kristi Holmes, PhD, professor of Preventive Medicine, director of Northwestern’s Galter Health Sciences Library and chief of knowledge management for the Institute for Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, has been named the new associate dean for knowledge management and strategy at Feinberg.

Wed, 30 Aug 2023
Student Research Honors Late Mentor and Discovers New Blood Cancer Treatment 

Brian Lee, a second-year student in the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP), was the lead author of a study that found that a new combination therapy regimen improved survival in patients with B-cell lymphoma by 30 percent.

Tue, 29 Aug 2023
Duquette Named Director of Graduate Program in Genetic Medicine

Debra Duquette, ’92 MS, associate professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology, has been named the new director of Feinberg’s Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling (GPGC), effective August 1.

Tue, 08 Aug 2023
First-Year Medical Students Welcome New Academic Year at Founders’ Day 2023

First-year medical students donned their white coats for the first time at Founders’ Day on August 4 at Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago.

Fri, 04 Aug 2023
Medical Students Named Chicago Area Schweitzer Fellows

Kai Holder, a fourth-year medical student, and Sydney Love Cush, a second-year medical student, have been named 2023-2024 Chicago Area Schweitzer Fellows.

Mon, 17 Jul 2023
Student Investigates Link Between Neighborhood Safety and Pregnancy Outcomes

Pregnant people who report feeling unsafe in their neighborhoods are more likely to experience depression during pregnancy and have a baby with low birth weight, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open.

Mon, 17 Jul 2023
PA Program Celebrates White Coat Ceremony

On Friday, June 23, the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program’s class of 2025 celebrated the beginning of their medical journey with a white coat ceremony.

Wed, 05 Jul 2023
PA Student Competes in Olympic Trials for Race Walking

Anali Cisneros, a first-year student in Feinberg’s Physician Assistant (PA) Program, is an Olympic-level athlete in race walking and recently competed at the Olympic trials for the Tokyo Summer Olympic games.