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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, 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.

Tue, 16 May 2023
Honoring the MD Class of 2023

Feinberg honored the MD Class of 2023 during the medical school’s 164th commencement ceremony in the Aon Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier.

Mon, 15 May 2023
Honors Day Celebrates Student and Faculty Excellence

Faculty members and fourth-year medical students were recognized for their academic and clinical excellence during Feinberg’s Honors Day, held May 12 in the Hughes auditorium.

Thu, 11 May 2023
Feinberg Again Ranks Among Top Medical Schools in the Nation

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has again been recognized as one of the best medical schools in the nation, ranking 13th among research-oriented institutions, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings. 

Fri, 28 Apr 2023
Students Investigate the Value of Free and Charitable Health Clinics 

In partnership with the Illinois and Wisconsin Associations of Free and Charitable Clinics, third-year medical students Raj Dalal, Melissa Bak and their peers have created a data tool that estimates the value free and charitable clinics provide to patients and the healthcare sector.

Wed, 26 Apr 2023
MSTP Women’s Forum Hosts Reproductive Justice Panel  

Feinberg’s Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) held its annual Women’s Forum, which included a reproductive justice panel featuring physician-scientists from across the Midwest.

Tue, 25 Apr 2023
Medical Student Receives Soros Fellowship for New Americans

Zhanlin Chen, a first-year medical student at Feinberg, has been awarded the 2023 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, a prestigious scholarship granted to immigrants or children of immigrants.

Thu, 20 Apr 2023
Admitted Students Take a Second Look at Feinberg

On April 13 and 14, more than 200 prospective medical students visited Feinberg for a “Second Look” at the medical school. The two-day event allowed admitted students to get a feel for life at Feinberg by attending seminars, touring campus and meeting with current students and faculty.

Mon, 17 Apr 2023
Medical Student Honored with Public Health Service Award

Precious Akanyirige, a fourth-year student in the MD/MPH degree program, has been awarded the 2023 Excellence in Public Health Award, given by the U.S. Public Health Service.

Mon, 10 Apr 2023
Medical Student Event Encourages Aspiring Doctors

Feinberg medical students came together on March 12 to organize a one-day interactive workshop for community high schoolers with an interest in pursuing a career in medicine.

Thu, 06 Apr 2023
Hauser Named New Director of Medical Scientist Training Program

Alan Hauser, MD, PhD, vice chair of Microbiology-Immunology, has been named the new director of Feinberg’s Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP), effective April 15.