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Student News

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, 06 Dec 2022
Disability Advocacy Coalition Conference Fosters Inclusion, Education

Medical students and disability advocates gathered at the second Disability Advocacy Coalition in Medicine Interprofessional Virtual Conference to address ableism in medicine and medical education.

Fri, 02 Dec 2022
Five PA Students Awarded National Health Service Corps Scholarships

Five physician assistant students have been awarded scholarships from the National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program.

Wed, 16 Nov 2022
Student Research Aims to Understand Postnatal Care Barriers in Liberia

Sam Blizzard, a second-year medical student, is wrapping up a research project which took him to remote communities in Liberia.

Fri, 11 Nov 2022
Medical Student Presents Research at the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress

Madeline Owen, a second-year medical student, presented her research, which explored gender differences in hip arthroscopy outcomes for femoroacetabular impingement syndrome, at this year’s American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress in San Diego.

Tue, 01 Nov 2022
Third-Year Medical Student Pursues Neurosurgery Research

Sunny Abdelmageed, a third-year medical student, is interested in research projects that seek to improve outcomes and preserve brain function for patients.

Fri, 28 Oct 2022
Kimberly Querrey Summer Research Program Supports the Next Generation of Scientists

The Kimberly Querrey Summer Research Program combines intensive, hands-on biomedical research training with academic and professional development opportunities to support the next generation of scientists.

Wed, 26 Oct 2022
Student Investigates Solutions to Racial Bias in Clinical Machine Learning Tools

Third-year medical student Jonathan Huang was the first author of a paper exploring best practices for reducing biases in clinical machine learning research.

Tue, 18 Oct 2022
Kimberly Querrey, Louis Simpson Trust Give $100 Million to Feinberg

Northwestern University Trustee Kimberly K. Querrey and the Louis Simpson Trust have made a new $100 million gift to the Feinberg School of Medicine to significantly expand the university’s biomedical research enterprise.

Mon, 03 Oct 2022
Celebrating the Future of Medical Education

Faculty, staff and students shared presentations, workshops and discussions on the future of medical education at Feinberg’s 12th annual Medical Education Day, held September 30.

Mon, 19 Sep 2022
Interactive Workshop Coaches Students on Interprofessional Collaboration

Students in the MD, Physician Assistant and Physical Therapy programs worked together during a recent interprofessional education session.

Mon, 19 Sep 2022
Research Day 2022 Celebrates Scientific Discovery

More than 480 investigators, students, trainees and faculty presented scientific posters and abstracts at Feinberg’s 16th Annual Lewis Landsberg Research Day.

Tue, 06 Sep 2022
Student Investigates Impact of Structural Racism on COVID-19 Mortality

Tobias Holden, a fourth-year student in the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP), was lead author of a paper that used mathematical modeling to determine the impact of structural racism and health disparities on COVID-19 mortality rates in Illinois.

Tue, 30 Aug 2022
Inside the Feinberg Curriculum: The Education-Centered Medical Home

Feinberg’s Education-Centered Medical Home program allows medical students to provide continuous, primary care to underserved and diverse patient populations, and to help them better understand chronic conditions in a variety of clinical settings.

Wed, 24 Aug 2022
Investigating the Role of Dopamine Circuits in Habit Formation

Scientists have uncovered how dopamine connects subregions of the striatum essential for habit formation, according to a Northwestern Medicine study.

Tue, 09 Aug 2022
First-Year Medical Students Celebrate Founders’ Day 2022

First-year medical students donned their white coats for the first time at Founders’ Day, an annual event that celebrates incoming medical students and marks the official start of the academic year.

Wed, 03 Aug 2022
Medical Student Wins Presidential Fellowship

Samantha Schroth, an MD/PhD candidate in the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) at Feinberg, has received the prestigious Presidential Fellowship at Northwestern University.

Mon, 25 Jul 2022
PA Students Excel at AAPA Quiz Bowl

A team of students in the Physician Assistant (PA) program competed in a “challenge bowl” competition at the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) national conference.

Mon, 11 Jul 2022
Medical Student Investigates Genetic Diversity in Lung Cancer

Stas Fridland, a rising third-year medical student, investigated genetic differences in solid lung cancer tumors and clinical outcomes for his Area of Scholarly Concentration (AOSC) project.

Fri, 01 Jul 2022
Physician Assistant Students Embrace ‘Shades of Purple’

Rosalia Garcia and Kristin Brennan, students in the PA Program, lead the Shades of Purple program, a bimonthly discussion group that covers the intricacies of care for differently abled or diverse patients.

Mon, 27 Jun 2022
Student Spearheads Ukraine Aid Efforts

Daniel Latyshev, a rising second-year medical student, has organized several aid efforts for Ukraine.

Mon, 20 Jun 2022
New Physician Assistant Class Welcomed at White Coat Ceremony

On Friday, June 17, the Physician Assistant Program’s Class of 2024 was celebrated by the program community and their family and friends at a special occasion known as the White Coat Ceremony.

Tue, 14 Jun 2022
Physician Assistant Students Help Save a Life

PA students Nicole Pinakidis and Kristin Brennan recently put their emergency care skills to use to help save a person’s life during this year’s Chicago Half Marathon.

Thu, 02 Jun 2022
Medical Student Wins SGIM Abstract Award

Medical student Rohan Chalasani recently won the Mack Lipkin, Sr. Award from the Society of General Internal Medicine at the society’s annual meeting.

Wed, 01 Jun 2022
Honoring the PA Class of 2022

Members of Feinberg’s Physician Assistant (PA) Program were honored during their commencement ceremony on May 6, receiving their Master of Medical Science degrees. The 36 graduates of the Class of 2022 gathered on campus in person to celebrate their achievements.

Tue, 24 May 2022
Honoring the MD Class of 2022

Feinberg honored the MD Class of 2022 during the medical school’s 163rd commencement ceremony in the Aon Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier, held in person for the first time since 2019.

Mon, 23 May 2022
Celebrating Honors Day 2022

Dozens of faculty members and fourth-year medical students were recognized for their scholarly and clinical excellence at Feinberg’s Honors Day, held May 20.

Tue, 17 May 2022
Student Investigates Private Equity in Dermatology

Rohail Memon, a second-year medical student, used his finance background to investigate the rise of private equity ownership in dermatology practice.

Wed, 11 May 2022
Medical Students Learn How to Apply Arts and Humanities to Medicine

Feinberg’s arts and humanities seminars allow medical students to approach the world of medicine and healthcare from different perspectives and with new skills.

Thu, 28 Apr 2022
DGP Student Investigates Sex Differences in Muscle Performance from Glucocorticoids

Isabella Salamone, an eighth-year student in the Driskill Graduate Program in Life Sciences, was lead author of a study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, which found that glucocorticoid steroids improved muscle performance through distinct, sex-specific molecular pathways.

Thu, 21 Apr 2022
Taking a Second Look at Feinberg

On April 7 and 8, 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.