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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, 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.
Mon, 19 Oct 2020
MSTP Student Reflects on Feinberg Experience
Maxwell Edmonds, a third-year medical student in the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP), recently defended his doctoral thesis on generating testicular organoids and looks back on his Feinberg journey so far.
Mon, 12 Oct 2020
Diversity and Inclusion Week Explores Representation in Medicine
In collaboration with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, student groups organized the medical school’s first Diversity and Inclusion Week, which explored the importance of diversity, inclusion and representation in medicine and society.
Wed, 30 Sep 2020
First Year Student Discusses the Medical School Journey
For Elizabeth Adams, a first-year medical student, donning her white coat felt like the culmination of one journey and the beginning of another.
Fri, 11 Sep 2020
First-Year Student Expresses Optimism for the Future of Medicine
COVID-19 has altered Michael Chidueme’s first couple weeks on campus, but it’s also changed how he thinks about his future profession.
Wed, 26 Aug 2020
Medical Student Discusses Native American Medical Student Association
Caitlin Jacobs, a third-year medical student, helped establish Feinberg’s Association of Native American Medical Students last year to increase awareness of Native American health issues and foster better understanding of Native American cultures.
Mon, 24 Aug 2020
Green, Garcia Receive Top Honors from AAMC
Two Feinberg faculty members in the Department of Medical Education have been honored with awards for humanism in medicine and teaching from the Association of American Medical Colleges. (AAMC).
Thu, 20 Aug 2020
First-year Medical Student Shares Her First Impressions of Feinberg
Kayla Giger, a first-year medical student, shared her thoughts about her first week of medical school and, in the future, working with Feinberg’s Education Centered Medical Home clinics.
Thu, 20 Aug 2020
New Medical Student Reflects on His First Week at Feinberg
Erick Masias, a first-year medical student, reflected on his first week at Feinberg and shared what he’s looking forward to over the next four years.
Fri, 14 Aug 2020
First-year Students Welcomed to Campus
When the 160 students of the Class of 2024 stepped onto campus in August, they entered a new world of medical education.
Wed, 05 Aug 2020
New Leadership in Medical Education
Diane B. Wayne, MD, has indicated that she would like to step down as vice-dean for medical education; Marianne Green, MD, will succeed her. Sandra Sanguino, MD, MPH, has been named senior associate dean for Medical Education, and Joshua Goldstein, MD, has been elevated to senior associate dean for graduate medical education.
Fri, 31 Jul 2020
Students Share Perspective on Inclusion Task Force
Maya Jackson-Gibson, a fourth-year medical student, and Warren McGee, a fourth-year student in the Medical Scientist Training Program, reflect on their time on Feinberg's Task Force on Inclusion and Bias.
Tue, 21 Jul 2020
Medical Student Helps Organize Outreach for Older Adults Experiencing COVID-19 Isolation
Emma Office, a rising second year medical student and co-leader of the student COVID-19 volunteer effort at Feinberg, helped organize a successful phone call outreach program for older adults at risk of experiencing social isolation during the pandemic.
Tue, 14 Jul 2020
Alumni Connect with Students for ‘Heart-to-Hearts’
Virtual Heart-to-Hearts connects medical students with Feinberg alumni for conversations about medical specialties, residency applications and more.
Mon, 15 Jun 2020
Students Help Combat Food Insecurity During Pandemic
Fueling Our Communities, started by a group of fourth-year medical students, has been working to address food insecurity among vulnerable patient populations in Chicago.