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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.

Fri, 24 Mar 2023
Sex-Specific Mechanisms for Major Depressive Disorder Identified in Response to Dysregulated Stress Hormones

Northwestern Medicine investigators have discovered novel sex-specific mechanisms that control how stress hormones impact dopamine transmission and motivation, findings that can inform new therapeutic strategies for treating major depressive disorder.

Mon, 20 Mar 2023
AOA Honors New Members

Feinberg’s chapter of the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) medical honor society welcomed 42 new members in a ceremony on March 15, recognizing outstanding educational achievement and significant contributions to medicine.

Fri, 17 Mar 2023
Celebrating Feinberg’s 2023 Match Day

Years of anticipation erupted in a flurry of torn envelopes on Friday as fourth-year Feinberg medical students found out about their residency matches during this year’s Match Day celebration.

Fri, 10 Mar 2023
Medical Student Discusses Helping a Patient Communicate

Caroline Zhao, a fourth-year medical student at Feinberg, wrote about her experiences assisting a patient with a language barrier in the journal Academic Medicine.

Tue, 07 Mar 2023
A Day in the Life: Evan Edwards

Meet Evan Edwards, a third-year MD student at Feinberg School of Medicine and join him for “a day in the life” on the surgery clerkship.

Fri, 24 Feb 2023
Medical Student Presents Research at Spine Society Meeting

Samuel Reyes, a second-year medical student, recently presented at the Cervical Spine Research Society annual meeting in San Diego.

Mon, 20 Feb 2023
Medical Student Investigates Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Second-year medical student Melody Brown-Clark uses her personal experience and stand-up comedy skills to speak with patients and investigate the connection between pediatric inflammatory bowel disease and avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder.

Tue, 07 Feb 2023
Workshop Teaches Medical Students Diagnosis Skills in Dermatology

During a recent workshop, small groups of students met with multiple patients who live with dermatological conditions to learn advanced diagnosis skills.

Thu, 26 Jan 2023
Changes in Medical School Leadership

Feinberg has named two new associate deans: Kathryn Hufmeyer, MD, has been named associate dean for curriculum, and Linda Suleiman, MD, has been promoted to associate dean for diversity, equity and inclusion.

Tue, 17 Jan 2023
Second-year Medical Student Awarded National Scholarship 

Shiv Patel, a second-year medical student, was recently selected as a recipient of the Tylenol Future Care Scholarship, which recognizes 35 outstanding students nationwide pursuing healthcare degrees with scholarships totaling $250,000.

Thu, 29 Dec 2022
2022 Year in Review

Feinberg experienced a year of outstanding growth, scientific achievement, and collaboration in 2022, from honors and awards to unprecedented research discoveries.

Thu, 22 Dec 2022
A Day in the Life: Medical Student Kai Brady

Meet Kai Brady, a second-year MD student at Feinberg School of Medicine, and get a look at a typical day during this phase of her medical school career.

Thu, 08 Dec 2022
Medical Student Investigates Disparities in LGBTQ Healthcare

Chorine Adewale, a second-year medical student, analyzed data from a Chicago-based LGBTQ healthcare provider and found some patients may not be properly diagnosed because criteria don’t account for trans and gender non-conforming patients.

Wed, 07 Dec 2022
Global Health Day Highlights Education, Research and Outreach

Feinberg’s Robert J. Havey, MD Institute for Global Health hosted the 11th annual Global Health symposium on December 2, celebrating global health research, education and outreach efforts from Feinberg global health investigators, faculty, students and community partners.

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.

Wed, 28 Sep 2022
Medical Student Studies Effects of Gender Affirming Surgery in Adolescents

Fourth-year medical student Daniel Sasson was a lead author of a study which found that transgender and non-binary adolescents who received top surgery demonstrated improved perceptions of chest dysphoria, gender congruence and body image.

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.