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Year in Review: How Feinberg Scientists Persevered in 2020 with Erin Spain, MS
In this episode, host Erin Spain takes a look and listen back
on some of
the top Feinberg research published in 2020. Hear how Northwestern
scientists responded to COVID-19 while publishing high-impact
papers unrelated to the pandemic and making vital discoveries
across the research enterprise during a difficult time.
How Lung Transplants Are Saving COVID-19 Patients with Ankit Bharat, MBBS
Ankit Bharat, MBBS, Chief of Thoracic Surgery at Northwestern
Medicine and director of the Lung Transplant program, shares
findings that support why lung transplantation should be considered
for patients who have developed irreversible lung disease due to
Can Exercise Slow Parkinson's Disease Progression? with Daniel Corcos, PhD
A $30 million
trial is about to begin at Northwestern, investigating whether
exercise can slow
Parkinson's disease progression. Daniel
PhD, a professor
of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences is leading the
trial and explains what he hopes to accomplish.
Skilled Surgeons and Colon Cancer Survival with Karl Bilimoria, MD and Brian Brajcich, MD
A new Northwestern Medicine study shows patients whose colon
cancer surgery was performed by a highly skilled surgeon had a 70
percent lower risk of dying over five years compared to patients
with a lower skilled surgeon.
How Amish People Informed a COVID-19 Clinical Trial with Douglas Vaughan, MD
A Swiss Amish community in Indiana has been the focus of ongoing
studies led by Dr. Douglas Vaughan, chair of the Department of
Medicine at Northwestern. Many members of this Amish community have
a gene mutation that appears to protect against biological aging in
a variety of ways. A new experimental drug that effectively
lowers the level of the protein associated with this mutation is
now being tested as a treatment for people with COVID-19, in a
phase 2 clinical trial at Northwestern.
Influenza and COVID-19 with Michael Ison, MD
As flu season begins and COVID-19 continues to spread, Michael
Ison, MD, is here to share some of his latest findings. He is
part of Northwestern research teams running studies on both
COVID-19 and on influenza vaccines and treatments.
At-Home Care for COVID-19 Patients with Jeffrey Linder, MD, MPH
Millions of people are now living with COVID-19 and their long-term
outcomes are unknown. Northwestern's Dr. Jeffrey Linder says more
research studies on this group are needed to provide better
information about COVID-19 care before, during, and beyond the
COVID-19 Antibody Testing with Elizabeth McNally, MD, PhD
A team of Northwestern scientists have come together from across
disciplines to develop a COVID-19 antibody test designed for
at-home use. Elizabeth McNally, MD, PhD, is part of the team
working on this test to determine prior exposure to the virus.
COVID-19 Deaths and Health Racial Disparities with Clyde Yancy, MD
Although COVID-19 doesn't necessarily discriminate, some
communities are far more susceptible to the disease. People who are
black or African-American are more likely to contract the virus -
and to die from it. Clyde Yancy, MD, discusses reasons for these
outcomes and the need to fully address health care disparities in
Wearable Device to Monitor COVID-19 Symptoms with John A. Rogers, PhD
Monitoring patients and frontline health care workers for symptoms
of COVID-19 could get much easier with a small wireless sensor
developed by scientists at Northwestern and the Shirley Ryan
AbilityLab. Northwestern’s John A. Rogers explains.
The Dangers of Unproven COVID-19 Therapies with Benjamin Singer, MD
While the world anxiously awaits a vaccine for COVID-19, some
physicians on the front lines are trying new or repurposed
therapies in an effort to help COVID patients. Dr. Benjamin Singer,
a Northwestern physician-scientist, discusses his experiences in
the ICU during this time and his recently published letter warning
against the use of unproven therapies.
Investigating the New Coronavirus with Karla Satchell, PhD, Part 2
This is an update to the
Jan. 28, 2020 episode about Northwestern's Karla Satchell's
effort to lead an investigation into the structure biology of the
components of COVID-19. The goal is to ultimately understand how to
stop it from replicating in human cells through a medication or
High Risk Adults and COVID-19 with Michael Wolf, PhD, MPH
mid-March, the early days of Chicago's COVID-19 outbreak,
older adults with multiple chronic
conditions didn’t think the disease would affect them and
reported not changing their behaviors, according to the results of
a Northwestern Medicine. Michael Wolf led this study and explains
Staying Positive During Social Isolation with Judith Moskowitz, PhD, MPH
Judith Moskowitz, PhD, MPH, is a social psychologist and
professor of Medical Social Sciences at Feinberg who studies the
impact of positive emotion on health-related and other life stress.
She discusses her research and things you can do to increase
positivity during the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 and the Epidemiological Response with Chad Achenbach, MD, MPH
As an epidemiologist and infectious disease physician, Chad
Achenbach, MD, MPH, has shared his expertise on a variety of global
public health crises such as Ebola and Zika outbreaks. In this
episode, he sheds light on the global emergence, epidemiology and
response to COVID-19.
Institute for AI in Medicine with Abel Kho, MD
Abel Kho, MD, is the director of the new Institute for Augmented
Intelligence in Medicine at Feinberg. He discusses his vision for
the institute and how AI can enhance healthcare.
COVID-19: An Update on the Current Situation with Michael Ison, MD, MS
This talk was given at Northwestern Medicine on March 17, 2020
by Dr. Michael Ison. He discusses the virology and epidemiology of
COVID-19 as well as predictors of patient outcome and strategies to
manage patients with the infection.
Reducing Firearm Deaths in Children with Hooman Azad
new Northwestern Medicine study published in JAMA Pediatrics has revealed that more
stringent negligence laws, which hold adults responsible for safe
storage of firearms, may have potential to reduce firearm
fatalities in children. Hooman Azad, a third-year medical student
at Feinberg and first author of the study explains.
Dark Chocolate and Peripheral Artery Disease with Mary McDermott, MD
Most people with peripheral artery
disease, PAD, have great difficulty walking and few treatments to
help. Preliminary results of a new Northwestern Medicine study
suggest that cocoa may have a therapeutic effect on walking
performance in people with PAD. Dr. Mary McDermott led this study
and shares the results.
Meat Eaters and Heart Health with Norrina Allen, PhD
An important finding detailed in a new Northwestern Medicine
study warns of the role certain kinds of meat may play in
increasing cardiovascular disease risk and premature death. Norrina
Allen, PhD, led this research and shares details about the
Investigating the New Coronavirus with Karla Satchell, PhD
Karla Satchell, PhD, is leading a national effort to investigate
the structure biology of the components of the new coronavirus
virus (2019-nCoV) and ultimately understand how to stop it from
replicating in human cells through a medication or
This work is being done with the Center
for Structural Genomics of Infectious
Diseases at Northwestern, which is funded by the
Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
Continuing Medical Education Credit
Physicians who listen to this podcast may claim continuing medical education credit after listening to an episode of this program.
Academic/Research, Multiple specialties
At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:
- Identify the research interests and initiatives of Feinberg faculty.
- Discuss new updates in clinical and translational research.
The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
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