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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.
Playing Sports for Quieter Brains with Nina Kraus, PhD
When we read about college and youth sports today, it's usually
about the dangers to health - mainly, concussions. However, a new
study led by Nina Kraus, PhD, director of Northwestern's Auditory
Neuroscience Laboratory, BrainVolts, has found that athletes have
healthier brains than non-athletes.
Bonus Episode: Heart Healthy Tips for 2020 with Clyde Yancy, MD, and Donald Lloyd-Jones, MD
In this bonus episode, Clyde Yancy, MD, and Donald
Lloyd-Jones, MD, ScM, offer tips for people to consider in the new
year, that can improve their health.
Lloyd-Jones suggests experimenting with different tactics to
lose or maintain weight, such as
"The important thing, if you need to lose weight, is to find out
what works for you. It doesn't really matter how you do it, as long
as you do it," Lloyd-Jones says. "75 percent of Americans are
overweight or obese; we are the fattest nation there has ever been.
It is not anyone's fault, but it is something we have to do
If losing weight feels like an overwhelming goal, Lloyd-Jones
suggests people concentrate on not gaining any additional weight
Yancy often quotes to his patients a phrase coined by
Northwestern physician Neil Stone, MD: "eat less, do more and know
your numbers (such as blood pressure)." But Yancy says he would add
one more idea to that phrase: maintain a healthy social
"Remain engaged with people who matter to you and people for
whom you matter, because it looks like it can add years to your
life expectancy and cognitive function," he says.
Big Stories in Cardiology Research 2019 with Clyde Yancy, MD and Donald Lloyd-Jones, MD
Of the thousands of studies published by Northwestern scientists
in 2019, some of the most discussed came from the field of
cardiology. Two Northwestern physician scientists, Dr. Clyde Yancy
and Dr. Donald Lloyd-Jones, review some of these findings and share
their thoughts on advances in cardiology to come in 2020.
The Urgent Need for New Uterine Fibroid Treatments with Serdar Bulun, MD
It is the most common tumor found in women and is the cause of
200,000 hysterectomies in the United States every year. Yet,
uterine fibroids have not been a frequent topic of medical
research. Northwestern’s Serdar Bulun, MD, leads one of the few
research programs focused on the molecular and cellular
abnormalities that may cause uterine fibroids and is investigating
novel targets to treat the condition.
What Drives Female Resident Burnout Rates? with Karl Bilimoria, MD & Yue-Yung Hu, MD
In recent Northwestern Medicine study, published in the New
England Journal of Medicine, women surgical residents reported more
mistreatment than men, which was linked to higher burnout rates and
more suicidal thoughts.
The Future of Genetic Medicine with Elizabeth McNally, MD, PhD
Dr. Elizabeth McNally is a human geneticist, a Northwestern
Medicine cardiologist and the director of the Center for Genetic
Medicine at Northwestern. In this episode, she talks about her
recent discoveries in the genetics of cardiovascular and
neuromuscular disorders and shares what we can expect in the next
few years in the field of genetic medicine.
Treating Aggressive Prostate Cancer with Maha Hussain, MD
For those with advanced metastatic prostate cancer, treatments
are limited, but a new phase 3 international trial shows that a
genetically targeted therapy could offer new hope for patients with
specific gene mutations in their tumors. Northwestern's Maha
Hussain, MD, recently presented the results of this landmark trial
and shares her insight.
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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