News & Announcements
Read the latest news from Center for Epidemiology & Population Health and our leadership team. The links below take you to articles where you can learn more about achievements, awards and honors.
The Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences (NUCATS) Institute hosted the first virtual COVID-19 symposium, which gave the Northwestern research community an opportunity to learn about efforts to advance public health and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- 11.23.2020A new nationwide study of more than 50,000 individuals is now underway to determine factors that predict disease severity and long-term health impacts of COVID-19.
Nicholas Soulakis, PhD, assistant professor of Preventive Medicine in the Divisions of Health and Biomedical Informatics and Epidemiology, discussed lessons learned from his experience leading COVID-19 contract tracing efforts for the Illinois Department of Public Health during a recent webinar.
Norrina Allen, PhD will lead the newly funded R61/R33, the Dementia Risk Pooling Project. The project will create a new consortium of 11 cohorts spanning multiple sites across the US and Europe. Allen will collaborate with Denise Scholtens, PhD and NUDACC to harmonize the data and with informatics experts will build a cloud-based computing platform. This platform will provide the opportunity for other researchers to access a large (n >100,000 individuals) longitudinal dataset rich with clinical, genetic, and behavioral risk factors as well as ongoing Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) ascertainment. Out of this pooled dataset, Allen’s team will develop and validate a personalized, dynamic dementia risk prediction model that can be used clinically to guide treatment decisions and will be made available to clinicians.