Read the latest news from the Center for Health Equity Transformation. The links below take you to articles where you can learn more about our members’ latest achievements, awards and honors.
Mark Huffman, MD, MPH, the Quentin D. Young Professor of Health Policy, has been named a 2019 Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine Scholar by the National Academy of Medicine.
Oluwaferanmi Okanlami, MD, MS, shared perspectives on disability in medicine and promoting a more inclusive and accessible health system during the Spring Diversity and Inclusion Lyceum Lecture.
Zaira Gasanova, a second-year medical student, investigated the effectiveness of interventions that improved neonatal mortality in Senegal.
Northwestern faculty translate cardiovascular discoveries into clinical guidelines for the nation.
Betina Yanez, PhD, received the New Investigator Award 2019 from the American Psychosocial Oncology Society.
Medical student Liam Kane discusses his orthopaedic surgery research fellowship, his interest in global health and what he loves about Feinberg.
Feinberg faculty, staff, students and community partners gathered at the inaugural IPHAM Population Health Forum to share their experience improving the health of communities in Chicago and around the world.
Alex Ayala, a second-year medical student also pursuing a master’s degree in public health, is the president of Chicago Medicine Street Outreach, a student organization that provides care and support to the homeless.
Stephen Whitfield, a fourth-year medical student, is involved in several organizations and initiatives to advance health equity in the Chicago area.
Sydney Doe, a third-year medical student, will receive an award from the American Public Health Association for her research exploring menstrual hygiene management in Chicago public high schools.
Led by Melissa Simon, MD, MPH, the Center for Health Equity Transformation will build research infrastructure, conduct workforce development and support community partners in the effort to advance population health equity.
Michelle Byrne, MD, MPH, a resident in family medicine at the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, was elected to the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Melissa Simon, MD, MPH, the George H. Gardner Professor of Clinical Gynecology, has received the National Science Foundation’s Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring.