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  • 08.19.2020
    Cases of sexually transmitted infections in the U.S. could be significantly reduced if younger patients got counseling about risky behavior during regular medical checkups, an influential panel of health experts says in its latest guidance.
  • 07.29.2020

    As health inequities affect vulnerable populations, healthcare organizations must shift to a health equity centered, population health approach, according to a recent position paper from the National Academy of Medicine.

  • 07.28.2020

    Melissa Simon, MD, MPH has been working to combat and raise awareness of health inequities for not only Black Americans but for all minorities in Chicago’s most vulnerable communities since 2006. And in 2018, NM and Feinberg School of Medicine announced the newly launched Center for Health Equity Transformation in the Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM) and named Dr. Simon the director.

  • 04.16.2020

    Pregnancy and childbirth are stressful enough, but they’re even more so when hospitals and doctor’s offices are flooded with coronavirus patients and people are trying to stay at home as much as possible.

  • 03.18.2020

    Karl Bilimoria, MD, MS, and Melissa Simon, MD, MPH, recipients of the 2020 Mentor of the Year Award, discussed their experiences and takeaways as mentors during a recent workshop.

  • 08.01.2019

    The Northwestern University Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Training Program, funded by the National Institutes of Health, will provide health disparities research training experiences to minority and other underrepresented students and trainees.

  • 02.06.2019

    Northwestern faculty translate cardiovascular discoveries into clinical guidelines for the nation.

  • 10.01.2018

    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.

  • 09.24.2018

    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.

  • 07.11.2018

    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.

  • 02.15.2018

    Scientists throughout Feinberg are deeply invested in identifying health disparities — those differences in health outcomes between populations — as well as exploring novel interventions.

  • 08.22.2017

    Melissa Simon, MD, MPH, ’06 GME, the George H. Gardner Professor of Clinical Gynecology, will receive the 2017 Marion Spencer Fay Award in recognition of her contributions to women’s health, health equity and national health policy.

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