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  • 06.07.2024

    We are happy to welcome Dr. Sadia Anjum Ashrafi as a postdoctoral scholar in Chicago KUH FORWARD. Dr. Ashrafi is a postdoctoral researcher with Dr. Rose Hernandez and Dr. Jim Lash at University of Illinois at Chicago. Her project is “Positive Psychology’s Role in Enhancing CKD Outcomes in Diverse Populations.” We look forward to welcoming Ashrafi into our community and supporting her as she embarks on this exciting academic journey. Congratulations Dr. Ashrafi!

  • 06.05.2024

    Congratulations to Alumni Trainee, Esther Liu, on receiving a NIH NRSA F31 award! Esther is a PhD Candidate at Northwestern University, and her mentor is Dr. Jennie Lin, Assistant Professor of Medicine - Nephrology. Esther's research project is "Uncovering Mechanisms of Risk-Variant APOL1-modulated Inflammatory Signaling in Macrophages." Great work, Esther!

  • 05.31.2024

    Congratulations to Jordan Vellky, PhD for receiving an NIH F32 award for her project “Targeting SOX2 expression in prostatic regeneration and enlargement.” Jordan is a postdoc in Dr. Don Vander Griend’s lab at University of Illinois at Chicago and a former Chicago KUH FORWARD trainee. As a recipient of this fellowship award, Jordan is poised to make significant contributions to the development of new treatments for prostatic diseases. Congratulations on this great achievement, Jordan!

  • 04.04.2024

    Congratulations to Orhi Esarte Palomero, PhD for receiving an NIH NRSA Individual Postdoctoral F32 Fellowship award! Orhi is postdoctoral scholar in Dr. Paul DeCaen’s lab at Northwestern University. His project focuses on polycystin glycosylation regulation and dysregulation in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD).

  • 04.01.2024

    Welcome to Brenna Kirkpatrick, Thilinie Bandara and Dr. Andrea Liu! Brenna is a MSTP student at UIC under the mentorship of Dr. Tanika Kelly studying the disproportionate impact of end-stage kidney disease on Hispanic/Latino individuals compared to White counterparts. Thilinie is a graduate student in the lab of Dr. Kosta Pajcini at UIC. Her research seeks to elucidate Notch signaling in the damaged bone marrow endothelium during myeloablation. Dr. Liu is a General Surgery Resident at the University of Chicago. She is mentored by Dr. Ted Skolarus and investigates affects of prolonged catheter use for hemodialysis.

  • 09.08.2023

    Northwestern University investigators have developed the first electronic device for continuously monitoring the health of transplanted organs in real time.

  • 09.07.2023

    We are thrilled to acknowledge Chicago KUH FORWARD directors, Dr. Susan Quaggin and Dr. Tamara Isakova, for their recent promotions. Dr. Quaggin is the new chair of Medicine at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine and the physician-in-chief at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern Medical Group. Dr. Tamara Isakova is the Interim Chief of Nephrology and Hypertension in the Department of Medicine. We are grateful for their continued dedication to Chicago KUH FORWARD and wish them every success in their new roles.  

  • 07.14.2023

    Aerobic glycolysis, the process by which cells transform glucose into lactate, is essential for eye development in mammals, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study published in Nature Communications.

  • 06.29.2023

    Maggie Fain is a MD/PhD student in Dr. Susan Quaggin’s laboratory in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine. Maggie’s research project explores the cardioprotective effects of sodium-glucose cotransporter inhibitors. Congratulations Maggie!

  • 06.28.2023

    We are happy to welcome Dr. Kristina Bigelow as a hematology postdoctoral scholar in Chicago KUH FORWARD. Dr. Bigelow is a postdoc in Dr. Lucy Godley’s lab at Northwestern University and studies the red blood cell development pathway to identify therapeutic targets to treat hematological disorders. Congratulations Dr. Bigelow!

  • 06.27.2023

    Douglas E. Vaughan, MD, has announced his intention to step down as chair of The Department of Medicine, effective September 1; Susan Quaggin, MD, has been named as his successor.

  • 06.02.2023

    Northwestern Medicine investigators have discovered that the overexpression of a specific transcription factor prevented bone loss in mouse models with complications from chronic kidney disease, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.

  • 05.25.2023

    Northwestern Medicine scientists have uncovered how peptides produced by bones during inflammation prevent anemia in mice, according to a recent study published in the journal Blood.

  • 04.19.2023

    Four Feinberg faculty have been elected members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honorary societies.

  • 10.31.2022

    Susan Quaggin, MD, has been presented one of The American Heart Association’s 2022 Distinguished Scientist awards, which honor members who have significantly advanced the understanding of cardiovascular, stroke or brain health.

  • 11.03.2021

    On a late September evening of 2021, the world lost one of the last giants of Medicine. Dr Lewis Landsberg passed in Cape Cod, where he loved to spend part of the summers with his beloved wife Jill and visiting family and friends.

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