Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Community Engagement

Partnerships

Through its commitment to engaging communities and other stakeholders in research, Feinberg School of Medicine is positioned to respond to growing demands among policy makers, public health officials, health systems, community leaders and patients who seek solutions for individual and population health and health equity. By embracing the principles of collaboration, respect, equity, transparency and impact, we look forward to continuing to elevate the conduct and impact of community-engaged research for Northwestern University, for Chicago and for the nation.

Dementia-Friendly Library

"REACH to Faith 2.0: Building faith based community capacity to disseminate and implement culturally appropriate dementia-friendly resources, research evidence and program interventions in Woodson Library": This partnership between Darby J. Morhardt, PhD, and the Endeleo Institute contributed to the development of Chicago's first dementia-friendly library.

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Lung Cancer Survivorship

"Building Capacity for a Community-Based Research Partnership to Optimize Physical Activity in Lung Cancer Survivors": This partnership between Prakash S. Jayabalan, MD, PhD, and Gilda’s Club led to a lung cancer service grant from Astellas Pharmaceutical and actively engaged Feinberg students and residents in the community.

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Research Ministries

Research Ministries

"Pastors for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR): Developing Partnership Infrastructure to Facilitate Engagement in PCOR Research Projects": This partnership between Rebecca Johnson, PhD, and Pastors 4 PCOR supported the development of research training for faith-based organizations and led to the development of Research Ministries & Research Ministry Ambassadors.

ABOUT THE PCOR INSTITUTE
EpiPens in School

EpiPens in Schools

"Improving Asthma Verification and Medication Access in Chicago Public Schools": This partnership between Ruchi Gupta, MD, MPH, and Chicago Public Schools led to district-wide policy changes, an EpiPen program that saves an estimated 40 lives per year and contributed to the passage of two Illinois state policies.

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Early Stroke Recognition

Early Stroke Recognition

Community Engagement for Early Recognition and Immediate Action in Stroke”: This partnership between Shyam Prabhakaran, MD, and a number of community and patient stakeholders helped increase the number of early hospital arrivals after stroke in two high-risk Chicago neighborhoods.

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Reducing Health Disparities

Reducing Health Disparities

"Reducing Cancer Health Disparities Among Chicago-Area Latinas": This partnership between David Victorson, PhD, and ALAS-WINGS supported mobile health and yoga therapy interventions for Latina cancer survivors and their friends and family.

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Healthcare Justice

Healthcare Justice

"Healthcare Justice for People with Disabilities": This partnership between Susan Magasi, PhD, and Access Living supports cancer screening, peer Medicaid navigation and research participation for people with disabilities.

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HIV Prevention

HIV Prevention

"HIV Prevention for Chicago's Latinx Community": This partnership between Gregory Phillips, PhD, and CALOR, encouraged the use of PrEP, the use of a once-daily oral medication to prevent HIV infection, in Latinx communities.

About CALOR
Breast Cancer Survivorship

Breast Cancer Survivorship

"Improving Health for Hispanic Breast Cancer Survivors": This partnership between Betina Yanez, PhD, and ALAS-WINGS led to the creation of an online health guide for Hispanic women completing active treatment for breast cancer.

About the guide
Newborn Screenings

Newborn Screenings

“Accuracy and Cost Analysis of Transcutaneous Bilirubin Screening in Primary Care”: Through their partnership, Shannon Haymond, PhD, and Nivedita Mohanty, MD, of Erie Family Health Center studied newborn hyperbilirubinemia screenings at a predominantly Hispanic practice a practice and developed a clinical protocol for transcutaneous bilirubin measurement.

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Premature Infants & Hypertension

Premature Infants & Hypertension

“Hypertension in Premature Infants in the Pediatric Office”: Gal Finer, MD, PhD, and Benjamin Kornfeld, MD, of North Suburban Pediatrics, led this study, which found that many practices do not comply to blood pressure screening guidelines for children under 3 who have a history of prematurity. MPH student Jannie Bolotnikov shared the findings with the practices, which led to enhanced compliance.

About North Suburban Pediatrics

If you're interested in forming a partnership, please contact us here. Many of the partnerships above have been supported by seed grant funds through the Center for Community Health. Learn more about open opportunities.   

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