Read the latest news from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Center for Translational Metabolism and Health. The links below take you to articles where you can learn more about our members' latest achievements, awards and honors.
We've extended the deadline to submit posters for our Kidney Therapeutics Innovation Symposium happening on Friday, October, 18th.
Click here for the details on how to submit your abstract.
- The Public Health Boot Camp: An Intensive Training Institute Graduates Its 2019 Cohort09.05.2019
- Are physicians helping cancer survivors live healthy lives?08.26.2019
- Hospital ratings systems get low grades from experts08.26.2019
NUGoKidney 2018 Pilot & Feasibility Awardee and Assistant Professor of Pharmacology - Paul DeCaen, PhD - publishes new article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) on the molecular mechanisms of ion channels and kidney disease.
Final blog from our SciHigh Summer students. Chantel Beltran - rising senior at Holy Trinity High School - talks about her journey of self-discovery through learning about research.
SciHigh Summer Program participant and Holy Trinity High School junior, Monserrat Estrada, explores different areas of science and learns imperfections are opportunities to improve science.
Click here to read on about her SciHigh experience.
- Available Gun Violence Data Doesn’t Show the Full Picture08.05.2019
- Sesame Allergy is More Common Than Previously Recognized08.05.2019
The Simpson Querrey Biomedical Research Center, which officially opened in mid-June, is designed to maximize collaboration and multi-disciplinary research efforts.
- New Faculty Spotlight: Anna Chorniy, PhD07.29.2019
Gabriel Sheikh, SciHigh Summer student with Dr. Quaggin's lab, shares the projects he's working on, what he's learned, and his growing interest in biomedical engineering.
Read all about it here.
Director of NUGoKidney Therapeutic Design & Development Core (Core B), Jason Wertheim, MD, PhD, has been awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). Wertheim received the honor for his innovative and applied research investigating how injured tissues and organs heal, regenerate, and repair to develop new tissues as future treatments for chronic organ failure.
Read more about Dr. Wertheim and his work here.
NUGoKidney SciHigh Summer Program participant, Aaron Jaszczor shares his experiences and how he's discovered his passion for medicine and research.
Northwestern University’s Center for Advanced Molecular Imaging (CAMI) is offering pilot project funding for up to TEN projects/year during each of the next three years to researchers with nascent imaging projects that will benefit from CAMI expertise in imaging method development and refinement.
Selected projects will be funded for a period of one year and up to $5,000 (and in very special circumstances, up to $7,500) direct costs for imaging studies performed in CAMI.
Proposal deadline extended: August 19, 2019
Read the full application guidelines here.
- New Award: Longitudinal Study on Collateral Consequences of Parents’ Incarcerations for Their Adolescent Children07.15.2019
NUGoKidney and the Chemistry of Life Processes Institute have assembled some Feinberg School of Medicine's top experts onkidney disease for a workshop on July 31st covering the fundamentals of kidney disease and new areas of scientific discovery in this therapeutic area.
Students, trainees, and faculty new to kidney science encouraged to attend.
Click here to reserve your seat today!
- Health Sciences PhD Student Awarded Presidential Fellowship06.24.2019
- Podcast: Heart Failure Deaths on the Rise in Younger People with Sadiya Khan, MD, Msc06.24.2019
- Northwestern Receives $24.8M Grant to Study the Long-Term Effects of Vaping, the Environment & Lifestyle on Lung Health06.24.2019
- Many Preventive Antibiotics Prescribed by Dentists Are Unnecessary06.24.2019
The Louis A. Simpson and Kimberly K. Querrey Biomedical Research Center – the largest new building dedicated to biomedical research at a US medical school – has officially opened.
- 06.11.2019This summer NUGoKidney will welcome 5 highly motivated students from Holy Trinity High School - a school located on Chicago’s West Side - to participate in its inaugural Sci-High program.
- 05.28.2019Tamara Isakova, MD - Director of NUGoKidney's Clinical & Translational Core (Core C) - selected to receive the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) 2019 Distinguished Mentor Award.
NU GoKidney Director, Susan Quaggin, and Therapeutics Design & Development Core Associate Director, Evan Scott joined esteemed NU GoKidney partners, Chemistry of Life Processes (CLP) Institute for their inaugural Biotech Summit by the Lake on March 27, 2019.
As part of the scientific showcase bringing together researchers, investors, and potential collaborators, Drs. Quaggin and Scott each presented their innovative research aimed at disease intervention.
Learn more about the Summit and CLP here.
Higher levels of urinary oxalate excretion were associated with a higher risk of chronic kidney disease progression, according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.