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.
- Beaufort study helps doctors approach patients with cultural understanding at end of life02.13.2020
Last year on World Kidney Day, we reached nearly 400,000 people with our #sockittokidneydisease campaign, and we're doing it again this year to amplify the World Kidney Day 2020 message on the importance of preventive interventions to avert the onset and progression of kidney disease.
Ready your socks and learn how you can sock it to kidney disease.
A new study published previously unknown details about the lineage of lymphatic endothelial cells associated with the heart.
- Big Data for Better Health01.21.2020
- New Faculty Spotlight: Marquita W. Lewis-Thames01.13.2020
Feinberg has had an exceptional year of scientific inquiry, ranging from examining the most basic systems that make our bodies tick to developing breakthrough therapies and treatment strategies.
Lymphatic capillaries help regulate the niche microenvironment surrounding stem cells, which promote the regeneration of hair follicles after injury or damage, according to a study published in Science.
- New Faculty Spotlight: David Liebovitz, MD, FAMIA, FACP11.25.2019
NUGoKidney Director, Susan Quaggin, was recently selected as one of Crain's Most Notable Women in Health Care. In its second year, the prestigious honor spotlights the impressive and influential women leaders that have made an impact for both patients and health care workers in Chicago's health care community.
Honorees included other exceptional leaders from the Feinberg School of Medicine including Connie Falcone, JD, MBA; Amy Paller, MD; Diane Wayne, MD; Anna Shannahan, MD; Michelle Stephenson, DNP, RN, NEA-BC; Teresa Woodruff, PhD; and Joanne C. Smith, MD.
On Friday, October, 18th, NUGoKidney held its first ever Kidney Disease Therapeutic Innovation Symposium entitled, The Revolution in Kidney Medicine: Creating a World Beyond Kidney Disease.
Over 100 attendees joined the day of expert-led presentations, lightning talks, poster competition, and networking session. The event provided NUGoKidney and the kidney research community with opportunities to build expertise and forge new collaborations for advancing therapeutic discovery and implementation in kidney diseases.
David Cella, PhD, Susan Quaggin, MD, John Rogers, PhD, and Catherine Wolley, PhD, have been elected to the National Academy of Medicine, one of the highest honors in the field.
- 10.21.2019NUGoKidney's Director - Susan Quaggin, MD, - honored with election to the National Academy of Medicine. Read the full story here.
- Be Vigilant When Trying to Determine Food Allergies10.16.2019
NUGoKidney will work with Endeleo Institute and Dinee Simpson, MD from Northwestern’s Comprehensive Transplant Center, on a 1-year project to develop community partnerships around improving health disparities related to kidney disease thanks to a partnership development grant from NUCATS Center for Community Health's Alliance for Research in Chicago Communities.
Read more about the project here.
- New Faculty Spotlight: Anne M Stey, MD09.30.2019
Join NUGoKidney and Dr. Dinee Simpson on Saturday, October 5th for a community event to filter through common misconceptions, racial and ethnic disparities, and everything you need to know about keeping your kidneys healthy.
Click here to reserve your seat!
- The annual 2019 "State of IPHAM" address: reflecting on the past and making plans for the future09.20.2019
- Chicago CHEC Announces 4th Annual Community Forum: Navigating the Cancer Journey09.17.2019
From building a hub for kidney research with NUGoKidney to finding new therapeutic targets, Susan Quaggin, MD - Director of NUGoKidney and Chief of the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension - shares what inspired her to become a physician and what continues to inspire her vision of a future without kidney disease.
We've extended the deadline to submit posters for our Kidney Therapeutics Innovation Symposium happening on Friday, Oct. 18.
- The Public Health Boot Camp: An Intensive Training Institute Graduates Its 2019 Cohort09.05.2019
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.
Dr. DeCaen will be presenting an update on his funded project at our NUGoKidney Innovation Symposium on Friday, Oct. 18.
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.
The Simpson Querrey Biomedical Research Center, which officially opened in mid-June, is designed to maximize collaboration and multi-disciplinary research efforts.
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.