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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.

  • Comforting, monitoring 7,600 COVID patients at home

  • Comforting, monitoring 7,600 COVID patients at home

  • Northwestern MPH Student Co-Authors Publication on Food and Beverage Company Sponsorship of Children's Sports Clubs in Canada

  • 05.27.2020

    NUGoKidney Pilot & Feasibility awardee, Anand Srivastava, MD, MPH, recently received a five-year K23 award from the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). The study aims to examine whether information about kidney blood flow obtained from contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) will help identify patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) who are at high risk of experiencing progressive loss of kidney function. 

    Read more about Dr. Srivastava's research here.

  • Placentas from COVID-19-positive pregnant women show injury

  • IPHAM's Center for Health Information Partnerships works with partners to create COVID-19 registry

  • IPHAM's Center for Food Allergy & Asthma Delivers Free COVID-19 Children’s Book to Teachers & School Systems Nationwide

  • 05.05.2020

    On April 29, 2020, NUGoKidney presented the webinar - CRRT for AKI during the COVID-19 Pandemic - with special guest, Ashita Tolwani, MD from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). 

    Dr. Tolwani explained how CRRT prescription might need to be adjusted in regards to modality, dose, and anticoagulation for AKI patients with COVID-19. 

    Click here to view a recording of the webinar. 

  • Monitoring COVID-19 from hospital to home: First wearable device continuously tracks key symptoms

  • Op-ed: Anchor Businesses Can Be Change Makers For Community Health Improvement

  • Op-ed: Are nursing home residents expendable?

  • 04.10.2020

    A new Northwestern Medicine study has shed light on the complex phenomenon of liver zonation, showing that a protein known as Wnt is required for correct placement of tight junction and cell adhesion proteins within the liver.

  • Center for Community Health COVID-19 Community Recovery and Response Fund

  • New planning tool to help states estimate ventilator needs

  • COVID-19 drug trial launches at Northwestern Medicine

  • 03.30.2020

    Studied by Jing Jin, MD, PhD  and his team as a therapy for acute kidney injury (AKI) and hypertension, ACE2-fc, was recently included in an article by Robert Kruse, MD, PhD in F100 Research as a potential therapy for COVID-19.

    Dr. Jin talks with NM Better Edge podcast about how the ACE2-fc therapy could potentially be used to guard against and treat COVID-19 and highlights the important role of cross collaboration in facilitating discovery. Listen now here.

  • Did you know loss of smell is one of the first symptoms of COVID-19? More answers from experts

  • NU President, Morton Schapiro, pens opinion piece, "Commentary: Our resilience and empathy will carry us through this coronavirus crisis"

  • Melissa Simon quoted in "Chicago-area pregnant women share concerns about coronavirus. Northwestern OB-GYN says issue is about contact."

  • Angira Patel co-authors opinion piece, "What if Two COVID-19 Victims Need Ventilators and Just One Is Available?"

  • Erin Paquette writes opinion piece, "Social distancing puts most vulnerable for health disparities at risk"

  • [Podcast] Judy Moskowitz is a guest to talk about ways to cope with social distancing on the Science Talk podcast from Scientific American

  • IPHAM trainees contribute to Lancet COVID-19 publication about how COVID-19 is transmitted and its virulence

  • IPHAM trainees contribute to Lancet COVID-19 publication about how COVID-19 is transmitted and its virulence

  • 02.18.2020

    Over 70 high school juniors from Holy Trinity High School participated in the SciHigh workshop - Data IRL: Thinking Big & Improving Health - focused on real-world uses of data and computing in medicine and health research. 

    Take a look inside the workshop


  • 02.12.2020

    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

  • 02.06.2020

    A new study published previously unknown details about the lineage of lymphatic endothelial cells associated with the heart.

  • 02.04.2020

    2019 was an incredible year for advancing kidney health and NUGoKidney. Take a look back with us as we reflect on some of our favorite moments and achievements from the past year. 

    Relive some of our NUGoKidney 2019 highlights.

  • 12.18.2019
    In November 2019, Jennie Lin, MD, MTR explained the importance of managing and preventing kidney disease in diabetic patients  at the American Heart Association's 2019 Scientific Sessions held in Philadelphia, PA.
    Read a recap of the session here .
  • 12.11.2019

    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.

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