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Read the latest news from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Center for Health Services & Outcomes Research. The links below take you to articles where you can learn more about our members' latest achievements, awards and honors.

  • Dr. Kenzie Cameron Discusses COVID-19 Vaccination Messaging and Distrust

    Based on Dr. Cameron's expertise in health communication and messaging related to influenza and pneumococcal vaccination among Black seniors, media outlets such as Politico, the Tampa Bay Times, WGNTV, Health News Illinois, NPR Illinois, The Daily Northwestern, and WTTW interviewed Dr. Cameron. In her responses, Dr. Cameron discussed concerns many have about vaccinations, and reflected on the rational distrust of medicine and of health care institutions that many people hold. Dr. Cameron was further interviewed by Politico to discuss challenges regarding restrictions Facebook placed on online ads, in an attempt to reduce misinformation about vaccines.

  • Dr. Emilie Johnson Gives Keynote Lecture at AUA

    On October 20th, 2020, Dr. Emilie Johnson gave the Keynote Lecture at the American Urological Association Virtual Career and Resources Fair. This lecture, entitled "Navigating My Career: Lessons Learned from an Early Career Urologist" is now available as an AUA podcast so colleagues who were unable to attend the fair can hear her advice. Click here to tune in!

  • Elisa Gordon Appointed to ACBTSA Advisory Committee

    Elisa Gordon, PhD, MPH was appointed to the Advisory Committee on Blood and Tissue Safety and Availability (ACBTSA) in March 2020. The ACBTSA is a 31-member federal advisory committee that provides advice to the Secretary of Health and Human Services through the Assistant Secretary for Health on a range of policy issues related to blood, blood products, and tissues.

  • Charlesnika Evans Receives Research Career Scientist Award
    Congratulations to Charlesnika Evans, PhD, MPH for receiving a Research Career Scientist (RCS) Award from the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA)/Health Services and Research Development (HSR&D). 

    RCS awards are for established, non-clinician, independent investigators and initially provide up to five years of funding. This designation is awarded after competitive peer review to established, independent investigators who have distinguished themselves through scientific achievements and contributions to the VA research program such as training, mentoring early career stage VA scientists (clinician and non-clinician), functioning as a resource for the research community, serving on VA research or other local or national committees, collaborating with VA clinician scientists,directing a VA core facility or other professional contributions. 

    Career Scientists represent a very exclusive group within the HSR&D and we hope you'll join us in congratulating Dr. Evans.
  • Elisa Gordon Receives Award from DOD

    Elisa Gordon, PhD, MPH received an award from the Department of Defense as the Principal Investigator for her study, “Ethical Factors Impacting Patients Decisions to Pursue VCA” in September 2019. In this study, Dr. Gordon and her collaborators at Johns Hopkins University and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center are examining the decision-making and informed consent processes of people with upper limb amputations about upper limb transplantation, and developing an educational website to help the public and wounded warriors make informed treatment decisions about regaining upper limb functioning through upper limb transplantation.

  • 02.04.2019
    Second-year student Salem Argaw’s research found that the Trump Administration’s Public Charge Rule would pose harm on immigrants in Cook County. Her findings helped persuade a federal judge in Chicago to issue a temporary injunction to stop the rule.
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