News and Announcements
Read the latest news from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Institute for Public Health and Medicine.
Building equitable relationships with community leaders and framing research questions around residents’ priorities is the core principle of community-engaged research, and IPHAM, along with ARCC, have been leaders in the field.
Northwestern University’s Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing has become a leader in sexual and gender minority health research and intervention programs with the goal of advancing health equity for the LGBTQ community.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, recent editorials published by Feinberg faculty explore COVID-19 and its impact on medicine, including potential drug targets and the need for more clinical trials to maximizing trainee education.
Northwestern investigators have received a $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to examine the determinants of SARS-CoV-2 exposure with a minimally invasive approach to community-based serological testing.
A Northwestern Medicine survey found that nearly one in five surgical surgical residents have experienced frequent bullying and that women and racial or ethnic minorities were more likely to report frequent bullying in surgical residency programs.
African Americans who were exposed to segregation in their neighborhoods during young adulthood are more likely to have poor cognitive performance as early as midlife.
Fueling Our Communities, started by a group of fourth-year medical students, has been working to address food insecurity among vulnerable patient populations in Chicago.
Children with difficult medical issues are more likely to experience social challenges at home, demonstrating the need for additional support and resources for these children in clinical settings.
- Northwestern MPH Student Co-Authors Publication on Food and Beverage Company Sponsorship of Children's Sports Clubs in Canada06.08.2020
Children with COVID-19 experience severe illness less frequently than adults, but the disease can still be dangerous, according to a recent study.
Tricia Pendergrast, a first-year student, helped start GetMePPEChicago, an organization that has distributed more than 60,000 N95 protective masks and other protective personal equipment to healthcare workers around the city.
According to several recent editorials published by Feinberg faculty, there are large and complex issues to grapple with, from COVID-19’s devastating impact on African-Americans to maintaining critical care standards in the face of an unprecedented pandemic.
- IPHAM's Center for Food Allergy & Asthma Delivers Free COVID-19 Children’s Book to Teachers & School Systems Nationwide05.07.2020
Higher cumulative blood pressure among African-American patients is a major contributor to their higher risk of dementia, according to a new study.
Students are conducting telehealth visits and reaching out to patients at high risk of complications from COVID-19, part of the transition of the Education Centered Medical Home to virtual care.
The Center for Community Health’s Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities (ARCC) hosted a virtual discussion for participants to share experiences, strategies and challenges about engaging and supporting community-engaged research partners during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tara Lagu, MD, MPH, associate director of the Institute for Healthcare Delivery and Population Science at Baystate Medical Center and the University of Massachusetts Medical School, has been named director of IPHAM’s Center for Health Services and Outcomes.
A special COVID-19 testing team has been put in place at Northwestern, with the goal of at least quadrupling the number of tests processed at Northwestern Medicine hospitals — from about 90 per day to more than 350 per day — and in the process, greatly reducing test result turnaround times.
Nicholas Soulakis, PhD, is taking a leave of absence from the medical school to work as an epidemiologist in the Illinois Department of Public Health Office of Policy, Planning and Statistics.
Gary Noskin, MD, professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases and chief medical officer at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, answers questions about how Northwestern’s clinical research team is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.