News and Announcements
Read the latest news from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Institute for Public Health and Medicine.
Jessica Wang, a rising fourth-year student in the MD/MPH dual degree program, became interested in the opioid crisis during a public health class, and has continued to investigate the topic in addition to a wealth of other extracurriculars.
The Northwestern University Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Training Program, funded by the National Institutes of Health, will provide health disparities research training experiences to minority and other underrepresented students and trainees.
Sheetal Kircher, MD, ’11 GME, is laser-focused on cancer drug distribution and pricing: she spent a year as a health policy fellow at the ASCO and published a paper on the topic in JAMA.
- New Award: Longitudinal Study on Collateral Consequences of Parents’ Incarcerations for Their Adolescent Children07.15.2019
Becca Sinard, a student in Feinberg’s MD/MPH Combined Degree Program, is dedicated to improving human health across the spectrum.
Daily vitamin D supplements did not significantly reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes among adults at high risk for the disease, according to a large clinical trial published in The New England Journal of Medicine.
A first-of-its-kind longitudinal study led by Northwestern Medicine will track young adults' lung health nationwide to better understand the key risk factors and biomarkers associated with impaired lung health.
Restricting physicians’ ability to view multiple patient records at the same time did not reduce wrong-patient orders, according to a large clinical trial published in JAMA.
- Northwestern Receives $24.8M Grant to Study the Long-Term Effects of Vaping, the Environment & Lifestyle on Lung Health06.24.2019
Cholesterol levels in U.S. youth have improved from 1999 to 2016, but only half of children and adolescents are in the ideal range, according to a new study published in JAMA.
Death rates due to heart failure are now increasing, and this increase is most prominent among younger adults under 65, according to a new study.
Increased consumption of eggs and dietary cholesterol is linked to a significantly higher risk of cardiovascular disease and death, according to a new study.
Julie Kelman, a third-year medical student, was the first author of a study that found an association between neighborhood density of convenience stores and the development of coronary artery calcification.
Betina Yanez, PhD, received the New Investigator Award 2019 from the American Psychosocial Oncology Society.
Americans with primary care received significantly more high-value care and reported better patient experience and healthcare access, compared to those without primary care, according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Anna Briker, a second-year medical student, discusses her research investigating sleep-related risk factors in unexplained infant deaths in Cook County, which could be used to inform prevention programs.
Northwestern Medicine professionals treated nearly 1,000 patients as part of a medical mission trip in late September.
A new study aims to answer a resilience puzzle: Why second-hand experiences of neighborhood violence affect some youth, but not others.
Feinberg faculty, staff, students and community partners gathered at the inaugural IPHAM Population Health Forum to share their experience improving the health of communities in Chicago and around the world.
Alex Ayala, a second-year medical student also pursuing a master’s degree in public health, is the president of Chicago Medicine Street Outreach, a student organization that provides care and support to the homeless.
Stephen Whitfield, a fourth-year medical student, is involved in several organizations and initiatives to advance health equity in the Chicago area.
Metformin, an inexpensive diabetes drug, has been found to reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes triggered by air pollution by reducing inflammation in the lungs that triggers clotting.
Sydney Doe, a third-year medical student, will receive an award from the American Public Health Association for her research exploring menstrual hygiene management in Chicago public high schools.
A team of scientists developed a novel stem cell model to demonstrate that a pathway that protects against herpes simplex virus 1 infection is unique to neurons in the brain.