News and Announcements
Read the latest news from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Institute for Public Health and Medicine.
Northwestern authors discuss a recent JAMA editorial highlighting the lack of funding for health disparities and to minority scientists and how health equity will suffer if not addressed.
Northwestern’s Operation Warm Blanket program, run by Northwestern Medicine staff and Feinberg students , helps Chicago’s homeless get back on their feet through providing wrap-around services, supportive housing resources and medical care.
A study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that the percentage of Americans who received primary care — especially those who were male, younger, of minority backgrounds or who lived in the southern region of the United States — significantly decreased between 2002 and 2015.
A unified vision for health equity in Chicago was the focus of the second IPHAM Population Health Forum, where scientists and community partners presented and discussed their work in a variety of areas.
Northwestern investigators led by fourth-year student Grace Haser found that a majority of adult gun owners in a Chicago neighborhood with high rates of firearm violence favored firearm safety counseling offered in healthcare settings.
Mike Boctor, a first-year student, combined his passions for film and medicine by directing an award-winning short film about the healing process for survivors of sexual assault.
Building on years of research and collaborations promoting optimal health and well-being among seniors, Feinberg has launched the Center for Applied Health Research on Aging.
A new Northwestern Medicine study found an experimental drug did not lower hospitalization among patients suffering from heart failure with preserved ejection fraction.
Northwestern has established the new Center for Food Allergy and Asthma Research, which will provide investigators and patients more support while uncovering new discoveries from applied and basic science research on allergies.
Three Chicagoland high school students created the PeelTowel, a citrus peel-based, anti-microbial paper towel, and tested it in the laboratory of Alan Hauser, MD, PhD, vice chair of the Department of Microbiology-Immunology.
The annual “State of IPHAM” address kicked off the academic year’s IPHAM Seminar Series by telling the story of the institute through its values: impact, health equity, diversity, respect, collaboration, research excellence, and sharing knowledge and benefits.
Many hospital rating systems are inconsistent and suffer from fundamental weaknesses, according to experts, as reported by a new Northwestern Medicine study.
Total deaths from heart disease, stroke, diabetes and hypertension have been increasing since 2011, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study.
Sesame allergy affects more than 1 million children and adults in the U.S., more than previously known, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study.
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.