News and Announcements
Read the latest news from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Institute for Public Health and Medicine.
The Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences (NUCATS) Institute hosted the first virtual COVID-19 symposium, which gave the Northwestern research community an opportunity to learn about efforts to advance public health and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- South Asian Americans face disproportionately higher risks of heart disease, other cardiovascular ailments11.17.2020
During a recent webinar, Elizabeth McNally, MD, PhD, the Elizabeth J. Ward Professor of Genetic Medicine and director of the Center for Genetic Medicine, discussed findings from the ongoing Screening for Coronavirus Antibodies in Neighborhoods (SCAN) study and what genetics can reveal about COVID-19.
J. Regan Thomas, MD, '79 GME, professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, has been named president-elect of the Illinois State Medical Society, the largest professional organization in the state representing more than 10,000 Illinois-based physicians.
Neil Jordan, PhD, professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and of Preventive Medicine, has been named director of the Center for Education in Health Sciences, the education and training center within the Institute for Public Health and Medicine.
In the face of the greatest public health crisis in a century, Feinberg’s Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM) mobilized with leading-edge science, new grant programs for community partners and a series of informational webinars.
The three-year grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will fund the first-ever study looking at how sibling relationships influence firearm involvement.
A multi-institution team of investigators led by Northwestern Medicine scientists has received an $8 million grant for the identification of novel biological targets to develop non-hormonal contraceptives for women in developing countries.
- Northwestern Evaluators Present at the Annual Virtual Meeting of the American Evaluation Association11.02.2020
Nicholas Soulakis, PhD, assistant professor of Preventive Medicine in the Divisions of Health and Biomedical Informatics and Epidemiology, discussed lessons learned from his experience leading COVID-19 contract tracing efforts for the Illinois Department of Public Health during a recent webinar.
The COVID-19 contact tracing process, led by health departments across the state, and coordinated by the Illinois Department of Public Health, involves a team of dedicated team members tracking the spread of the disease.
In collaboration with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, student groups organized the medical school’s first Diversity and Inclusion Week, which explored the importance of diversity, inclusion and representation in medicine and society.
A mismatch between airway size and lung capacity, called dysanapsis, is a strong risk factor for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to a new study.
Several forms of hypertension are associated with higher risk of cardiovascular disease events, even in young adults, according to a recent study.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Northwestern Medicine investigators share their expertise about the current state of the pandemic, strategies to help mitigate its impact and what the upcoming flu season may look like.
At Northwestern Medicine, various COVID-19 antibody testing efforts have been underway since the beginning of the pandemic.
Certain factors are associated with increased risk of death in critically ill COVID-19 patients, according to recent Northwestern Medicine studies.
Deaths due to heart failure and hypertensive heart disease are increasing in the U.S. — particularly in Black women and men — despite medical and surgical advances in heart disease management, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study.
Northwestern Medicine will launch an Older Americans Independence Center, joining a network of centers across the country that investigate ways to maintain or restore independence in older adults.
As health inequities affect vulnerable populations, healthcare organizations must shift to a health equity centered, population health approach, according to a recent position paper from the National Academy of Medicine.
Patients with influenza at risk of complications recovered more quickly after early treatment with the drug baloxavir marboxil, according to a study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.
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.