News and Announcements
Read the latest news from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Institute for Public Health and Medicine.
- Darius Tandon and Melissa Simon were instrumental in developing new guidelines to prevent depression during and after pregnancy02.12.2019
- No new HIV cases by 2030? Advocates in Chicago applaud Trump goal but question how it will be carried out.02.07.2019
Betina Yanez, PhD, received the New Investigator Award 2019 from the American Psychosocial Oncology Society.
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.
- Dr. Jeffrey Linder co-authored a study that extensively assesses outpatient antibiotic prescriptions and demonstrates the scale of inappropriate antibiotic prescribing in the U.S.01.22.2019
- IPHAM Researchers Well-Represented Among 2019 Linzer Grant Recipients for Innovation in Diversity & Equity01.22.2019
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.
- Masha Kocherginsky, PhD was interviewed on NPR's All Things Considered about a study she co-authored that found that less invasive surgery for cervical cancer is worse for survival11.05.2018Masha Kocherginsky, PhD, a member of IPHAM's Center for Global Health, was interviewed on NPR's All Things Considered radio program about a study she co-authored that looked at national cancer data and found that after four years, 9 percent of the women with minimally invasive surgery had died, versus 5 percent of the women with open surgery.
"That is quite a big deal," says Kocherginsky. "These patients are early stage cancer patients, and the intent of surgical treatment is cure."
In a recent clinical trial, a drug called apalutamide added to standard therapy slowed cancer progression in men with prostate cancer, while maintaining quality of life.
Melissa A. Simon, MD, MPH, George H. Gardner professor of clinical gynecology, vice chair for clinical research, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and professor of preventive medicine and medical social sciences, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, is receiving the APHA Award for Excellence for work as an educator, creating a pipeline of diverse researchers in the area of cancer; in community engagements that address women’s health issues across race, ethnicity and nationality; and as a physician scientist.
- Jeff Linder and Team Find that Nearly Half of Outpatient Antibiotics Prescribed Without Infection Diagnosis10.15.2018“We looked at all outpatient antibiotic prescribing and results suggest misuse of these drugs is a huge problem, no matter the symptom,” said the study’s lead author Jeffrey A. Linder, MD, MPH, in a recent statement. “We found that nearly half the time, clinicians have either a bad reason for prescribing antibiotics or don’t provide a reason at all. When you consider about 80% of antibiotics are prescribed on an outpatient basis, that’s a concern.”
Second-year medical students showcased ongoing results from their Area of Scholarly Concentration projects at a recent poster session.
- Northwestern University Awarded $3.5 Million to Train the Next Generation of Learning Health System Researchers10.08.2018Northwestern University will be implementing its project entitled, “A Chicago Center of Excellence in Learning Health Systems Research Training (ACCELERAT).”
Led by Melissa Simon, MD, MPH, the Center for Health Equity Transformation will build research infrastructure, conduct workforce development and support community partners in the effort to advance population health equity.
- The Northwestern Juvenile Project: Next Generation, led by Linda Teplin, PhD, will be the first prospective study of intergenerational transmission of substance use disorders (SUDs) in the children of delinquent youth09.18.2018
Feinberg has been awarded a prestigious O’Brien Kidney Center from The National Institutes of Health to expand research into the prevention and treatment of kidney diseases.
EHR-based tools designed to help patients manage complex drug regimens failed to improve medication adherence or lower blood pressure among patients with hypertension, according to a Northwestern Medicine study.
Middle-aged men with erectile dysfunction had a greater chance of experiencing cardiovascular events, according to a research letter published in Circulation.
The second annual Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities Conference, “Artful Medicine,” featured presentations from students, faculty, alumni and clinicians on how the arts inform medical practice and education.