News and Announcements
Read the latest news from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Institute for Public Health and Medicine.
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.
More than 110 faculty, staff, students, and trainees have come together to collaborate and work closely with Chicago hospitals and communities to forecast the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, predict the outcome of public health interventions and share resources for containing the disease.
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine students have organized a volunteer effort among medical students and graduate students to help support health care workers, older community members at higher risk for COVID-19 and working parents during the pandemic.
Using selfie video messages filmed in their workplaces, Northwestern Medicine physicians and medical experts on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic urge the community to take the health crisis seriously.
A new potential drug target has been identified in SARS CoV-2 – the virus that causes COVID-19 – by scientists who say multiple drugs will likely be needed to respond to the pandemic.
- Published Research: "Effects of two forms of practice facilitation on cardiovascular prevention in primary care"03.18.2020
- Two IPHAM members, Drs. Melissa Simon and Karl Bilimoria, are honored as the 2020 Mentors of the Year03.18.2020
- NU President, Morton Schapiro, pens opinion piece, "Commentary: Our resilience and empathy will carry us through this coronavirus crisis"03.17.2020
- Melissa Simon quoted in "Chicago-area pregnant women share concerns about coronavirus. Northwestern OB-GYN says issue is about contact."03.16.2020
- Angira Patel co-authors opinion piece, "What if Two COVID-19 Victims Need Ventilators and Just One Is Available?"03.16.2020
- Erin Paquette writes opinion piece, "Social distancing puts most vulnerable for health disparities at risk"03.16.2020
- Robert Murphy weighs in on the WTTW article, "COVID-19 Got You Feeling Cooped Up? An Expert Says It’s OK to Go Outside"03.16.2020
- [Podcast] Judy Moskowitz is a guest to talk about ways to cope with social distancing on the Science Talk podcast from Scientific American03.16.2020
- IPHAM trainees contribute to Lancet COVID-19 publication about how COVID-19 is transmitted and its virulence03.13.2020
- IPHAM trainees contribute to Lancet COVID-19 publication about how COVID-19 is transmitted and its virulence03.12.2020
- James Adams publishes Viewpoint piece in JAMA: "Supporting the Health Care Workforce During the COVID-19 Global Epidemic"03.12.2020
A potential drug target has been identified in a newly mapped protein of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Most young adults who identify as transgender desire having their preferred names and pronouns documented in electronic medical records (EMRs), according to recent survey findings published in JAMA Pediatrics.
Attendees recently celebrated the 10 year anniversary of the Mediators of Atherosclerosis in South Asians Living in America (MASALA) Study, the first longitudinal cohort study to investigate heart disease and diabetes risk factors that contribute to disparities in South Asian Americans.
- CFAAR to partner with FARE Data Commons to connect food allergy stakeholders and researchers around the globe02.25.2020
A new study has found no evidence that the 2019 novel coronavirus, COVID-19, is passed from women in their third trimester to the fetus in the womb.
Norrina Allen, PhD, is the new director of the Center for Epidemiology and Population Health.