News and Announcements
Read the latest news from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Institute for Public Health and Medicine.
With the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination effort well underway, many of Feinberg’s medical students have volunteered to administer vaccines to patients at Northwestern Medicine healthcare sites across Chicago.
Lucy Bilaver, PhD, associate professor of Pediatrics, has been named director of the Health Sciences Integrated PhD program, while Richard Epstein, PhD, MPH, research professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, has been named associate director.
Hooman Azad, a student in Feinberg’s MD/MPH degree program, has been awarded a 2021 Excellence in Public Health Award from the U.S. Public Health Service.
A team of Northwestern Medicine investigators led by Rina Fox, PhD, MPH, received a Cancer and Aging Translational Bridge Award to investigate circadian disruption in lymphoma.
Bonnie Spring, PhD, chief of Behavioral Medicine in the Department of Preventive Medicine, has received the 2021 Distinguished Scientist Award from the Society of Behavioral Medicine.
Northwestern Medicine scientists and clinicians have continued to investigate methods to combat the disease, including strategies to conduct clinical trials during a pandemic, studying neurologic symptoms in children and reflecting on the importance of professional medical organizations during a public health crisis.
Admitted students recently attended this year’s virtual Second Look, a month-long series of online informational sessions about the medical school’s curriculum and community and opportunities to speak with current students and faculty.
The Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing has been awarded a five-year, $9 million for the expansion of the 2GETHER study, which aims to reduce HIV incidence by teaching relationship and sexual health promotion skills to young men who have sex with men.
It’s been one year since the first case of COVID-19 was detected in the United States, and still Feinberg investigators continue to investigate the disease, its evolution and its impact on society.
- U.S. News & World Report ranks Feinberg’s public health program 24th, the second-highest ranking for a U.S. public health program that is part of a medical school04.01.2021
- IDEAS Lab designed to foster interdisciplinary collaboration and scientific innovation in research on aging and cancer04.01.2021
Since March 2020, a team of Northwestern Medicine scientists have been tracking the evolution of SARS- CoV-2, specifically in the city of Chicago. Their work has been pivotal in understanding how the virus spread to Chicago and what new variants have emerged in the city.
Linda Suleiman, MD, ’17 GME, and Quentin Youmans, ’15 MD, ’18 GME, have been included in the National Minority Quality Forum's 2021 “40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health” list.
Second-year medical student Tricia Pendergrast has been included in Crain’s Chicago Business 2021 Notable Healthcare Heroes list for co-founding and operating GetMePPEChicago.
A new Northwestern Medicine study has discovered why Black men die more often of prostate cancer yet also have greater survival benefits from immunotherapy treatments.
Abbey Filicko, a third-year medical student, presented findings from her community-based participatory research project in partnership with Chicago Public Schools at this year’s American Public Health Association (APHA) virtual annual meeting.
Overall mortality for patients hospitalized for COVID-19 in the U.S. during the first half of 2020 was 18.4 percent, with more than half of all deaths occurring in Black and Hispanic patients, according to findings published in the journal Circulation.
A new study has found many physicians report being sexually harassed and personally attacked on social media on the basis of their religion, race or medical recommendations.
Certificate of need laws — regulations intended to control hospital capacity expansion and improve quality of care — may not be having their intended effects, according to a Northwestern Medicine study.
Shayla Reid, a third-year medical student, has dedicated herself to health equity and caring for marginalized populations, both close to campus and around the world.
Listen to the year's most popular episodes of the Breakthroughs podcast, featuring Northwestern Medicine experts discussing COVID-19 research.
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.