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Read the latest news from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Institute for Public Health and Medicine.
Blessing Aghaulor, MD, MPH, a former resident in internal medicine and current fellow in Gastroenterology and Hepatology, has conducted research on transplant outcomes and consulted about patients at the ERASE trafficking clinic in Chicago.
A targeted virtual health intervention was effective in reducing fear of recurrence among breast cancer survivors.
Thirty-five years since it was started, the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults study, or CARDIA, has become a premier source for the determinants, mechanism and outcomes of cardiovascular disease and manifestations of aging.
A new project led by Northwestern Medicine investigators aims to mitigate food deserts and kidney disease in predominantly Black communities in Chicago.
A Northwestern Medicine study has found that women with hormone receptor-positive breast cancer were more likely to discontinue hormone therapy early due to poor quality of life-related outcomes.
A growing cadre of Northwestern Medicine scientists are ensuring that evidence-based practices are put to use properly, a field that has taken on new urgency this year as the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated serious health disparities.
Risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes and smoking conferred greater risk of heart failure in young and middle aged individuals when compared with older individuals, according to a recent study.
Trisha Kaundinya, a first-year student in Feinberg’s MD/MPH Program, and Elizabeth Adams, a first-year medical student, are the co-founders and co-presidents of Feinberg’s Disability Advocacy Coalition in Medicine.
Donald Lloyd-Jones, MD, ScM, the Eileen M. Foell Professor and chair of Preventive Medicine, is the newly elected president of the American Heart Association.
The Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing hosted its latest Current Issues in LGBTQ Health Lecture Series webinar featuring TJ Billard, PhD, who spoke about the politics of transgender health misinformation and its impact on health and human rights for transgender individuals.
Casey Benzaken, a second-year dual degree MD/MPH student, is studying the attitudes towards flu vaccines of Northwestern University undergraduates.
One of the biggest diseases of the modern era is a pernicious cluster of risk factors called metabolic syndrome, and Northwestern scientists across disciplines are looking for new ways to understand, target, treat, and even prevent this syndrome, with the hopes of ultimately creating a much healthier nation.
Northwestern Medicine investigators continue to assess COVID-19 treatments for mild to severe cases, the widespread adoption of telemedicine, and why a “return to normal” will be a missed opportunity to improve healthcare.
Jiancheng Ye, a PhD student in Feinberg’s Health Sciences Integrated PhD program, was the author a paper that explores strategies to address clinician burnout linked to patient-integrated data in electronic health records.
Pregnant women who are diagnosed with COVID-19 have a higher risk of severe maternal morbidity and mortality and neonatal complications compared to pregnant women without COVID-19, according to recent findings.
Vaccination against COVID-19 can help protect individuals, communities and facilitate a return to normal life, according to a recent webinar.
The Institute for Public Health and Medicine hosted a virtual Population Health Forum Seminar featuring the commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health, Allison Arwady, MD, MPH, who discussed the city’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and plans for the future.
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.
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