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Read the latest news from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Institute for Public Health and Medicine.
Darby Morhardt, PhD, LCSW, research professor in the Mesulam Center for Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease and of Preventive Medicine in the Division of Public Health Practice, was recently appointed to the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Elder Law.
Northwestern and the American Lung Association have begun a first-of-its-kind longitudinal study to track and analyze the lungs of millennials at the peak of their lung health.
Feinberg’s arts and humanities seminars allow medical students to approach the world of medicine and healthcare from different perspectives and with new skills.
A transitional care practice at Northwestern Memorial Hospital helped reduce healthcare costs compared to traditional discharge services, according to a Northwestern Medicine study.
A new Northwestern Medicine study has found almost half of U.S. adults with heart failure have poorly controlled hypertension and diabetes.
Children born to women who took antipsychotic medications later in their pregnancy did not show increased risk of neurodevelopmental disorders, according to a recent study.
A salt substitute that contains less sodium was a cost-effective intervention for prevention of stroke and improved quality of life, according to a recent study.
Epigenetic markers of cognitive aging can predict outcomes on cognitive tests later in life, according to a recent Northwestern Medicine study.
Feinberg faculty members have been elected to two prominent medical societies: the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) and the Association of American Physicians (AAP).
Expanding prescription of statin medication to reduce low-density lipoprotein cholesterol could be a cost-effective intervention against cardiovascular disease, according to a recent study.
- Accomplished Scientist to Join Feinberg as Inaugural Director of the Center for Dissemination and Implementation Science04.05.2022
Sara Becker, PhD, of the Brown University School of Public Health and the Warren Alpert Medical School, has been named the Alice Hamilton Professor of Psychiatry and inaugural director of the newly formed Center for Dissemination and Implementation Science, which is part of the Institute for Public Health and Medicine, effective August 1st.
A new study suggests that one contributor to inequities in pregnancy and cardiovascular outcomes may be the stress created by police violence occurring in Black women’s neighborhoods.
Northwestern Medicine investigators continue to study the COVID-19 pandemic, from the biological mechanisms of disease and infection patterns to the pandemic’s impact on women and sexual and gender minorities.
Northwestern is part of a $170 million, multi-institution National Institutes of Health program that is the first comprehensive study to investigate precision nutrition.
A Northwestern Medicine study has found that a new combination immune therapy treatment not only extended cancer patients’ lives better than other treatments, it also was less toxic to their overall health than other drugs on the market.
Marijuana use among pregnant and postpartum individuals living with HIV increased from 2007 to 2019, according to a Northwestern Medicine study.
A new Northwestern Medicine study has, for the first time, derived and validated a set of risk prediction models for lifetime risk of heart failure.
Statin therapy has been shown cost-effective for lowering cholesterol in young adults, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
David Cella, PhD, the Ralph Seal Paffenbarger Professor, has announced that he will be stepping down as chair of the Department of Medical Social Sciences, the department he helped establish in 2009.
Northwestern Medicine scientists continue to tackle every facet of the COVID-19 pandemic, from investigating coronavirus vaccines’ potential for providing immunity against similar coronaviruses to developing novel rapid antigen-based tests and examining disparities in COVID-19 case and mortality rates in Chicago.
Donald Lloyd-Jones, MD, ScM, chair of Preventive Medicine and the Eileen M. Foell Professor of Heart Research, and current president of the American Heart Association, recently testified before Congress in support of legislation that would improve cardiovascular health in the U.S.
Elizabeth McNally, MD, PhD; Melissa Simon, MD, MPH; and Guillermo Ameer, ScD; have been elected to the National Academy of Medicine.
Dozens of new PhD students from across the country and around the world have arrived on campus to begin their graduate programs at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.