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Read the latest news from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Institute for Public Health and Medicine.
A new National Institute on Drug Abuse-funded course is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of contemporary behavioral and social science researchers working in community-engaged research.
Nearly two-thirds of patients with diabetes either discontinued their second-line medication, switched to a different medication class or intensified their treatment, according to a recent study.
Babies of parents who speak a language other than English may be more likely to be unnecessarily hospitalized when visiting the emergency department for high fevers, according to a recent study published in JAMA Pediatrics.
Individuals born in the U.S. had a higher rate of giving birth prematurely compared to U.S. immigrants, a new Northwestern Medicine study has found.
For the first time in 10 years, the American Heart Association has updated the model to predict someone’s risk of developing heart disease.
Nearly everyone can lower their blood pressure, even people currently on blood pressure-reducing drugs, by lowering their sodium intake, according to a new study published in JAMA.
Northwestern University’s new one-year Master of Science in Epidemiology provides students with an accelerated, rigorous education steeped in the very latest epidemiological research.
Northwestern University has been awarded a $24 million grant to standardize measurement tools used to evaluate childhood health nationwide as part of the National Institutes of Health Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Program.
- Syphilis Transmission in U.S. Higher Among Transgender Women and Black Gay and Bisexual Men, Study Finds10.13.2023
Transgender women and Black gay and bisexual men in Chicago are nearly twice as likely to contract syphilis at some point in their lives as white gay men, according to a new study.
A new Northwestern Medicine study has found obesity before pregnancy is the root cause of future cardiovascular disease, rather than pregnancy complications.
Combining an immune checkpoint inhibitor with standard chemotherapy improved quality of life for patients with advanced stomach cancer or esophageal cancer compared to chemotherapy alone, according to recent findings published in The Journal of Clinical Oncology.
An ongoing partnership between the Oak Park Public Library and Northwestern University scientists seeks to improve mental health resources for teens.
Master of Public Health student Anna Rietti applies her background in healthtech to help address pressing healthcare issues around the globe and right here in Chicago.
Feinberg investigators, students, trainees and faculty celebrated discovery and presented scientific research at Feinberg’s 17th annual Lewis Landsberg Research Day on Sept. 14.
- Research Snapshot: Parenting Practices Discouraging Physical Activity among South Asian British Children09.14.2023Parenting practices play a central role in promoting physical activity among South Asian children, which may be critical in addressing health concerns.
Kwang-Youn A Kim, PhD, associate professor of preventive medicine in biostatistics, has been named the new director of Northwestern University’s Master of Science in Biostatistics program.
David Cella, PhD, professor of Medical Social Sciences, has been named the winner of the 2023 Tripartite Legacy Faculty Prize in Translational Science and Education.
The Institute for Public Health and Medicine welcomes the Osher Center for Integrative Health as its newest member, celebrating the next phase in the long-standing partnership.
Sexual minority women have a higher risk of postpartum depression but are less likely to have their sexual identities documented in electronic medical records, according to a Northwestern Medicine study published in JAMA Psychiatry.
In just six and half years, advancements in surgical technique and new approaches to enhanced recovery have significantly improved perioperative outcomes for lung cancer patients in Illinois.
Marlise Pierre-Wright, ‘22 MD, MPA, an internal medicine resident at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and former medical student, has been awarded a multi-institutional grant for her project that will bolster trauma-informed care curriculum and training for residents.
Time-restricted eating without calorie counting was as effective as a calorie restriction diet for weight loss and cardiometabolic risk reduction in obese adults, according to findings published in Annals of Internal Medicine.
- 08.07.2023Scientists at Northwestern University’s Institute for Public Health and Medicine have developed a new rapid-cycle evaluation approach to help surgical teams adopt new techniques faster.
Kai Holder, a fourth-year medical student, and Sydney Love Cush, a second-year medical student, have been named 2023-2024 Chicago Area Schweitzer Fellows.
Black residents living in highly segregated neighborhoods have significantly shortened life expectancies, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study.
Third-year PhD student Jingzhi Yu seeks to transform patient care through data-driven analysis and close collaboration with medical providers.
Recent and long-term marijuana use is linked to changes in the human genome, a new Northwestern Medicine study published in Molecular Psychiatry has found.
New research from IPHAM members show that menu calorie labels promote healthier eating when people notice them.
Pregnant people who report feeling unsafe in their neighborhoods are more likely to experience depression during pregnancy and have a baby with low birth weight, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open.