News and Announcements
Read the latest news from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Institute for Public Health and Medicine.
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.
A salt substitute with less sodium reduced rates of stroke and heart attack in rural China, according to a recent trial.
Certain racial and ethnic minorities develop type 2 diabetes at a younger age than white Americans, meaning current diabetes screening and prevention practices for them may be inadequate and inequitable, according to a new study.
Supporting research projects that partner scientists and individuals with diverse lived experiences is an area of growth for the research enterprise. At Feinberg, Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities (ARCC) is helping move that needle forward.
Northwestern Medicine scientists continue to investigate all aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic: from molecular mechanisms of infection, to child hospitalization and single-dose vaccine response.
Quality improvement must measure more than average care quality and change to address the root causes of health inequity, according to a Northwestern Medicine editorial published in The BMJ.
The rate of gestational diabetes has shot up 30 percent in young U.S. women over the past decade according to a new Northwestern Medicine study.
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.