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Browse the articles below to learn more about our faculty’s latest achievements, awards and honors.

  • 06.17.2019
    The Louis A. Simpson and Kimberly K. Querrey Biomedical Research Center – the largest new building solely dedicated to biomedical research at an American medical school* – officially opened June 17 at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

    Northwestern is the fastest-growing research enterprise among all U.S. medical schools – climbing from 39th to 15th in National Institutes of Health funding since 2002. The new center provides much-needed biomedical research space to continue Northwestern’s projected growth.
  • 04.16.2019
    Alpesh A Patel, MD, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurological Surgery, was quoted in an NBC News article on Tiger Woods' remarkable recovery from spinal fusion surgery. Read more.
  • 02.15.2019
    Craig Horbinski, MD, PhD, associate professor of Pathology and Neurological Surgery, is not just a physician, scientist and expert on brain tumors. He’s also a minor Twitter celebrity. more
  • 02.06.2019

    A Northwestern Medicine study has demonstrated the role of dopamine in the progression of glioblastoma and suggests that targeting the neurotransmitter may slow cancer growth.

  • 02.01.2019
    Joshua Rosenow, MD, director of functional neurosurgery and epilepsy surgery at Northwestern Medicine in Chicago, discusses neuromodulation and exciting developments in the future. more
  • 12.21.2018
    Learn more about wearables created with and by John A. Rogers, Louis Simpson and Kimberly Querrey Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Neurological Surgery.
  • 11.16.2018

    Armed with a prestigious new grant, investigators prepare to rapidly translate scientific breakthroughs into better brain tumor therapies. Read the story in Northwestern Medicine magazine.

  • 11.14.2018
    THE FUTURE OF wearable skincare technology is roughly the size of an M&M. Launching today, L'Oréal’s La Roche-Posay My Skin Track UV sensor clips onto clothing and measures the wearer’s exposure to UV radiation, a form of radiation that is known to damage skin and, in large amounts, cause skin cancer. more
  • 11.13.2018

    The Simpson Querrey Center for Epigenetics is connecting the Northwestern academic and medical community to integrate the study of epigenetics into science and clinical care.

  • 11.06.2018
    A device could change the lives of a million patients. more
  • 10.22.2018
    "We are pleased to partner with one of the largest health care systems in the Midwest to provide the highest-quality neurological care to patients living in Northwest Indiana," said Maciej Lesniak, MD, Michael J. Marchese Professor of Neurosurgery and chair of the department of neurological surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. "This unique affiliation will offer enhanced care to residents in areas who may have limited access to leading specialists and cutting-edge clinical trials." more
  • 10.18.2018
    Northwestern University is ranked #24. more
  • 10.16.2018
    Among the 3,366 research grants awarded to Northwestern during the last fiscal year was funding to advance potentially transformative discovery on glioblastoma (GBM), one of the most common and aggressive of primary malignant brain cancers. In August, the Feinberg School and Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University obtained a highly competitive $11.5 million grant from the National Cancer Institute that supports research to help people diagnosed with GBM, which has a median survival rate of just 15 months. With this new award, Northwestern investigators — led by Maciej (Matt) Lesniak and C. David James, both neurological surgery — have established a Specialized Program of Research Excellence in brain cancer with an emphasis on GBM. more
  • 09.02.2018
    "I have been a neurosurgeon for 32 years," he added. "From time to time, we see cases where people have miraculous recoveries. The work Erin did to enable herself to walk again is a tribute to her spirit, her faith and her forgiveness of the person who caused all these injuries." Learn more about Erin's journey here
  • 08.15.2018
  • Northwestern Memorial is ranked No. 8 for Neurology & Neurosurgery
    “Every day, our people demonstrate an extraordinary commitment to providing world-class neurosurgical care by delivering the highest standards to our patients and families we are privileged to serve,” said Maciej Lesniak, MD, chair of neurological surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. “As we continue to expand our neurosurgical program into the suburbs, our mission is to offer high-quality care for urgent and complex neurosurgical conditions closer to home. This honor validates the drive everyone has in the department to bring the neurosurgery department to new heights.” ​
  • 08.06.2018
    How the lighthouses on Michigan Avenue are a part of Patricia “Pat” Ward's story under the care of James Chandler, MD. Read here
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