News & Announcements
Read the latest news from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology. The links below take you to articles where you can learn more about our faculty’s latest achievements, awards and honors.
Northwestern Medicine investigators have discovered a novel molecular pathway that promotes tumor growth in uterine fibroids, findings that could inform the development of new targeted therapies, according to a recent study.
Debra Duquette, ’92 MS, associate professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology, has been named the new director of Feinberg’s Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling (GPGC), effective August 1.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have developed a new cellular model of uterine fibroids that stem from a common genetic mutation, which will accelerate further research and treatment development, according to findings published in Nature Communications.
In its annual Best Hospitals rankings, U.S. News & World Report has once again recognized Northwestern Medicine hospitals as leaders in clinical excellence, and for the 12th consecutive year, Northwestern Memorial Hospital has been named to the Best Hospitals Honor Roll.
Despite having risk factors for heart disease, only 60 percent of women reported receiving counseling on optimizing their heart health at their six-week postpartum visits, according to a new Northwestern study.
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.
The Center for Health Equity Transformation (CHET) held its annual Juneteenth Celebration of Black Culture, Art and Music webinar on June 15, and featured a discussion exploring persistent health disparities experienced by the Black community.
The Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing convened scientists, policymakers, community organizations and LGBTQ+ community members to discuss the inclusion and advancement of LGBTQ+ individuals in STEM fields for its annual State of Sexual and Gender Minority Health Symposium, held in Washington, D.C..
Faculty members and fourth-year medical students were recognized for their academic and clinical excellence during Feinberg’s Honors Day, held May 12 in the Hughes auditorium.
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has again been recognized as one of the best medical schools in the nation, ranking 13th among research-oriented institutions, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings.
Patients with endometrial cancer who received the immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab in addition to chemotherapy had longer progression-free survival compared to chemotherapy alone, according to a recent clinical trial published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Feinberg’s Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) held its annual Women’s Forum, which included a reproductive justice panel featuring physician-scientists from across the Midwest.
Women in the medical field and their allies gathered in the Feinberg Conference Center at Northwestern Memorial Hospital on Friday, March 24 to celebrate community during the fifth annual Women in Medicine conference.
Feinberg’s chapter of the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) medical honor society welcomed 42 new members in a ceremony on March 15, recognizing outstanding educational achievement and significant contributions to medicine.
Years of anticipation erupted in a flurry of torn envelopes on Friday as fourth-year Feinberg medical students found out about their residency matches during this year’s Match Day celebration.
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University recently hosted the third annual Health Equity Week, a week-long series of educational programming exploring healthcare inequities and disparities, and solutions to address them.
A recent study has identified novel genetic causes of non-obstructive azoospermia, the most severe form of male infertility, findings that may inform future treatment strategies and interventions.
Feinberg has named two new associate deans: Kathryn Hufmeyer, MD, has been named associate dean for curriculum, and Linda Suleiman, MD, has been promoted to associate dean for diversity, equity and inclusion.
Non-white racial and ethnic groups are underrepresented in OB-GYN clinical trials, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study.
Northwestern Medicine investigators continue to study the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on health outcomes and society, from maternal vaccinations and antibody response to reducing burnout amongst healthcare workers and identifying novel therapeutic targets.
A Northwestern Medicine study has demonstrated a causal link between environmental phthalates and the increased growth of uterine fibroids.
The Supreme Court ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization has created confusion for many women seeking medical care when pregnant. Nevertheless, Feinberg investigators continue to pursue research that identifies important factors that impact maternal health.
Northwestern Medicine investigators have discovered that a particular enzyme is essential for regulating cancer cell survival and metastasis under cellular stress, according to a recent study.
Faculty, staff and students shared presentations, workshops and discussions on the future of medical education at Feinberg’s 12th annual Medical Education Day, held September 30.