We are proud to announce that Momen M. Wahidi, MD, MBA has been selected as one of the top reviewers of the journal CHEST during the past year. This select group has been chosen based on the volume and quality of their reviews, which support the success of the journal. Please join us in expressing our appreciation to Dr. Wahidi for his time dedicated to this task and congratulations on this achievement.
We would like to congratulate Benjamin Singer, MD on his recent induction into the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), one of the oldest medical honor societies in the United States. Membership of the ASCI is composed of more than 3,000 physician-scientists dedicated to advancing medical research and improving treatments, as well as mentoring future physician-scientists. Congratulations also to SeungHye Han, MD, MPH, who was honored with the ASCI Young Physician-Scientist Award, which recognizes physician-scientists who are early in their first faculty appointment and have made notable achievements in their research. You can read more about Drs. Singer and Han and their impactful research at Northwestern in this article.
Please join us in congratulating Lisa F. Wolfe, MD, who has been selected by the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) to receive the Clinical Achievement Award. This award, newly established in 2024, honors a sleep clinician who has made transformative contributions to clinical sleep care. Congratulations!
We are thrilled to announce our 2024 Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Fellows:
Pulmonary Disease & Critical Care Medicine Fellows – July 2024
Jakub Glowala, MD
Melissa Ross, MD
Ben Ulrich, MD, PhD
Srinivas Panchamukhi, MD
Arjun Tambe, MD
Interventional Pulmonology Fellow – July 2024
Irene Riestra Guiance, MD
We are so excited to welcome you! Congratulations!
We are pleased to announce that Navdeep S. Chandel, PhD and Richard G. Wunderink, MD were named to the 2023 "Highly Cited Researchers" list, published by Clarivate Analytics. It is a testament to the impact of the work we do that two of the twelve investigators who received this recognition from Feinberg are part of SQLIFTS. See the announcement in this article. Congratulations!
Congratulations to Karen M. Ridge, PhD, who has been invested as the Ernest S Bazley Professor of Pulmonary Sciences. Endowed Chairs represent an important and meaningful recognition from Northwestern University and its supporters for the outstanding contributions of our most accomplished scholars to our missions. For the past two decades, Dr. Ridge has led Pulmonary and Critical Care's research programs in epithelial cell biology and made critical contributions to our understanding of the signaling role of the intermediate filament network. She is also a leader in education through her direction of the Kimberly Querrey Summer Research Program, the Training Program in Lung Sciences (T32), and the SQLIFTS Health Education Program.
- Chandel receives Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) 2023 Lurie Prize in Biomedical Sciences08.10.2023
Congratulations to Navdeep S Chandel, PhD, as a co-recipient of the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) 2023 Lurie Prize in Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Chandel is the David W. Cugell Professor of Medicine, Biochemistry, and Molecular Genetics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Chandel began his career in 2000 as an independent investigator in Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine. His lab was an early pioneer in developing the concept that mitochondria as signaling organelles control physiology and diseases beyond ATP production. SQLIFTS is proud to include Dr. Chandel among its leaders.
- Mitochondrial integrated stress response controls lung epithelial cell fate08.09.2023
Congratulations to two investigators of SQLIFTS, SeungHye Han, MD, MPH (Assistant Professor) and Navdeep S. Chandel, PhD (David W. Cugell Professor) for their recent study published in Nature. Their collaboration led to demonstrating that mitochondria regulate essential signals for the development of alveolar epithelial cells in the lung. Dr. Han, a physician-scientist, is finishing her K08 grant under the mentorship of Dr. Chandel. Dr. Han’s laboratory is following up the study by examining whether mitochondria-dependent signaling is disrupted during lung repair after injury resulting in lung diseases like pulmonary fibrosis or prolonged viral pneumonia. If this is true, it could open new avenues for treatments that target mitochondria-dependent signaling in diseases involving lung damage and repair. You can read more about this important research in this article!
Northwestern Medicine scientists helped develop the largest and most comprehensive cell map of the human lung in a recent study published in Nature Medicine.
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has launched the new Simpson Querrey Lung Institute for Translational Science (SQLIFTS), ushering in a new era of lung research, education, and patient care at Northwestern Medicine.