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Upcoming Events

We offer events throughout the year featuring women speakers or promoting faculty development. Recent events have included our Northwestern Women in Medicine: Leading the Way symposium and guest speaker Margot Lee Shetterly, author of Hidden Figures.

Check this space for updates as details on upcoming events are available, including:

Leadership Profiles & News Features

Mary McDermott, MD

Hot Cocoa Aids Walking in Peripheral Artery Disease

Mary McDermott found cocoa improved walking distance in patients with peripheral artery disease.
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Virginia Bishop, MD

Remembering Virginia Bishop

Virginia Bishop was a respected colleague and advocate for diversity, inclusion and equity in healthcare.
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Norrina Allen, PhD

Allen to Lead Newly Relaunched Center for Population Health

Norrina Allen is the director of the newly relaunched Center for Epidemiology and Population Health.
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Cara J.Gottardi, PhD

Gottardi Named Director of Driskill Graduate Program

Gottardi takes over the program from Nicholas Cianciotto, who has led it since 2012.
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Kavitha Gandhi, MD

Gift to Dermatology Honors Women in Science and Medicine

Kavitha Gandhi and Sanjay Gandhi decided to make a generous gift that that honors the achievements of women in science and medicine.
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Neha Reddy

Student Helps Organize Northwestern’s Inaugural Healthcare Hackathon

Neha Reddy recently co-founded Northwestern’s first Health Hackathon.
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Amy Paller, MD

Skin Deep

Amy Paller, MD, chair of the Department of Dermatology, oversees the Skin Biology and Diseases Resource-Based Center (SBDRC).
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Mercedes Carnethon, PhD

Funding Disparities Research and Underrepresented Minority Scientists

Northwestern authors discuss a recent JAMA editorial highlighting the lack of funding for health disparities and to minority scientists.
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Tanya Simuni, MD

‘Soft’ Symptoms Detected Before Parkinson’s Disease

A study led by Tanya Simuni investigates the impact of the minor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
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Kassandra Samuel

Student Investigates Impact of Medicine Beyond the Clinic

Kassandra Samuel is interested in improving surgery — both while patients are under the knife and during their recovery.
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Ariel Thames

Student Aims for the Crossroads of Medicine and Scientific Discovery

Ariel Thames wants to be at the intersection of science and medicine.
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Salem Argaw

Medical Student Helps Examine Impact of Public Charge Immigration Rule

Salem Argaw’s research found that the Public Charge Rule would pose harm on immigrants in Cook County.
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Kamya Bijawat

Medical Student Studies Wireless Infant Monitoring Sensors in South African Hospital

Kamya Bijawat spent a month studying how wireless infant monitoring sensors could improve parent-infant bonding.
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Talia Lerner, PhD

Lerner Receives NIH New Innovator Award

Talia Lerner, PhD, received the National Institutes of Health Director’s New Innovator Award, an early-career grant.
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Betina Yanez, PhD

Yanez Honored for Work in Psychosocial Oncology

Betina Yanez, PhD, received the New Investigator Award 2019 from the American Psychosocial Oncology Society.
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Melissa Simon

Health Equity Champion

Melissa Simon is on a mission to reduce health disparities in every sector, from education to research to clinical care.
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Karla Satchell

Therapeutic Toxins

Northwestern investigators explore the transformative potential of bacterial toxins.
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Alexis A. Thompson, MD, MPH

New Blood

Gene therapy delivers novel solution for treating serious blood disease.
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Lori Post

Policy Expert

Lori Post takes a high-level approach to protect worldwide victims of abuse, neglect and exploitation.
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Roopal Kundu

Role Model

Roopal Kundu guides students through the admissions process and beyond.
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No Small Plans

Susan Quaggin, MD, is bringing kidney research into the future.

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Revolutionizing the Rules of Research

Teresa Woodruff helped persuade the National Institutes of Health to change its policy so that females — from animals to people — must be considered in all NIH-funded studies.
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Sydney Doe

Medical Student Recognized for Public Health Research, Advocacy

The Women's Caucus of the American Public Health Association recently named Sydney Doe, a third-year medical student, the winner of the Highest Scoring Student Abstract Award.
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Maya Jackson-Gibson

Student Recognized for Leadership in Diversity and Inclusion, Women’s Health

Maya Jackson-Gibson received an M2 Student Senate Service Award for her leadership in Medical Students for Choice and the Health Professions Recruitment & Exposure Program.

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Elizabeth McNally, MD, PhD

McNally Elected to National Academy of Inventors

Elizabeth McNally, MD, PhD, director of the Center for Genetic Medicine, has been elected as a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. 

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Ruchi Gupta, MD, MPH

New Center for Food Allergy and Asthma Research Established

Ruchi Gupta, MD, MPH, will direct the new Center for Food Allergy and Asthma Research.
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