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Browse below for a collection events featuring women speakers or promoting faculty development.

Northwestern Women in Medicine: Leading the Way

This all-day symposium aims to empower women in leadership and to facilitate career advancement by identifying barriers prevalent in medicine and finding ways to initiate constructive solutions.

FRIDAY, OCT. 11, 2019

Author Margot Lee Shetterly

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly, the true story of the black women mathematicians at NASA, is Northwestern University’s One Book One Northwestern all-campus read for 2019-20. Shetterly will be visiting both the Chicago and Evanston campuses in October.

Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019

Student & Faculty Tea

Co-hosted by Feinberg's American Medical Women's Association and the Women Faculty Organization, this event is an opportunity for students and faculty to meet and interact over tea, coffee and light snacks.


Annual Lewis Landsberg Research Day

The Annual Lewis Landsberg Research Day is a campus-wide event to promote faculty and trainee development through the sharing of exciting research and conversation with colleagues. The 2020 speaker is stem cell and regenerative medicine expert Fiona Watt.

Coming APRIL 2020

2020 Commencement

Every May, Feinberg recognizes and celebrates fourth-year medical students as they reach the end of their medical school journey and earn their degrees. Next year's commencement speaker will be Mary Klotman, MD, dean of Duke University School of Medicine.

Coming MAY 2020

Leadership Profiles & News Features

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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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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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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Breakthroughs Podcast

Our Breakthroughs Podcast has highlighted some of our top scientists and the fascinating questions about human health that they explore. Listen in to their episodes:

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