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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.
The Department of Medicine is hosting the fifth annual Women in Medicine Conference, "The Joy and Power of Our Community," in person on March 24, 2023. Visit our site to learn more.
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Women in Medicine Conference Celebrates Community
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.
Carnethon Receives 2023 Paula H. Stern Award
Mercedes Carnethon, PhD, the vice chair and Mary Harris Thompson Professor of Preventive Medicine and of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, has been awarded the Paula H. Stern Award for Outstanding Women in Science and Medicine by the Northwestern Medical Women Faculty Organization.
Changes in Medical School Leadership
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.
AHA Names Quaggin a Distinguished Scientist
Susan Quaggin, MD, has been presented one of The American Heart Association’s 2022 Distinguished Scientist awards, which honor members who have significantly advanced the understanding of cardiovascular, stroke or brain health.
Pregnant Gen Zers, Millennials Twice as Likely to Develop Hypertension in Pregnancy
Gen Zers and millennials are approximately two times more likely to be newly diagnosed with high blood pressure during pregnancy, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study.
New chief of Allergy and Immunology, Stephanie Eisenbarth, MD, PhD, hopes to unlock the secrets of the immune system.
Light During Sleep in Older Adults Linked to Obesity, Diabetes, High Blood Pressure
Exposure to light during sleep was associated with obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure in older adults, according to a recent study.
Distinguished Implementation Scientist to Lead Medical Social Sciences
Rinad S. Beidas, PhD, professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy and of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine, has been named chair of Medical Social Sciences.
Women in Medicine Conference Celebrates Gender Equity
Enthusiastic attendees gathered in the Feinberg Conference Center at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for the fourth annual Women in Medicine conference on Friday, April 22, which was held in-person for the first time in three years.
Accomplished Scientist to Join Feinberg as Inaugural Director of the Center for Dissemination and Implementation Science
Sara Becker, PhD, of the Brown University School of Public Health and the Warren Alpert Medical School, has been named the Alice Hamilton Professor of Psychiatry and inaugural director of the newly formed Center for Dissemination and Implementation Science, which is part of the Institute for Public Health and Medicine, effective August 1st.
Prominent Immunologist Named Chief of Allergy and Immunology
Stephanie Eisenbarth, MD, PhD, of Yale University, has been named chief of Feinberg’s Division of Allergy and Immunology in the Department of Medicine, and director of the newly formed Center for Human Immunobiology.
Assessing Work-Life Integration for Women in Life Sciences
Assessing and addressing the needs of women working in the life sciences may improve work-life integration and innovation, according to a recent survey.
Charting a New Course
New vice dean for education, Marianne Green, MD, has big goals for Feinberg’s curriculum
The XX/XY Factor
A breakthrough Northwestern-led study reveals the ubiquitous impact of biological sex on gene expression
Women in Medicine Conference Navigates a Virtual World
The third annual Northwestern Women in Medicine conference kicked off on December 17, and will feature monthly virtual lectures aimed to empower women in medicine to thrive in a virtual world.
New Leadership in Medical Education
Wayne Stepping Down, Green Named New Vice Dean, New Associate and Assistant Deans Named.
Thompson Honored by National Medical Fellowships
Alexis Thompson, MD, MPH, section chief of Hematology in the Department of Pediatrics, received the Distinguished Alumni Award from National Medical Fellowships, a non-profit organization that provides scholarships and other support for underrepresented minority students in medicine and health professions.
Feinberg Investigator Receives $1.8 million CDC Grant for Gun Violence Prevention Research
The three-year grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will fund the first-ever study looking at how sibling relationships influence firearm involvement.
Northwestern Medicine Scientists Lead Project to Develop Novel Female Contraceptives
A multi-institution team of investigators led by Northwestern Medicine scientists has received an $8 million grant for the identification of novel biological targets to develop non-hormonal contraceptives for women in developing countries.
Feinberg Academy of Medical Educators Appoints New Director
Mary McBride, MD, MEd, associate professor of Pediatrics and Medical Education, has been named director of the Feinberg Academy of Medical Educators (FAME), effective November 1.
Promoting Gender Equity in Academic Medicine During COVID-19
A recent Northwestern Medicine perspective piece published in journal Academic Medicine discussed how the COVID-19 pandemic could impact gender equity within the field, specifically the retention and advancement of women.
Northwestern Medicine Scientists Receive Multimillion-dollar Grant to Continue Landmark Parkinson’s Study
Tanya Simuni, MD, director of the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center, has received a multimillion-dollar grant from The Michael J. Fox Foundation to identify biomarkers of Parkinson’s disease progression for use in clinical trials for novel therapies.
Healy Receives Physician Assistant Lifetime Achievement Award
Kristine Healy, MPH, PA-C, assistant professor of Medical Education and associate director of Feinberg’s Physician Assistant program, has received the Illinois Academy of Physician Assistants’ Lifetime Achievement Award for her service and dedication to physician assistant advocacy, education and clinical practice.
Breast and Ovarian Cancer Drug Extends Prostate Cancer Survival
Men with advanced prostate cancer who were treated based on the genetic makeup of their cancer survived significantly longer than those treated with standard treatments, according to a new study.
Protein Paves the Way for Early HIV Infection
Northwestern Medicine investigators have discovered that a specialized protein associated with the microtubules of a cell helps facilitate and regulate early stages of HIV infection.
Assessing COPD Risk and Narrow Airways
A mismatch between airway size and lung capacity, called dysanapsis, is a strong risk factor for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to a new study.
Biological Sex Affects Genes for Body Fat, Cancer, Birth Weight
Biological sex has a small but ubiquitous influence on gene expression in almost every type of human tissue, according to a new study.
Faculty Discuss Current State of the COVID-19 Pandemic
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Northwestern Medicine investigators share their expertise about the current state of the pandemic, strategies to help mitigate its impact and what the upcoming flu season may look like.
Green, Garcia Receive Top Honors from AAMC
Two Feinberg faculty members in the Department of Medical Education have been honored with awards for humanism in medicine and teaching from the Association of American Medical Colleges. (AAMC).
New Leadership in Medical Education
Diane B. Wayne, MD, has indicated that she would like to step down as vice-dean for medical education; Marianne Green, MD, will succeed her. Sandra Sanguino, MD, MPH, has been named senior associate dean for Medical Education, and Joshua Goldstein, MD, has been elevated to senior associate dean for graduate medical education.
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