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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.

Upcoming

Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center is hosting the Rise, Serve, Lead! America’s Women Physicians exhibit Sept. 27 to Nov. 6. The exhibit At Home and Over There: American Women Physicians in World War I is also currently on display at the library.

News & Podcasts

Protein Paves the Way for Early HIV Infection

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

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.

Faculty Discuss Current State of the COVID-19 Pandemic

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

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

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.

All In

All In

A prominent national expert on allergy prevalence, treatment, and advocacy, Ruchi Gupta, MD, MPH, was named last year to be the founding director of the new Center for Food Allergy & Asthma Research at Northwestern’s Institute for Public Health and Medicine.

Center for Health Services and Outcomes Names New Director

Center for Health Services and Outcomes Names New Director

Tara Lagu, MD, MPH, associate director of the Institute for Healthcare Delivery and Population Science at Baystate Medical Center and the University of Massachusetts Medical School, has been named director of IPHAM’s Center for Health Services and Outcomes.

A Natural Networker

A Natural Networker

As the new chair of the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, Luisa Iruela-Arispe, PhD, aims to engender a sense of crossdisciplinary collaboration, bringing together scientists investigating developmental processes and myriad human cell types and to leverage those studies to treat illness throughout the body.

Informing Policy

Informing Policy

Two Northwestern investigators — Linda Teplin, PhD, and Lori Ann Post, PhD — are at the forefront of some of the most complex and dire issues facing the United States today, blending rigorous scientific investigation and perseverance to put their findings in the hands of policymakers.

Northwestern Celebrates Women in Medicine

Northwestern Celebrates Women in Medicine

Feinberg celebrates the remarkable achievements of Northwestern's women faculty in medicine and commemorates their contributions to science, clinical medicine, and society.

Lerner Receives NIH New Innovator Award

Lerner Receives NIH New Innovator Award

Talia Lerner, PhD, has received the NIH Director's New Innovator Award, an early-career grant supporting projects in the biomedical, behavioral or social sciences.

McNally Elected to National Academy of Inventors

McNally Elected to National Academy of Inventors

Elizabeth McNally, MD, PhD, has been elected as a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, joining more than 900 other inventors, who were selected for prolific innovations that improve quality of life or economic development.

Drug Regimen Improves Survival in Lymphoma

Drug Regimen Improves Survival in Lymphoma

A drug called brentuximab vedotin combined with chemotherapy significantly improved overall survival for patients with a type of T-cell lymphoma, according to a clinical trial in The Lancet.

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