Students performed a series of skits poking fun at the medical school experience at the 38th annual performance of In Vivo, Feinberg’s sketch comedy and variety show, which raised money for Chicago House.
Second-year medical students presented their in-progress research projects at the Area of Scholarly Concentration poster session.
Bruce Henschen, ’12 MD, ’12 MPH, ’15 GME, assistant professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, has received the Thomas Hale Ham Award for New Investigators.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have identified one of the molecular mechanisms behind the variability of holoprosencephaly, a congenital brain malformation.
Northwestern Medicine scientists are exploring a new drug that could make people healthier for longer by slowing the aging process.
Standard guidelines are needed for prescribing opioids to children discharged after a sickle cell disease pain episode, according to a recent Northwestern Medicine study.
The staggering violence in Chicago this year that has led to more than 700 homicides in 2016 alone, according to The Associated Press, which has led to calls for action but also for help in saving lives. A new program called the Chicago South Side Trauma First Responders Course focuses on training anyone to be able to give lifesaving treatment to trauma victims. Started by Dr. Mamta Swaroop, assistant professor of surgery in trauma and critical care at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Dr. Leah Tatebe, a trauma and general surgeon at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in New York, the program was designed in the hopes that if simple steps are taken immediately after a shooting or other violent event, lives can be saved before an ambulance even arrives.
Dr. Lauren Streicher offers women four treatment options, and most pick Vagifem. A month’s supply costs $170 and insurance coverage is limited. A generic version, Yuvafem, just launched at a slightly cheaper price. “They go to their pharmacy and see how much it costs, and then they call me up and say, ‘I can’t do it,'” says Streicher, director of the Center for Sexual Medicine and Menopause at Northwestern University’s medical school in Chicago. But not being able to have sex “is a deal-breaker in a lot of relationships,” she adds.
“Without question, any time you can see such a dramatic reduction in maternal mortality rates, it’s a testament to better care,” said Dr. Alexis Thompson in a phone interview. She, who was not involved in the study, is a professor of Pediatrics at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, where she heads the program in hematology. “The study underscores the value of providing comprehensive care in sickle cell disease.”
“Preventing the onset of obesity, hypertension and diabetes will substantially lower a person’s risk for heart failure and substantially increase the average number of years they will live healthy,” said senior study author Dr. John Wilkins of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. “The benefits of preventing the onset of the risk factors themselves often far exceeds the benefits experienced through treatment of the risk factors after they’ve developed,” Wilkins added by email.