Feinberg has been chosen by The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research to host one of five inaugural Edmond J. Safra Fellowships in Movement Disorders, a specialized training program for clinician-researcher neurologists.
Northwestern Medicine physicians and the non-profit organization Operation Walk Chicago, are providing disaster relief to Nepal Orthopedic Hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal in the aftermath of the devastating earthquakes.
Northwestern Medicine scientists identified an important mechanism that regulates replication of the human papillomavirus.
Members of the Class of 2015, faculty, friends and family met at Chicago’s Navy Pier Grand Ballroom on May 18 to celebrate medical school commencement.
Treatment with two medications that target the most common genetic cause of cystic fibrosis improves lung function and lowers the rate of pulmonary exacerbations, according to results from a Northwestern Medicine clinical trial.
Students and faculty were recognized for their accomplishments and teaching at the Third Annual Honors Day celebration.
In a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine Sunday, researchers reported that they saw dramatic improvement in patients after treating them with a pill that combines ivacaftor and another medication known as lumacaftor. Susanna McColley, a professor of pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and co-author of the study, said about 15,000 patients in the United States alone could benefit.
Dr. Scott Cordes was operating on a patient Tuesday when the hospital building in Nepal began to violently shake. He could hear screams throughout the hospital as nurses and family members tried to evacuate patients. Cordes, an assistant clinical professor with the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, was treating victims of the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal less than three weeks ago, when the area was struck again — this time by a 7.3-magnitude quake centered between the capital Kathmandu and Mount Everest.
Starting Thursday, spanning three days and locations, the Les Turner ALS Research and Patient Center at Northwestern Medicine will exhibit ice sculptures carved in the likeness of people who have suffered from ALS, the center said.
“Understanding this pattern of telomere growth may mean it can be a predictive biomarker for cancer,” Dr. Lifang Hou, the lead study author and a professor of preventive medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, said in a statement. “Because we saw a strong relationship in the pattern across a wide variety of cancers, with the right testing these procedures could be used to eventually diagnose a wide variety of cancers.”