Nancy Andrews, MD, PhD, Dean of Duke University School of Medicine, will deliver the keynote address at Feinberg’s 158th commencement on Monday, May 22.
Treating mild hypothyroidism during pregnancy does not lead to improved cognitive functioning in children through five years of age, according to a recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Scientists have demonstrated that a small-molecule inhibitor can preserve fertility in mice, when administered as a co-treatment with conventional chemotherapy.
A new study defined the architecture of nuclear lamins, the fibrous proteins in a cell’s nucleus, providing further insights into their role in cell structure.
On Match Day, Feinberg’s fourth-year medical students gathered at Chicago’s Gino’s East to celebrate and learn where they will spend the next three to seven years training as residents.
Thirty-six new members of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine community were inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) medical honor society.
A recent Northwestern Medicine study that examined the South Side neighborhood of Oakland found that 29 percent of the 72 African-American study participants have the disorder and an additional 7 percent exhibited a large number of signs that are part of a PTSD diagnosis. Researchers said they believe that points to a need for more mental health services and screenings in poor neighborhoods. “People are struggling severely, and I think that sometimes the negative implications of mental illness are really underestimated,” said Inger Burnett-Zeigler, a clinical psychologist and one of the authors on the study.
Tina Kiguradze and William Temps of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago and colleagues found that when erectile dysfunction occurred in men taking 5ARIs for at least 180 days, the dysfunction was more likely to last at least 90 days after stopping the medication. Erectile dysfunction, when it occurred, resolved faster in men who took the medications for shorter periods.
Lee Lindquist, chief of geriatrics at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, wondered if people could become better prepared for such emergencies, and so she designed a research project to find out. The result is a unique website, planyourlifespan.org, which helps older adults plan for predictable problems during what Lindquist calls the “last quarter of life” — roughly, from age 75 on. “Many people plan for retirement,” the energetic physician explained in her office close to Lake Michigan. “They complete a will, assign powers of attorney, pick out a funeral home, and they think they’re done.”
The results suggest that an integrated approach to healthy eating is possible, said Linda Van Horn, a spokeswoman for the American Heart Association and a professor of preventive medicine at Northwestern University, who was not involved in the study. “Typically, the higher the diet is in natural — not processed — plant-based foods, the lower the sodium intake is,” she said. “So by eating more of the favored foods, the detrimental intakes of sodium, as well as trans-fat and saturated fat and sugar, are lower.”