Two Feinberg medical students gained research experience working in a lab with faculty from the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Second-year physician assistant students presented the results of their research projects at the Physician Assistant Program Capstone presentations.
Scientists have created a glowing map of the very first cells to be infected with an HIV-like virus, pinpointing the vulnerable points where HIV may enter the female reproductive tract.
Feinberg’s Women Faculty Organization honored Joan Brugge, PhD, director of the Ludwig Center at Harvard Medical School, with the Distinguished Women in Medicine and Science Award.
On April 29 and 30, more than 400 alumni and guests visited Feinberg to reunite with old friends, share memories and catch up on the latest happenings at the medical school.
Massimo Cristofanilli, an oncologist at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, has used Guardant Health’s test on more than 200 breast cancer patients with late-stage disease and said it has been helpful in about 6o to 70 percent of cases to determine a next course of treatment. He sees FDA approval as critical for widespread adoption.
“Physicians, especially community physicians, won’t feel comfortable until they have more of a guarantee that the tests are doing what they are supposed to be doing,” he said.
CARDIA examines how socio-economics, living habits, environment and several other factors affect wellness and aging. Now in its 30th year, the study has yielded hundreds of research papers cited thousands of times in other medical publications.
“It really has become the premier study that has looked at the aging process from young adulthood to middle age,” said Northwestern cardiologist Dr. Donald M. Lloyd-Jones, the principal investigator for the Chicago CARDIA field office. “This has really taught us a lot about the precursors (to heart disease) and how those risks develop as we age.”
As Carla Berkowitz walked up to classmates Jessica Quaggin-Smith and Max Kazer on Monday afternoon at Lake Shore Park, not far from Northwestern Memorial Hospital, she noticed a shirtless man in gym shorts and black sneakers leaning back on a nearby bench with his head tilted back…The trio, students at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, rushed over to him. They said they saw that the man’s eyes were glazed, his lips a bluish color and his skin was pale. He appeared unconscious.
Experts who weren’t involved in the project said the results hold promise. Lee Miller of Northwestern University, who has done similar research in monkeys, called the results “an important step” toward developing a tool for helping patients. He agreed that the forearm electrodes would probably have to be implanted, but he said the current approach is “clearly a good starting point.”