Feinberg capped off its week-long celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. with a keynote address by Charles Blow, op-ed columnist at the New York Times, political commentator on CNN and former Presidential Visiting Professor at Yale University.
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The newly launched Center for Autism and Neurodevelopment, directed by Peter Penzes, PhD, aims to deepen understanding of the biological bases of autism and related neurodevelopmental disorders.
A newly announced American Heart Association research center will be led by Mary McDermott, MD, and focus on calf muscle pathology in peripheral artery disease.
Under the leadership of Lee Lindquist, MD, Northwestern is expanding its role in offering home-based primary care for seniors, including a new training program for providers.
A team from the academic and clinical arms of
Northwestern Medicine has been assembled to study patient DNA and create customized therapies for Parkinson’s, Epilepsy, and ALS in a model called Personalized Neurology.
Alexis Thompson, MD, MPH, has been named president of the American Society of Hematology, the world’s largest hematology professional organization.
Entrepreneurship has been rapidly expanding at Feinberg. Through a range of initiatives, medical school leadership anticipates that the culture of innovation will only continue to grow in coming years.
Laimonis Laimins, PhD, the Guy and Anne Youmans Professor and chair of Microbiology-Immunology, and Richard J. Miller, PhD, the Alfred Newton Richards Professor of Pharmacology, have been elected as 2017 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Feinberg reaffirmed its commitment to informatics and precision medicine by appointing Firas Wehbe, MD, PhD, as its first chief research informatics officer.
Students performed a series of skits satirizing the medical school experience at “In Vivo Goes Paperless,” the 39th annual performance of In Vivo, Feinberg’s sketch comedy and variety show.