The work done by Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine faculty members (and even some students) is regularly highlighted in newspapers, online media outlets and more. Below you’ll find links to articles and videos of Feinberg in the news.
Northwestern University’s medical school has launched a website featuring animated characters Olivia the Ovary and Timothy the Testis to teach reproductive health to children. The site, called Reprotopia, features the dancing duo in animated videos that explain reproduction, aimed at children ages 10 to 14.
“Timothy and Olivia are a neat way for kids to de-sensationalize the words ovary and testis,” Dr. Teresa Woodruff, director of the Oncofertility Consortium at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, who helped create the series, stated in Monday’s release. “If we can do that for these common terms, it will be easier for kids to access the information they need for their health as they get older. This removes the taboos to talk about it by giving the kids the terms early enough, so it doesn’t sound ‘dirty.'”