Media Coverage

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. 0

Using plastic models of breasts embedded with data-capturing sensors and
simulated tumors, Dr. Carla Pugh of Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine is zeroing in on how to measure a medical
student’s ability to tell the difference between a cancerous lump and a
benign cyst.

Chicago Sun-Times 0

“In all the meters people use to treat
diabetes, there have been continuous improvements in terms of accuracy,
responsiveness, ease of use, and convenience, all of which is offering
greater peace of mind,” said Northwestern Memorial Hospital endocrinologist
Dr. Mark Molitch.

Chicago Tribune 0

Victoria Lavigne, a child psychologist and an assistant clinical professor of
psychiatry at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, said she
believes parents should take the academy’s recommendations “very seriously,”
but she recognizes the difficulties enforcing such rules might

U.S. News and World Report 0

Researchers from Northwestern University came to the conclusion after
studying the results of a 2003-2008 survey of 11,079 people, all aged 20 and
older, with an average age of 46. About half were women, 22 percent were
black and 27 percent were Mexican-American.

USA Today 0

Other research has shown that diets high in fiber (found
in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and beans) are associated with a lower
risk of high blood pressure, obesity and elevated cholesterol, which
increase the risk of heart attacks. But not much has been known about
fiber’s role in regards to the lifetime risk of cardiovascular disease. So
researchers at Northwestern University in Chicago analyzed dietary-recall
data from more than 11,000 people, ages 20 and older, who participated in
the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. 0

“It’s the only therapy to date that has been shown to reverse neurologic
deficits,” says Richard K. Burt, MD, chief of the division of
medicine-immunotherapy for autoimmune diseases at Northwestern University’s
Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. “But you have to get the right group
of patients.” 0

“What he’s doing is a good thing,” said Dr. Charles Weingarten, an ENT in
private practice for 41 years and assistant clinical professor at
Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. Weingarten examined
the MDHearingAid at the request of Tribune Newspapers. “It’s an economic
issue. Good enough is sometimes the best you’re going to get.” 0

Take for example Alzheimer’s. Elan and other pharmaceutical companies have
been pursuing tracks to eradicate the disease altogether with vaccines.
Northwestern University School of Medicine Researchers Christopher
Bissonnette and Jack Kessler converted stem cells (general cells in the bone
marrow) into brain cells that can be used to replace damaged

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