Feinberg is a research-intensive institution that prioritizes taking scientific discovery from the bench to the bedside to improve patient care and outcomes. With access to the school’s wide variety of basic science and clinical research programs and centers, inquisitive medical and graduate students contribute to this goal by designing and conducting their own research projects. Read on to learn more about some of their recent work.
Second-year medical students presented their in-progress research projects at the Area of Scholarly Concentration poster session.
Standard guidelines are needed for prescribing opioids to children discharged after a sickle cell disease pain episode, according to a recent Northwestern Medicine study.
Matthew Doerfler, a second-year medical student, majored in biomedical engineering as an undergrad, and now brings those skills to his global health research at Feinberg.
A Northwestern Medicine study, led by a fifth-year PhD student, has demonstrated that a cytokine known to be important in allergic disease called interleukin-33 (IL-33) plays a key role regulating stem cells under normal, healthy conditions.
The medical school’s annual Global Health Days event featured presentations on student research conducted around the world, as well as expert discussions on healthcare in Africa and HIV/AIDS treatment.
A new pathway in the brain can be manipulated to alleviate depression, offering a promising new target for developing a drug that could be effective in individuals for whom other antidepressants have failed.
At Driskill day, students, faculty members and alumni celebrated accomplishments and research occurring in the Driskill Graduate Program in Life Sciences.
Fourth-year medical student Claudia Leung spent the past year in western Kenya doing research and developing a healthcare model for patients with chronic diseases.