NU Sweeps National Kidney Foundation Debate
Northwestern beat out the University of Illinois at Chicago in the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois’ “Controversies in Nephrology: An Academic Debate” on May 19, 2016. The Northwestern team, mentored by Yusra Cheema, MD and Jennifer Tuazon, MD, consisted of Khurram Saleem, MD and Khaled Boobes, MD. Saleem and Boobes argued on the PRO side of the topic: “Steroids are an effetive treatment for IgA nephropathy”. Their knowledge and expertise propelled Northwestern to win the debate of the assigned topic, and be chosen as the audience favorite for both the assigned topic and the entire debate.
Mark Knab, MD, selected as 2016 Dr. Susan Perlman Award Winner
Chief surgery resident Mark Knab, MD, has been selected as the 2016 recipient of the Dr. Susan Perlman Award by the NMH Medical Staff Officers. The Perlman award is given to one senior trainee chosen from all of the senior residents and fellows in the institution who shows not only academic excellence, but has special leadership skills and compassion for patients.
Fourth-year medical students and faculty members were recognized for their academic achievements and teaching at the fourth annual Honors Day celebration, on May 20.
Matthew Genet, a first-year medical student, received a 2016 Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Research Fellowship from the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society for his brain cancer research.
Bradley Allen, MD, awarded RSNA Research Grant
Bradley Allen, MD has been awarded an Radiological Society of North America Research & Education Foundation Resident Research Grant. This grant will provide funding for Allen’s research project entitled: ”Cardiac MRI and PET for Early Diagnosis and Screening in Chemotherapy-induced Cardiotoxicity.” Allen is a second-year resident in the Department of Radiology and is mentored in this work by James Carr, MD and Daniel Procissi, PhD, both faculty in the Department of Radiology.
Soojeong Cho, PhD, Awarded SIR Pilot Research Grant
The Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation has awarded Soojeong Cho, PhD with the Pilot Research Grant. The Pilot Research Grant will provide her with funding for her research project: “Tumor Associated Macrophage (TAM) – Targeted Radiosensitizers for 90Y Radioembolization”. Cho is a post-doctoral fellow to Dong-Hyun Kim, PhD, assistant professor of Radiology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
Shuang Zhang, DGP student, receives Presidential Fellowship
Shuang Zhang, Driskill Graduate in the Life Sciences, a student in Dr. Edward Thorp’s Lab, received a Presidential Fellowship. The Presidential Fellowship is the most prestigious fellowship awarded to graduate students at Northwestern. It is funded by the President of the University and awarded by The Graduate School. Zhang was inducted into the Society of Fellows in April.
Nearly 400 students, staff, trainees and junior faculty presented abstracts at the annual research showcase.
Drs. Matthew Pirotte, Abra Fant, and Benjamin Schnapp – winners of the Best Innovation in Medical Education oral presentation
Congratulations to Dr. Matthew Pirotte, Dr. Abra Fant, and Dr. Benjamin Schnapp – winners of the Best Innovation in Medical Education oral presentation at the 2016 CGEA Regional Spring Meeting!
Kristine Paik, MD, receives the American Academy of Pediatrics Resident Research Award
Resident Kristine Paik, MD received the American Academy of Pediatrics Resident Research Award(AAP) for her study “Incidence, independent predictors, and outcomes of unplanned, postoperative intubation in the pediatric patient” at the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia (SPA) 2016 meeting.