The Institute for Global Health (IGH) has established the Center for Pathogen Genomics and Microbial Evolution which will apply lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic to the tracking and prevention of future threats.
Two Northwestern Medicine studies are improving the understanding of epigenetic mechanisms in cancer development and progression, and identifying novel cancer driver genes that may help identify patients who will benefit from immunotherapy.
Lucy Bilaver, PhD, associate professor of Pediatrics, has been named director of the Health Sciences Integrated PhD program, while Richard Epstein, PhD, MPH, research professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, has been named associate director.
A new wearable sensor that actually quantifies itch by measuring scratching when placed on the hand has been developed by Northwestern University scientists.
Hooman Azad, a student in Feinberg’s MD/MPH degree program, has been awarded a 2021 Excellence in Public Health Award from the U.S. Public Health Service.
A team of Northwestern Medicine investigators led by Rina Fox, PhD, MPH, received a Cancer and Aging Translational Bridge Award to investigate circadian disruption in lymphoma.
[VIDEO] Dr. Sajal Tanna tries to counsel family and friends in India from Chicago. Just a few months ago, India’s ruling party declared the pandemic was over — now the situation is worse than ever.
Featuring: Sajal Tanna, MD, MPH, infectious diseases at Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Going home comes from “a need to seek ways to optimize certainty during an uncertain time. The goal is to obtain safety and security,” says Jacqueline K. Gollan, professor of psychiatry and behavioral science at Northwestern Medicine in Chicago. Moving home is a coping mechanism provoked by a biological reaction to the uncertainty of the pandemic—a reaction to the activation of the sympathetic nervous system and the subsequent release of stress hormones.
“Caregivers are reporting that the pandemic and school closures have taken a substantial emotional toll on their children and adolescents,” said lead author Tali Raviv, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Center for Childhood Resilience and Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, in a statement.
“Because we’ve been less active in many cases and because our eating patterns have been less healthy, those things definitely could have gotten out of whack,” said Dr. Donald Lloyd-Jones, a cardiologist, epidemiologist and chair of preventive medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. “Unless you get with your doctor and measure them carefully, you won’t know your numbers, and you won’t know what you need to address.”