United States Senate, House Pass Resolutions Congratulating Feinberg on 150th Anniversary
The United States Senate and House of Representatives passed resolutions congratulating Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine on its sesquicentennial and its 150-year commitment to advancing science and improving health.
In a statement addressed to President Barack Obama, U.S. Sen. Roland W. Burris (D-Ill.), on behalf of himself and U.S. Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.), said that Feinberg has grown to become one of the most prominent medical schools in the nation — preparing the next generation of leaders, innovators, and researchers, who will shape the course of healthcare in this country for generations to come.
The resolutions, also brought forth by Rep. Danny K. Davis (D-Ill.) and Rep. Judy Biggert (R-Ill.), recognize and commend Feinberg for its dedication to educating world class physicians and scientists, sponsoring cutting edge medical research and providing highly specialized clinical care.
“We greatly appreciate the efforts of Senators Durbin and Burris, and Representatives Davis and Biggert to recognize the 150-year milestone in the history of Northwestern University’s medical school,” said J. Larry Jameson, MD, PhD, vice president for medical affairs and Lewis Landsberg Dean of Feinberg. “The medical school has trained thousands of physicians in each decade. These physicians have included pioneering researchers, master clinicians and some of the best teachers in our discipline. We take great pride in their service to humanity.”
Jameson added that, moving forward, Feinberg will build on its history and use its position in the medical community to help shape the future of healthcare in the United States and beyond.
“Being able to assist in the Haiti relief effort with other medical centers across Chicago, for example, is what makes being involved in this field so rewarding,” Jameson said. “We look forward to the challenges to come in medical research and education over the next 150 years.”