Northwestern University Trustee and alumnus Louis A. Simpson and his spouse Kimberly K. Querrey have made an additional $92 million gift to Northwestern University in support of the University’s biomedical research programs at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
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Nicole Mladic, currently serving in an interim capacity, has been appointed the executive director of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
Jonathan Leis, PhD, professor in Microbiology-Immunology, received a grant to support his research on small molecule inhibitors that block the replication of enveloped viruses such as herpes and HIV.
One new center and two new graduate medical school programs will expand opportunities in public health, global health and neurological surgery.
Clyde Yancy, MD, Magerstadt Professor and chief of Medicine-Cardiology, has been named Vice Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, a newly created position that highlights the school’s commitment to an inclusive community of students, residents, fellows and faculty from diverse backgrounds.
David Baker, MD, MPH, Michael A. Gertz Professor of Medicine and chief of the division of Medicine-General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, will join the Joint Commission.
Ali Shilatifard, PhD, started assisting in his grandfather’s lab in Tehran at age 5. Years later, Northwestern lands this acclaimed scientist to lead the new Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics and halt cancer.
The Chicago medical campus welcomed the opening of a new leading-edge ambulatory care facility. The high-rise at 259 E. Erie, houses every convenience a patient could need, from doctor’s offices and imaging services to an outpatient surgery center and several retail offerings.
“For the medical school, 2014 was a tremendous year,” said Eric G. Neilson, MD, vice president for medical affairs and Lewis Landsberg Dean. A collection of stories spotlight some of the notable moments from the past year.
The Northwestern community celebrates the civil rights leader’s achievements during a week and a half of events, which included a panel discussion Thursday about institutional mistrust and how healthcare and legal systems can connect with patients and clients from disenfranchised communities.