James Houk, PhD, former chair and professor of Physiology whose Feinberg career spanned more than 40 years, passed away on June 11.
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In the past decade, synthetic biology — the reengineering of organisms and their genetic information so they can produce a new substance or gain a new ability — has rapidly emerged to the forefront of modern-day science. Northwestern’s Center for Synthetic Biology has been leading the way.
D. James Surmeier, PhD, chair and the Nathan Smith Davis Professor of Physiology, has received the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke’s Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award for demonstrated scientific excellence and productivity in the field of neurological research.
Hundreds of Northwestern Medicine leaders, physicians, trainees, students, administrators and healthcare workers knelt for 10 minutes outside of Prentice Women’s Hospital on Friday, June 5. The White Coats For Black Lives event was a solemn moment for the community to remember and honor George Floyd, to stand against racial injustice, and to express solidarity with those who suffer from racial discrimination.
John Lumpkin, ’73 BMS, ’74 MD, is the recipient of this year’s Feinberg Distinguished Medical Alumnus Award, presented annually to recognize an alumnus or alumna whose outstanding professional achievements bring honor to the medical school and merit special recognition.
To help support and develop the next generation of physician-scientists, Feinberg has established the Thomas Starzl Academy, and named Elizabeth M. McNally, MD, PhD, its inaugural director.
A new $15 million gift from University trustees and supporters Louis A. Simpson and Kimberly K. Querrey will establish the Simpson Querrey Institute for Epigenetics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, boosting the school’s current efforts to study the effects of environment on the regulation of gene expression.
The Louis A. Simpson and Kimberly K. Querrey Biomedical Research Center has been certified LEED Gold by the U.S. Green Building Council for its environmentally responsible construction.
A note to the medical school community from Eric G. Neilson, MD, vice president for medical affairs and Lewis Landsberg Dean, and Clyde W. Yancy, MD, MSc, vice dean for diversity and inclusion, regarding recent events.
James Hill, ’74 MD, ’79 GME, has dedicated much of his career to advocating for diversity in medicine and orthopaedic surgery.