Media Coverage

The work done by Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine faculty members (and even some students) is regularly highlighted in newspapers, online media outlets and more. Below you’ll find links to articles and videos of Feinberg in the news.

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“Once somebody develops a treatment for the virus, everything will go away,” said Daniel Batlle, a kidney expert from Northwestern Medicine and professor of medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago. Even after a vaccine is developed, treatments that save lives and prevent hospitalization will be crucial. Vaccines might not work for everyone and doses may initially be limited. 0

“Preserving or improving functional capacity is one of the most important things we do as physicians,” says Dr. Nauman Mushtaq, an Interventional Cardiologist at Northwestern Medical Group. There are many ways to improve mobility metrics, some as simple as increasing activity levels, while others can involve more complex medical procedures.

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Dr. Wendy Goodall McDonald, a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist at Northwestern Medicine and the medical influencer behind, said one of the key social determinants of health is health literacy.

“The studies show that even having a health advocate with you when you obtain a surgery or are admitted into the hospital matters. It actually improves health outcomes,” McDonald said. “But if a person can’t even be their own health advocate, they’re really going to have more of a disparity when it comes to getting equal and appropriate care.”

U.S. News & World Report 0

In the COVID-19 intensive care unit at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, every patient was extremely sick, but one woman in her 20s was in a class by herself. The infection, along with the severe inflammation and scarring that so often accompany it, had literally destroyed her lungs. She’d been put on a ventilator almost immediately, but after a few days even that wasn’t enough, and the ventilator was supplemented with an ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) machine, essentially a mechanical lung.

NBC News 0

“Football teams, basketball teams, they’re very close to each other,” said Dr. Robert Murphy, the director of the Institute for Global Health at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. “The players are swearing, they’re coughing, they’re shouting, they’re in very close proximity. So the team sports are so far more at risk for spreading this around.”

Chicago Tribune 0

COVID-19 outbreaks in the south and west have added a layer of anxiety to how to think about the public activities now available to Illinoisans in phase four. Each person must now assess what level of risk they are comfortable with when it comes to activities such as dining out, working out or returning to the office. To help in this process, the Tribune again talked to Dr. Benjamin Singer, assistant professor of medicine (pulmonary and critical care) and biochemistry and molecular genetics at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine;


Just prior to the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, the kidney pair donation program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital allowed four donors to be matched to four unknown recipients. Watch the eight donors and recipients meets for the first time via video call.

The Washington Post 0

When the first coronavirus cases in Chicago appeared in January, they bore the same genetic signatures as a germ that emerged in China weeks before. But as Egon Ozer, an infectious-disease specialist at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, examined the genetic structure of virus samples from local patients, he noticed something different.

Crain's Chicago Business 0

Reminders of the COVID crisis are everywhere: the ubiquitous masks, social distancing rules and shortages of flour and toilet paper. Yet out of plain sight are the doctors, nurses, EMTs, home health care providers and janitors on the front lines. They work long hours and put their own health on the line to help others. They’re away from their families for extended periods and when they do arrive home, they self-isolate and refrain from hugging their spouses and children.

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