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.


Jaline Gerardin, an assistant professor at Northwestern University who models COVID-19 data for Illinois public health officials, is keeping a close eye on whether Illinois could have another bump in COVID-19 cases. “Intervention fatigue is a real thing,” Gerardin said. “If there is an increase in transmission, are we going to detect it quickly, or are we going to only notice it once there’s already kind of substantial transmission and more hospitalizations and deaths happening?”


Lead study author, Eileen Graham of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, says they found some people with cognitive resilience. They functioned well in life, but autopsy showed a diseased brain. They found some with the opposite: people who functioned poorly in life but whose autopsy showed very little neuro-degeneration.

The New York Times 0

When detected cases result in reduced cardiac function, about half the time the heart returns to normal on its own, even if scarring remains, according to Clyde Yancy, chief of the division of cardiology at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and deputy editor of JAMA Cardiology. When it comes to cases caused by Covid, he says, “the hope is that it resolves spontaneously, which happens in many other circumstances where a virus has affected the heart.”

NBC News 0

The new study adds to the list of supplement categories that have been shown to contain actual drugs, said Dr. Melinda Ring, executive director of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. Earlier studies turned up three categories of supplements — those for sex enhancement, body building and weight loss — that were most likely to be contaminated by actual drugs, she said.

Crain's Chicago Business 0

Crain’s list of Chicago’s largest hospitals returns with the top five hospitals in the same positions as last year, while the hospital systems list retains its same top three rankings from the prior year.

U.S. News & World Report 0

he answer is yes,” said Dr. Neil Stone, Bonow Professor in Medicine-Cardiology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. Studies show healthy people with LDL levels of 100 mg/dL or below tend to have lower rates of heart disease and stroke, supporting a “lower is better” philosophy, according to cholesterol guidelines issued by the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association in 2018.

HealthDay 0

“These discoveries suggest the importance of considering sex as a biological variable in human genetics and genomics studies,” said project leader Barbara Stranger, an associate professor of pharmacology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. The researchers analyzed 44 types of healthy human tissue from 838 people to find out if there were differences between women and men in the average amount of gene expression.

The Wall Street Journal 0

As the virus progresses, it can be easier to tell whether it’s Covid-19 or another illness, says Ben Singer, pulmonary and critical care specialist at Northwestern Medicine in Chicago. Among the most telltale indications of Covid-19 are shortness of breath, pneumonia and continued fever. “If people are at home monitoring their symptoms, the thing to look out for is that things are generally getting worse,” Dr. Singer says.

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