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.

National Public Radio 0

The omicron surge is continuing to put strain on hospitals and healthcare workers. The vast majority of the 7,100 hospitalizations in Illinois right now are being driven by the unvaccinated.

Wall Street Journal 0

By last week, the 11 hospitals in the larger Northwestern Medicine system had 16% more Covid-19 patients than in the last peak, hit in November 2020, and the rate is expected to grow, a spokeswoman said. Intensive-care patients in Dr. Prickett’s hospital still need treatment for serious Covid-19 cases. “We are still seeing people struggling, we are still seeing the destruction of the lungs,” she said.


The idea of intentionally trying to catch Omicron is “all the rage,” said Dr. Paul Offit, the director of the Vaccine Education Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, with an exasperated sigh. “It’s caught on like wildfire,” agreed Dr. Robert Murphy, executive director of the Havey Institute for Global Health at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

The New York Times 0

Dr. Sabra Abbott, an assistant professor of neurology in sleep medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, said the most common complaint she hears from patients is “I tried melatonin and it didn’t work.” Many also feel hung over or groggy the next morning.


Dr Elizabeth McNally is a researcher at Northwestern Medicine. “Too little too late in terms of requiring vaccine for entering? I don’t think it’s ever too late to do that. I think it’s a good idea Chicago and Cook County are doing that,” she said. “I actually think they’ll see some more people going out to restaurants now knowing that the restaurants are requiring that.”

Chicago Tribune 0

A new institute at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine will aim to find out why, and whether there’s a way to slow or reverse the aging process and the toll it can take on people’s health. The Potocsnak Longevity Institute, which is launching this month, will focus on research related to aging, and on treating patients suffering from its effects.

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