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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Earlier this year, the AHA published a statistical update showing that nearly half of US adults have some form of cardiovascular disease. The increased risk was mostly attributed to high blood pressure. “We follow a dictum in medicine of ‘do no harm’ and aspirin is not benign,” said Dr. Clyde Yancy, chief of cardiology at the Northwestern Memorial Hospital, in Chicago. “Understanding how best to use aspirin, or any other medication, is the kind of refinement that enables our best health.”


Eggs are a staple of American breakfasts, but they’re a highly controversial food. Are they healthy or not? Do they raise cholesterol? Should you eat only the egg whites, or opt for yolks? A new study tries to answer those questions, but it also adds to the long-standing debate around eggs. The research, published in JAMA, says that the dietary cholesterol in eggs is associated with a heightened risk of cardiovascular disease and early death — even though the federal dietary guidelines, and plenty of nutrition experts, consider eggs part of a healthy diet.

The New York Times 0

The new study offers only observational data but doesn’t show that eggs and cholesterol caused heart disease and deaths, said Lee, who wasn’t involved in the research. Senior author Norrina Allen, a preventive medicine specialist, noted that the study lacks information on whether participants ate eggs hard-boiled, poached, fried, or scrambled in butter, which she said could affect health risks. Some people think ‘”I can eat as many eggs as I want'” but the results suggest moderation is a better approach, she said.

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An accompanying editorial in JAMA notes that some recommendations are so obvious that it wouldn’t be ethical to withhold a practice as part of a carefully constructed study. Dr. Robert Bonow at Northwestern University and Dr. Eugene Brunwald at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital, note it’s unlikely anyone would ever run a study to see whether it is truly beneficial to take a medical history and perform an exam in a patient with symptoms of heart failure. “Although guidelines are imperfect and a work in progress,” they write, “they remain the cornerstone for informing clinical decisions.”

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“If women are receiving less grant support from the very beginning of their career, they are less likely to succeed,” said co-corresponding author Teresa Woodruff. She is vice chairwoman for research in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. One exception was R01 grants — women received $15,913 more than men. R01 is the NIH’s oldest funding program, aiding projects related to the mission of one or more of its institutes. The researchers also found that gender disparities in funding varied by institution. Women at the Big Ten universities received an average grant amount of $66,365, compared with $148,076 for men.

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Women and their doctors need to know about these guidelines for weight gain during pregnancy, said Dr. Michelle Kominiarek, a maternal-fetal medicine specialist with Northwestern Medicine in Chicago, who wasn’t involved in the study. “A discussion of weight gain goals and methods to achieve those goals should be a priority for providers to have with their patients,” she said by email.

Chicago Tribune 0

Even though nearly 1,500 babies have been delivered at Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital since the facility opened a year ago, one delivery that melds both the old and the new continues to stick out for officials. Roughly a year ago on March 2, 2018, Josh and Allison Ferguson, of Lake Bluff, arrived at the old hospital to deliver their child, Levi Scott Ferguson, who entered the world at 6:48 a.m., via a cesarean section. The moment turned serious when Allison felt a sharp pain.

U.S. News & World Report 0

Medical School Overview: The Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University (Feinberg) has an application deadline of Nov. 1. The application fee at Northwestern University (Feinberg) is $95. Its tuition is full-time: $59,986. The faculty-student ratio at Northwestern University (Feinberg) is 2.7:1. The Feinberg School of Medicine has 1,808 full-time faculty on staff. Students at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago never receive letter grades. Instead, first and second year students are graded on a pass/fail basis, and third and fourth year students receive grades of honors, high pass, pass, and fail. Three afternoons a week are blocked off for optional activities. The Feinberg School of Medicine also offers various graduate research programs, including an M.D./M.M. program, which grants a doctor of medicine degree and a master of management degree through the Kellogg Graduate School of Management in five years, and a 27-month long physical therapy program.

WTTW News 0

Dr. Danesh Alam calls the drug a breakthrough, particularly in treating suicidal thoughts. Alam is the medical director of Behavioral Health Services at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, where clinical trials involving esketamine are being conducted. “I feel that will be probably the next frontier for this drug – where you actually have medication to treat suicidal thoughts very quickly, which makes this a remarkable option.” Spravato will be administered under the supervision of health care professionals rather than dispensed to patients for at-home use to mitigate potential misuse and abuse, as well as allow health care providers to monitor patients for side effects, like dissociation and sedation, according to the FDA.

Crain's Chicago Business 0

Thanks to one prolific inventor in particular, Northwestern University has had a series of high-profile wins in a relatively short period of time—reporting nearly $8 million in licensing revenue for fiscal 2018. Late last month, the university unveiled John Rogers’ latest technology: flexible wireless body sensors that monitor premature babies, eliminating the need for constraining wires and tape in the neonatal intensive care unit. Rogers joined Northwestern in 2016 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he started working on the NICU sensors. As a result, both universities have some intellectual property rights for the project.

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