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.


Quarantine also creates a perfect storm for making big decisions, says Jacqueline Gollan, a psychiatry professor at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine who studies decision making. Many people are stuck at home for most of their waking hours, watching one day bleed into the next. When it feels like nothing noteworthy is going on, people may try to make things happen.


“It is likely that meaningful differences in blood pressure between the left and right arms indicates a narrowing of major arteries due to atherosclerosis (a build up of fats, cholesterol and more on the artery walls),” said study co-author Dr. Mary McDermott, a professor at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.


On the other hand, for people who are able to work from home and isolate, “maybe the risk-benefit decision favors waiting until we have a little bit more data,” Dr. Emily Miller, an OB-GYN at Northwestern Medicine in Chicago, told TODAY.


Doctor Inger E. Burnett-Zeigler, a clinical psychologist and Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University, said the holidays can be stressful in a normal year, but now there’s the added stress of uncertainty and health risks. “People are really having a hard time with being isolated and not being able to physically see their family and their friends,” Burnett-Zeigler said.


“People are able to interview more cheaply and much easier than before because they could just apply and accept an interview,” Dr. John Flaherty, professor of medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, who directs the infectious disease fellowship, which also saw an increase in interested potential trainees. “That increases the number of applications as well.”

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Knowing she would want a record of what she experienced, Northwestern Memorial Hospital nurse Blair Bobier, 30, began keeping a journal. Lindsey Gradone, 34, a Northwestern nurse practitioner in the COVID-19 intensive care unit, felt the same and thought of how her family treasures her grandfather’s journal chronicling World War II, so she started her own.

HealthDay 0

Three Northwestern experts — Lorenzo-Redondo, a research assistant professor in infectious diseases; Dr. Michael Ison, a professor of infectious diseases; and Dr. Marc Sala, an assistant professor of pulmonary and critical care — answer some key questions people might have about the new variant.

Crain's Chicago Business 0

As a medical and public health student at Northwestern, I’ve witnessed the advances we’ve made in treating opioid use disorders and overdoses. A medication called naloxone (brand name Narcan) allows for seemingly miraculous saves by blocking the action of opioids, often bringing patients back from the brink of death.

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