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.


Dr. Lauren Streicher isn’t quite ready to accept that affection accounts for most of the happy buzz we get from sex. What they found was an association, said Streicher, an associate professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine and medical director of Northwestern’s Medical Center for Sexual Medicine and Menopause. There are studies showing that if you have more sex, you live longer, Streicher said. “But it’s also true that if you are healthier you will have more sex,” she added.

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“We cannot draw large conclusions about overall hospital safety from this study since the primary research question was how to improve error detection, reporting and formal cataloging and the authors do not draw conclusions on overall hospital safety from their results,” said Dr. Irini Kolaitis, a researcher at the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. “The key finding from this study is that both clinicians and parents accurately recognize medical errors and adverse events, but the use of hospital reporting systems lags behind,” Kolaitis, who wasn’t involved in the study, added by email.

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Whether you’re nearsighted or not might come down to one particular type of cell in your retina, a new mouse study suggests. Researchers from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago report that this cell is highly sensitive to light and controls how the eye develops.

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“There’s definitely roles for physicians who want to be more politically active and want to make a difference in government,” says Dr. Joel Shalowitz, professor of preventive medicine at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. Doctors who want to become health care administrators in the private sector may need to earn an additional graduate degree, says Shalowitz, who has both an M.D. and an MBA. Shalowitz serves as professor of executive education at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management and previously served as the school’s clinical professor of health industry management as well as the director of its health industry management program. Even if you go into a medical school with a specific career track in mind, you are highly likely to change your mind, Shalowitz says. “It’s okay if people don’t know exactly what they want, because that is what the medical school experience is about finding out.”

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Northwestern Medicine has transformed its once-sleepy heart program into a powerhouse that has treated a who’s who of Chicago’s business elite, from real estate and casino mogul Neil Bluhm to United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz.

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“Even dermatologists can miss the nuances of what exactly SPF or sun protection factor really means from the physics standpoint,” said Dr. Steve Xu, a dermatologist at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago who wasn’t involved in the study. “For consumers, it’s important to know that SPF is a laboratory measure of a sunscreen’s strength,” Xu said, adding that there are several things a consumer should consider when picking a sunscreen product.

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“There’s no doubt that alternative forms of pain management are essential to reducing opioid abuse,” says Juliet Sorensen, a professor of law at Northwestern University who organized a recent symposium in Chicago on the epidemic. “But they take more time, more effort and more resources than popping a pill, which is how we got ourselves into this problem in the first place.”

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Neuroscientist Nina Kraus of Northwestern University in Chicago found still more positive effects on older adults of early musical training—this time, in the realm of hearing and communication. She measured the electrical activity in the auditory brainstems of 44 adults, ages 55 to 76, as they responded to the synthesised speech syllable “da.” Although none of the subjects had played a musical instrument in 40 years, those who had trained the longest—between four and fourteen years— responded the fastest.

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College students seem to take longer to recover from concussion than the average in the United States, a new study suggests. Researchers reviewed the medical charts of 128 students who suffered a concussion during the 2014-2015 academic year at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. Their average age was 20. “Recovering from a concussion requires active rest and refraining from excessive physical and cognitive stimuli, such as contact sports, reading, writing and even the need for limitation of watching television and online activities,” lead investigator Dr. Prakash Jayabalan, said in an association news release. Jayabalan is an attending physician at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, and an assistant professor at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine.

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