A special COVID-19 testing team has been put in place at Northwestern, with the goal of at least quadrupling the number of tests processed at Northwestern Medicine hospitals — from about 90 per day to more than 350 per day — and in the process, greatly reducing test result turnaround times.
Nicholas Soulakis, PhD, is taking a leave of absence from the medical school to work as an epidemiologist in the Illinois Department of Public Health Office of Policy, Planning and Statistics.
Gary Noskin, MD, professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases and chief medical officer at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, answers questions about how Northwestern’s clinical research team is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
More than 110 faculty, staff, students, and trainees have come together to collaborate and work closely with Chicago hospitals and communities to forecast the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, predict the outcome of public health interventions and share resources for containing the disease.
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine students have organized a volunteer effort among medical students and graduate students to help support health care workers, older community members at higher risk for COVID-19 and working parents during the pandemic.
Risk of relapse for chronic myeloid leukemia patients may be reduced through drug combination after discontinuing initial therapy, according to a Northwestern Medicine study published in the journal Leukemia.
Using selfie video messages filmed in their workplaces, Northwestern Medicine physicians and medical experts on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic urge the community to take the health crisis seriously.
Asaf Bitton, MD, delivered an Institute for Global Health Seminar Series lecture on the importance of primary care in health systems around the world.
Hasan B. Alam, MD, the Norman W. Thompson Professor of Surgery and section head for general surgery at the University of Michigan Medical Center, has been named the Loyal and Edith Davis Professor and chair of the Department of Surgery.
Fourth-year students celebrated their residency matches and reflected on their time at Feinberg during an unconventional Match Day.
Northwestern’s Alpha Omega Alpha honor society chapter inducted 35 new members last week, including Feinberg students, residents, fellows, faculty and alumni.
A new potential drug target has been identified in SARS CoV-2 – the virus that causes COVID-19 – by scientists who say multiple drugs will likely be needed to respond to the pandemic.
A DNA transcription mechanism does not work as previously thought, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study.
Karl Bilimoria, MD, MS, and Melissa Simon, MD, MPH, recipients of the 2020 Mentor of the Year Award, discussed their experiences and takeaways as mentors during a recent workshop.
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine was recognized as one of the best research-oriented medical schools in the nation, rising one spot to rank 18th, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings, released today.
Marlise Pierre-Wright, a second-year medical student, hopes to use her experience working in health policy and her medical school education to be an advocate for patients both in the clinic and in the federal government.
Gold-plated nanocrystals could help rebuild nerves damaged by multiple sclerosis, according to a recent study.
A recent Northwestern Medicine study has identified that a transcription factor protein called AP-1 regulates gene enhancers that may be responsible for promoting the development of uterine fibroids.
Northwestern Medicine investigators have uncovered new details about cell-cell adhesion, identifying previously unknown subpopulations of molecules that connect cells to their neighbors.
A potential drug target has been identified in a newly mapped protein of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
A Northwestern Medicine study shows how simulation-based mastery learning helps train physicians to have difficult conversations with patients in a clear and compassionate way.
A new study discovered a previously unknown mechanism by which dopamine drives mitochondrial energy production.
A novel genetic toolkit developed by Northwestern Medicine scientists may support the development of customized therapeutic interventions for a breadth of diseases, according to a recent study published in Nature Communications.
Most young adults who identify as transgender desire having their preferred names and pronouns documented in electronic medical records (EMRs), according to recent survey findings published in JAMA Pediatrics.
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has established a new Institute for Augmented Intelligence in Medicine, with the goal of augmenting human expertise with computational methods to advance the science of human health.
Attendees recently celebrated the 10 year anniversary of the Mediators of Atherosclerosis in South Asians Living in America (MASALA) Study, the first longitudinal cohort study to investigate heart disease and diabetes risk factors that contribute to disparities in South Asian Americans.
A new study reveals that dopamine regulates movement-promoting brain circuits more dynamically than previously envisaged.
Neha Reddy, a second-year MSTP student, recently co-founded Northwestern’s first Health Hackathon, a two-day event focused on exploring challenges in the current healthcare system and designing creative solutions.
High levels of albumin — the most abundant protein in the bloodstream — present in one’s urine may indicate a higher risk of heart failure later in life, according to a study published in JAMA Cardiology.
A recent study has found that the gallbladder may play a crucial role in the transmission of a common infection found in hospital settings, according to findings published in Nature Communications.