Overall mortality for patients hospitalized for COVID-19 in the U.S. during the first half of 2020 was 18.4 percent, with more than half of all deaths occurring in Black and Hispanic patients, according to findings published in the journal Circulation.
A new study has found many physicians report being sexually harassed and personally attacked on social media on the basis of their religion, race or medical recommendations.
The third annual Northwestern Women in Medicine conference kicked off on December 17, and will feature monthly virtual lectures aimed to empower women in medicine to thrive in a virtual world.
A new wellness curriculum program developed by Northwestern Medicine faculty and residents may help decrease burnout among trainees, according to a recent study.
Northwestern University will commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a series of virtual Dream Week events including a keynote from organizer, educator, curator and prison industrial complex abolitionist Mariame Kaba on Wednesday, Jan. 13.
Northwestern Medicine investigators have shown how COVID-19 pneumonia is different from typical cases of pneumonia, spreading across the lungs like multiple wildfires and leaving tissue damage in its wake.
Certificate of need laws — regulations intended to control hospital capacity expansion and improve quality of care — may not be having their intended effects, according to a Northwestern Medicine study.
A team led by Northwestern Medicine investigators has identified a novel molecular target that may improve the efficacy of current treatments for triple-negative breast cancer.
Shayla Reid, a third-year medical student, has dedicated herself to health equity and caring for marginalized populations, both close to campus and around the world.
Feinberg alumnae, faculty and students recently came together to share their experience with high school students considering a career in the fields of science, technology, engineering and medicine (STEM).
Take a look back at a handful of groundbreaking research discoveries that marked one of, if not the most, unprecedented and transformative years for Feinberg.
Calcium channels commonly found in immune cells are also present in the brain and regulate synaptic plasticity, according to a recently published study.
A novel wireless device may improve real-time monitoring of blood flow and oxygenation in the brain for neonatal and pediatric patients, according to a Northwestern Medicine study published in PNAS.
From a record-breaking year of research funding to impressive research publications, 2020 showed the skill, talent, and resilience of the entire Feinberg community. See a selection of the year’s biggest stories.
Listen to the year’s most popular episodes of the Breakthroughs podcast, featuring Northwestern Medicine experts discussing COVID-19 research.
At a recent virtual event, students, residents and faculty were inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society and recognized as exemplars of compassionate patient care who serve as role models, mentors and leaders in medicine.
The strength of neuron-to-neuron connections does not govern the spread of Parkinson’s disease in the brain, according to a recent study.
Northwestern Medicine physicians have begun receiving their vaccines, an experience that for many was inspiring, sobering and hopeful. Read the reactions of a few Northwestern Medicine physicians upon receiving their COVID-19 vaccines.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have developed a new high-throughput sequencing tool to test how drugs interact with genetically modified cells.
Investigators at the Northwestern University Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing have released Network Canvas, a powerful network data collection tool developed specifically to simplify network data capture.
A series of recent discoveries by Northwestern Medicine scientists point to a more nuanced understanding of how epigenetic regulators function.
First-year students in the Physician Assistant (PA) Program have joined the Education-Centered Medical Home (ECMH) program for the first time, gaining early team-based clinical experiences and exposure.
Northwestern Medicine investigators have discovered that oncogenes contain specific epigenetic markers called broad genic repression domains, which could help identify potential therapeutic targets for cancer treatment.
The Institute for Global Health hosted their second annual Global Health Day, highlighting traditional development issues as well as the impact COVID-19 has had on the field.
Using proxy measures of preparedness for hypertension or diabetes care did not accurately assess the ability of low- and middle-income countries to treat patients, according to a study published in PLOS Medicine.
A signaling molecule produced by the lymphatic vasculature could be used to promote cardiac repair after heart attack, according to a Northwestern Medicine study published in Nature.
David M. Sabatini, MD, PhD, professor of biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
known for his landmark discoveries in the area of cell signaling and growth regulation, is the recipient of the 2020 Mechthild Esser Nemmers Prize in Medical Science at Northwestern University.
Northwestern Medicine investigators have identified a novel “gate latch” mechanism within the Orai1 ion channel that is essential for proper activation of the immune system.
Double lung transplants performed by Northwestern Medicine surgeons in patients with irreversible lung damage from COVID-19 helped save lives, according to a recent study.