On November 5, students in the Master of Prosthetics & Orthotics (MPO) program through Northwestern’s Prosthetics-Orthotics Center constructed more than 50 braces for teddy bears gifted to pediatric patients at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital.
Three first-year students in Feinberg’s Physician Assistant (PA) Program have been awarded scholarships from The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarship Program.
Second-year medical student Veronica Zheng is the co-founder of the “Walk with a Future Doc” program, which connects community members and Feinberg medical students to discuss important health topics while taking weekly walks in Chicago parks.
A new partnership of five universities integrates community needs with academic learning.
Supporting research projects that partner scientists and individuals with diverse lived experiences is an area of growth for the research enterprise. At Feinberg, Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities (ARCC) is helping move that needle forward.
A new project led by Northwestern Medicine investigators aims to mitigate food deserts and kidney disease in predominantly Black communities in Chicago.
Along with her peers, Mia Andreoli, a rising second-year medical student, is leading the Senior Social Calls program, which pairs Feinberg student volunteers with local seniors in underserved communities in Chicago to have weekly phone calls.
Second Opinions, student-led pro-bono consulting group, helps guide organizational change at local healthcare groups, including improving fundraising and helping clinics evaluate their impact.
Even in a mostly virtual format, Northwestern Medicine’s pipeline programs are helping young people from underrepresented communities get exposure to and experience in medicine and biomedical science.