Emma Office, a rising second year medical student and co-leader of the student COVID-19 volunteer effort at Feinberg, helped organize a successful phone call outreach program for older adults at risk of experiencing social isolation during the pandemic.
A team of Feinberg medical students are holding online COVID-19 information sessions for community members and organizations across the Chicagoland area.
ISGMH Awarded $13.7 Million to Study HIV, Relationships and Substance Use in Sexual and Gender Minorities
Northwestern’s Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing was recently awarded a $13.7 million, five-year grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to advance and expand its innovative RADAR research program on HIV, relationships, and substance use among young men who have sex with men, transgender women, and nonbinary individuals assigned male at birth in Chicago.
The Center for Community Health’s Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities (ARCC) hosted a virtual discussion for participants to share experiences, strategies and challenges about engaging and supporting community-engaged research partners during the COVID-19 pandemic.
First-year medical student Tazim Merchant co-organized the “Students Supporting the Community During COVID-19” project, a volunteer effort among medical students and graduate students at Feinberg that support healthcare workers, older community members and working parents in Chicago during 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.
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.
Virginia Bishop, MD, MPH, assistant professor of Preventive Medicine in the Division of Public Health Practice, was a respected colleague, educator and advocate for diversity, inclusion and equity in healthcare and medical education.
Northwestern’s Operation Warm Blanket program, run by Northwestern Medicine staff and Feinberg students , helps Chicago’s homeless get back on their feet through providing wrap-around services, supportive housing resources and medical care.