A new partnership of five universities integrates community needs with academic learning.
Browsing: Community Engagement
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.
McGaw Medical Center hosted the first annual Health Equity Week, a series of panel discussions highlighting the roots of healthcare disparities and how clinicians and scientists are working to find solutions.
With the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination effort well underway, many of Feinberg’s medical students have volunteered to administer vaccines to patients at Northwestern Medicine healthcare sites across Chicago.
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.