Maya Jackson-Gibson, a second-year medical student, is a leader in the groups Medical Students for Choice and the Student National Medical Association.
Stephen Whitfield, a fourth-year medical student, is involved in several organizations and initiatives to advance health equity in the Chicago area.
Sydney Doe, a third-year medical student, will receive an award from the American Public Health Association for her research exploring menstrual hygiene management in Chicago public high schools.
Led by Melissa Simon, MD, MPH, the Center for Health Equity Transformation will build research infrastructure, conduct workforce development and support community partners in the effort to advance population health equity.
A behavioral program significantly reduced the sexual risk for HIV infection among young transgender women, according to a Northwestern Medicine clinical trial.
Denise Monti, a student in the MD/MPH degree program helped organize the Chicago programming for the National Youth Leadership Forum, a week-long career exploration program for high school students.
The Women’s Health Science Program, now in its 11th year, provides hands-on laboratory and clinical experiences to young women who are considering careers in science and medicine.
MD/PhD student Emma Gargus is engaged in research designing biomaterials for use in ovarian health and works to advocate for diversity and inclusion in medicine.
Melissa Simon, MD, MPH, the George H. Gardner Professor of Clinical Gynecology, has received the National Science Foundation’s Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring.
Within the Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM), investigators collaborate at the intersection of public health and medicine — connecting clinics to communities and accelerating innovations that impact the health of both patients and populations.