Scientists throughout Feinberg are deeply invested in identifying health disparities — those differences in health outcomes between populations — as well as exploring novel interventions.
Charity Smith, first-year student in the Master’s in Prosthetics and Orthotics degree program, and Michael Hoggatt, second-year student in the program, were selected to receive the International African American Prosthetic and Orthotic Coalition Sam D. Benson Scholarship.
Feinberg capped off its week-long celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. with a keynote address by Charles Blow, op-ed columnist at the New York Times, political commentator on CNN and former Presidential Visiting Professor at Yale University.
A new study finds that racial and ethnic disparities in live donor kidney transplantation have significantly increased over the last two decades, highlighting the need for national efforts to reduce disparities.
A Northwestern Medicine study has found that black and white populations have similar risk for developing diabetes when all biological factors are considered, upending a long-held consensus.
Nicolás Francone, a first-year medical student, combines his interests in medicine and policy to reduce inequality in care delivery and improve access to healthcare for Hispanic patients.
Second-year medical student Apoorva Ram strives to reduce cardiovascular health disparities among South Asian Americans in both her research and her volunteer work.
Jonathan Holloway, provost of Northwestern, shared a historical overview of African-Americans in modern universities during a lecture sponsored by Feinberg’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
Recent activities gave medical students the opportunity to learn about the diverse backgrounds of their patients and to develop cross-cultural communication skills, including a community visit to Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood.