In recognition of their track record of excellence and achievement, three Feinberg faculty members have been promoted to the position of assistant dean of medical education.
James Houk, PhD, former chair and professor of Physiology whose Feinberg career spanned more than 40 years, passed away on June 11.
In the past decade, synthetic biology — the reengineering of organisms and their genetic information so they can produce a new substance or gain a new ability — has rapidly emerged to the forefront of modern-day science. Northwestern’s Center for Synthetic Biology has been leading the way.
D. James Surmeier, PhD, chair and the Nathan Smith Davis Professor of Physiology, has received the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke’s Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award for demonstrated scientific excellence and productivity in the field of neurological research.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, recent editorials published by Feinberg faculty explore COVID-19 and its impact on medicine, including potential drug targets and the need for more clinical trials to maximizing trainee education.
Hundreds of Northwestern Medicine leaders, physicians, trainees, students, administrators and healthcare workers knelt for 10 minutes outside of Prentice Women’s Hospital on Friday, June 5. The White Coats For Black Lives event was a solemn moment for the community to remember and honor George Floyd, to stand against racial injustice, and to express solidarity with those who suffer from racial discrimination.
To help support and develop the next generation of physician-scientists, Feinberg has established the Thomas Starzl Academy, and named Elizabeth M. McNally, MD, PhD, its inaugural director.
James Hill, ’74 MD, ’79 GME, has dedicated much of his career to advocating for diversity in medicine and orthopaedic surgery.
According to several recent editorials published by Feinberg faculty, there are large and complex issues to grapple with, from COVID-19’s devastating impact on African-Americans to maintaining critical care standards in the face of an unprecedented pandemic.
Jaline Gerardin, PhD, assistant professor of Preventive Medicine in the Division of Epidemiology, discussed how data modeling has helped evaluate COVID-19 transmission rates and containment efforts in Illinois during a recent IPHAM webinar.