The Institute for Global Health (IGH) has established the Center for Pathogen Genomics and Microbial Evolution which will apply lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic to the tracking and prevention of future threats.
Since March 2020, a team of Northwestern Medicine scientists have been tracking the evolution of SARS- CoV-2, specifically in the city of Chicago. Their work has been pivotal in understanding how the virus spread to Chicago and what new variants have emerged in the city.
Working with large, multicenter teams, Northwestern clinician-scientists have examined treatments for blood clotting in critically ill patients with COVID-19, and explored therapies that could reduce disease progression and hospitalization.
Feinberg investigators continue to investigate new treatments for COVID-19 and share insights on combating misinformation and mitigating the disease’s spread.
Listen to the year’s most popular episodes of the Breakthroughs podcast, featuring Northwestern Medicine experts discussing COVID-19 research.
Double lung transplants performed by Northwestern Medicine surgeons in patients with irreversible lung damage from COVID-19 helped save lives, according to a recent study.
In late March, the world came to a virtual standstill. The COVID-19 pandemic forced leaders around the world to limit large gatherings and shutter schools and businesses. For Feinberg’s research enterprise, this was a serious disruption — but science kept moving forward.