A new study has found that large racial/ethnic disparities in colorectal cancer screening persist in America, including substantial differences between English-speaking and Spanish-speaking Hispanics. The research confirmed continued low screening rates among all residents of the U.S.
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A new human simulation training program – based on software originally used to train FBI agents – helps adults with autism improve their job interview skills and confidence.
Zeb Kimmel, ’04 MD, MBA, healthcare entrepreneur, develops Atlas5D – phone-sized sensor that detects changes in how people move, including falling down – a leading hazard for older adults.
Northwestern Medicine is partnering with the Chicago Department of Public Health to expand an innovative program, Keep Your Heart Healthy, to screen Chicago residents for cardiovascular disease.
The effort has already combined more than a million patient records in the Windy City and recently received a $7 million grant from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.
More than 90 percent of adult social media users surveyed in a recent study would share their health records anonymously to help improve the care they and future patients receive, as well as to support medical research.
In her last year of residency, Jill Huded, MD, created new educational handouts for CommunityHealth, a free clinic in Chicago, to increase health literacy in an underserved population. Her project was funded by a Schweitzer fellowship.
Linda Van Horn, PhD, RD, professor in Preventive Medicine, discusses the role of nutrition in the education of medical students and in research at the medical school.
A group of medical students spent a month volunteering in urban and rural clinics and learning about public health in India.
Two students in the PhD/MPH program launched the first edition of Northwestern Public Health Review.