News and Announcements
Read the latest news from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Department of Medical Social Sciences. The links below take you to articles where you can learn more about our faculty’s latest achievements, awards and honors.
This 2-day conference will feature case studies, panel discussions, a poster session and networking events meant to encourage idea sharing and collaboration among those using HealthMeasures (including focused sessions for users of the NIH Toolbox).
Click here to see the complete 2019 HealthMeasures User Conference program.
Stimulating one part of the brain’s memory center with electromagnetic pulses improved the memory of older adults with age-related memory loss, according to a recent study.
- Dr Lisa Hirschhorn to present on using Implementation Research in Global Health to accelerate change03.05.2019
Speaking at the IPHAM Seminar/Webinar Series on March 14 2019, Dr Hirschhorn will be reflecting on the 'Quality Gap' and the remarkable work done in Rwanda to decrease child mortality. The talk will be held at Robert H Lurie Medical Research Center, Baldwin Auditorium at 303 E. Superior, Chicago, IL. The talk and question session will run from 12-1pm.
Zeeshan Butt, PhD, replaced Elizabeth Hahn as the new director of the Lurie Cancer Center’s Outcomes Measurement and Survey Core (OMSC).
The “Mothers and Babies” program was featured in a NYT article on preventive measures for depression during and after pregnancy. Dr. Shiv Darius Tandon is the Principal Investigator.
Betina Yanez, PhD, received the New Investigator Award 2019 from the American Psychosocial Oncology Society.
Northwestern was recently awarded a five-year, $13.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to create a platform of app-based tools, called the MobileToolbox, to remotely assess cognitive function.
A new study aims to answer a resilience puzzle: Why second-hand experiences of neighborhood violence affect some youth, but not others.
Northwestern scientists specializing in HIV and AIDS gathered to share their experiences during a panel held December 3, to commemorate World AIDS Day.
- Kathryn Macapagal selected for the NU 2018-2019 class of the Public Voices Thought Leadership Fellowship Program through the Op-Ed Project11.02.2018
Dr. Kathryn Macapagal is a clinical health psychologist with a background in experimental, qualitative, and online research methods. She was selected to be a part of the 2018-2019 NU class.
In a recent clinical trial, a drug called apalutamide added to standard therapy slowed cancer progression in men with prostate cancer, while maintaining quality of life.
Second-year medical students showcased ongoing results from their Area of Scholarly Concentration projects at a recent poster session.
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.
Veterans Affairs-supported tuition aid for military veterans enrolling in medical school covers a smaller proportion of tuition compared to aid for other graduate programs, according to a recently published Northwestern Medicine study.
Scientists have shown they can predict which chronic pain patients will respond to a placebo pill based on brain anatomy and psychological characteristics.
The National Institutes of Health has awarded an $8.8 million grant to Keep It Up!, a novel online HIV prevention program that has been shown to reduce sexually transmitted infections in gay young men by 40 percent.
For the first time, scientists were able to specifically change the way the brain’s memory centers form new memories, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study.
EHR-based tools designed to help patients manage complex drug regimens failed to improve medication adherence or lower blood pressure among patients with hypertension, according to a Northwestern Medicine study.
Improving recruitment and data collection is a central area of focus for Northwestern’s Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing, the largest LGBT health-focused research center in the country.
Northwestern Medicine scientists are using a variety of innovative techniques to uncover the epigenetics of breast cancer, as seen in three recent studies.
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.