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.
At Northwestern Medicine, various COVID-19 antibody testing efforts have been underway since the beginning of the pandemic.
Northwestern Medicine will launch an Older Americans Independence Center, joining a network of centers across the country that investigate ways to maintain or restore independence in older adults.
Northwestern University’s Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing has become a leader in sexual and gender minority health research and intervention programs with the goal of advancing health equity for the LGBTQ community.
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.
In women with early-stage breast cancer, Northwestern Medicine investigators found chemoendocrine therapy was associated with greater cognitive impairment at three and six months compared to endocrine therapy alone.
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.
Northwestern Medicine investigators have discovered that eye movements are tightly linked to learning and retrieval, according to new findings.
Nicholas Soulakis, PhD, is taking a leave of absence from the medical school to work as an epidemiologist in the Illinois Department of Public Health Office of Policy, Planning and Statistics.
Asaf Bitton, MD, delivered an Institute for Global Health Seminar Series lecture on the importance of primary care in health systems around the world.
Karl Bilimoria, MD, MS, and Melissa Simon, MD, MPH, recipients of the 2020 Mentor of the Year Award, discussed their experiences and takeaways as mentors during a recent workshop.
Virginia Bishop, MD, MPH, assistant professor of Preventive Medicine in the Division of Public Health Practice, was a respected colleague, educator and advocate for diversity, inclusion and equity in healthcare and medical education.
A Northwestern Medicine study found that episodic memory may be improved through the use of noninvasive transcranial magnetic stimulation of the posterior medial network in the hippocampus.
Listen to a selection of the most popular episodes of the Breakthroughs podcast series produced in 2019, including a possible Amish fountain of youth, artificial intelligence, the rise of food allergies and more.
A unified vision for health equity in Chicago was the focus of the second IPHAM Population Health Forum, where scientists and community partners presented and discussed their work in a variety of areas.
Building on years of research and collaborations promoting optimal health and well-being among seniors, Feinberg has launched the Center for Applied Health Research on Aging.
David Cella, PhD, Susan Quaggin, MD, John Rogers, PhD, and Catherine Wolley, PhD, have been elected to the National Academy of Medicine, one of the highest honors in the field.
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Joel Voss, PhD, and John Disterhoft, PhD, have received a $6.3 million grant from the NIH as part of the BRAIN Initiative.
Feinberg faculty and students celebrated the ninth annual Medical Education Day at the Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center with sessions, lectures and workshops that examined the future of medical education.
- CCH awards Elizabeth Hahn and team a seed grant09.24.2019
A community-academic research partnership between Judy Guitelman (ALAS-WINGS) and Elizabeth Hahn (Northwestern University) resulted in the development of an innovative project focused on health literacy and self-reported health outcomes in Spanish-speaking Latina breast cancer survivors and their caregivers. The Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities (ARCC) announced the recipients of $150,000 in seed grant funds aimed at supporting Chicagoland community-engaged partnerships and research projects.
Launched in August 2019, more than 75 policymakers, implementers, and researchers came together to map the gaps in global knowledge and prioritize key questions in new BMJ Global Health special issue. This initiative was spearheaded by MSS faculty member Dr. Lisa Hirschhorn who noted, “A research consortium led by policymakers, researchers, and implementers has the ability to ensure that the generated research is actionable and accelerates the cross-country learning needed to more efficiently and effectively address the primary health care gaps which threaten the global progress in achieving effective Universal Health Coverage and the Sustainable Development Goals.”
- 07.18.2019An app developed by Drs. Craig Garfield and Young Lee was highlighted in the Chicago Tribune. Called SMART NICU2HOME, the app allows parents of NICU babies to receive constant updates on their child.
Craig F. Garfield, MD, professor of Pediatrics and Medical Social Sciences, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, attending physician at the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, and one of the authors of the AAP guidelines on fathers, emphasizes the persisting lack of focus on fathers when it comes to pediatric care.
- 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).