News and Breakthroughs
Read the latest news from the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute. The links below take you to articles where you can learn more about our institute's latest events and accomplishments. You can also visit the article archive for older news.
Specializing in cardiac electrophysiology, KL2 Scholar Anna Pfenniger, MD, PhD, is working to improve the lives of those living with irregular heart rhythms.
This year’s Northwestern Medicine Academic Medical Center and Brinson Foundation Nursing and Allied Health Research and Evidence-Based Practice Symposium marked a return to in-person learning.
Kristen Knutson, PhD, was recently named director of the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences (NUCATS) Institute’s K Award Seminar Series.
From 1999 through 2020, Black Americans experienced more than 1.6 million excess deaths and more than 80 million excess years of life lost compared to white Americans, according to a recent study published in JAMA.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered how octopamine, the major “fight-or-flight” neurotransmitter in invertebrates, communicates with other cells to prevent cell death in mammalian brains, according to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
As a Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine graduate, MSCI recipient, and KL2 fellow, Ravi Patel, MD, MSCI, assistant professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology, has thrived at Northwestern, exploring career development and educational opportunities from the NUCATS Institute along the way.
Kirbi Range has been named the new associate director of Collaboration and Community Engagement for the Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities.
Mohammad Hosseini, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow researching ethics and integrity in the Department of Preventive Medicine, is Northwestern’s first inductee into the Global Young Academy (GYA).
Northwestern experts weigh in on how ChatGPT has and will continue impact biomedical research, and how artificial intelligence can be used to support the advancement of science and medicine.
With degrees in engineering and Spanish, De'Andra Graham is self-proclaimed foodie and Chicago native who has acquired a special taste for community building
As TL1 trainees, Sarah Walker, MD, and Kathryn McElhinney, MD, are part of a cohort of pediatric scientists collaborating with engineers and renowned mentors to explore new approaches in child-health research.
Claire Powers recently joined NUCATS as its first coordinator of Pilot and Voucher programming.
While the exclusion of “special populations” has ensued for decades, a collaborative and diverse team of health professionals further identified and confronted inequity barriers via investigation of a structural competency framework.
Three current and past NUCATS Institute KL2 scholars recently participated in a TED Talk-style event at MATTER, a Chicago-based organization that supports healthcare startups at all stages of growth.
The recommendation to reach 10,000 steps a day has long been the gold standard for staying fit and improving heart health. But new research suggests that it might not be the magic number after all.
A new tool developed by the Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities (ARCC) aims to support researchers and community-academic research partnerships in learning and implementing strategies to integrate racial equity and anti-racism into their partnerships and research design, conduct, leadership, and impact.
With support from the NUCATS Institute and CTSA Trial Innovation Network, Rod Passman, MD, the Jules J. Reingold Professor of Electrophysiology, was awarded a $37 million grant to study wearables and stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation.
Our activities at work, and the world around us, continue to change in ever more dynamic and fast-paced ways. Adapting to these changes has allowed the NUCATS Institute to thrive, and it is ongoing adaptation that will enable us to flourish in the future.
Integrating social determinants of health helped mitigate bias when predicting long-term outcomes for heart failure patients, according to a Northwestern Medicine study.
As a collaborative problem solver who excels in communicative mentorship, Morgan Barrowman often approaches personal and professional adversity with an optimistic spirit.
The Institute for Augmented Intelligence in Medicine (I.AIM) has established the Center for Collaborative AI in Healthcare, with the mission of advancing artificial intelligence science, engineering and translation throughout healthcare specialties and create a positive impact on precision medicine.
Northwestern Medicine investigators continue to study the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on health outcomes and society, from maternal vaccinations and antibody response to reducing burnout amongst healthcare workers and identifying novel therapeutic targets.
Two study teams were recently funded with Northwestern Primary Care Practice-Based Research Program (NP3) seed grants, which are now awarded several times throughout the year for Research Collaborations and Partnership Development proposals.
More than 250 researchers, community stakeholders, and local policy makers met at Malcom X College for a symposium highlighting the contributions of community-academic partnerships.
Anju Peters, MD, MS, has been named director of the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute’s Center for Clinical Research .
As a financial coordinator at the NUCATS Institute’s Center for Clinical Research, Christian Heck creates and negotiates budgets for numerous clinical trials.
Leena B. Mithal, MD, MSCI, assistant professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Infectious Diseases, has been named co-director of the Master of Science in Clinical Investigation (MSCI) program.
A five-year grant renewal from the National Institutes of Health provides critical support to clinical investigators at Northwestern as they continue research to improve the lives of people with or at risk for rheumatic diseases and musculoskeletal conditions.