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.
Therapeutically inhibiting a metabolic regulator in monocytes unexpectedly increased inflammatory signaling, revealing mechanisms that could inform new strategies to treat chronic inflammatory disorders, according to a recent study.
The past two years have been trying for all of us, says Center for Clinical Research Director Michael Ison, MD, MS.
When Mary Beth Blocher arrived in Streeterville four years ago, she couldn’t have predicted that today she’d not only be thriving as a staff member at the NUCATS Institute, but also enrolled as a student at Northwestern.
- Northwestern Awarded First-Ever National Grant to Study Wearables, Stroke Prevention in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation08.29.2022
Northwestern University has been awarded a seven-year grant to study a “pill-in-pocket” strategy to prevent stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation, the most common heart rhythm disorder in adults.
Faculty Profile: Susanna McColley, ’85 MD, professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine and scientific director for Interdisciplinary Research Partnerships is also the NUCATS TL director.
Mohammad Hosseini, a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Preventive Medicine, worked with Galter Health Sciences Library and Learning Center Director Kristi Holmes to investigate a range of topics at the intersection of ethics and translational research.
As a data librarian at the Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center, you’re less likely to see Sara Gonzales organizing books than you are to see her exploring data management techniques, helping others organize biomedical research.
Presenting on the past, present, and future of the NUCATS Institute, Director Richard D'Aquila delivered a Town Hall-style presentation on July 7 highlighting several recent accomplishments and outlining plans for the Institute’s seven-year grant renewal effort
SLAP HIV, the Third Coast Center for AIDS Research, and Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute recently presented a daylong symposium on “Pivoting Past Roadblocks in Translation: Sustained Long-acting HIV Prevention.”
Three Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine early-career investigators have joined the NUCATS Institute's KL2 Multidisciplinary Career Development Program
The concept of collective benefit was at the forefront of an hourlong presentation at Translational Science 2022, the annual meeting of the Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS), held April 20-22 in Chicago.
Clinical and translational researchers, as well as University staff from throughout the nation, participated in three days of networking and educational sessions. Numerous members of the NUCATS Institute presented on topics ranging from community-engaged research to thriving Chicagoland collaborations.
Madison Hartstein is a lifelong learner and explorer, two activities she’s made a big part of her role as a senior project manager in the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences (NUCATS) Institute’s Team Science Program.
While taking care of individuals with chronic rhinosinusitis, Anju Peters, MD, discovered that some patients have bronchitis damage in their lungs that can “lead to permanent damage.”
Having founded a nationally recognized organization supported by Faces and Voices of Recovery, Mary Roberson has supported NIRCO’s mission to promote recovery principles for individuals and families to strengthen recovery advocacy, peer-to-peer engagement, and community collaboration.
Yuan Luo, PhD, has helped establish a new arena for clinicians who want to discuss a clinical problem or challenge they face to see if and how it might be addressable through artificial intelligence.
Suvai Gunasekaran, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Radiology, has received a prestigious Pathway to Independence Award from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
The symposia are the first initiative to further a mission that has been jointly developed by leaders at both universities: to foster cross-institution collaborations in research, training, and education in biomedical sciences between Chicago State and Feinberg School of Medicine and to accelerate the development of a diverse and inclusive biomedical workforce.
Black women with early hormone receptor-positive breast cancer experienced shorter relapse-free intervals and overall survival compared with white women, according to findings published in JAMA Oncology.
Betina Yanez, PhD, associate professor of Medical Social Sciences, has been named associate director of the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences (NUCATS) Institute’s KL2 Program.
Shifting machine learning workflows to a proactive model could speed data collection and analysis, according to a viewpoint published in JAMA.
Associate vice president of research Richard D’Aquila, MD, shares his perspective on the news of a possible third person cured of HIV, and the progress of HIV research in the future.
A new combination of antiviral drugs did not improve clinical outcomes in hospitalized patients with severe influenza, warranting further investigation into new therapeutic strategies, according to a recent clinical trial.
As the pandemic took hold of the nation, the overlapping homelessness endemic in Chicago exacerbated health risks for an already vulnerable population. With Heartland Alliance Health, Bruce Doblin has made research a condition for change.
Puneet Opal, MD, PhD, and Joshua Wechsler, MD, MSCI, have each been awarded Joseph and Dorothy Giddan Child Health Medical Research Grants.
Internet-based telehealth with individual partners assisting dementia patients improved patient communication confidence, according to a new study led by KL2 alumna Emily Rogalski.