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.
An analysis of NIH training grants has illustrated systematic disadvantages among the trainees who receive the awards.
As a financial assistant at the Center for Clinical Research, Fujan Simorgh maintains a keen eye for detail as she is often tasked with checking accounts, interpreting numerical data, and ensuring that funding has been allocated in the proper ways.
NUCATS and its Chicagoland CTSA partners hosted a thought-provoking panel discussion on January 19, 2024, commemorating the 30th anniversary of the National Institutes of Health Revitalization Act, a landmark legislation that reshaped the landscape of women's health research and advocacy.
NUCATS has had many accomplishments since launching in 2008, and last year the Institute helped principal investigators on many of Northwestern’s more than 6,600 clinical trials.
CCR continues to support investigators and study teams with three additional service lines, including Study Finance, Recruitment, and the NMH Clinical Research Unit.
In season two of "Science in Translation" we explore the collaborations that make the NUCATS Institute and CTSA consortium work.
As a nurse and clinical coordinator at Northwestern’s Clinical Research Unit, Angelica Leung Fung facilitates operations, coordinating nurse staffing, patient assignments, and study visit scheduling for hundreds of investigations annually.
The Breakthroughs podcast released 19 episodes in 2023 on topics ranging from implementation science and ChatGPT to new insights in dopamine and AI in healthcare. The top three most downloaded episodes this year were on varying topics including exercise and Parkinson’s disease, food allergies and recent discoveries about mitochondria.
As administrator for the Center for Community Health, Love’s role is to facilitate processes for the NUCATS-supported infrastructure team, consisting of the Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities, Consultations and Shared Resource Panels, and the Northwestern Primary Care Practice-Based Research Program.
Seven NUCATS Institute members were among 12 Feinberg faculty named to the 2023 “Highly Cited Researchers” list, published by Clarivate Analytics.
A new social awareness and community mobilization campaign called “PrEP4Teens,” a collaboration led by scientists at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and community leaders in sexual health and youth engagement recently launched.
More than 60 early career faculty and postdoctoral fellows from Northwestern University, the University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Chicago, Rush, and Loyola attended the annual Chicagoland K Day event.
As a regulatory. coordinator at the NUCATS Institute’s Center for Clinical Research, Bridget Gerk works closely with sponsors, program assistants, financial coordinators, study teams, and several IRBs to finalize contracts and consent forms, prepare documents for signatures, and receive approvals externally and internally.
A new partnership, the Chicago Biomedical Consortium Hub for Innovative Technology and Entrepreneurship in the Sciences, will help Chicago inventors transform their research into commercial products.
Yuan Luo, PhD, chief AI officer at the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute and at the Institute of Augmented Intelligence in Medicine, has been named a fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics.
Led by Kellogg faculty in an interactive classroom setting, Leadership and Management Strategies for Clinical Investigators is a highly successful collaboration between Kellogg and the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute. Kellogg-NUCATS Course Offers Investigators Guidance, Insight on Lab Leadership
Lisanne Jenkins, PhD, Kyle MacQuarrie, MD, PhD, and Anna Pfenniger, MD, PhD, each credit the dynamic KL2 program at NUCATS with putting them in position to grow their research careers.
Kathryn McElhinney, MD, specializes in reducing infertility risks in adolescent chemotherapy treatments, an often overlooked quality of life indicator. The NUCATS Institute’s TL1 program encourages this pediatric exploration at the intersection of research and clinical application.
TL1 Trainee Sarah Walker, MD, utilizes machine learning to help mitigate pediatric shock. Her research in personalized intervention works to predict accurate fluid administration to children in need.
Three Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine early career faculty members have been named NUCATS Institute KL2 scholars.
Bethany Ekesa, associate director of Feinberg’s Sponsored Project and Research Catalysts (SPARC) team, was selected as the recipient of the 2023 Jean E. Shedd University Citizenship Award.
Kristi Holmes, PhD, professor of Preventive Medicine, director of Northwestern’s Galter Health Sciences Library and chief of knowledge management for the Institute for Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, has been named the new associate dean for knowledge management and strategy at Feinberg.
The NUCATS Institute recently awarded three Translational Science Pilot Awards to teams studying the implementation of peanut allergy interventions, the sustainability of a group-based intimate partner violence intervention, and the identification of ways to better diagnose and treat patients with heart failure in a large network of community health centers.
Born and raised in Chicago, Ashley Bowman helps research teams bridge gaps between ethics, medical research, and human impact.
Nicole Woitowich, PhD, research assistant professor in the Department of Medical Social Sciences, has been named the new executive director of the NUCATS Institute.
As an avid pun and video game fanatic, Velez, Program Administrator CRPT at NUCATS’s Center for Education and Career development, is both mentally agile and forward-thinking.
KL2 Scholar Hadie Makinde’s research addresses the impact of monocyte — a type of white blood cell — populations in scleroderma, an autoimmune disorder that affects the skin and internal organs. Her long-term research goal is to develop a precision medicine approach for the 300,000 Americans who suffer from the disease.
The New Normal provides a pool of potential participants — nearly 5,000 and growing — that allows researchers to collect diverse research participants.
Katherine Kaufer Christoffel, MD, MPH ’81, GME ’75, GME ’76, A trailblazing pediatrician, researcher, and public health advocate whose career at Northwestern spanned nearly 44 years, passed away recently at age 74.