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.
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.
C. Hendricks Brown and Sara Becker are principal investigators of a new $15.8 million, five-year implementation science center grant. Brown and Becker are also on the leadership team of a recently awarded $10 million P50 NIDA grant focused on dissemination and implementation of effective addiction services.
As part of Northwestern’s Neuroimaging and Applied Computational Anatomy Lab, Jenkins recently published “A transdiagnostic review of neuroimaging studies of apathy and disinhibition in dementia,” specifically in people with behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia and dementia of the Alzheimer’s type.
NUCATS community partner AllianceChicago is a health center-controlled and practice-based research network dedicated to a mission of health equity and innovative collaboration.
Northwestern Medicine Clinical Research Unit (CRU) Program Assistant Maya Delgado is a Chicago native who grew up on the southeast side of the city.
A new award to Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) will enhance capabilities of data management and sharing for National Institutes of Health-funded researchers through the Generalist Repository Ecosystem Initiative (GREI), led by the NIH Office of Data Science Strategy.
Improving the Supply and Demand of Effective Treatments: A Q&A with Sara Becker, PhD, inaugural director of the newly formed IPHAM Center for Dissemination and Implementation Science
As the Executive Director of Research, Evaluation, and Innovation at Access Community Health Network (ACCESS), Danielle Lazar consistently tries to move the needle on community health outcomes.
A new grant will fund the hiring of 15 new tenure-track faculty, along with tactics to ensure the success of faculty members from underrepresented populations.
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.