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.
TL1 Trainee Sarah Walker, PhD, 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.
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.