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.
Cancer patients with other comorbidities have a higher risk of dying from complications due to COVID-19, and should discuss the risks and benefits of continuing cancer treatment with their physician, according to a recent study.
A drug originally designed as cancer therapy virtually eliminated allergic reactions in moderate cases and significantly lessened the risk of death in severe cases, according to a new study in animal models.
When implementing Patient-Reported Outcome measures in the clinical setting, a set of planning tools holds the potential to maximize success, according to a new study led by researchers at Northwestern University.
The Unique Multidisciplinary Training Program in Child and Adolescent Health focusses on developing engineering approaches in pediatric medicine
Congratulations to Ange-Therese Akono, PhD, and Aderonke Bamgbose Pederson, MD, on receiving funding from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences diversity supplement program. The awards mark the first of their kind for the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute.
Building equitable relationships with community leaders and framing research questions around residents’ priorities is the core principle of community-engaged research, and IPHAM, along with ARCC, have been leaders in the field.
Michael Fleming, vice chair for Faculty Development in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Family and Community Medicine, recently ended a 10-year tenure as director of the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute’s Center for Education and Career Development (CECD).
More than $1.5 million and 10 years of user-centered design have gone into the tool that Northwestern research teams can now use thanks to support from NUCATS.
Jaline Gerardin, PhD, assistant professor of Preventive Medicine in the Division of Epidemiology, discussed how data modeling has helped evaluate COVID-19 transmission rates and containment efforts in Illinois during a recent IPHAM webinar.
Richard D’Aquila, MD, the Howard Taylor Ricketts, MD, Professor of Medicine, has been named director of the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences (NUCATS) Institute, and senior associate dean for clinical and translational research.
Coronary artery calcium levels may help clinicians better identify patients with a higher risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease who will benefit from taking aspirin to prevent a heart attack.
Teamscience.net has launched its ninth learning module, which introduces investigators to the assembly, launch and maturation of community-engaged team science projects.
A project to better understand virus-host interaction through the creation of a COVID-19 BioBank and another exploring the effect of COVID-19 on individuals with serious pneumonia have received rapid-response funding from the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences (NUCATS) Institute and Feinberg School of Medicine Office for Research.
The Center for Community Health’s Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities (ARCC) hosted a virtual discussion for participants to share experiences, strategies and challenges about engaging and supporting community-engaged research partners during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Northwestern University scientists received top honors from the Clinical Research Forum as part of its 2020 Top Ten Clinical Research Achievement Awards program, taking home the association’s highest honor and capturing more finalist nominations than any other institution.
Nicholas Soulakis, PhD, is taking a leave of absence from the medical school to work as an epidemiologist in the Illinois Department of Public Health Office of Policy, Planning and Statistics.
Gary Noskin, MD, professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases and chief medical officer at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, answers questions about how Northwestern’s clinical research team is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
More than 110 faculty, staff, students, and trainees have come together to collaborate and work closely with Chicago hospitals and communities to forecast the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, predict the outcome of public health interventions and share resources for containing the disease.
Nearly 300 people attended Northwestern’s Biomedical Data Science Day, which included dozens of immersive and interactive workshops and talks on the current state of biomedical data research.