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.
Michael Ison, MD, MS, director of the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute’s Center for Clinical Research, delivered a pandemic-focused lecture as part of the Translational Applications in Public Health lecture series.
A team of Northwestern Medicine investigators led by Rina Fox, PhD, MPH, received a Cancer and Aging Translational Bridge Award to investigate circadian disruption in lymphoma.
Allison Letkiewicz, PhD, has joined the 2021 cohort of Northwestern University’s TL1 Multidisciplinary Training Program in Child and Adolescent Health.
Prakash Jayabalan, assistant professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, became a KL2 Scholar in 2019 and has since pursued a research career focused on post-injury cartilage strength.
Northwestern University’s Galter Health Sciences Library and Learning Center has been named the National Evaluation Center for the Network of the National Library of Medicine.
Bonnie Spring, PhD, chief of Behavioral Medicine in the Department of Preventive Medicine, has received the 2021 Distinguished Scientist Award from the Society of Behavioral Medicine.
A team from the Northwestern Clinical Research Unit was awarded the Best Nursing Innovation Award at the 13th Annual Brinson Foundation Nurse Research Evidence-based Practice Symposium.
Northwestern Medicine scientists and clinicians have continued to investigate methods to combat the disease, including strategies to conduct clinical trials during a pandemic, studying neurologic symptoms in children and reflecting on the importance of professional medical organizations during a public health crisis.
Two Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute members have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honorary societies.
Alexandra de Paz is the Assistant Director of New Ventures at the Innovation and New Ventures Office and the Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute.
Brian Mustanski, PhD, director of the Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing and co-director of the Third Coast Center for AIDS Research, spoke about HIV prevention programs for young gay and bisexual men during a recent Translational Applications in Public Health presentation.
It’s been one year since the first case of COVID-19 was detected in the United States, and still Feinberg investigators continue to investigate the disease, its evolution and its impact on society.
Northwestern University research teams led by Daniel Batlle, MD; Ramon Lorenzo-Redondo, PhD; and Pinelopi Kapitsinou, MD, have been bestowed COVID-19 Collaborative Innovation Awards.
Margaret Flanagan, MD, assistant professor of Pathology in the Divisions of Experimental Pathology and Neuropathology and Neuropathology Core Leader of the Mesulam Center for Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease, has received the inaugural Mark Rogovin Pilot Research Award in Neuroscience from the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences (NUCATS) Institute.
As financial coordinator for Northwestern Medicine’s Clinical Research Unit (CRU), a student, and full-time mom, Elizabeth Garcia has become adept at managing change. Soon, she’ll have earned a degree to punctuate that point.
The Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences (NUCATS) Institute welcomes Shehara Waas as the new community co-director for the Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities (ARCC).
Former KL2 Scholar Muriel Jean-Jacques has established a research career investigating the effectiveness of programs that aim to reduce disparities in healthcare experiences and healthcare outcomes.
Karen Gutzman, MSLS, MA, head of Research Assessment and Communications at the Galter Health Sciences Library and Learning Center, has received the Estelle Brodman Award for the Academic Medical Librarian of the Year.
The Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute’s Center for Education and Career Development is piloting a new program that brings clinician-educators together in a virtual space to enhance their knowledge of the research enterprise.
Seema Khan and Yuan Luo presented the first Translational Applications in Medical Research lecture, a collaboration between NUCATS and the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University.
As associate director of IPHAM’s Center for Patient-Centered Outcomes and a member of the Team Science program at NUCATS, Zeeshan Butt recently discussed the role that patients can play in research.
Cancer survivor Candace Henley has brought her experience running the Blue Hat Foundation for Colorectal Cancer Awareness to the Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities Steering Committee and founder of the Blue Hat Foundation for Colorectal Cancer Awareness
Yvonne C. Lee, MD, MMSc, has been named the new faculty lead of the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences (NUCATS) Institute’s “Succeeding with Your K Award” seminar series.
Each year, Clarivate Analytics releases a list of highly cited researchers, selected for their “exceptional research performance.
There are many new drugs to treat cystic fibrosis (CF), but non-white patients are far less likely to receive the latest precision medicines, accord to a new study.
Kristi Holmes, PhD, director of the Galter Health Sciences Library and Learning Center at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, has been appointed to the Board of Regents for the National Library of Medicine
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As manager of research analytics for the Northwestern Medicine Enterprise Data Warehouse (NMEDW), Daniel Schneider finds joy in helping colleagues track down data from deep within the NMEDW.
The Illinois Department of Public Health has announced that researchers recently discovered the first statewide case of a more contagious strain of the coronavirus.