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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.

  • 10.23.2020

    Nicholas Soulakis, PhD, assistant professor of Preventive Medicine in the Divisions of Health and Biomedical Informatics and Epidemiology, discussed lessons learned from his experience leading COVID-19 contract tracing efforts for the Illinois Department of Public Health during a recent webinar.

  • 10.21.2020

    The impact of COVID-19 on cancer patients has been a stark reality for many cancer centers around the world. For the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, a combination of time and dedication to patient care and research has resulted in the development of robust COVID-19 testing protocols to ensure the safety and health of every patient, physician and staff member.

  • 10.13.2020

    The COVID-19 contact tracing process, led by health departments across the state, and coordinated by the Illinois Department of Public Health, involves a team of dedicated team members tracking the spread of the disease.

  • 10.13.2020

    As the COVID-19 death toll surpasses 9,000 in Illinois, a dedicated team, led by the director of Data Science Services for NUCATS, is tracking every case.

  • 10.12.2020

    Yuan Luo, PhD, associate professor of Preventive Medicine in the Division of Health and Biomedical Informatics, has been awarded the AMIA 2020 New Investigator Award.

  • 10.05.2020

    From Rapid-Response Grants to Dixon Awards and NIH supplements, the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute has played a critical role in connecting Northwestern's research community with vital resources and funding opportunities.

  • 10.05.2020

    Leena Sharma, MD, the Chang-Lee Professor of Preventive Rheumatology, has been named co-director of the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute's KL2 Program.

  • 10.05.2020

    Hadijat Makinde, a research assistant professor of Medicine in the Division of Rheumatology, has joined Lisanne Jenkins and Ravi Patel as new scholars in the NUCATS Institute's prestigious KL2 Multidisciplinary Career Development Program.

  • 09.03.2020

    As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Northwestern Medicine investigators share their expertise about the current state of the pandemic, strategies to help mitigate its impact and what the upcoming flu season may look like.

  • 09.01.2020

    Molly Beestrum, MLIS, education and curriculum coordinator for the Galter Health Sciences Library and Learning Center, has been named Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year by the Illinois Library Association.

  • 08.31.2020

    The Northwestern Primary Care Practice-Based Research Program (NP3) aims to foster collaboration between community-based primary care clinicians and Northwestern scientists in order to conduct meaningful and practical studies to improve healthcare delivery and quality of care, engage patients and clinicians in research design and implementation and promote the use of evidence-based practice in primary care.

  • 08.31.2020

    As NUCATS and the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine continue an agile approach to meet research needs, early results from COVID-19 Rapid Response funding are helping us learn the severe effects of the deadly pandemic

  • 08.31.2020

    Michael Ison, MD, MS, professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases and professor of Surgery in the Division of Transplant Surgery has been named director of the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences (NUCATS) Institute’s Center for Clinical Research (CCR), effective September 1.

  • 08.18.2020

    At Northwestern Medicine, various COVID-19 antibody testing efforts have been underway since the beginning of the pandemic.

  • 08.13.2020

    Deaths due to heart failure and hypertensive heart disease are increasing in the U.S. — particularly in Black women and men — despite medical and surgical advances in heart disease management, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study.

  • 08.10.2020

    A Northwestern Medicine scientist and collaborators have used an AI-enhanced precision medicine approach to combine multiple views of human brain development as they seek to provide a roadmap for what causes subtypes of autism spectrum disorder.

  • 08.02.2020

    Northwestern University’s Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies (CBITs) has received a national Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) ALACRITY Center grant to advance digital mental health research and accelerate those research discoveries into clinical practice.

  • 07.17.2020

    An emerging cancer treatment also helps prevent cells from turning into viral factories by interfering with HIV infection processes inside the cell, according to a recent study.

  • 07.13.2020

    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.

  • 07.07.2020

    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.

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