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.
While taking care of individuals with chronic rhinosinusitis, Anju Peters, MD, discovered that some patients have bronchitis damage in their lungs that can “lead to permanent damage.”
Having founded a nationally recognized organization supported by Faces and Voices of Recovery, Mary Roberson has supported NIRCO’s mission to promote recovery principles for individuals and families to strengthen recovery advocacy, peer-to-peer engagement, and community collaboration.
Northwestern and the American Lung Association have begun a first-of-its-kind longitudinal study to track and analyze the lungs of millennials at the peak of their lung health.
Yuan Luo, PhD, has helped establish a new arena for clinicians who want to discuss a clinical problem or challenge they face to see if and how it might be addressable through artificial intelligence.
Suvai Gunasekaran, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Radiology, has received a prestigious Pathway to Independence Award from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
The symposia are the first initiative to further a mission that has been jointly developed by leaders at both universities: to foster cross-institution collaborations in research, training, and education in biomedical sciences between Chicago State and Feinberg School of Medicine and to accelerate the development of a diverse and inclusive biomedical workforce.
Black women with early hormone receptor-positive breast cancer experienced shorter relapse-free intervals and overall survival compared with white women, according to findings published in JAMA Oncology.
Betina Yanez, PhD, associate professor of Medical Social Sciences, has been named associate director of the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences (NUCATS) Institute’s KL2 Program.
Shifting machine learning workflows to a proactive model could speed data collection and analysis, according to a viewpoint published in JAMA.
Associate vice president of research Richard D’Aquila, MD, shares his perspective on the news of a possible third person cured of HIV, and the progress of HIV research in the future.
A new combination of antiviral drugs did not improve clinical outcomes in hospitalized patients with severe influenza, warranting further investigation into new therapeutic strategies, according to a recent clinical trial.
As the pandemic took hold of the nation, the overlapping homelessness endemic in Chicago exacerbated health risks for an already vulnerable population. With Heartland Alliance Health, Bruce Doblin has made research a condition for change.
Puneet Opal, MD, PhD, and Joshua Wechsler, MD, MSCI, have each been awarded Joseph and Dorothy Giddan Child Health Medical Research Grants.
Internet-based telehealth with individual partners assisting dementia patients improved patient communication confidence, according to a new study led by KL2 alumna Emily Rogalski.
A new study has identified naturally occurring nano-sized particles that can block infection from broad strains of SARS-CoV-2 virus in preclinical studies.
Growing up surrounded by Puerto Rican, Mexican and other Latin American influences, Daniel Mendez learned early on that a strong community can make each individual in it, better.
With support from a recent National Institutes of Health U01 grant, principal investigator Yuan Luo, PhD, looks to further integrate artificial intelligence with clinical medical practice.
Matthew Baumann helps build and manage the Competitions and I2B2 tools. He's also an avid birder and recently purchased a landmarked house that he is renovating and restoring.
Career investigators from all clinical departments at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine can apply for the 12-month Translational Investigation Accelerator (NU-CTIA) program.
Michael Ison, MD, professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases and of Surgery in the Division of Organ Transplantation, has been named editor-in-chief of Transplant Infectious Disease.
Ana Maria Acosta, PhD, has been named Director of the newly established Clinical Research Career Pathway Programs at the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute.
Northwestern Medicine scientists continue to tackle every facet of the COVID-19 pandemic, from investigating coronavirus vaccines’ potential for providing immunity against similar coronaviruses to developing novel rapid antigen-based tests and examining disparities in COVID-19 case and mortality rates in Chicago.
For more than eight years Letty Vega has helped develop the support model for vital resources at the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute.
Lisa VanWagner, MD, MSc, assistant professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and Preventive Medicine in the Division of Epidemiology, has been named co-director of the Master of Science in Clinical Investigation program.
Throughout a global pandemic that has brought unprecedented challenges and altered our workflows and lives in dramatic ways, the NUCATS Institute continues to advance research from bench to bedside to population impact for all.
Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities Co-Director and Co-Founder Jen Brown, MPH, has been appointed by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute as a member of its Advisory Panel on Patient Engagement.
A closed cohort study recently looked into the SARS-CoV-2 antibody status of healthcare workers in the Chicagoland area over a six-month period.