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.
For more than a decade, Rosalind Ramsey-Goldman has played an invaluable role in Northwestern’s clinical research enterprise. Anju Peters will lead the NM CRU beginning January 15.
Northwestern Medicine investigators have shown how COVID-19 pneumonia is different from typical cases of pneumonia, spreading across the lungs like multiple wildfires and leaving tissue damage in its wake.
The Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute has announced pilot grant funding to four research teams. The awards followed a robust pool of studies that included nearly 50 applications.
A recent study published by Laura Rasmussen-Torvik in the Journal of Clinical and Translational Sciences found that pairing junior faculty members with a senior methodologic mentor had significant benefits ... for both.
A team of NUCATS Institute researchers created StatTag to combat the nature of human error. The program connects Microsoft Word to the popular data analysis programs R, SAS, Stata, and Python in order to make research more efficient and more easily reproducible.
As program administrator for the Master of Science in Clinical Investigation (MSCI) and TL1 programs, Adam White expertly juggles his administrative duties and students’ needs, from the pre-application process through graduation.
Tamara Isakova, MD, MMSc, the Margaret Gray Morton Professor of Medicine, has been named co-director of the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences (NUCATS) Institute’s KL2 Program.
William “Bill” Schnaper, MD, professor of Pediatrics, passed away recently after a long illness.
As senior program administrator for the Northwestern Primary Care Practice-Based Research Program (NP3), Venables has found ways to combine her years of healthcare experience with a passion for social justice work.
In late March, the world came to a virtual standstill. The COVID-19 pandemic forced leaders around the world to limit large gatherings and shutter schools and businesses. For Feinberg’s research enterprise, this was a serious disruption — but science kept moving forward.
Vishal Kothari, PhD, and Ashley Ross, MD, PhD, have been named George M. Eisenberg Foundation Scholars by the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences (NUCATS) Institute.
- Inaugural Joseph and Dorothy Giddan Child Health Medical Research Grants Accelerate Critical Research in Childhood Health and Diseases11.24.2020
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has established a new grant initiative to support faculty who are conducting medical research that is critical to expanding the knowledgebase in the field of child health.
The Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences (NUCATS) Institute hosted the first virtual COVID-19 symposium, which gave the Northwestern research community an opportunity to learn about efforts to advance public health and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
During a recent webinar, Elizabeth McNally, MD, PhD, the Elizabeth J. Ward Professor of Genetic Medicine and director of the Center for Genetic Medicine, discussed findings from the ongoing Screening for Coronavirus Antibodies in Neighborhoods (SCAN) study and what genetics can reveal about COVID-19.
Suvai Gunasekaran has joined the 2020 cohort of the NUCATS Institute’s TL1 Multidisciplinary Training Program in Child and Adolescent Health.
Jalpa Patel manages Feinberg’s clinical trials management system, called Study Tracker, while leading the charge to design and implement a version of the platform for the first time at Lurie Children's.
Eleven 2020 ARCC Seed Grants, including one to Ariel Rainey and Hustle Mommies, will enhance community-engaged research endeavors throughout Chicagoland.
A new dataset — the result of a multi-year collaboration between NUCATS member Seema Khan and Chief AI Officer Yuan Luo — has made the process of reviewing thousands of breast cancer case histories increasingly possible. The effort relies on machine learning to mine the electronic health records of nearly 10,000 patients to deliver data to researchers.
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.
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.
- Staying in Contact: As COVID-19 Spreads, a Team of Health Investigators Attempts to Track Every Case in Illinois10.13.2020
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As the lead research navigator at NUCATS, Toddie Hay helps investigators navigate administrative hurdles by pairing study teams with the proper resources and tools to aid their research.
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.
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.
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.