News & Announcements
Read the latest news from the Education in Palliative & End-of-Life Care Program. The links below take you to Feinberg articles about palliative care, news about the achievements of our faculty and leadership and announcements about upcoming training.
Archit Bharathwaj Baskaran, a second-year student, envisions using healthcare to change society for the better, through leadership and service with student and non-profit groups during his time at Feinberg.
Feinberg’s new Institute for Global Health hosted its inaugural Global Health Day symposium, a day-long event that featured presentations from each of the institute’s constituent Centers, a poster session, several panels and keynote speakers.
Jordan Coleman, a third-year medical student, previously worked as a chaplain in prisons, homeless shelters and hospitals — an experience that enhances his clinical experiences today.
The EPEC Program congratulates Pringl Miller, MD, FACS, on being editor of the upcoming volume of the Surgical Clinics of North America entitled "Practicing Primary Palliative Care." Dr. Miller is Co-PI of EPEC-Surgery, an adaptation of the core EPEC Curriculum, for surgeons.
Kelly Michelson, MD, MPH, discusses the importance of palliative care in pediatric hospitals.
The second annual Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities Conference, “Artful Medicine,” featured presentations from students, faculty, alumni and clinicians on how the arts inform medical practice and education.
On April 28 and 29, more than 450 Northwestern alumni and guests gathered on the medical school campus to meet up with former classmates, reminisce about their time in medical school and learn about the school’s latest updates.
A surgical procedure called a pelvic exenteration may be curative for more than half of women with a form of advanced cervical cancer who have failed other treatments.
Feinberg's PhD in healthcare quality and patient safety program aims to prevent 440,000 deaths each year in the United States caused by medical errors.
The medical school’s annual Global Health Days event featured presentations on student research conducted around the world, as well as expert discussions on healthcare in Africa and HIV/AIDS treatment.
A study co-authored by Northwestern Medicine scientist Rintaro Hashizume, MD, PhD, identified the EAG2 potassium channel as a target for treating medulloblastoma.
A multicenter clinical trial suggests that stopping statin medication therapy is safe and maybe beneficial for quality of life and reduction in medication costs for patients in the palliative care setting.
Linda Emanuel, MD, PhD, Buehler Professor of Geriatric Medicine, wrote about her own brush with cancer and the realization that physicians need to help patients feel joy in the present, rather than focusing primarily on maintaining their hope for the future.
Students and faculty learned how practicing mindfulness, incorporating patient spirituality and advocating for scientific research in public policy can improve patient care – and their own wellbeing as healthcare providers – during three special lecture events.
Clyde Yancy, MD, MSc, chief of medicine-cardiology, and a group of scientists and healthcare professionals recently published new clinical guidelines regarding the care of patients with heart failure.
Bharat Mittal, MD, has spent more than a decade looking into the treatment of skin lesions, publishing his findings in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics.
A Northwestern Medicine® and University of Alabama study published recently in the European Heart Journal found no evidence that digoxin increases mortality in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), the opposite of results just published by another group in the same journal analyzing the same data.
A list of honors, awards, and faculty appointments from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
New Program for Veterans’ Special Needs Rolls Out in 170 VA Medical Centers Sam Nicols’ flashbacks from World War II didn’t begin until the final year of his life. Diagnosed with post-traumatic stress syndrome, the Purple Heart veteran needed help coping with the long-suppressed memories. The traumas many vets experience during service often resurface at [...]
Third-Year Medical Students Accept New White Coats in Transition to Clerkship At the ceremony, medical students were given new white coats symbolizing a new beginning — the start of their two-year clerkship, a period where they will work directly with patients and learn alongside trained clinicians. Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine held an Introduction [...]
VA Awards Contract to Palliative Care Project The Veterans Administration awarded a one-year contract to the Education in Palliative and End-of-Life Care (EPEC) Project based at Northwestern University to develop a program to help meet the palliative care needs of veterans and their families and caregivers. Explains Linda L. Emanuel, MD, PhD, Buehler Professor of [...]
Christopher S. Takehana, a fourth-year student and Neel K. Naik, a second year student, are two of the recipients of the RSNA grants. Students Receive Prestigious Grants to Study Radiology Four Feinberg School students recently received research grants from the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) that gave them a chance to probe the field [...]
Caregivers Urged to Take Care of Themselves Professional caregivers don’t have any special immunity to the stress of caring for seriously ill and dying individuals. While the satisfaction of helping patients and their families draws people to the health care field, physicians, nurses, and other highly skilled caregivers can also face compassion fatigue and burnout, [...]
Martha Twaddle Passionate About End-of-Life Care by Cheryl SooHoo Mentors have meant a great deal to Martha L. Twaddle, MD, GME ’89. She has valued their sage advice and used their counsel in many ways to define her life. So in 1989 when Harry J. Miller, MD, now associate professor emeritus of medicine and former [...]
December 6, 2005 Feinberg Project, Armstrong Foundation Form PartnershipCHICAGO—The Education in Palliative and End-of-Life Care (EPEC) for Oncology Project, based at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, and the Lance Armstrong Foundation have formed a national partnership to improve communication between health care professionals and cancer survivors. Linda Emanuel, MD, PhD, professor of medicine and [...]