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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.

  • 05.07.2024

    Patients with lung cancer who were Asian/Pacific Islander, Black or Hispanic experienced a higher intensity of end-of-life care compared to white patients, according to a Northwestern Medicine population-based analysis published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

  • 02.02.2024

    Residents are more likely to flourish in their training programs and daily lives when peer-support is strong and leadership prioritizes residents’ wellbeing, according to results from a multi-institutional survey published in Annals of Internal Medicine.

  • 12.08.2023

    Northwestern investigators, faculty, students and community partners came together to share and celebrate global health research, education and outreach as part of the Robert J. Havey, MD Institute for Global Health’s 12th annual Global Health Day.

  • 09.21.2022

    Northwestern University has announced the endowment of the Ryan Family Center for Global Primary Care, focused on improving the quality of primary care throughout the world.

  • 08.12.2022

    An emerging therapy showed promise in patients with relapsed B-cell lymphoma who are not ideal candidates for stem cell transplants.

  • 06.21.2022

    Calcium channel blockers may improve treatment for patients with pancreatic cancer receiving chemotherapy, according to a recent study.

  • 07.12.2021

    A Northwestern Medicine study has found that women with hormone receptor-positive breast cancer were more likely to discontinue hormone therapy early due to poor quality of life-related outcomes.

  • 03.09.2021

    Kelly Michelson, MD, MPH, discusses the importance of palliative care in pediatric hospitals.

  • 01.29.2020

    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.

  • 12.11.2019

    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.

  • 09.16.2019

    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.

  • 05.14.2018

    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.

  • 05.01.2017

    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.

  • 02.06.2017

    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.

  • 11.28.2016

    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.

  • 10.13.2016

    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.

  • 09.10.2015

    A study co-authored by Northwestern Medicine scientist Rintaro Hashizume, MD, PhD, identified the EAG2 potassium channel as a target for treating medulloblastoma.

  • 09.04.2015

    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.

  • 01.27.2015

    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.

  • 11.10.2014

    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.

  • 06.25.2013

    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.

  • 06.19.2013

    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.

  • 04.30.2013

    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.

  • 10.17.2011

    A list of honors, awards, and faculty appointments from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

  • 11.18.2010

    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 […]

  • 07.07.2010

    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 […]

  • 11.11.2008

    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 […]

  • 03.26.2008

    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 […]

  • 11.01.2007

    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, […]

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