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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Testimonial: The Positive Life Impact of a Clinical Trial

Opt-In is a Northwestern Medicine Clinical trial conducted by Bonnie Spring, PhD, Professor of Preventive Medicine and Director of the Center for Behavior and Health in the Institute of Public Health and Medicine. The study examines how to combine different intervention components as efficiently as possible to create a weight loss treatment that is effective but also inexpensive and widely accessible.  

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Friday, May 12, 2017

N.XT SPRING 2017 PROJECTS

The N.XT Fund is pleased to announce three new investments this spring. These high potential projects are based on Northwestern University technologies initially developed in the labs of McCormick Prof. Mark Hersam, Weinberg Prof. Karl Scheidt, and McCormick Prof. Vadim Backman. The N.XT selections represent a range of commercialization stages in various sectors and received unified support from the N.XT Advisory Committee.

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Friday, May 12, 2017

Workshop Offers Insights on Designing Effective Multi-Component Interventions

Novel Experimental Approaches to Designing Effective Multi-component Interventions; a workshop focused on innovative designs for behavioral interventions was hosted by the Chicago Chapter of the American Statistical Association (ASA) and the Department of Preventive Medicine on May 3.

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Friday, May 12, 2017

Putting Evidence Based Practice into Practice

For nearly two years Galter Health Sciences librarians have been making rounds with Department of Medicine residents at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. While this may seem like an unlikely combination, librarians Jonna Peterson and Corinne Miller are helping the residents apply evidence-based practice to their care.

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Friday, May 12, 2017

Diabetes Prevention Program Integrates Depression Treatment For Those On Chicago’s Southwest Side

Diagnosis of depression and diabetes are on the rise across the United States and this is particularly true in Little Village, a predominantly Hispanic community on Chicago’s Southwest side.  

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Monday, May 1, 2017

Innovative Research Projects Funded by Pilot Awards

NUCATS Pilot Awards provide up to $10,000 to fund critical gaps in clinical and translational research that would not be funded by other sources. The pilot awardees are: Norrina Allen, PhD; Amy K. Johnson, PhD; Sabrina Lee, MD; and Marc Mendillo, PhD.

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Monday, May 1, 2017

Science Immersion Program Participant Accepted into Doctoral Program

Robyn Espinosa, MPH, a 2016 Science Immersion Program (SIP) participant, has been accepted into University of Iowa’s Occupational and Environmental Health doctoral program where she will be focusing her research on Occupational Injury Prevention.

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Monday, May 1, 2017

Understanding How Clinicians Monitor Blood Pressure in Children Born Prematurely

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends checking the blood pressure of children younger than three who were born prematurely. Yet, residents, attending pediatricians, and pediatric nephrologists at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago noticed that blood pressure screenings may not have not been happening as part of primary care routine.

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