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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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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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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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Monday, April 10, 2017

Can Physical Activity Decrease Side Effects of Cancer Treatment in Young Adults Cancer Survivors?

Northwestern Medicine investigators are studying the benefit of exercise for adolescent and young adult cancer survivors. These individuals often experience fatigue,  depression  and anxiety after completing treatment.

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Monday, April 3, 2017

KL2 scholar studies ways to prevent a common liver disease

Lisa VanWagner, MD, MsC, Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, has made major strides in better understanding nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) during her short career at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.  NAFLD is the most common liver disease in the U.S., affecting one-third of adults and children.  NAFLD increases risk for heart disease, liver cancer and liver failure. 

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Monday, April 3, 2017

Defining the Phases of Translational Research

Over the past ten years, phases along the translational research spectrum have evolved. While this has created a more holistic picture of translational science, there has been a lack of agreement as to what research activities define a given “t phase” and just how many phases there should be. Mapping the Evolving Definitions of Translational Research, published in Journal of  Clinical and Translational Science, addresses these disparities by establishing a standard definition of each research phase.

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Check out the Research Day Posters that Used NUCATS Resources

On April 9, research teams will present posters sharing their finding during the 13th annual Lewis Landsberg Research Day. This year, 40 of the poster presenters used NUCATS resources for their projects. 

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Housestaff Research Potal

Explore Feinberg's comprehensive collection of research resources for residents and fellows.

Housestaff Research Portal

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