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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is a research-intensive medical school that fosters powerful collaborations on a thriving academic medical campus. We are driven by our mission to transform the practice of medicine and profoundly impact human health beyond the individual patient. We believe better answers only come from discovery.

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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is a research-intensive medical school that fosters powerful collaborations on a thriving academic medical campus. We are driven by our mission to transform the practice of medicine and profoundly impact human health beyond the individual patient. We believe better answers only come from discovery.

    At-Home Care for COVID-19 Patients with Jeffrey Linder, MD, MPH

    At-Home Care for COVID-19 Patients with Jeffrey Linder, MD, MPH

    Millions of people are now living with COVID-19 and their long-term outcomes are unknown. Northwestern's Dr. Jeffrey Linder says more research studies on this group are needed to provide better information about COVID-19 care before, during, and beyond the hospital.

    • 15 min
    COVID-19 Antibody Testing with Elizabeth McNally, MD, PhD

    COVID-19 Antibody Testing with Elizabeth McNally, MD, PhD

    A team of Northwestern scientists has come together from across disciplines to develop a COVID-19 antibody test designed for at-home use. Elizabeth McNally, MD, PhD, is part of the team working on this test to determine prior exposure to the virus.

    • 15 min
    COVID-19 Deaths and Racial Health Disparities with Clyde Yancy, MD

    COVID-19 Deaths and Racial Health Disparities with Clyde Yancy, MD

    Although COVID-19 doesn't necessarily discriminate, some communities are far more susceptible to the disease. People who are black or African-American are more likely to contract the virus - and to die from it. Clyde Yancy, MD, discusses reasons for these outcomes and the need to fully address health care disparities in America.

    • 17 min
    Wearable Device to Monitor COVID-19 Symptoms with John A. Rogers, PhD

    Wearable Device to Monitor COVID-19 Symptoms with John A. Rogers, PhD

    Monitoring patients and frontline health care workers for symptoms of COVID-19 could get much easier with a small wireless sensor developed by scientists at Northwestern and the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab. Northwestern’s John A. Rogers explains. 

    • 21 min
    The Dangers of Unproven COVID-19 Therapies with Benjamin Singer, MD

    The Dangers of Unproven COVID-19 Therapies with Benjamin Singer, MD

    While the world anxiously awaits a vaccine for COVID-19, some physicians on the front lines are trying new or repurposed therapies in an effort to help COVID patients. Dr. Benjamin Singer, a Northwestern physician-scientist, discusses his experiences in the ICU during this time and his recently published letter warning against the use of unproven therapies.

    • 15 min
    Investigating the New Coronavirus with Karla Satchell, PhD, Part 2

    Investigating the New Coronavirus with Karla Satchell, PhD, Part 2

    This is an update to the Jan. 28, 2020 episode about Northwestern's Karla Satchell's effort to lead an investigation into the structure biology of the components of COVID-19. The goal is to ultimately understand how to stop it from replicating in human cells through a medication or vaccine.

    • 7 min

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22 Ratings

22 Ratings

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Unique perspective & access

Topics are varied and interesting! Host Erin does an excellent job of including informative background knowledge and asking the right questions of guests. Episode length is just right. As someone in the research/medicine world, this gives me new insights and exposure to topics I would otherwise ignore. Thanks and keep the episodes coming!

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Thoroughly captivating!

I look forward to each new episode - this podcast really provides great insight into new medical discoveries and I love meeting the people behind the science.

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One of my favorites!

Excellent podcast involving some great minds in medicine. I highly recommend this for anyone interested in medical/educational podcasts.

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