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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.

    Kids, Mental Health and COVID-19 with Tali Raviv, PhD

    Kids, Mental Health and COVID-19 with Tali Raviv, PhD

    A recent survey of more than 32,000 caregivers of Chicago Public School students found that around a quarter children and adolescents were described as stressed, anxious, angry or agitated in the months after remote learning began. Black and Latinx participants experienced significantly more of these stressors. Dr. Tali Raviv, associate professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Feinberg explains the results and offers insight.

    • 18 min
    COVID-19 Vaccine Safety with Eric G. Neilson, MD and Robert L. Murphy, MD

    COVID-19 Vaccine Safety with Eric G. Neilson, MD and Robert L. Murphy, MD

    Dean Eric G. Neilson, MD, and Robert Murphy, MD, talk about COVID-19 vaccine safety and effectiveness. This conversation was recorded May 7, 2021. 

    • 52 min
    COVID-19 Vaccines and Pregnant Women with Emily Miller, MD, MPH

    COVID-19 Vaccines and Pregnant Women with Emily Miller, MD, MPH

    Recently, the director of the CDC officially recommended that pregnant women receive the vaccines for COVID-19. However, pregnant women are less likely than non-pregnant women to get vaccinated and are at greater risk of hospitalization and death from the disease. Emily Miller, MD, MPH, has been caring for pregnant patients at Prentice Women's Hospital since the onset of the pandemic. She shares results from a new study on the benefit of maternal vaccination and speaks to the history of excluding pregnant women from clinical trials.

    • 17 min
    Pediatric Eczema and Scratch Sensors with Steve Xu, MD, MSc

    Pediatric Eczema and Scratch Sensors with Steve Xu, MD, MSc

    A wearable sensor developed by Northwestern University scientists could help better monitor scratching in children with eczema and assess the effectiveness of therapies for eczema and other conditions that cause itch. Steve Xu, MD, explains the results of a study of the sensors published in Science Advances. 

    • 19 min
    Neurological Complications of COVID-19 with Igor Koralnik, MD

    Neurological Complications of COVID-19 with Igor Koralnik, MD

    COVID-19 can be a multi-system disease, impacting many organs and the entire nervous system. Igor Koralnik, MD, has been investigating the neurologic symptoms of the disease and published the first study focused on long-term neurological symptoms in COVID-19 “long haulers.” He explains the study and what he is seeing in the Neuro COVID-19 Clinic at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

    • 26 min
    Kidneys, COVID-19 and ACE2 Connection with Daniel Batlle, MD

    Kidneys, COVID-19 and ACE2 Connection with Daniel Batlle, MD

    At the beginning of the pandemic, Daniel Batlle, MD, professor of medicine in the Division of Nephrology-Hypertension at Northwestern, proposed a hypothesis that soluble ACE2 could treat the SARS-CoV-2 virus and lead to full recovery and survival. Now, he has exciting preliminary results to share.

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Baba138780 ,

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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