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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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    • 4.8 • 25 Ratings

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.

    Improving Health Outcomes Through Big Data with Theresa Walunas, PhD

    Improving Health Outcomes Through Big Data with Theresa Walunas, PhD

    In recent years, Feinberg has launched several initiatives to augment human expertise with computational methods and advance the science of human health. Theresa Walunas, PhD, explains how she is using big data from electronic medical records in a variety of projects at Feinberg, from improving quality of care to identifying patients who could develop debilitating autoimmune diseases. 

    • 20 min
    Identifying the Mechanisms of Seeing Color with Jeremy Nathans, MD, PhD

    Identifying the Mechanisms of Seeing Color with Jeremy Nathans, MD, PhD

    A celebrated molecular neuroscientist, Jeremy Nathans, MD, PhD, is responsible for landmark discoveries that have changed our understanding of how humans see the world. He is an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.  

    • 20 min
    The Role of Iron in Cardiovascular Disease with Hossein Ardehali, MD, PhD

    The Role of Iron in Cardiovascular Disease with Hossein Ardehali, MD, PhD

    Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the number one cause of death globally, and nearly half of all U.S. adults are currently at risk for heart attack and stroke. Hossein Ardehali, MD, PhD, is working to understand the role of iron and metabolic processes in cardiovascular disease and develop new therapies that target iron accumulation in people with CVD and many other chronic diseases.

    • 16 min
    Investigating Therapies for Genetic Epilepsy with Alfred George, Jr., MD

    Investigating Therapies for Genetic Epilepsy with Alfred George, Jr., MD

    Alfred George, Jr., MD, is a pioneer in understanding the mechanisms by which ion channel mutations cause a variety of inherited disorders, such as genetic epilepsy. He discusses his recent breakthroughs in the field and his optimism for future RNA therapeutics to treat rare genetic diseases. 

    • 18 min
    Cell-Based Treatments to Fight Diseases with Luisa Iruela-Arispe, PhD

    Cell-Based Treatments to Fight Diseases with Luisa Iruela-Arispe, PhD

    Cell and Developmental Biology is a field that's integral to finding new therapies for a wide variety of diseases. At Feinberg, Lusia Iruela-Arispe, PhD, a vascular biologist, leads the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology as chair. In this episode, talks about her research and the future of cell-based treatments for diseases.  

    • 17 min
    Evidence-Based Gender-Affirming Care for Young Adults with Robert Garofalo, MD

    Evidence-Based Gender-Affirming Care for Young Adults with Robert Garofalo, MD

    Providing evidence-based medical care to transgender and gender nonconforming youth has been a challenge in the past, as trans-related healthcare has long been understudied. Robert Garofalo, MD, MPH, discusses how gender-affirming care can improve the overall health and well-being of transgender and gender diverse children and adolescents. He also discusses his research on the short-term and long-term outcomes of gender-affirming medical treatments.

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 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!

NicoleMarie_123%++ ,

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.

Johnny304 ,

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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