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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.

    Leading Family & Community Medicine at Northwestern with Deborah Smith Clements, MD

    Leading Family & Community Medicine at Northwestern with Deborah Smith Clements, MD

    Since coming to Northwestern 2013, Deborah Smith Clements, MD, chair of the Department of Family & Community Medicine, has established three thriving family medicine residency programs and has been an advocate for improving the residency matching process, health policy and social justice. She talks about her work, leading her department through COVID-19 and her recent Illinois Academy of Family Physician’s Distinguished Service Award.

    • 17 min
    Immunotherapy for Glioblastoma with Adam Sonabend, MD

    Immunotherapy for Glioblastoma with Adam Sonabend, MD

    Immunotherapy has revolutionized cancer treatment over the last few decades, though not for glioblastoma — the most common and deadly malignant brain tumor. However, Northwestern Medicine neurosurgeon Adam Sonabend, MD, shares promising research on the potential benefits of immunotherapy for certain glioblastoma patients.

    • 18 min
    COVID-19 Boosters Increase Protection with Alexis Demonbreun, PhD

    COVID-19 Boosters Increase Protection with Alexis Demonbreun, PhD

    What do we know about the effectiveness of COVID-19 boosters, and how might they better protect us from new variants such as omicron? Alexis Demonbreun, PhD, assistant professor of Pharmacology, offers insight. She is the author of a new study that shows COVID-19 boosters seem to supercharge antibody response.

    • 14 min
    Human Genome Project for Proteins with Neil Kelleher, PhD

    Human Genome Project for Proteins with Neil Kelleher, PhD

    Millions of molecular proteins are swimming through our body's cells and many studies have discovered that these proteins are the main drivers of all human diseases. Scientists are now mapping proteins the way the Human Genome Project mapped genes. Northwestern's Neil Kelleher is at the forefront of the Human Proteoform Project and explains how it could lead to more targeted and effective diagnostics and treatments for diseases.

    • 18 min
    Reversing Severe Spinal Cord Injuries with Samuel Stupp, PhD

    Reversing Severe Spinal Cord Injuries with Samuel Stupp, PhD

    Regenerative nanomedicine is being used to develop new therapies for devastating conditions such as severe spinal cord injuries. Northwestern's Dr. Samuel Stupp is a pioneer in the field of regenerative nanomedicine and recently published a paper in the journal Science that details how a new injectable therapy uses synthetic nanofibers to reverse severe spinal cord injuries in animals and how this therapy could soon be used in humans.

    • 20 min
    Earliest Signs of Parkinson's Disease with D. James Surmeier, PhD

    Earliest Signs of Parkinson's Disease with D. James Surmeier, PhD

    Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered one of the earliest signs of Parkinson's disease, proving that damaged neuronal mitochondria alone can cause symptoms of the disease, according to a study published in Nature. Senior author D. James Surmeier, chair of the Feinberg department of Neuroscience, who has over 30 years of experience in the field, explains the importance of these findings for future Parkinson's research and therapeutics. 

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 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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