In Memoriam

Northwestern Medicine expresses its condolences to the families and friends of the following alumni (listed in order of their graduation year) and faculty who have recently passed away. Pioneer in Anesthesiology When Edmond I. Eger II, ’55 MD, graduated from Northwestern’s medical school, there was not a standard method for measuring the effects of anesthesia on patients. In the decade to come, working as a young anesthesiologist and scientist at the University of California, San Francisco, Eger developed a fundamental unit of anesthetic potency now universally used to determine the appropriate dose of anesthetic gas to give patients in...

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Bringing Lifestyle Factors into Precision Medicine

Investigators at Feinberg and the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago propose new nomenclature for social and environmental influences on health in an article in Clinical and Translational Science. “Although where a child lives and goes to school often has more bearing on his or her health than the genetic code, social and environmental factors get far less attention than the genetic influences in precision medicine research,” said lead author Matthew Davis, MD, chief of Academic General Pediatrics and Primary Care in the Department of Pediatrics. “We hope that the broader and more consistent terminology we propose will facilitate more collaboration across scientific...

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