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Taking the Lead in Cardiovascular Disease Research

Taking the Lead in Cardiovascular Disease Research by BRIDGET M KUEHN Northwestern Medicine investigators are developing better treatments and care for patients with the most prevalent of diseases. Above: Cardiac muscle cells (cardiomyocytes) with their nuclei stained blue, from the lab of Hossein Ardehali, MD, PhD. Below left: 4-D flow MRI from Michael Markl, PhD, the Lester B. and Frances T. Knight Professor of Cardiac Imaging in Radiology, visualizes complex 3-D blood flow in a patient with bicuspid aortic valve. With Cynthia Rigsby, MD, professor of Radiology and Pediatrics, Markl’s research group has developed this kind of imaging test to identify hemodynamic...

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Alumni Profile: Setting the Foundation

Alumni Profile: Setting the Foundation by AMBER BEMIS Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, ’79 MD Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, ’79 MD, credits her academic career at Northwestern University for laying the groundwork for her multifaceted career, including in her latest position as president of Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. “I acquired many important skills during medical school — I became a more careful listener, more passionate and compassionate and more attentive to scientific data — all imperative throughout my entire medical career and now in my new role,” Pescovitz says. Along with playing a critical role in her career, Northwestern is the setting of...

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