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Looking Forward in 2018

Every treatment ever offered to a patient was once an experiment in a lab, fueled by years of scientific effort. As we reflect on our successes in 2017 and plan for what is to come in 2018, it’s important to acknowledge our commitment to developing the treatments that will become tomorrow’s cures and to providing the most advanced healthcare to our patients. This reminds us of our purpose as we close one year and begin anew. At Feinberg, we have made great strides to deliver on the promise of our mission to improve human health through education and discovery....

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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. All dates are in 2017. ALUMNI   Gerald O. McDonald, ’47 MD, ’48 GME, of Great Falls, Va., died Oct. 12. Robert W. Denton, ’47 MD, of Bishop, Calif., died Oct. 28. George R. Clutts, ’48 MD, of Greensboro, N.C., died Sept. 13. Mary M. Stoskopf, ’49 MS, of Overland Park, Kans., died Nov. 4. Charles H. Boggs Jr., ’50 MD, ’56 GME, of Roanoke, Va., died Oct 8. E. Eliot...

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Campaign Update

The generosity of thousands of alumni, faculty and friends is helping us impact the health of humankind. Resources are still needed to create a tuition-free medical school, endow the efforts of our talented faculty, and support our innovative research and teaching programs. CAMPAIGN FOR NORTHWESTERN MEDICINE CAMPAIGN PRIORITIES With the partnership of new and longtime benefactors, we are raising crucial funds to: Build out ten core institutes that bring together patient care, research, education, community service and advocacy Build the new Louis A. Simpson and Kimberly K. Querrey Biomedical Research Center Construct a centerpiece hospital and medical office facilities at...

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A Remarkable Year

A Remarkable Year Reflecting on our accomplishments in 2017.                 Record-breaking research activity. A curriculum that better prepares students for clerkships. A new skyscraper takes shape on campus. Read on for some of the top news from the Feinberg School of Medicine in 2017. RESEARCH Feinberg’s Funding REACHES $471 Million Sponsored research awards secured by principal investigators at the medical school grew to $471 million last fiscal year, a 6 percent increase over the previous year. “Feinberg’s remarkable research growth continued last year, despite overall National Institutes of Health funding staying flat for...

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The CRISPR Revolution

The CRISPR Revolution by WILL DOSS Northwestern Medicine scientists usher in a new era of genetic research. The McNally lab members were shocked. For the first time, they had used a new gene editing technique that promised to transform how scientists investigated the human genome. Prior to that day in late 2014, editing genes in mammalian cells had been a time-consuming process — sometimes requiring screening hundreds of clones to find one with altered DNA — and it often ended in failure. But then, Eugene Wyatt, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the lab, generated a cellular model of genetic...

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