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Feinberg Again Ranks Among Best Medical Schools in the Nation

Feinberg is one of the best research-oriented medical schools, 20th in the nation, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings. This year marks a significant revision to methodology used to compile the U.S. News rankings for medical schools. In particular, the weighting for the reputation score was reduced by 25 percent to allow the inclusion of other new categories of research funding, and many top medical schools saw unexpected shifts in their placements. This is the 11th year in a row Feinberg has placed in the top 20 of research-oriented medical schools, and several departments ranked highly among the specialty-specific rankings....

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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 2018 unless noted. ALUMNI Phyllis Schlotterbeck, ‘50 MD, of Minocqua, Wis., died December 29, 2017. Howard N. Jacobson, ’51 MD, of Plant City, Fla., died February 5. Kenneth K. Meyer, ’51 MD, of Cranberry Township, Pa., died January 8. Blanca Smith, ’51 CERT, of Bethlehem, Pa., died Feb. 20.  G. D. Smith, ’53 MD, of Burr Ridge, Ill., died Feb. 28. Judith Smith, ’53 MD, Burr Ridge, Ill.,...

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New Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital Open for Patient Care

The new, state-of-the-art Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital officially opened on March 3. After eight years of planning, designing and building — and several months preparing to relocate patients — the new, state-of-the-art Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital officially opened on March 3. The hospital is a level II trauma center for the northern Illinois suburbs. The hospital’s five interconnected pavilions provide an integrated foundation for inpatient and ambulatory care. The new structure also offers collaborative spaces for caregivers and staff, a reduction in ambient noise and improved control over indoor lighting in patient, visitor and staff areas. The hospital...

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