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A Weighty Subject


We’ve Got Mail

An alum remembers

Though I only go back slightly less than half of your 150-year comments in the “Then & Now” article that appeared in the fall 2008 Ward Rounds, there are other changes since my time. Though I finished medical school in March 1947, I didn’t receive my [Northwestern] MD degree ’til after my internship in June 1948, hence my class is 1948. Read more

Research Briefs

Therapeutic Dialing Improves Depression

The problem with psychotherapy long has been that nearly half the patients quit after a few sessions. Therapy can’t work if patients stop attending. But a new meta-analysis has found that when patients receive psychotherapy for depression over the phone, most of them stick with it. Telephone therapy is becoming more widely used by health care providers and employee-assistance programs. Read more

President’s Message

Celebrate the Sesquicentennial

This winter we celebrate the sesquicentennial of the medical school. This 150th anniversary will be recognized and lauded all year but most memorably at Alumni Weekend during the reunion ball, CME, and other alumni events. Please plan to attend Alumni Weekend (April 24-25) for the camaraderie and celebration. Read more

Progress Notes

Awards, honors, and more…

Read about the latest news and events in your classmates’ lives in the Progress Notes section, and submit your own professional and personal news too! Read more

Ward Rounds News

Northwestern University appoints new president

Morton Owen Schapiro, PhD, president of Williams College, professor of economics, and one of the country’s leading experts in the economics of higher education, has been named president of Northwestern University. Read more


Students, staff, and faculty come out to play at In Vivo

Medical school is a gas! That was especially true for Jeremy Grey and John Beckwith (second-year students Andrew Karaba and Dan Fuchs), the “Med School Crashers” of the title skit in this year’s 30th anniversary In Vivo, the comedy-variety show written, performed, and produced by medical students. Read more

Alumni News

Navy experience hones young surgeon’s skills

In February 2006 a military plane landed in the Iraqi province of Al Anbar, after some 36 hours of transporting U.S. Navy personnel from Camp Pendleton, California. At about 10 p.m. Lieutenant Commander Erin A. Felger, MD ’98, climbed into bed and prepared to get some much needed sleep on her first night in Iraq. Read more


PT grads celebrate pomp and circumstance

Sixty-four new graduates of the Department of Physical Therapy (PT) and Human Movement Sciences received Doctor of Physical Therapy diplomas at a graduation ceremony held December 6 in Thorne Auditorium. Guest speaker Stuart Binder-Macleod, PT, PhD, Edward L. Ratledge Professor and chair of physical therapy at the University of Delaware in Newark, gave the commencement address. Read more

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