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A Weighty Subject


Dean’s Message

Dean's Message

What are the odds of becoming a U.S. astronaut? About one in a million with an even slimmer chance of actually traveling in space, according to NASA. So Northwestern must have the magic touch. This March medical school alumnus Michael R. Barratt, MD ’85, GME ’89, arrived at the International Space Station, becoming Northwestern’s second astronaut-physician, after Joseph P. Kerwin, MD ’57, to live and work in space. Read More


Research Briefs

Heartburn Meds Ineffective for Asthma?

For nearly 20 years, doctors blamed acid reflux, in part, for triggering severe asthma symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, and breathlessness. They often prescribed heartburn medication for asthma sufferers to help them with these symptoms. Read More

President’s Message

This year’s sesquicentennial celebrations have given us a broad perspective on the dramatic changes that have occurred at the medical school. The present day reflects an acceleration of this process at Northwestern and for our country. 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

Surgical relief program helps the underserved

When the Department of Urology launched an international surgical relief program in 2001, it began providing underserved communities with much-needed quality treatment of genitourinary disease delivered by highly skilled faculty members and residents. Read More


Match Day emotions run high for students

Anxiety. Tears. Joy. Hugs. Kisses. High fives. Match Day 2009 involved all that and more for the 162 students who gathered at a Chicago pizza restaurant on March 19 to find out their future assignments as residents. Read More


Alumni News

What happens in Vegas ... comes to Northwestern

Keeping a low profile suits Las Vegas-based internist Stephen H. Miller, MD ’82, just fine. His accomplishments, however, and some of his patients have gotten his name out before the public in ways he hasn’t always anticipated. Read More


Out of this world

When astronaut Michael R. Barratt, MD ’85, GME ’89, packed for his trip to the International Space Station (ISS) in March he carried with him the essentials, which included a special banner commemorating the medical school’s 150th anniversary. Read More


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