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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is a research-intensive medical school that fosters powerful collaborations on a thriving academic medical campus. We are driven by our mission to transform the practice of medicine and profoundly impact human health beyond the individual patient. We believe better answers only come from discovery.
||CleanThe Genetics of Coffee Drinkers with Marilyn Cornelis, PhD||Is drinking coffee a healthy habit or a vice? Why can some people drink coffee all day with little consequence while others get jittery after a cup? Marilyn Cornelis, PhD, studies the genetics of coffee consumption, caffeine metabolism and taste...||11/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPrecision Medicine for African-Americans with Minoli Perera, PharmD, PhD||The field of pharmacogenomics -- using a patient’s genome to predict how well they will respond to medication -- is a hot area of medicine today. But, almost all data used in these predictions comes from people of European decent. Minoli...||11/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanImproving Survival for Advanced Breast Cancer with Massimo Cristofanilli, MD||It is possible to improve and prolong the life of patients with hormone receptor-positive metastatic breast cancer, according to the results of a new phase III clinical trial. Massimo Cristofanilli, MD, principal investigator of the trial...||10/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDiabetes Drug Could Help Prevent Air Pollution Deaths, Scott Budinger, MD||A common, safe and inexpensive drug for type 2 diabetes, metformin, decreases the risk of heart attacks and strokes triggered by particulate matter air pollution. Scott Budinger, MD, explains the study and other ways the drug could be used to...||10/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChronic Pain and the Placebo Effect with A. Vania Apkarian, PhD||Chronic pain, such as lower back pain that lasts for months or years, affects 100 million Americans and costs half a trillion dollars a year in healthcare costs. It is also contributing to the current opioid crisis. A. Vania Apkarian, PhD, explains...||10/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Stop Antibiotic Misuse with Jeffrey Linder, MD, MPH||Physicians are notorious for prescribing antibiotics to people who don't really need them. This can lead to dangerous side effects for patients. Jeffrey Linder, MD, MPH, has developed effective ways to reduce the number of inappropriate prescriptions...||9/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNew Ways to Diagnose Sleep and Circadian Rhythm Disorders with Phyllis Zee, MD, PhD||A new blood test developed at Northwestern has the potential to advance treatments of a variety of disorders and diseases. Phyllis Zee, MD, PhD, explains the test, which can reveal if an individual’s circadian clock is running too fast or too slow...||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHigh BMI and Pregnancy Weight Gain with Alan Peaceman, MD||More than 50 percent of women who are of childbearing age are overweight or obese, which may put them at risk for complications during pregnancy and child birth and affect their babies’ health, too. Alan Peaceman, MD, shares results of a new...||9/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Makes Someone a SuperAger? with Emily Rogalski, PhD||Some people’s brains are aging at a rate much slower than average. They are called SuperAgers, men and women over the age of 80 with the mental faculties of people decades younger. Emily Rogalski, PhD, has been studying SuperAgers for a decade and...||8/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhen Children Need Palliative Care with Kelly Michelson, MD, MPH||Anticipating, preventing and treating suffering is at the heart of excellent palliative care. Kelly Michelson, MD, MPH, discusses the importance palliative care in pediatric hospitals and how she works with young patients and their families when...||8/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWearable Technology in Medicine with John A. Rogers, PhD||John A. Rogers, PhD, has created a fleet of wireless, wearable devices that have the potential to change the way physicians collect data and treat patients, from NICU preemies to stroke patients in recovery.||8/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanImproving LGBTQ Health with Brian Mustanski, PhD||The health of LGBTQ people has long been understu…||7/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Causes ALS? with Robert Kalb, MD||Northwestern has long been on the forefront of st…||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMedication and Mental Health During Pregnancy with Katherine Wisner, MD||Pregnant women get sick, and sick women get pregn…||6/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanModern-Day Fatherhood and the Health of Dads with Craig Garfield, MD||As a group, fathers have been understudied by sci…||6/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA New Way to Diagnose Glioma Brain Tumors with Daniel Brat, MD, PhD||Pathology is a field that’s rapidly evolving, in …||5/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnderstanding the Biology of Autism with Feinberg Scientist Peter Penzes, PhD||Peter Penzes, PhD, says the field of autism neuro…||3/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChicago's Zip Code Issue with Melissa Simon, MD||In Chicago, where you live can impact your likeli…||3/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHealth Disparities with Mercedes Carnethon, PhD & Kiarri Kershaw, PhD, MPH||Feinberg scientists Mercedes Carnethon, PhD and K…||2/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
One of my favorites!
Excellent podcast involving some great minds in medicine. I highly recommend this for anyone interested in medical/educational podcasts.