Read the latest news from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. The links below take you to articles where you can learn more about our faculty’s latest achievements, awards and honors.
The Institute for Global Health (IGH) has established the Center for Pathogen Genomics and Microbial Evolution which will apply lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic to the tracking and prevention of future threats.
A new wearable sensor that actually quantifies itch by measuring scratching when placed on the hand has been developed by Northwestern University scientists.
Northwestern Medicine scientists and clinicians have continued to investigate methods to combat the disease, including strategies to conduct clinical trials during a pandemic, studying neurologic symptoms in children and reflecting on the importance of professional medical organizations during a public health crisis.
Gender-affirming hormone treatment caused cholesterol levels to increase for people designated male at birth and decrease for people designated female at birth, according to a recent study.
Todd Florin, MD, director of research for the Division of Emergency Medicine at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and associate professor of Pediatrics, has been elected Strategy & Operations Officer at the Society for Pediatric Research.
Developed by Northwestern scientists, a novel skin-mounted sticker that absorbs sweat and then changes color can provide an accurate, easy-to-read diagnosis of cystic fibrosis within minutes.
The largest study to date of neurological manifestations of COVID-19 in children demonstrated patterns in the rare complications seen among pediatric patients.
Northwestern and Lurie Children’s Hospital investigators have been approved for a $4 million funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome.
Wadsworth Williams, a third-year medical student, has published two studies investigating the impact of gender bias in academic publishing.
For the first time, Northwestern Medicine scientists have characterized how a genetic mutation associated with pediatric epilepsy affects neuron activity.
Northwestern Medicine investigators have identified a protein kinase called DYRK1A and its downstream substrates as potential therapeutic targets for treating pediatric patients with B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
A mother’s heart health while she is pregnant may have a significant impact on her child’s cardiovascular health in early adolescence, according to a new study from Northwestern and Lurie Children's Hospital.
A novel wireless device may improve real-time monitoring of blood flow and oxygenation in the brain for neonatal and pediatric patients, according to a Northwestern Medicine study published in PNAS.
William “Bill” Schnaper, MD, professor of Pediatrics, who passed away recently after a long illness, was remembered as a committed scientist, friend and champion of mentorship.
Mutations in PCM1, a gene involved in the formation of cilia, were linked with schizophrenia in a variety of animal models and in human genome analysis, according to a recent study.
Santhanam Suresh, MD, MBA, ’91 GME, was elected board president of the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA), the certifying body for anesthesiologists in the United States.
A novel drug may improve the efficacy of corticosteroid treatment for patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy and overall quality of life, according to a recent clinical trial.
Alexis Thompson, MD, MPH, section chief of Hematology in the Department of Pediatrics, received the Distinguished Alumni Award from National Medical Fellowships, a non-profit organization that provides scholarships and other support for underrepresented minority students in medicine and health professions.
A first of its kind drug called vosoritide may increase bone growth in children with achondroplasia, the most common form of dwarfism, according to findings from a recent clinical trial.
New findings have revealed previously unknown information about the genetic basis for Armfield XLID syndrome, a rare intellectual disability linked to genetic defects in the X chromosome.
Biomarkers using mass cytometry can assess patient response to an emerging treatment for pediatric brain tumors, according to a recent multi-center study.
Lifestyle advice has been only somewhat effective in controlling or slowing the progression of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in children, according to a recent study published in Gastroenterology.
A Northwestern Medicine scientist and collaborators have used an AI-enhanced precision medicine approach to combine multiple views of human brain development as they seek to provide a roadmap for what causes subtypes of autism spectrum disorder.
Matthew Davis, MD, a pediatrician and internist with a focus on family health and community impact, has been named chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Feinberg and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.
A specific cell signaling protein may be used to enhance the sensitivity of medulloblastoma tumors to immunotherapy, potentially improving quality of life for patients with the malignant pediatric brain cancer.
Children with difficult medical issues are more likely to experience social challenges at home, demonstrating the need for additional support and resources for these children in clinical settings.
Children with COVID-19 experience severe illness less frequently than adults, but the disease can still be dangerous, according to a recent study.