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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.
 
Healthcare in America has been unevenly distributed since its founding. Our healthcare system has failed many Americans. In the wake of the pandemic, these disparities have been caste in sharp relief as the country struggles to address the system's failures. Equal Hope is a healthcare education, advocacy and navigation organization whose mission is to eliminate health disparities across Chicago. Our unique multi-pronged approach to systemic change has been recognized as one of the most succe ...
 
Talk with Audrey is an audiocast hosted by former Essence magazine executive Audrey Adams, who has insightful conversations with celebrities, guest experts and authors from the fashion, cosmetic, health, fitness, travel entertainment and financial industries to inform, inspire and empower women.
 
Welcome to So You Want to Transform Healthcare, a podcast series created by Health2047 Inc., the innovation subsidiary of the American Medical Association. At Health2047, our mission is to find, found and scale innovative startups that transform healthcare at the system level before the AMA’s 200th anniversary in 2047. Innovating with intention is our business. In this podcast series, our Managing Director of Medical Affairs, Dr. M. Christine Stock—Professor Emerita from Northwestern’s Feinb ...
 
Host: Samir Kakodkar, MD - specialist in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis Medical School: Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine Internal Medicine Residency: Rush University Medical Center Fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology: Advocate Lutheran General Hospital Advanced Fellowship in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn's and Colitis): Northwestern Memorial Hospital Practice Location 7900 N Milwaukee Ave Suite 19, Niles, IL 60714 For appointments: 847-318-9595 Contact: samir3@g ...
 
Inspirational and unique stories featuring athletes sidelined due to career-ending injury, health conditions, or repeat concussions. Dive deep into the raw and real journeys these athletes bravely share and see how they overcame adversities to realize all there is to offer beyond the game. Explore sport stories through a different lens, learn, grow, and be inspired.
 
Produced at the University of Notre Dame, With a Side of Knowledge started out as the show that invited scholars, makers, and professionals to brunch for 30-minute, informal conversations about their work—until season 4, when the pandemic prompted us to record everything remotely. Now, with season 5, we’re excited to be able to bring back in-person interviews while still taking advantage of the flexibility afforded by our remote setup. Guests include members of the Notre Dame faculty, visito ...
 
MedEdTalks Neurology is a continuing medical education podcast for physicians to allow them to learn while on the go and obtain CME credits. This show will focus in on multiple sclerosis and includes interviews with Dr. Patricia Coyle from Stony Brook Medical Center, Dr. Claire Riley from Columbia University, Dr. Clyde Markowitz from University of Pennsylvania and Dr. Bruce Cohen from Northwestern University.
 
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Dr. David Ansell & John McIlwain talk to the AMITA Health's CEO Keith Parrott and Chief Advocacy Officer Cristal Gary about AMITA Health's recent announcement that the merger between Ascension Healthcare and Adventist Midwest Health is separating after seven years. The move to become more nimble and market driven is important to the two faith-based…
 
Millions of molecular proteins are swimming through our body's cells and many studies have discovered that these proteins are the main drivers of all human diseases. Scientists are now mapping proteins the way the Human Genome Project mapped genes. Northwestern's Neil Kelleher is at the forefront of the Human Proteoform Project and explains how it …
 
As a healthcare provider that spans across Illinois and Wisconsin, serving over 3 million patients per year and 75,000 employees, Advocate Aurora Health has a unique and broad perspective on the Social Determinants of Health and on health equity. Dr. Jackie Rouse explains how Advocate Aurora Health defines its sense of "community" by looking at its…
 
We started out as the show that invited scholars, makers, and professionals to brunch for informal conversations about their work—but last season, we needed to record remotely. This year we’re excited to be able to bring back in-person interviews while still taking advantage of the flexibility afforded by our remote setup. Patrick Parr is the autho…
 
Sam Glassenberg, founder and CEO of Level Ex, speaks with host Dr. M Christine Stock, Managing Director of Medical Affairs at Health2047. Sam Glassenberg has been leading teams at the cutting edge of the video game industry. They discuss how Sam and his team at Level Ex harnesses video game technology and cognitive neuroscience to engage and train …
 
Regenerative nanomedicine is being used to develop new therapies for devastating conditions such as severe spinal cord injuries. Northwestern's Dr. Samuel Stupp is a pioneer in the field of regenerative nanomedicine and recently published a paper in the journal Science that details how a new injectable therapy uses synthetic nanofibers to reverse s…
 
John McIlwain and Dr. Summer Dewdney talk to Maria Pesqueira, the Executive Director of the Healthy Communities Foundation about their focus on health disparities. After re-evaluating their funding strategies, the McNeal Health Trust, which later became the Arthur Foundation, rebranded again to become the Healthy Communities Foundation. Given that …
 
Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered one of the earliest signs of Parkinson's disease, proving that damaged neuronal mitochondria alone can cause symptoms of the disease, according to a study published in Nature. Senior author D. James Surmeier, chair of the Feinberg department of Neuroscience, who has over 30 years of experience in the…
 
We started out as the show that invited scholars, makers, and professionals to brunch for informal conversations about their work—but last season, we needed to record remotely. This year we’re excited to be able to bring back in-person interviews while still taking advantage of the flexibility afforded by our remote setup. Elizabeth Shakman Hurd is…
 
People who are Black make up the largest group of minorities in need of an organ transplant. In 2019, Northwestern Medicine launched the African American Transplant Access Program to help address this problem. Founding director of the program Dinee Simpson, MD, talks about the barriers to organ transplant for Black patients and how she is working t…
 
Dr. Larry Goodman, retired CEO of Rush University Medical Center, and Dr. Omar Lateef explain how Rush re-evaluated the way it defined "community" as the healthcare institution sought to address "Community Health" needs. Dr. Lateef suggested that COVID-19 not only created a stress test for healthcare institutions across the country, it created a st…
 
Dr. Lee Fleisher, the CMS Chief Medical Officer and Director of the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality, speaks with host Dr. M Christine Stock, Managing Director of Medical Affairs at Health2047. Dr. Lee Fleisher is also a Professor of Anesthesiology, Critical Care, and Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. …
 
We started out as the show that invited scholars, makers, and professionals to brunch for informal conversations about their work—but last season, we needed to record remotely. This year we’re excited to be able to bring back in-person interviews while still taking advantage of the flexibility afforded by our remote setup. This episode is a little …
 
Dr. Melissa Simon discusses her career and her focus on health equity from Northwestern's Feinberg School of Medicine with John McIlwain and Dr. Patricia Robinson. As a Latina, Dr. Simon brings particularly unique perspective to healthcare in Chicago, experiences that go back to her childhood. While growing up in Detroit, Dr. Simon saw relatives en…
 
“I left corporate America after my own experiences with systemic racism traumatized and nearly destroyed me,” says Abram. “Now, I spend my time trying to heal from my experiences by writing books that shine a light on systemic racism in the workplace to help others.” She joins me now to talk about her novel, HUSH MONEY: How One Woman Proved Systemi…
 
From skinny-dipping presidents to toxic tooth fillings to hit singing groups that can’t carry a tune, authors Michael N. Smith and Eric Kasum wrote 100 of the Worst Ideas in History. It's a celebration of humanity’s historical, hysterical stinkin' thinkin'—thundering brainstorms that turned into blundering brain farts, and the astonishing impact th…
 
As of 2020, nearly 1.8 million electric vehicles (EV's) were registered in the U.S., more than three times as many as in 2016, according to the International Energy Agency. Battery-electric vehicles were noted as the fastest-growing category soaring from fewer than 300,000 in 2016 to more than 1.1 million last year. With electric-powered vehicles o…
 
Events over the last year have pushed companies to be more agile and thoughtful in their customer experience approach. Consumers have reevaluated their personal and financial priorities and enhanced their expectations of the brands they support. to celebrate National Customer Service Week (October 4-8, 2021), Ashley Ross, Client Care Executive at B…
 
In October of 2013, Bew White was at the pinnacle of his career and success, Chairman of the Board of Gabriella White and its brands, Summer Classics, Gabby and Wendy Jane found himself in the emergency room, fighting for his life. It was that moment when he thought his life would end that led him to want to share his story with the world. His biog…
 
This spring, the World Health Organization began using the Greek alphabet to label key variants of SARS-CoV-2. The Greek names make it easier to talk about variants with the public, but in the scientific community these variants are being discussed and studied at the molecular level to learn as much as possible about their evolution, replication an…
 
According to Mark Lazar, a Certified Financial Planner, wealth advisor, “Contrary to what you may hear from friends, family, teachers, the government, or the media—regardless of your race, color, religion, where you grew up, or current social status, you have the power to change your life in ways you never believed possible,” and he wrote a book to…
 
Ask any parent some of the things they do to keep their children safe and you’re likely to hear car seats, helmets and knee pads for bicycle riding. But when it comes to the Internet, parents often don’t know where to start in order to protect their children online. Crystal Pichon, Children’s Safety Expert and CEO of The Safety Place talks with me …
 
Due to COVID-19, the need for lung transplantation is growing. Approximately 20-30 percent of patients who get COVID-19 can result in some form of lung damage. Lung transplantation is the last resort for patients with end-stage lung disease. However, there is currently a global shortage of donated lungs which sadly results in deaths among patients …
 
Alongside grammar and world history, another important subject to teach our kids is financial literacy. From budgeting and saving paychecks from a summer job to responsibly using a credit card, finances should be part of the curriculum starting at a young age through young adulthood. Erin McCullen, Head of Deposit Products at Bank of America has ti…
 
As a result of the pandemic, 86% of Hispanic small business owners reported significant negative impacts, including complete closure, and were only half as likely as their white counterparts to receive PPP loans. Esperanza Teasdale, VP and GM of Hispanic Business at PepsiCo will be joined by Lupillo Ramirez, President of the Latino Food Industry As…
 
We started out as the show that invited scholars, makers, and professionals to brunch for informal conversations about their work—but last season, we needed to record remotely. This year we’re excited to be able to bring back in-person interviews while still taking advantage of the flexibility afforded by our remote setup. Mike Collins graduated fr…
 
Despite the economic uncertainty over the past year due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the average U.S. FICO® Score currently stands at 716. Joanne Gaskin, Vice President of Scores and Analytics, for FICO joins me with the latest credit score data released by FICO, what impact COVID-19 had on credit scores and FICO’s commitment to financial educa…
 
John McIlwain and Mary Richardson Lowry talk to authors Fernando De Maio & Maureen Benjamins about their new book, "Unequal Cities: Structural Racism & the Death Gap in America's Largest Cities." The core of their discussion centered on the importance of data in furthering the discussion around structural racism and poor health outcomes. "The disea…
 
Studies have shown that students who have health insurance, and access essential medical care, are less likely to miss class than their peers without coverage and are more likely to complete high school and graduate college. And unfortunately, there are still many who don’t have health insurance. Joining me with information about how uninsured elig…
 
While there are more treatments now than ever before for neuromuscular diseases like muscular dystrophy, patients who have very specific gene mutations associated with these diseases have few options. Dr. Elizabeth McNally says a discovery in her lab could lead to a new therapy for muscular dystrophy, including its rare forms.…
 
Since 2014, 30 vehicles have been added to the National Historic Vehicle Register, a program created in partnership with the U.S. Department of the Interior and Library of Congress to celebrate and catalog the world’s most significant automobiles. Joining me live from the National Mall in Washington D.C. Diane Parker, VP, Hagerty Drivers Foundation…
 
A recent UNCF survey of more than 5,000 students across 17 HBCUs found that many are dealing with difficulties such as sick family members, trouble paying bills and general stress from the ongoing pandemic and recent protests against police brutality. Support is needed now more than ever as students and institutions are faced with challenges includ…
 
This is a trailer for season 5 of With a Side of Knowledge—which we’re publishing a day after said season launched. That’s how the pros do it, right? -- FULL EPISODE TEXT Hey, my name’s Ted Fox, and I’m the host of With a Side of Knowledge, a podcast produced at the University of Notre Dame. We started out as the show that invited scholars, makers,…
 
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The economic disruption of COVID-19 has challenged small business owners and entrepreneurs to adopt fresh approaches to become more competitive in the post-pandemic marketplace. This is especially true for minority-owned and women businesses in underserved communities. To address this issue, Maggie Ference, Senior Vice President, BB Credit & Ops Di…
 
Northwestern Memorial Hospital, in Illinois wants to encourage us to learn the truth about organ and tissue donation. Most organ donations take place after the donor has died however, some organs can be donated while the donor is still alive. This can be a great alternative to waiting on the ever growing transplant list and can help save lives. Dr.…
 
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, STEM jobs are projected to grow 8.8% from now until 2029. STEM education encourages critical thinking skills, innovation and creative problem-solving. Competency in these areas is a strong indicator of future career success. Joining me to talk about the importance of STEM education as kids head back-t…
 
Kevin L. Schewe has penned another action-packed romp in his critically acclaimed Bad Love series his latest, Bad Love Medicine takes readers from the deep-space beauty of Planet Azur back to a WWII Europe riddled with danger and espionage, bringing the Bad Love Gang face-to-face with one of history’s greatest villains—Adolf Hitler himself , the Ba…
 
John McIlwain and Dr. Robin Jones from Rush University Medical Center talk with Dr. Linda Rae Murray, Cook County Health & Hospital Association's retired Chief Medical Officer about the role of "Trusted Messengers" in delivering equity across the healthcare system. Dr. Murray's remarkable career in Chicago and Canada give her a unique perspective o…
 
As the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 is causing breakthrough infections in some vaccinated people around the world, scientists at Northwestern Medicine are developing and studying potential next-generation COVID-19 vaccines that could be more effective at preventing and clearing breakthrough infections. Pablo Penaloza-MacMaster, assistant professor o…
 
As heart conditions like arrhythmia become increasingly common, heart monitoring is becoming an even more important tool for disease prevention and treatment. Northwestern Medicine cardiac electrophysiologist Rod Passman, MD, who has over three decades of experience in the field, reviews the history of cardiac monitoring and looks to the future. He…
 
Working through a significant injury with a long recovery process is difficult for any athlete. Hundreds of hours in rehab, sitting on the sidelines for months on end, feeling a measure of disconnection from teammates, coping with depression and both internal and external pressures to return to play ready to contribute to the win — all can take a s…
 
This podcast is a deep dive into the recently published article "A Randomized Trial Comparing the Specific Carbohydrate Diet to a Mediterranean Diet in Adults With Crohn’s Disease." (also known as the Dine Study) published by Lewis, et al. Article link is here: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34052278/ My guests are Dr. Meghana Doniparthi, gastroen…
 
Dr. Robin L. Jones from Rush University Medical Center, and a member of the Equal Hope Board of Directors and John McIlwain, Senior Director of External Affairs at Equal Hope discuss health equity with Dr. Aletha Maybank, the Chief Health Equity Officer of the American Medical Association. In light of the fall out from the Journal of the American M…
 
Dr. Joe Kvedar, professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School and Senior Advisor for virtual care at Mass General Brigham, speaks with host Dr. M. Christine Stock, Managing Director of Medical Affairs at Health2047. Dr. Joe Kvedar is internationally recognized for his leadership and vision in the field of connected healthcare. They discuss inn…
 
Cobra Gold is an annual multinational military exercise co-hosted by the United States and Thailand and involves 29 participant nations. PETA has exposed a dark secret: One Cobra Gold drill billed as “survival” training is in reality a gruesome macho party. Joining me with the details, Shalin Gala, Vice President, International Laboratory Methods a…
 
This is my second podcast with IBDCoach. We try to make sense of all the IBD diets, supplements and medications out there which can be so confusing! We also have a detailed discussion regarding Andrew's use of Ksharsutra (Ayurvedic Seton) to treat his fistula. I am not officially endorsing or recommending this service or Ksharsutra. You must discus…
 
After four years of collecting data, the first scientifically authenticated documentation of unidentified aerial phenomena UAP’s was released by the Genesis 2 Project (G2P) and Primeau Forensics in 2020 which included images captured with infrared technology. Former Los Alamos National Labs biophysicist Dr. Jennifer van Velkinburgh and former FBI S…
 
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