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CLINICAL NOTES AND NOTICES
Training for Safe Handling of Hazardous Drugs
July 28, 2020 | 2 min. to read
Training available in September and October will help prepare clinicians and staff to comply with updated guidelines to minimize risk of exposure to hazardous drugs.
New Medication Access Guide Now Available
July 28, 2020 | 1 min. to read
This new resource can assist physicians in accessing medications for patients in need, and provides information on patient assistance programs, prescription co-pay cards, free-trial cards and retail pharmacy discounts.
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Team NM Brings Food and Supplies to Bronzeville
July 21, 2020 | 2 min. to read
As part of Community Cares Day on June 7, NM partners with Bright Star Community Outreach to serve community members experiencing food insecurity.
Another Way NM Employees are Helping to Save Lives: Blood Donation
July 17, 2020 | 2 min. to read
From DeKalb to downtown, almost 50 blood drives have been held at Northwestern Medicine facilities in less than three months, with the potential to help more than 3,400 patients.
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FEINBERG SCHOOL OF MEDICINE NEWS
Green, Garcia Receive Top Honors from AAMC
August 24, 2020 | 5 min. to read
Two Feinberg School of Medicine faculty members in the Department of Medical Education have been honored with awards for humanism in medicine and teaching from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).
Abdulkadir Wins 2020 Tripartite Prize
August 20, 2020 | 3 min. to read
Sarki Abdulkadir, MD, PhD, has been named the winner of the 2020 Tripartite Legacy Faculty Prize in Translational Science and Education for his work investigating the molecular pathways that drive prostate cancer.
New Medical Education Leadership Named
August 5, 2020 | 5 min. to read
Diane B. Wayne, MD, will step down as vice dean for medical education, effective September 1. She will continue serving as a faculty member and physician, as well as vice president of Human Resources at Northwestern Memorial HealthCare. Marianne Green, MD, will succeed Wayne.
RESEARCH AND BREAKTHROUGHS
New Strategy Could Boost COVID-19 Vaccine Effectiveness
August 31, 2020 | 3 min. to read
Blocking the frontline immune response could improve vaccines against viral diseases such as coronaviruses, according to a Northwestern Medicine study.
New Therapy Targets Breast Cancer Metastases in Brain
August 27, 2020 | 3 min. to read
A new combination therapy targeting breast cancer tumors in the brain dramatically decreased tumor size and increased survival in mice, according to a new study.
Gene Therapy Could Treat Atrial Fibrillation
August 20, 2020 | 3 min. to read
Targeting oxidative stress with a genetic therapy reduced atrial fibrillation in animal models of disease, making this a promising future treatment.
Trial Opens for Patients With Post-thrombotic Syndrome
July 28, 2020 | 4 min. to read
The NIH-sponsored Chronic Venous Thrombosis: Relief With Adjunctive Catheter-Directed Therapy (C-TRACT) will study new therapies for treatment of vein damage caused by blood clots.
NM IN THE NEWS
'Brain-boosting' Supplements May Contain Unapproved Drug, Study Says
September 23, 2020, NBC News
Featuring Melinda Ring, MD, Northwestern Medicine Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
It’s Time to Schedule Your Routine Cancer Screening
September 22, 2020, Elemental
Featuring Alan Wan, DO, Hematology and Medical Oncology, Huntley Hospital and McHenry Hospital
During Covid-19 Shutdowns, Children with Special Needs Were Left Behind
September 22, 2020, Chicago Health
Featuring Larissa R. Pavone, MD, Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital
Home Colon Cancer Test Has Drawbacks But Is Better Than Doing Nothing
September 22, 2020, Chicago Sun-Times
Featuring Rajesh N. Keswani, MD, Northwestern Medicine Digestive Health Center
For more NM In the News, visit nm.org.
ONLINE CME OPPORTUNITIES
Setting a New Normal - Gastroenterology Amidst the COVID Pandemic
Online thru July 8, 2021
NM is offering a free virtual CME series to help you stay connected and meet your CME requirements during this unprecedented time. Each webinar is one hour and features Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine faculty.
LFH Interprofessional Grand Rounds: Well-Being and Mental Health Frameworks During and After a Pandemic
Online thru December 31
This course will examine advances in diagnosis and treatment of various medical conditions, apply current medical guidelines and standard of care and apply relevant treatment plans for clinical practice
RMG Physicians Pharmacy Update Webcast: Overview of Medical and Recreational Marijuana and CBD Presented
Online thru December 31
A webinar providing educational updates on medications, vaccines, clinical guidelines, and therapeutics.
More CME Opportunities >
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Please note that due to the current crisis, all events are subject to postponement or cancellation. Please contact the appropriate medical staff office for more information.
Learn to Recognize and Mitigate Bias
Through September 30
14 mini e-learnings available by searching "Implicit Bias" in NM Learning and Performance (login required)
Updates in Stroke for EMS Providers Webinar:
COVID-19 and Stroke
Thursday, October 29, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Clinical and Informatics
Health System Collaboratives NMI
Epic Enterprise Training NMI
Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Medication Access Guide
Leadership and Colleagues
Regional CMOs & CNEs
Welcome New Physicians
nm.org Find A Doctor
Regional and FSM News
NMH Medical Staff Minute
CDH Medical Staff Minute
LFH Medical Staff Minute
Delnor Medical Staff Minute
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Feinberg School of Medicine
Physician Focus Archives
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At least 1 in 4 women reports discomfort and a negative impact on her quality of life from a pelvic floor disorder, including pelvic organ prolapse, urinary tract symptoms or incontinence, and fecal incontinence.
Moreover, nearly 1 in 5 women will undergo surgery for a pelvic floor disorder with a 30 percent risk of needing repeat surgery. With the increased prevalence of pelvic floor disorders with aging, treatment for women with these disorders is expected to increase by 40 percent over the next 40-years—from 28 million in 2010 to 43 million in 2050.
Northwestern Medicine Women’s Integrated Pelvic Health Program
The Women's Integrated Pelvic Health Program provides a unique opportunity to deliver comprehensive health care for women with pelvic floor disorders from a range of specialists, including Urogynecologists, Urologists, Colorectal Surgeons, and Physical therapists.
We are proud to offer a transdisciplinary approach in which specialists from different disciplines work jointly to develop innovative, integrated care plans that move beyond discipline-specific approaches to address common pelvic floor problems.
Both the physicians and facilities offer state of the art resources to ensure the highest quality evaluation, medical and surgical care to women with incontinence and prolapse.
Our internationally renowned faculty members are among the first specialists recognized by the American Boards of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Urology in Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery and provide comprehensive clinical care and minimally invasive surgical treatments for pelvic floor disorders, childbirth injury, complications from gynecologic surgery (fistulas), and congenital genitourinary disorders.
We offer comprehensive evaluation and treatment at three fully equipped clinical sites: Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Lake Forest Hospital, and Central DuPage Hospital.
Message from the Division Chief
Program Resources and Facilities
The physical resources of the IPHP, Prentice Women's Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital, provide a unique opportunity to deliver comprehensive health care for women with pelvic floor disorders from a range of specialists, including:
Both the physicians and facilities offer state-of-the-art resources to ensure the highest quality evaluation, medical and surgical care to women with incontinence and prolapse.
Our physicians are national leaders in minimally invasive pelvic reconstructive surgery (performing the first robotic reconstructive procedures in Chicago) and sacral nerve stimulation for urinary and fecal incontinence.