Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Feinberg Cardiovascular Research Institute

News, Announcements, and Awards

Read the latest news from the Feinberg Cardiovascular Research Institute. The links below take you to articles where you can learn more about our latest achievements and news, as well as our investigators' awards and honors.

  • 2017 P&F Grant Winners Announced
    12.19.2017

    The 2017 P&F Award winners for the Center for Kidney Research and Therapeutics have been chosen!

    Paul DeCaen, PhD

    "The impact of ADPKD-causing variants on PKD2 ion channels of the primary cilia"

    Jennie Lin, MD

    "Reviving the Heart of Lipoprotein(a)'s Role in Chronic Kidney Disease: Pilot Studies to Evaluate Potential for Therapeutic Targeting"

    Anand Srivastava, MD, MPH

    "Detection of Kidney Fibrosis and Microvascular Sclerosis using Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound"

  • 11.2.2017
    David Barefield, PhD, Elizabeth McNally, MD, PhD, and Lisa Wilsbacher, MD, PhD are all authors on a new study published in Circulation which describes a mutation in a newly discovered gene that increases the risk of arrhythmia and cardiomyopathy.  Read the story from Northwestern's News Center here.
  • 11.02.2017
    In three recent publications, Northwestern Medicine students and trainees demonstrated the potential of targeting inflammatory pathways in order to limit tissue damage and improve repair after a heart attack. The research was led by Edward Thorp, PhD, associate professor of Pathology and a member of the Feinberg Cardiovascular Research Institute (FCVRI).  Read the article from the Northwestern News Center here.
  • 10.18.2017
    Hossein Ardehali, MD, PhD, professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology, has been named the new director of Feinberg’s Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP), effective September 1.   Xunrong Luo, MD, PhD, the Margaret Gray Morton Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology/Hypertension, was named associate director of MSTP Admissions.
  • 08.17.2017

    A team of scientists has discovered that mutations in the genes FOXC2 and GJC2 are associated with defects in venous valves, flaps within veins that help maintain proper blood flow.

    The study, published in the Journal of Experimental Medicineand led by investigators at King’s College London, was co-authored by Tsutomu Kume, PhD, professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology and of Pharmacology.

  • 08.11.2017

    A team of scientists has discovered that mutations in the genes FOXC2 and GJC2 are associated with defects in venous valves, flaps within veins that help maintain proper blood flow.

    The study, published in the Journal of Experimental Medicineand led by investigators at King’s College London, was co-authored by Tsutomu Kume, PhD, professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology and of Pharmacology.