The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern researcher finds inactivity to be more important factor than body fat content in childhood obesity

Ally Mutnick, Assistant Campus Editor

January 17, 2013

Filed under Blogs, On Campus

A new study led by a Northwestern researcher shows inactivity may not affect a child’s amount of body fat, but lack of exercise can increase it greatly. The lead author of the study is Soyang Kwon, an NU research assistant...

Northwestern faculty medical foundation grows its practice

Lauren Caruba, Assistant Campus Editor

January 11, 2013

Filed under Blogs, Campus, Faculty, On Campus

The Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation, a physicians group affiliated with Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine, recently expanded its practice by acquiring one of the biggest independent medical practices in the...

Northwestern Medicine study finds obesity in pregnant women linked to lower vitamin D levels in babies

Jillian Sandler, Campus Editor

January 7, 2013

Filed under Blogs, On Campus

A study carried out by Northwestern Medicine has found that women who are obese throughout their pregnancies may risk providing insufficient vitamin D levels to their babies. The study, which was published Jan. 4 in the Journal...

Fundraising passes $55 million for new athletic complex

Joseph Diebold, Web Editor

January 2, 2013

Filed under Administration, Campus

Northwestern is already more than a quarter of the way to its $220 million fundraising goal for a new lakeside athletic complex on North Campus, the University announced Sunday. University President Morton Schapiro and Jim...

Northwestern study: Even active women sit for nine hours a day

Lauren Caruba, Assistant Campus Editor

November 1, 2012

Filed under Blogs, On Campus

Women who maintain an active lifestyle are still spending too much of their time sitting, according to new findings by Northwestern researchers. An NU study monitored the activity levels of 91 women between the ages of 40 and...

Northwestern leads nation in commercial research revenue

Daniel Schlessinger, Reporter

October 31, 2012

Filed under Blogs, On Campus

Northwestern earned the most revenue from commercialized academic research in the nation last year. Out of 157 universities that collectively earned about $1.8 billion in the fiscal year 2011, NU accounted for the largest...

Northwestern Memorial Hospital reaches kidney-transplant landmark

Daniel Schlessinger, Reporter

October 29, 2012

Filed under Campus, Science & Technology

Northwestern Memorial Hospital reached an important milestone last week when its surgeons completed their 100th kidney paired donation transplant. The surgery is a method of matching donor/recipient pairs that decreases the...

Experts discuss strategies to curb high-risk drinking

Edward Cox, Reporter

October 25, 2012

Filed under Campus

Health experts spoke about efforts among colleges to reduce high-risk drinking at an on-campus alcohol intervention conference Tuesday and Wednesday. The two-day conference, called the "Evidence-Based Interventions to Reduce...

Feinberg launches new Institute of Public Health and Medicine

Susan Du, City Editor

October 21, 2012

Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City, Education, Local

Northwestern's Feinberg School of Medicine is seeking applications to fill 60 staff positions for its recently inaugurated Institute of Public Health and Medicine, an interdisciplinary research institution. IPHAM is composed...

Northwestern names Health Services executive director

Zachary Elvolve, Reporter

October 17, 2012

Filed under Administration, Campus

After serving as interim executive director of Northwestern University Health Services since 2010, John Alexander can officially claim his title this year. “I think we’ve made a lot of progress on a lot of fronts,” Alexander...

New students to tour Chicago as part of One Book One Northwestern

Meghan Morris, Reporter

September 26, 2012

Filed under Campus

With the close of Wildcat Welcome programming, new students will be given the opportunity Sunday to explore the greater Chicago area. As part of “One Book, One Northwestern,” the Center for Civic Engagement organized a...