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These stories of inspiration and generosity highlight the people and partners behind giving to Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Browse the stories below or search by name or topic to learn more. You can also visit the Our Publications page to catch up on even more stories celebrating those who contribute to Feinberg.

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Gift Names Epigenetics Institute at Feinberg  

A new $15 million gift from University trustees and supporters Louis A. Simpson and Kimberly K. Querrey will establish the Simpson Querrey Institute for Epigenetics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, boosting the school’s current efforts to study the effects of environment on the regulation of gene expression.

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Legendary Donors Support 3 New Areas at Northwestern

Northwestern University trustees Louis A. Simpson ’58 and Kimberly K. Querrey made new, high-impact gifts to fund worthy research initiatives focusing on neurological diseases, bioelectronics and training students from underprivileged backgrounds.

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Celebrating and Supporting Our Les Turner ALS Foundation Partner

The Les Turner ALS Foundation's annual Hope Through Caring Gala on February 22 raised more than $900,000 to provide the best quality of care, local community support, and hope through scientific research to everyone affected by ALS, in partnership with the Les Turner ALS Center at Northwestern Medicine.

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Our people

Impact Story: Diversity in Medicine Scholarship Fund

By harnessing the power of ‘crowd funding,’ the Class of 2019 established the Diversity in Medicine Scholarship as a class gift to their alma mater. The scholarship will support incoming medical students who belong to at least one traditionally underrepresented minority group in the field of medicine and promote the diversity of identities and life experiences of medical students.

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Impact Story: Thrombosis Research and Education

Pulmonary embolisms (PEs) occur when blood clots —usually from the legs—travel upward in the body to the lungs where they block critical blood flow and oxygen. One of the most common cardiovascular diseases in the United States, this potentially life-threatening condition requires immediate medical attention from a variety of specialists. Dr. Daniel Schimmel, an interventional cardiologist, leads Northwestern Medicine’s Venous Thromboembolism Service.

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Impact Story: Immune Monitoring Core

The promise of immunotherapy—stimulating the body’s immune response to fight cancer—is the next frontier for the treatment of a growing number of cancers. An oncologist and skin cancer expert, Dr. Jeffrey Sosman contributed to the early clinical trials of novel immune-based therapies that made the first significant inroads in treating melanoma. Since arriving at Feinberg in 2016, Dr. Sosman has worked to strengthen Northwestern’s immunotherapy capabilities for melanoma and other cancers.

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Impact Story: Class of 1963 Scholarship

For the Class of 1963, creating a scholarship at the time of the group’s 50th reunion grew from a desire to leave a lasting legacy by supporting tomorrow’s promising physicians. The journey of Rebecca Xu, the current holder of the Class of 1963 Scholarship, is one that these loyal alumni and others who support scholarships can fully embrace as their own.

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Impact Story: Mesulam Center for Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease

When she was in graduate school, a research rotation at the Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease Center at Feinberg solidified Dr. Emily Rogalski’s interest in aging and dementia research. She went on to earn her PhD in neuroscience from Northwestern and, in 2008, she joined Feinberg as a faculty member. Dr. Rogalski is a clinical and cognitive neuroscientist, and her research focuses on aging and dementia.

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Impact Story: Division of Nephrology

Early in her medical training, the puzzling case of a seemingly healthy young man’s failing kidneys charted a course for Dr. Sue Quaggin. Determined to better understand kidney disease, this renowned nephrology expert has spent her career advancing clinical care through groundbreaking kidney research. In 2013, Dr. Quaggin joined Northwestern, where she is creating a super-charged hub for kidney research.

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Impact Story: Institute for Global Health

Northwestern faculty and students have long been involved in supporting initiatives to enhance global health and promote health equity. In May, these growing international efforts were further elevated and unified with the launch of a new Feinberg Institute of Global Health.

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Gift to Dermatology Honors Women in Science and Medicine

Feinberg alumni Kavitha Gandhi, ’98 MD, ’99 GME, and Sanjay Gandhi, ’97 MD, ’01 ’04 GME, made a generous gift to fund a new Innovation Grant Program in the Department of Dermatology and to honor the achievements of extraordinary women working in science and medicine.

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Simpson Querrey Biomedical Research Center Opens Its Doors

On June 17, Northwestern University leadership, trustees, faculty and benefactors joined former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker and local politicians to officially unveil the Louis A. Simpson and Kimberly K. Querrey Biomedical Research Center.

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Scholarship Supporters Honored at Annual Luncheon

Medical student scholars and leadership at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine expressed their gratitude to generous alumni, faculty, and friends who support scholarships at the annual Commitment to Scholarships Luncheon.

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