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Announcements

  • Congratulations to Dr. Frank Castillo for being named one of the “101 Most Influential Latino Leaders of 2016” by Latino Leaders Magazine!
    10.14.2016

    “With our eight edition, we celebrate exemplary individuals who embody the pinnacle of those in our society who have not only risen to the top, but also have dedicated their lives to education, culture and the success of generations to come. It is with gusto that we list the achievements of those who have pushed beyond the boundaries of their fields and of the expectations placed on them.”

    ~Judi Jordan, Latino Leaders Magazine

    Nice job, Dr. Castillo!

     Frank Castillo Latino Leaders

  • 09.22.2016

    Snack, Sleep, Sun, repeat.

    Dr. Balabanova, has some tips on how you can keep your energy level up when your morning cappuccino is out.

  • 12.04.2015

    Northwestern Medicine is seeking a Family Medicine Program Director to lead the development and implementation of a new 8-8-8 Family Medicine Residency program in Geneva, Illinois, based at Northwestern Delnor Hospital. This is an opportunity for an experienced, enthusiastic leader to build a program with the support of an extensive network of colleagues.

    The ideal candidate must be certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, have or be qualified for an Illinois Medical License, and have at least five years of clinical experience with a preference for three years as a core faculty member in an ACGME accredited family medicine residency. Additionally, the candidate should demonstrate strong administrative, communication, and team-building ability.

    Candidates with recent scholarly activity, participation in national or regional scientific societies and a track record of leadership responsibilities are encouraged to apply. The Program Director will report to the Chair of Family and Community Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine as well as the Northwestern McGaw Designated Institutional Official. Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with credentials and experience.

    Interested candidates should submit their curriculum vitae and salary requirements to
    Deborah Clements, MD, FAAFP, Chair, Family and Community Medicine at dclements@northwestern.edu.

  • Dr. Deborah Edberg named chair of the AAFP Commission on Education
    10.22.2015
    Dr. Edberg was recently elected chair of the AAFP Commission on Education (COE).  In this capacity, she will support the mission of the COE, "to provide a venue for the development of recommended policy and the dissemination of expertise and new information related to the education and professional development of family physicians until completion of the residency training period." For more information, visit the AAFP.
  • The Investiture of Dr. Clements as the Nancy and Warren Furey Professorship in Community Medicine
    04.15.2015

    The university celebrated the inauguration of Dr. Deborah S. Clements as the Nancy and Warren Furey Professor of Community Medicine during a formal investiture ceremony on March 24, 2015.  Dr. Clements was surrounded with family, friends, and colleagues as she was awarded her professorship.  She serves as chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine and program director for the Northwestern McGaw Family Medicine Residency at Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital.

    Clements Family

News

  • Congratulations to Dr. Frank Castillo for being named one of the “101 Most Influential Latino Leaders of 2016” by Latino Leaders Magazine!
    10.14.2016

    “With our eight edition, we celebrate exemplary individuals who embody the pinnacle of those in our society who have not only risen to the top, but also have dedicated their lives to education, culture and the success of generations to come. It is with gusto that we list the achievements of those who have pushed beyond the boundaries of their fields and of the expectations placed on them.”

    ~Judi Jordan, Latino Leaders Magazine

    Nice job, Dr. Castillo!

     Frank Castillo Latino Leaders

  • 09.22.2016

    Snack, Sleep, Sun, repeat.

    Dr. Balabanova, has some tips on how you can keep your energy level up when your morning cappuccino is out.

  • Dr. Clements selected for National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) board
    07.06.2016

    Deborah Clements, MD, chair of Family and Community Medicine, has been appointed as a member of the National Resident Matching Program’s board of directors.

    The NRMP is a non-profit organization that matches fourth-year medical students to U.S. residency programs. “I’m delighted and honored to have been selected as a member of this organization and will bring a perspective based on my academic work in the primary care workforce and graduate medical education over the past two decades,” Clements said.

  • Dr. Gatta receives Excellence in Education award
    03.01.2016

    Dr. John Gatta was recently awarded the 2015 MSCI Excellence in Education Award.  Dr. Gatta is the course director for intermediate and advanced biostatistics courses in the Masters of Science in Clinical Investigation (MSCI) program, administered through the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences (NUCATS) Institute.

    Gatta teaching

  • Dr. Deborah Edberg named chair of the AAFP Commission on Education
    10.22.2015
    Dr. Edberg was recently elected chair of the AAFP Commission on Education (COE).  In this capacity, she will support the mission of the COE, "to provide a venue for the development of recommended policy and the dissemination of expertise and new information related to the education and professional development of family physicians until completion of the residency training period." For more information, visit the AAFP.
  • The Investiture of Dr. Clements as the Nancy and Warren Furey Professorship in Community Medicine
    04.15.2015

    The university celebrated the inauguration of Dr. Deborah S. Clements as the Nancy and Warren Furey Professor of Community Medicine during a formal investiture ceremony on March 24, 2015.  Dr. Clements was surrounded with family, friends, and colleagues as she was awarded her professorship.  She serves as chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine and program director for the Northwestern McGaw Family Medicine Residency at Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital.

    Clements Family

Honors

  • Congratulations to Dr. Frank Castillo for being named one of the “101 Most Influential Latino Leaders of 2016” by Latino Leaders Magazine!
    10.14.2016

    “With our eight edition, we celebrate exemplary individuals who embody the pinnacle of those in our society who have not only risen to the top, but also have dedicated their lives to education, culture and the success of generations to come. It is with gusto that we list the achievements of those who have pushed beyond the boundaries of their fields and of the expectations placed on them.”

    ~Judi Jordan, Latino Leaders Magazine

    Nice job, Dr. Castillo!

     Frank Castillo Latino Leaders

  • Dr. Clements selected for National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) board
    07.06.2016

    Deborah Clements, MD, chair of Family and Community Medicine, has been appointed as a member of the National Resident Matching Program’s board of directors.

    The NRMP is a non-profit organization that matches fourth-year medical students to U.S. residency programs. “I’m delighted and honored to have been selected as a member of this organization and will bring a perspective based on my academic work in the primary care workforce and graduate medical education over the past two decades,” Clements said.

  • Dr. Gatta receives Excellence in Education award
    03.01.2016

    Dr. John Gatta was recently awarded the 2015 MSCI Excellence in Education Award.  Dr. Gatta is the course director for intermediate and advanced biostatistics courses in the Masters of Science in Clinical Investigation (MSCI) program, administered through the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences (NUCATS) Institute.

    Gatta teaching

  • The Investiture of Dr. Clements as the Nancy and Warren Furey Professorship in Community Medicine
    04.15.2015

    The university celebrated the inauguration of Dr. Deborah S. Clements as the Nancy and Warren Furey Professor of Community Medicine during a formal investiture ceremony on March 24, 2015.  Dr. Clements was surrounded with family, friends, and colleagues as she was awarded her professorship.  She serves as chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine and program director for the Northwestern McGaw Family Medicine Residency at Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital.

    Clements Family

  • 03.10.2015

    Michael K. Rakotz, MD, a family medicine physician at Northwestern Medicine Evanston, has been recognized as a 2014 Hypertension Control Champion by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Million Hearts® initiative.