Bara Fintel is a health policy researcher for the Research on Adverse Drug Events And Reports (RADAR) project led by Dr. Charles L. Bennett of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Ms. Fintel has researched the Austrian health care system and works as a patient navigator for the Inflection Navigator Project, which aims to ensure that patients diagnosed with cancer get proper care. Ms. Fintel graduated from Columbia University, and will be starting medical school this fall at the Feinberg School.
Many children in the 1960's, like the kindergartner pictured above, were born with phocomelia as a side effect of the drug thalidomide, resulting in the shortening or absence of limbs. (Photo by Leonard McCombe//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)
With support from Science in Society and visiting scientists and faculty, high school students in this program undertake a genetics case study, learn about a hereditary health disorder, and use DNA-based laboratory diagnostics to determine the likelihood of mutation in the fictional patient. Afterward, students assess risk around...
The 2019 winners of the Northwestern Scientific Images Contest represent advances across a wide range of disciplines including medicine, chemistry, engineering, physics and astronomy. This gallery... Read More