Read the latest news from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases. The links below take you to articles where you can learn more about our faculty’s latest achievements, awards, and honors.
- Babafemi Taiwo, MBBS, the division chief of Infectious Diseases at Northwestern University, spearheads the division's international research in HIV/AIDS. Taiwo brings an international perspective to the division as his medical education and HIV/AIDS research stretch across two continents. Taiwo graduated from medical school at The University of Ibadan in Nigeria. He then completed residency at Berkshire Medical Center in Massachusetts and a fellowship at Northwestern University in Chicago. He also worked as an internal medicine specialist at Duke University and Duke's HIV Clinic. Taiwo encourages collaboration between investigators and clinical doctors in Nigeria and the U.S. in researching, treating infected patients, and eradicating HIV/ AIDS.
- Thursday, December 1st, 2016 marked the 28th anniversary of World AIDS Day. In a Fox News interview, Robert Murphy, MD and Director of the Center for Global Health at Northwestern University, says that while a 20% decrease in the number of new cases of HIV/AIDS in the last 10 years shows some improvement in the U.S., there has been a "net, multi-million increase" per year in the number of new cases of HIV/AIDS world-wide. Murphy adds: "treatment and care have improved dramatically, and current therapies now are very safe, very effective...so anyone can find a medication to treat themselves." He warns, however, that current therapies are not a cure, since one's immune system is compromised before beginning medication, and complications occur throughout a person's life. Murphy would like to focus on the fact that there have been "remarkable successes" in the AIDS epidemic.
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