Research at Northwestern Medicine
The researchers in rheumatology at Northwestern Medicine conduct their work through Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Department of Medicine – Division of Rheumatology.
Areas of Research
The Division of Rheumatology has a robust research enterprise, and a strong focus on making those new discoveries that will lead to even better patient care and outcomes. There are multiple programs dedicated to subspecialties and conditions that fall under Rheumatology’s purview, including:
Academics and Northwestern Medicine
The physicians of the Division of Rheumatology are on faculty at Feinberg and are committed to developing future leaders in the field. The division offers a three-year rheumatology fellowship, in addition to specialty training in the Internal Medicine Residency Program. Learn more about our work via the Feinberg’s Department of Medicine site.
Northwestern Memorial Hospital, along with the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, is dedicated to research and learning. We believe clinical trials play a vital role in testing new treatments to determine whether they have potential benefits for patients, and we participate in a wide range of clinical trials.
The list of clinical trials we are participating in is ever-changing, see information on clinical trials at Northwestern related to rheumatology via ClinicalTrials.gov. You may also talk to your doctor about trials that might be right for you and learn more about clinical trials and how you may participate.
About Clinical Trials
Clinical trials are closely controlled, scientific research studies involving patients and volunteers. These trials are not considered treatments for a particular disease or condition. One goal of clinical trials is to learn more about diseases and potential treatments or cures to help patients now and in the future. Though participants may not benefit directly from being part of the trial, they will receive additional care while participating, and this care may result in being treated more quickly for any medical needs related to the condition being studied. They may also notice an improved quality of life. And, many participants have reported that being a part of something bigger than they are, helping others, is important to them as well.