October 31, 2018
Dr. Simon was recognized by Northwestern University's Faculty Honors Committee for receiving two prestigious awards in the past year.
October 10, 2018
Dr. Simon was a recipient of APHA's 2018 Award for Excellence for her work as an educator, creating a pipeline of diverse researchers in the area of cancer; in community engagements that address women’s health issues across race, ethnicity and nationality; and as a physician scientist. Read the news release here.
September 24, 2018
The Feinberg School of Medicine announced the new Center for Health Equity Transformation (CHET), led by Dr. Simon. Dr. Simon will build research infrastructure, conduct workforce development and support community partners in the effort to advance population health equity.
July 11, 2018
See Feinberg School of Medicine's story on Dr. Simon for receiving the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), with the National Science Foundation (NSF).
June 25, 2018
Dr. Simon was honored to receive the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), with the National Science Foundation (NSF). She was one of around 140 mentors from all over the country to receive this year's award. Read the White House press release here, and read Dr. Simon's announcement here.
March 27, 2018
Dr. Simon was interviewed for an episode of the Feinberg School of Medicine's podcast. The episode is titled Chicago's Zip Code Issue with Melissa Simon MD. The episode discusses how where you live can impact your likelihood to die from cancer, and how Dr. Simon is working to improve the cancer mortality gap in Chicago. Listen to the full episode here.
March 15, 2018
The New York Times recently published an interesting article on cancer in African Americans noting that "only 6 percent of participants in clinical trials are black." Read the full article here.
February 28, 2018
February 15, 2018
Dr. Simon was featured in the February edition of Breakthroughs, a Feinberg School of Medicine Research Office publication. This story gives a short look into Dr. Simon's journey in health inequities. View the publication here.
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