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Local & Global Impact

10 million+ patients impacted by Northwestern Therapeutics.  700+ faculty inventors served since 2010.

Impact Stories

Will Dichtel

Cleaning the world's water

Northwestern's Will Dichtel has developed a novel way to purify water using a polymer to remove chemicals. His company, CycloPure, has the potential to affordably remove micropollutents from drinking water around the globe.
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Nicole Pinkard


Nichole Pinkard, a School of Education and Social Policy graduate, created literacy programs that connect learning in and out of the classroom. Partnerships with the city of Chicago have helped hundreds of the city's youth.
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Teresa Woodruff

On the Front Lines of COVID-19

From high-impact medical research and drug trials to innovative new projects, Northwestern’s scientists, students and researchers are responding to COVID-19.
Read About Our Response