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Tuesday, May 5
Honorary degrees

Honorary degrees for Chicago mayor and three others

Four distinguished individuals will receive honorary degrees from Northwestern during a virtual commencement ceremony on June 19. The recipients are Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, TV and film writer Norman Lear, MIT professor emerita JoAnne Stubbe and Harvard professor George Whitesides.

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Wireless device

Monitoring COVID-19 from hospital to home

Researchers at Northwestern and Shirley Ryan AbilityLab have developed a wearable device and are creating a set of data algorithms specifically tailored to catch early symptoms of COVID-19 and to monitor patients at home as the illness progresses.

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Science & Tech

Research review in minutes instead of months

Northwestern researchers are using artificial intelligence to speed up the search for COVID-19 treatments and vaccines. A new AI-powered tool makes it possible to prioritize resources for the most promising studies while ignoring research unlikely to yield benefits.

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Ryan Lee

Citizen soldiers step up

Alumnus and dental oncologist Ryan Lee leads a National Guard team conducting COVID-19 testing for Massachusetts’ most vulnerable populations.

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opening quoteIt’s not uncommon, when there’s a viral process, to have skin manifestations.”

- Amy Paller of Feinberg has been part of significant national media coverage of a potential new, rare COVID-19 symptom known as “COVID toes.”

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