American Heart Association Donation to COM
On February 4, 2014, the American Heart Association donated $1,567,316 to the UIC Center for Cardiovascular Research within the College of Medicine. The donation will help support the twenty laboratories focused on cardiovascular research.
Present members of the Department of Medicine to receive the check included: Marcelo Bonini, PhD, assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiology, and Beata Wolska, professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiology.
The University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System has been awarded a $4 million, three-year contract by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to coordinate a multi-center trial to investigate treatments for uncontrolled asthma in minority children.
The University of Illinois at Chicago and the Binaytara Foundation have partnered to develop Nepal's first blood and marrow transplant unit and to organize the country's first international conference on blood cancers.
The University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System will host the REACH for the STARS Town Hall Meeting to celebrate the one-year partnership between UI Health and the Bernie Mac Foundation in the fight against sarcoidosis. - See more at: http://news.uic.edu/ui-health-bernie-mac-foundation-celebrate-first-year-of-sarcoidosis-center#sthash.YyP95ge1.dpuf
The University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System will host the REACH for the STARS Town Hall Meeting on October 3 to celebrate the one-year partnership between UI Health and the Bernie Mac Foundation in the fight against sarcoidosis. The meeting will provide updates on clinical services for patients with sarcoidosis, and educational and scholarly activities at the Bernie Mac Sarcoidosis Translational Advanced Research (STAR) Center, established at UI Health with a grant from the Bernie Mac Foundation in 2012. There will also be a tour of the new STAR Center discovery laboratory.
On Saturday, October 19, 2013, the Department of Medicine will host an Urban Global Health Celebration at the UIC Forum. All individuals and organizations working in global health are invited to participate in the morning exhibition showcase and an evening gala celebration. We invite you to submit your abstracts for oral presentations and table displays describing all aspects related to global health.
The Department of Medicine welcomes our new Hepatologists to the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Charmaine Stewart, MD, FACP and Costica Aloman, MD.
Martha Daviglus, MD, PhD, Director for the Institute for Minority Health Research, was interviewed about her National Institutes of Health funded study regarding Hispanic/Latino health.
Dr. Damiano Rondelli and team have seen promising results in their trial thus far. In the case of a Chicago area family where one brother was the donor for two of his siblings, Dr. Rondelli states that the post-transplant blood tests reveal the sickle cell is gone and the red blood cells are completely from the donor (i.e., normal).