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Our Mission

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OUR MISSION is to pursue excellence, innovation, and distinction in the Department's clinical teaching and research programs. To foster an organizational culture of interdisciplinary collaboration with our faculty, colleagues, and academic community. To align departmental initiatives and programs with the institutional goals, vision, and values of the University and its Health System.

Welcome from the Chair

Dr. Finn

I am thrilled and honored to welcome you to the Department of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

My goal is to maintain an outstanding Department of Medicine that synergizes innovative, investigative and education missions... READ MORE

Thoracic Society Hill Day Picture of Dr. Finn and co. UI Cancer Center nams Dr. Winn Interim Director Group tabling for the department at Heart Failure Week




Dr. Shahrara Featured in Medical News Today

Shiva Shahrara, associate professor of medicine in the division of rheumatology, was featured in an article in Medical News Today. The article covered Dr. Shahrara’s study that concluded that the binding of a single receptor found on cells that accumulate in joints affected by rheumatoid arthritis induces a vicious cycle of inflammation and bone degradation.



EBOLA: What you need to know

Windy City LIVE invited Dr. Fred Zar, an infectious disease specialist with the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Medicine, to answer our questions about ebola and separate fact from fiction.



DOM Associate Vice Chairs Announced

We welcome the new Department of Medicine Associate Vice Chairs to the department leadership team. The Associate Vice Chairs will assist the Vice Chairs in their assigned missions and tasks.



Pulmonary Researcher Receives Fellowship

Rama Kamesh Bikkavilli was named a 2014 A Breath of Hope Research Fellow to classentify lung cancer biomarkers



Climate Change Called Public Health Threat

Dr. Patricia Finn, chair of the department of medicine, was quoted in an article in Modern Health Care on the pulmonary effects of climate change.



Dr. Jerry Krishnan Featured on ATS Podcast

Dr. Jerry Krishnan was interviewed for an Annals of the American Thoracic Society Podcast entitled Interventions to Reduce Re-hospitalizations after COPD Exacerbations.


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3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
840 S. Wood St., CSB 937

Vascular Health Profile: Personalized Cytomics
Emile R. Mohler III, MD
Professor of Medicine and Director, Vascular Medicine
University of Pennsylvania Health System



12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
909 S Wolcott St., COMRB 1020

DOM Grand Rounds: Epidemiology and Control of Antibiotic Resistance: The Example of Klebsiella pneumonia carbapenemase (KPC)
Mary Hayden, MD,
Professor of Medicine, Infectious Diseases and Pathology,
Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL



8:15 am – 9:00 am
840 S. Wood St., CSB Room 1018

SLC26A3: A novel therapeutic target for diarrheal diseases
Pradeep K. Dudeja, PhD,
Professor of Physiology in Medicine and Director of Research,
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology



12:20 pm – 1:20 pm
833 S. Wood St., COP Room 212/216

Barriers to Acceptance and Utilization of the HPV Vaccine
Rachel Caskey, MD, MaPP,
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics and CCTS Scholar
University of Illinois at Chicago



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