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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.

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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



What Women Need to Know About Heart Health

Dr. Joan Briller, Associate Professor in the Division of Cardiology, discusses heart health in woman and pregnancy.



Campus Insights Features Dr. Max Brito for Research and Innovation on a Global Scale

Dr. Max Brito, Associate Professor of Medicine at UIC and Chief of Infectious Diseases at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, works to prevent HIV among Caribbean men.



Dr. Olamide Jarrett on the Front Lines of Ebola Crisis in Sierra Leone

Olamide Jarrett, assistant professor of medicine, traveled to Sierra Leone Nov. 15 to assist health care workers treating Ebola patients. She is volunteering in the Ebola Isolation Unit in a hospital in Sierra Leone, where many of her family live.



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.


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

DOM Grand Rounds: The Role of Clinical - Inventor in the Development of High Risk First-in-Class Medical Devices: The Tryton Side Branch Stent (A Case Study)
Aaron V. Kaplan, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth


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

The Global Burden of Mining: The REAL Price of Gold
Linda Forst, MD, MPH, MS
Professor and Division Director, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
School of Public Health



6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Willis Tower

The Urban Global Health Gala

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