Phone: (312) 996-7473

Fax:     (312) 413-8221


Mailing Address: Medical Scientist Training Program (MC 784)

                            C/O College of Medicine Dean's Office

                            1853 West Polk Street

                            Chicago, IL 60612


Office Location: 308 Clinical Sciences North, 840 South Wood Street

How to find us: Enter the Clinical Sciences Building, 840 S Wood Street, turn right around the pharmacy and continue to the end of corridor. Turn left into cross corridor and enter the elevator that is across from the Dept of Pathology office. Take elevator to the third floor and turn left into Suite 300, the GEMS - MSTP - Neuroscience - Bridge To The Doctorate Suite.

Program Administration

Larry Tobacman, MD
Program Director
Dr. Tobacman arrived at UIC in 2003 and is a Professor of Medicine and of Physiology & Biophysics. Dr. Tobacman's education and training were at Brandeis University, CWRU, and the NIH. In 2007 he assumed the  role of Senior Associate Dean for Research in the College of Medicine.
Nancy Freitag, PhD
Associate Director 
Nancy Freitag is an Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology.  She earned her BS in Biology from the University of California-Irvine and her PhD in Biological Chemistry from UCLA.
Roberta Bernstein, MA

Program Assistant Director 
Mrs. Bernstein joined the Program in November 2002 after a 13-year career at the University of Chicago. She holds a BA in French from the University of Chicago and an MA in French from Roosevelt University.


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