The Friends of Global Health are individuals engaged with the University of Illinois College of Medicine Center for Global Health. With backgrounds in the public and private sectors, they participate in strategic planning at the Center for Global Health and support projects and programs within the Center. Their mission is to advocate for initiatives increasing equity, health care capacity, and access to care globally and support the [...]
National Kidney Foundation Presents Educator and Investigator with Shaul G. Massry Award Dr. James Lash to be honored at 2021 Spring Clinical Meetings for dedication to kidney health Each year the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) considers the work of hundreds of specialists in the field of nephrology and selects among them those who most exemplify [...]
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's resident recruitment process was entirely virtual and, consequently, truly unique and historically significant. Despite some unprecedented challenges under these circumstances, the extraordinary efforts of our department's faculty, staff, and residents made the 2020-2021 match season a categorical success, and the results speak for themselves. We are thrilled to [...]
Dr. George Kondos, vice head for the Department of Medicine, has used a simulator known as Harvey to educate medical students on how to give a cardiology exam. Since COVID-19 made classes go online he has been using it remotely to teach more than 300 students. Over the last 30 years, Dr. George [...]
Cannabis use among persons with arthritis, cancer and multiple sclerosis: Are we comparing apples and oranges?
Julie Bobitt, PhD and colleagues compared cannabis use among persons living with multiple sclerosis, and persons diagnosed with arthritis or cancer who were age 60 and older. They found that the majority of individuals from all groups used cannabis to address pain and improve quality of sleep and that cannabis benefitted persons with sleep and [...]