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The Research Division of the Department is comprised of four faculty PhD scientists and three MD clinician investigators actively engaged in leading-edge research. Additionally, clinicians within our department conduct clinical research. Our research facilities are located in the Medical Science Building at 835 South Wolcott Avenue and the Jesse Brown VA. Collaborating closely with various departments at UIC, such as Pharmacology, Anatomy and Cell Biology, Pulmonary Medicine, Ophthalmology, Neurosurgery, Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, College of Dentistry, Wound Healing, and Chemistry, our interdisciplinary approach enhances the impact of our research. We involve students at all levels, from high school to medical residents, in collaborative research with our faculty.

Distinguished as the top-ranked Anesthesiology department in Illinois for total NIH grant funding. Our research endeavors are further supported by various foundations, solidifying our commitment to advancing knowledge and innovation in the field.

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The University of Illinois College of Medicine Chicago has 19 core facilities at the Chicago Research Resources Center that provide state of the art support including:

  • Confocal microscopy
  • Flow cytometry
  • Electron and Raman microscopy
  • NMR spectroscopy and micro-imaging
  • Mass spectrometry
  • A DNA laboratory
  • A genomics facility
  • A protein laboratory
  • A macromolecular structure facility
  • A small molecule X-ray diffraction facility
  • A transgenic production service
  • Electronic and machine shops
  • A computing support group and a storeroom operation.

Biologic Resources Laboratory

The University of Illinois at Chicago Biologic Resources Laboratory (BRL) is the centralized animal facility and has been continuously accredited by the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC) since 1970. The BRL staff and the Animal Care Committee ensure that all investigators and their designees adhere to the standards of the Animal Welfare Act, the Public Health Service Policy, and the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. The staff of the BRL oversees the procurement, care, and maintenance of animals used in the research, teaching, and testing programs conducted at UIC. This oversight responsibility includes ensuring that the UIC animal care program meets federal regulations, the requirements of AAALAC, and currently accepted standards for providing adequate veterinary care and proper animal husbandry. The professional staff is also responsible for consulting with research and teaching staff, conducting graduate and technical courses, directing the postdoctoral training program, and supporting the protocol review system of the institution’s IACUC, the Animal Care Committee.

Clinical Trial Facilities

For clinical trials, the Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences (CCTS) provides facilities, personnel (research nurses, study coordinators and dieticians), a Design and Analysis Core, a Regulatory Support and Advocacy Core, a Biomedical Informatics Core (statistical help) and other clinically and community-oriented assistance for the conduct of human trials.

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University of Illinois at Chicago has been a national leader in addressing health disparities and minority access to the health care system. Highlights of the effort that University of Illinois at Chicago has developed over the past 20 years include: the Hispanic Center of Excellence devoted to improving Latino representation in health care; Institute for Health Research and Policy including Center of Excellence in Eliminating Disparities; Center for Population Health and Health Disparities, one of 8 national, NIH-funded centers examining racial disparities and cancer.

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Basic Science Research Division is divided into a number of formal groups that include the following thematic areas and investigators:

Drs. Minshall, Hu, Cho, Schwartz

Drs. Weinberg, Minshall

Drs. Feinstein, Paisansathan, Changyaleket

Drs. Minshall, Votta-Velis, Hu, Feinstein, Weinberg

The overlapping organization of these Research Units creates a strong collaborative and interactive environment and our expertise spans a broad aspect of clinically relevant projects that form a thematic focus on vascular biology and critical care medicine.

Clinical Research Division is composed of the following groups:

  1. Acute Pain, Regional Anesthesia & Chronic Wound Healing: Drs. Chiang, Votta-Velis, Laurito
  2. Obstetrical Anesthesia & Outcomes: Dr. Nixon
  3. Pediatric Anesthesia: Drs. Oswald, Mercado, Rothschild
  4. Clinical Neuroanesthesia: Drs. Paisansathan, Baughman, Changyaleket,
  5. Critical Care Medicine: Schwartz, Nishioka, Feld