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Program to address opioid prescribing for lung, head and neck cancer patients

The University of Illinois at Chicago has received a grant from the Coleman Foundation to develop a screening process for prescribing opioids and managing opioid use disorders in cancer patients who receive care at UI Health, UIC’s clinical health enterprise. More than 70% of cancer patients use opiates following radiation treatment, said Lawrence Feldman, MD, [...]

By |2019-12-09T11:02:45-06:00December 9th, 2019|Department of Medicine, DOM Hematology and Oncology News|Comments Off on Program to address opioid prescribing for lung, head and neck cancer patients

$2.9M funds new UIC study on sleep apnea, chronic kidney disease

Dr. Ana C. Ricardo University of Illinois at Chicago researchers received $2.9 million from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to study the outcomes of patients with sleep apnea and chronic kidney disease. Chronic kidney disease is characterized by a slow, progressive decline in kidney function. If untreated, the [...]

By |2019-12-10T16:33:48-06:00December 8th, 2019|Department of Medicine, DOM Nephrology News|Comments Off on $2.9M funds new UIC study on sleep apnea, chronic kidney disease

12/3 Medicine Grand Rounds: “Lessons Learned from the Liver: Should We Re-consider Our Approach to Subspecialty Education Within Internal Medicine Residency Training

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By |2019-12-03T10:21:43-06:00December 3rd, 2019|Department of Medicine, DOM Cardiology News|Comments Off on 12/3 Medicine Grand Rounds: “Lessons Learned from the Liver: Should We Re-consider Our Approach to Subspecialty Education Within Internal Medicine Residency Training

UIC, IDPH receive $9.5M for maternal outcomes improvement project

A $9.5 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration will help the University of Illinois at Chicago and the Illinois Department of Public Health improve maternal outcomes in Illinois. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, pregnancy-related mortality has increased steadily over the last 30 years. The number of deaths [...]

By |2019-11-20T15:33:57-06:00November 20th, 2019|Department of Medicine, DOM AIM News|Comments Off on UIC, IDPH receive $9.5M for maternal outcomes improvement project

Dr. Richard Novak – Pioneer in Medicine Award Recipient

The University of Illinois College of Medicine celebrates its tradition of excellence through the recognition of individuals who have significantly supported the mission of the college. Dr. Richard Novak, professor of medicine, chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine, and director of the University Community Care Network at UIC was [...]

By |2019-12-05T10:35:10-06:00November 20th, 2019|Department of Medicine, DOM Infectious Diseases News|Comments Off on Dr. Richard Novak – Pioneer in Medicine Award Recipient

Joan Briller, MD named to Crain’s Chicago List of Notable Woman in Health Care

Joan Briller, MD Dr. Joan Briller, professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiology, has been named one of Crain's Notable Women in Health Care. Crain's list of Notable Women in Health Care spotlights 50 accomplished professionals from different corners of the field. There are executives at top teaching hospitals as well as [...]

By |2019-11-08T10:27:31-06:00November 8th, 2019|Department of Medicine, DOM Cardiology News|Comments Off on Joan Briller, MD named to Crain’s Chicago List of Notable Woman in Health Care

10/29 Medicine Grand Rounds: “What an Internist should know about Evaluation and Management of Infertility”

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By |2019-10-28T15:39:10-05:00October 28th, 2019|Department of Medicine|Comments Off on 10/29 Medicine Grand Rounds: “What an Internist should know about Evaluation and Management of Infertility”

Global transplant program welcomes international doctors to UIC

Dr. Peter Ogundeji (Ibadan, Nigeria), Dr. Eleftheria Hatzimichael (Ioannina, Greece), Dr. Damiano Rondelli (UIC), Dr. Arina Martynchyk (Kyiv, Ukraine), Dr. Abiola Bolarinwa and Amanda Rivera (UIC) A team of doctors from around the globe are in Chicago to attend the 2nd Global BMT training course and learn more about blood and marrow transplant [...]

By |2019-09-03T13:53:32-05:00September 3rd, 2019|Department of Medicine, DOM Hematology and Oncology News|Comments Off on Global transplant program welcomes international doctors to UIC

Leadership Announcement: Brian Boulay, MD, MPH appointed interim chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Brian R. Boulay, MD, MPH Please join us in congratulating Dr. Barbara Jung, who will assume the chair of Medicine position at the University of Washington on September 1. Dr. Jung has been instrumental in growing the Gastroenterology and Hepatology Division. We thank her for her service to UIC and wish her the [...]

By |2019-09-03T14:38:18-05:00August 30th, 2019|Department of Medicine, DOM Gastrenterology & Hepotology News|Comments Off on Leadership Announcement: Brian Boulay, MD, MPH appointed interim chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology