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Ideas on Tap Research Mixer | June 20, 2019

On June 20, 2019, the Department of Medicine’s Scholarly Activities council and the Cancer Center hosted the Ideas on Tap Research Mixer in the 1st floor lobby of COMRB. The theme was Cancer Research: Prevention, Treatment, and Survivorship. Drs. Patricia Finn and Robert Winn had remarks. Over 60 people attended over the course of the [...]

By |2019-06-27T16:52:43-05:00June 21st, 2019|Department of Medicine|Comments Off on Ideas on Tap Research Mixer | June 20, 2019

2019 Faculty of the Year and Rising Star

2019 Department of Medicine Faculty of the Year Award Dr. Joan Briller was recognized for the excellence she has shown in teaching, research, and service. “Dr. Briller is nationally and internationally known for her work in women and heart disease and in evaluating heart disease in high risk pregnancies.  She has [...]

By |2019-06-19T15:30:19-05:00June 19th, 2019|Department of Medicine|Comments Off on 2019 Faculty of the Year and Rising Star

Leadership Announcement: Jeff Jacobson, MD appointed Senior Associate Head for Strategic Programs

Jeff Jacobson, MD We are pleased to announce that Dr. Jeffrey Jacobson, professor of medicine and director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit (ICU), has accepted the position of Department of Medicine (DOM) senior associate head for strategic programs. In this new position, and in alignment with the Department of Medicine's missions of [...]

By |2019-06-10T10:51:08-05:00June 10th, 2019|Department of Medicine|Comments Off on Leadership Announcement: Jeff Jacobson, MD appointed Senior Associate Head for Strategic Programs

UIC to lead national COPD clinical trial

The University of Illinois at Chicago will lead a $14.6 million, multi-center research project to determine which of two drugs — azithromycin, an antibiotic, or roflumilast, an anti-inflammatory medication — is the mosteffective at treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which is also known as COPD. Illustration: UIC Institute for Healthcare Delivery Design/Naumita Pereira [...]

By |2019-06-04T12:56:24-05:00June 4th, 2019|Department of Medicine, DOM Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep, and Allergy News|Comments Off on UIC to lead national COPD clinical trial

Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Receives Philanthropic Gift from Medical School Alumni

We are excited to announce that the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, and Dr. Bryan Layden has received a philanthropic gift from one of the University of Illinois College of Medicine most accomplished medical school alumni, Dr. Lester Salans. Dr. Salans is internationally recognized in the fields of diabetes mellitus, obesity and [...]

By |2019-05-28T11:59:35-05:00May 28th, 2019|Department of Medicine, DOM Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism News|Comments Off on Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Receives Philanthropic Gift from Medical School Alumni

Leadership Announcement: Dr. Nadera Sweiss appointed Division Chief of Rheumatology

It is my pleasure to announce that Nadera J. Sweiss MD, Professor of Medicine, has accepted the division chief of rheumatology position. Dr. Sweiss directs the UI Health Cold Hand Clinic and the Bernie Mac Sarcoidosis Translational Advanced Research (STAR) Center. The STAR Center provides clinical services for sarcoidosis patients and also conducts [...]

By |2019-05-21T15:17:12-05:00May 21st, 2019|Department of Medicine, DOM Rheumatology News|Comments Off on Leadership Announcement: Dr. Nadera Sweiss appointed Division Chief of Rheumatology

UIC Chapter for the American Medicine Women’s Association host Women in Medicine Event

The UIC Chapter for the American Medicine Women's Association hosted the Women in Medicine: Pathways to Careers and Change event. The event featured a panel of physicians and women's health professionals from the University of Illinois at Chicago Department of Medicine who discussed becoming a leader in medicine and advocacy for women's health. The panel [...]

By |2019-05-21T14:02:33-05:00May 21st, 2019|Department of Medicine|Comments Off on UIC Chapter for the American Medicine Women’s Association host Women in Medicine Event

Univision Chicago interviewed Dr. Olga Garcia-Bedoya about the All of Us Research Program

Univision Chicago interviewed Dr. Olga Garcia-Bedoya, associate professor of medicine in the division of academic internal medicine, about the All of Us Research Program and the unveiling a new mobile research clinic. Watch the story online: https://bit.ly/2YevNQg UIC’s All of Us Research Program is part of the Illinois Precision Medicine Consortium. All of Us is [...]

By |2019-05-17T10:37:39-05:00May 17th, 2019|Department of Medicine, DOM AIM News|Comments Off on Univision Chicago interviewed Dr. Olga Garcia-Bedoya about the All of Us Research Program

Dr. Patricia W. Finn Joins MSTP Leadership

We are excited to announce that Dr. Patricia W. Finn has joined the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) leadership team as an Associate Director of the MSTP.  She will bring her experience as a seasoned physician-scientist and mentor to the MSTP and help round out the leadership team.  In addition, she has a strong record [...]

By |2019-05-01T10:07:26-05:00May 1st, 2019|Department of Medicine, DOM Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep, and Allergy News|Comments Off on Dr. Patricia W. Finn Joins MSTP Leadership

New institute aims to put designers at the table for health care decision-making

The health care delivery spectrum (Illustration: Kim Erwin/UIC) The new Institute for Healthcare Delivery Design at the University of Illinois at Chicago has a unique mission: to transform the health care system into one that is intentionally and expertly designed with people — patients, families and clinicians — at the center. “We need [...]

By |2019-04-30T10:46:43-05:00April 30th, 2019|Department of Medicine, DOM Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep, and Allergy News|Comments Off on New institute aims to put designers at the table for health care decision-making