DOM AIM News

Save the Date: Ideas on Tap Research Mixer – January 23, 2020

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

Department of Medicine FY2018 Annual Report

Dear Colleagues, I am excited to present our inaugural Annual Report of the Department of Medicine (DOM) at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. The report highlights accomplishments for the fiscal year 2018. Since arriving in the DOM, it has been my pleasure to welcome seven new division chiefs, all who are [...]

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

Integrated Therapy Treating Obesity and Depression is Effective

An intervention combining behavioral weight loss treatment and problem-solving therapy with as-needed antidepressant medication for participants with co-occurring obesity and depression improved weight loss and depressive symptoms compared with routine physician care, according to an article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Obesity and depression commonly occur together. Approximately 43 percent of adults with [...]

By |2019-03-06T11:16:16-06:00March 5th, 2019|Department of Medicine, DOM AIM News|Comments Off on Integrated Therapy Treating Obesity and Depression is Effective

22 department of medicine providers named among the region’s top physicians

Twenty two department of medicine providers were named among the region's top physicians by Castle Connolly, the consumer healthcare guide. Seven of the recognized providers were featured in Chicago magazine's January 2019 "Top Doctors" list. More News

Developing an automated virtual health coach

An interdisciplinary group of researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago has received a grant from the National Science Foundation to create an SMS-based virtual health coach that would help overweight people set and achieve healthy eating and exercise goals. The $1.2 million, four-year grant will enable the development of an automated virtual health [...]

By |2018-10-22T15:52:19-05:00October 22nd, 2018|Department of Medicine, DOM AIM News|Comments Off on Developing an automated virtual health coach

New Fellowship Program

The Department of Medicine has a new fellowship program.  Dr. Saul Weiner is co‐directing the new fellowship program entitle “Clinical Leaders and Academic Scholars (CLASS)”. The program is geared toward preparing physicians for leadership in medical education, clinical services, and research. The goal of the fellowship program is to graduate collaborative and self‐directed continuous learners [...]

By |2018-05-25T15:47:05-05:00May 15th, 2018|Department of Medicine, DOM AIM News|Comments Off on New Fellowship Program

Inspiring Experts Clifford G Pilz, MD Memorial Lecture – Tuesday, April 24, 2018

By |2018-04-03T13:42:21-05:00April 3rd, 2018|Department of Medicine, DOM AIM News|Comments Off on Inspiring Experts Clifford G Pilz, MD Memorial Lecture – Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Stress Reduction to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease in Vulnerable Populations – Thursday, April 19, 2018

By |2018-04-03T12:53:10-05:00April 3rd, 2018|Department of Medicine, DOM AIM News|Comments Off on Stress Reduction to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease in Vulnerable Populations – Thursday, April 19, 2018