Mitigating lung damage, mortality due to SARS-CoV-2

Left to Right: Asrar Malik and Jalees Rehman In a new paper, researchers at the University of Illinois Chicago report that a drug approved for treating patients with autoimmune disease helped to prevent lung damage and death in mice infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19 in humans. The results of their [...]

By |2021-10-14T10:10:29-05:00October 14th, 2021|Department of Medicine, DOM Cardiology News|Comments Off on Mitigating lung damage, mortality due to SARS-CoV-2

Drs. Joan Briller and George T. Kondos recognized among Chicago’s Top Cardiologists

Congratulations to Drs. Joan Briller and George Kondos who were listed in the Chicago Mag as top heart docs in cardiovascular disease. https://bit.ly/3AKVdJh

By |2021-07-08T12:19:58-05:00July 8th, 2021|Department of Medicine, DOM Cardiology News|Comments Off on Drs. Joan Briller and George T. Kondos recognized among Chicago’s Top Cardiologists

New mutation raises risk for AFib, heart failure for people of color

Dawood Darbar (Photo: Jenny Fontaine) A new mutation found in a gene associated with an increased risk of atrial fibrillation poses a significantly increased risk for heart failure in Black people. The discovery, made by researchers at the University of Illinois Chicago, could change current guidelines that recommend against genetic testing in people [...]

By |2021-05-06T11:57:06-05:00May 6th, 2021|Department of Medicine, DOM Cardiology News|Comments Off on New mutation raises risk for AFib, heart failure for people of color

Even during a pandemic, ‘Harvey’ continues teaching UIC med students

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 [...]

By |2021-04-01T16:19:27-05:00April 1st, 2021|Department of Medicine, DOM Cardiology News|Comments Off on Even during a pandemic, ‘Harvey’ continues teaching UIC med students

SAVE the DATE – Scholarly Activities Day 2021

Scholarly Activities Day is back and will be held virtually! Register in advance at: https://go.uic.edu/DOMSAday2021   More News

UIC Cardiology Fellows on CARDIONERDS

The CardioNerds Cardiology Case Reports series shines light on the hidden curriculum of medical storytelling. CardioNerds (Amit Goyal & Karan Desai) join University of Illinois at Chicago cardiology fellows (Brody Slostad, Kavin Arasar, and Mary Rodriguez-Ziccardi) for a cup of tea from atop Hancock Tower! They discuss an illuminating case of altered mental status & electrical instability due to digitalis [...]

By |2021-01-04T11:30:12-06:00January 4th, 2021|Department of Medicine, DOM Cardiology News|Comments Off on UIC Cardiology Fellows on CARDIONERDS

Service Award Ceremony January 7, 2021

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Reprogramming immune cells to reduce inflammation, promote tissue repair

Macrophages are white blood cells that, depending on the signals they get from the immune system, become specialized in either increasing or decreasing inflammation. When macrophages are programmed to be pro-inflammatory, they help to increase inflammation, which is beneficial for fighting infections; when they are programmed to be anti-inflammatory, they help to decrease inflammation. This [...]

By |2020-08-27T13:03:12-05:00August 27th, 2020|Department of Medicine, DOM Cardiology News|Comments Off on Reprogramming immune cells to reduce inflammation, promote tissue repair

Dr. George T. Kondos named UI Health’s Top Box Doc

George T. Kondos, MD Let’s Talk about Dr. George Kondos Before and during the Covid-19 pandemic, Dr. Kondos has personified the UI Health Mission through his exceptional clinical care, compassion, and competence. Congratulations to Dr. George Kondos, our FY 2020, Quarter 3 “Top Box Doc”. This quarterly recognition is awarded to the physician [...]

By |2020-06-12T15:55:04-05:00June 12th, 2020|Department of Medicine, DOM Cardiology News|Comments Off on Dr. George T. Kondos named UI Health’s Top Box Doc

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

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