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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

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 [...]

Join the Ride for life to fight HIV!

This fall, we are participating in the Ride for Life Chicago, one of our annual fundraising efforts for our HIV clinical program, in partnership with the Test Positive Aware Network (TPAN). We urge faculty, staff and supporters to join our team for the 100 or 200 mile ride September 7-8, 2019. If you are unable [...]

By |2019-08-02T09:38:21-05:00August 2nd, 2019|Department of Medicine, DOM Infectious Diseases News|Comments Off on Join the Ride for life to fight HIV!

Dr. Susan Bleasdale weighs in on new drug resistant fungus

Dr. Susan Bleasdale is quoted in an article on CNN.com about the new multi-drug resistant fungus Candida auris, which is taking hold at hospitals across the country. The patients Dr. Bleasdale has seen in Illinois, for example, are chronically ill people who acquired the fungus in long-term care facilities, where they receive a number of [...]

By |2019-04-10T12:13:42-05:00April 10th, 2019|Department of Medicine, DOM Infectious Diseases News|Comments Off on Dr. Susan Bleasdale weighs in on new drug resistant fungus

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

UIC Needle Exchange and HIV Testing Site Expands Medical Services

Clinical services to prevent and treat wounds, abscesses and infections caused as a result of injection drug use are now being offered at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Community Outreach Intervention Project’s, or COIP, west side field office. Services will be provided by physicians, nurses and students from UIC’s Urban Global Medicine Program and [...]

By |2019-01-08T16:36:38-06:00January 8th, 2019|Department of Medicine, DOM Infectious Diseases News|Comments Off on UIC Needle Exchange and HIV Testing Site Expands Medical Services

Reducing HIV, other STIs among young black women in South Africa

Geri Donenberg The University of Illinois at Chicago is one of eight universities awarded funding by the National Institutes of Health to prevent and treat sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, among adolescents and young adults in Africa and Brazil. Collectively, the international projects are known as Prevention and Treatment through a Comprehensive Care [...]

By |2018-10-10T09:50:59-05:00October 10th, 2018|Department of Medicine, DOM Infectious Diseases News|Comments Off on Reducing HIV, other STIs among young black women in South Africa

Rate of Catheter-Related Infections Reaches Zero

Alfredo Jose Mena Lora, MD Catheter-related infections occur when bacteria originating from the catheter travels into a patient’s bloodstream or urinary tract.  These infections are common, costly, and can result in serious harm or death to the patient.  Alfredo J. Mena Lora, M.D., was able to reduce the rate of infection by 90% [...]

By |2018-10-12T11:43:32-05:00August 14th, 2018|Department of Medicine, DOM Infectious Diseases News|Comments Off on Rate of Catheter-Related Infections Reaches Zero

Dr. Paula Allen-Meares served on committee that produced report released by National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

In mid-May, 2018, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NAM) released a report detailing a proposal to focus on long-term goals and coordination of care across service sectors for programs and services for children with disabilities. Dr. Paula Allen-Meares is an elected member of NAM and was invited to serve, by the president [...]

By |2018-07-11T10:05:11-05:00July 6th, 2018|Department of Medicine, DOM Infectious Diseases News|Comments Off on Dr. Paula Allen-Meares served on committee that produced report released by National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine