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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 |2019-01-08T16:36:38-05:00January 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

Former ambassador to Dominican Republic to be honored at UIC Urban Global Medicine gala

The Urban Global Medicine program trains future physicians to work on health issues around the globe, with projects in the Dominican Republic and India. The University of Illinois at Chicago’s department of medicine, in conjunction with the UI Health Community Clinic Network, will hold the 5th Annual Urban Global Medicine Gala on [...]

By |2018-05-03T09:18:42-05:00April 24th, 2018|Department of Medicine, DOM Infectious Diseases News|Comments Off on Former ambassador to Dominican Republic to be honored at UIC Urban Global Medicine gala

5th Annual Urban Global Medicine Gala – May 11, 2018

Join the University of Illinois at Chicago's Department of Medicine's 5th Annual Urban Global Medicine Gala. We are proud to be part of a nationwide movement to promote urban global health awareness and activism that will benefit our community, state and nation to further the cause of international understanding and improvement to health delivered globally. [...]

By |2018-05-03T09:26:54-05:00April 3rd, 2018|Department of Medicine, DOM Infectious Diseases News|Comments Off on 5th Annual Urban Global Medicine Gala – May 11, 2018

Trial to compare injection to daily pills for HIV prevention

The University of Illinois at Chicago will begin recruiting participants for a clinical trial to compare the efficacy of a newly-developed injectable drug to prevent new infections of the HIV virus with Truvada, the only FDA-approved drug currently available to prevent the spread of HIV. Truvada, approved in 2012, is a pill that is taken [...]

By |2018-04-03T13:35:01-05:00July 21st, 2017|DOM Infectious Diseases News|Comments Off on Trial to compare injection to daily pills for HIV prevention

Dr. Paula Allen‐Meares appointed to NAM Nominating Committee

Dr. Paula Allen‐Meares was appointed to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Nominating Committee by Victor Dzau, president, and the NAM Council. This committee will oversee the preparation of candidate slates for both the NAM Council and the first election of the NAM Home Secretary. Dr. Allen‐Meares and 17 other individuals were selected from a [...]

By |2018-04-03T13:35:15-05:00March 14th, 2017|DOM Infectious Diseases News|Comments Off on Dr. Paula Allen‐Meares appointed to NAM Nominating Committee