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New remdesivir trial at UIC tests drug in combination with baricitinib

Richard Novak, MD The University of Illinois at Chicago is enrolling patients in a second clinical trial to study the drug remdesivir as a treatment for COVID-19. Funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID), this international randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial will study the antiviral drug in combination with an [...]

By |2020-05-27T12:08:18-05:00May 20th, 2020|Department of Medicine, DOM Infectious Diseases News|Comments Off on New remdesivir trial at UIC tests drug in combination with baricitinib

Clinical trials led by DOM faculty investigate COVID-19 treatments

Left to Right: Drs. Jerry Krishnan and Richard Novak The University of Illinois at Chicago is participating in two separate clinical trials led by Jerry Krishnan, MD, PhD and Richard Novak, MD for COVID-19 treatments. COVID-19 is caused by a highly contagious virus called SARS-CoV-2 that results in acute lung injury and respiratory [...]

By |2020-04-07T10:54:08-05:00April 7th, 2020|Department of Medicine, DOM Infectious Diseases News, DOM Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep, and Allergy News|Comments Off on Clinical trials led by DOM faculty investigate COVID-19 treatments

UIC Center for Global Health Special Webinar – COVID-19 in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Challenges and Responses

http://globalhealth.uic.edu/events/webinarcovid19

By |2020-03-23T16:41:40-05:00March 23rd, 2020|Department of Medicine, DOM Infectious Diseases News|Comments Off on UIC Center for Global Health Special Webinar – COVID-19 in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Challenges and Responses

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

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