UIC Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep and Allergy Newsletter


Department of Medicine Scholarly Activities Day

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Congratulations to our 2nd Quarter FY22 Top Box Docs!

We are thrilled to share with you that in the second quarter of FY22 these Department of Medicine physicians achieved 100% Top Box Scores for 'Recommend this Provider Office,' 'Rate the Provider (0-10),' and 'Physician Communication Quality.'Congratulations!

7 UI Health Leaders Receive Presidential Medallion

Operation Vaccine Team: From left, Mary Kate Titus, administrative fellow; Paul Gorski, senior director of Clinical Services; Dr. Janet Lin, physician and professor of Emergency Medicine; Kim Bertini, director of Nursing Excellence; and Dr. Susan Bleasdale, Chief Quality Officer. University of Illinois President Tim Killeen on Aug. 23 honored seven UI Health leaders with the Presidential Medallion, as part of the system's COVID-19 response. Killeen honored leaders of clinical trials for COVID-19 vaccines at the University of Illinois [...]

Dr. Christen Vagts awarded UI Health 2021 Fellow of the Year

2021 Fellow of the Year - Dr. Christen Vagts — Pulmonary Medicine The Fellow of the Year personifies the core values of UI Health: Compassion, Accountability, Respect, and Excellence. These physicians put their patients first in all encounters and consistently contribute to the delivery of world class patient care. Dr. Vagts is the ultimate example of what it means to live up to our clinical mission in everyday work. Dr. Vagts spent several weeks directly caring for our sickest COVID [...]

Drs. Patricia Finn and Richard Novak named Researchers to Know by the Illinois Science & Technology Coalition (ISTC)

Drs. Patricia Finn and Richard Novak were named "Researchers to Know!!" by ISTC.  This list highlights university researchers who have made a significant impact in their field and provides a more detailed look at some of the researchers that are driving innovation in the state—from those advancing new treatments in medicine, to those revolutionizing computing and shaping new technologies in the 21st century. To create this list of distinguished researchers, ISTC reached out to university partners across the state to [...]

Dr. Ikuyo Imayama – CARE Award recipient

Dr. Ikuyo Imayama (left) receiving CARE Award The Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep, and Allergy congratulates Dr. Ikuyo Imayama on being a CARE Award recipient! Dr. Imayama was presented the CARE Award at the GMEC meeting on Friday, February 19, 2021 in recognition of her outstanding patient care during the last year of her fellowship ending June 30, 2020. The award notice included the following announcement to Dr. Imayama: “Thank you very much for embodying our organization’s [...]

INSTRUCTIONS: In order to add a sidebar anchor:

  1. Duplicate the existing item, listed as a 1/6 text field. (Or create a 1/6 column and add a text field, modify the class so it’s exactly “additionalAnchor”).
  2. Modify the text field inside the 1/6 column. Inside there, modify the HYPERLINK so that it would go to a corresponding section with a “#” in front of it. (Example, we have a “chief” section on the page, then it would make sense to have the hyperlink go to “#chief”)
  3. Then change the hyperlink TEXT to a appropriate label.
  4. IMPORTANT: If not done already, go into that CONTAINER that corresponds to your anchor (i.e. Meet The Chiefs), and add an ID matching the anchor’s HYPERLINK WITHOUT the “#”, i.e. “chief”.
  5. (If using side bar widget box, then there’s a saved copy of a widget box COLUMN, grab it in the column library, it should 1/6 of a length of a column.)

NOTE: Order added to the sidebar is from last to first.

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