Support Our Vision

There are many research projects which could accomplish more progress with supplemental funds.  Each year, technology advances ever more rapidly and equipment rapidly becomes outdated and limited. Your support could help us continue to pursue cutting edge research in fields such as in stem cell and regenerative medicine by bringing state of the art equipment and supplies to our surgical  laboratories. Your support can allow students to pursue their dreams of  becoming physician scientists by providing funding for their projects.  Larger gifts may also used for endowing a professorial chair at the University of  Illinois for a Department of Surgery investigator.

Ways to Give

•   Send a Check Your tax-deductible gift can be made out to The University of Illinois at Chicago with the specification of Surgery Division of Translational Research in the memo. This will ensure that your gift is designated for Translational Research in the Department of Surgery. Please mail your gift to: Division of Translational Research, UIC Department of Surgery, 840 South Wood Street, Suite 402, Chicago, Illinois  60612

•   Online: University of Illinois Foundation; Under I would like my donation allocated to the following account, enter the amount, then UIC Translational Research, Chicago

•   Matching Gifts Many companies match charitable gifts made by employees, retirees and directors. Please check with your company’s personnel department to learn if your business matches charitable gifts to hospitals.

•   Endow a Professorial Chair at the University of Illinois Medical School Surgeon Scientists present a unique  and dwindling group of academics. With reimbursements reduced, more surgeons are opting out of research and into exclusive surgical practices or clinical research practices. Endowing a chair for surgeon investigators in translational or basic surgical research ensures that critical research can continue, rewards outstanding performance of our investigators, and helps us to avoid losing such talented individuals to recruitment by other institutions. Donors may designate a name for the chair, and have five years to complete the funding of a professorship from the opening of the account. Please email us ( or call Arlin Aldaba at 312-996-1774 to request more information, or to ask a question.