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Annual Report
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Precision Medicine



  • Donal Steiner, MD

    Donald Steiner, MD ( 1930-2014)

    Donald Steiner, MD, the A. N. Pritzker Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology passed away on November 11, 2014 at his home. He was 84 years old.


  • Nanduri Prabhakar, PhD

    Nanduri Prabhakar, PhD- Elected to the National Academy of Sciences India

    Nanduri Prabhakar, PhD, the Harold Hines Jr Professor of Medicine ( Emergency Medicine) and Director of the Institute for Integrative Physiology and Center for Systems Biology of O2 has been elected as a Foreign Fellow to the National Academy of Sciences India .


  • New drug shows promise in killing cancerous tumors

    For years treatment of most cancers has come in two forms. One is chemotherapy and the other is surgery. While they have led to many patients recovering from the dreaded disease, both can take a heavy physical toll.


  • 2014 Annual Report is Here!

    Check out the newest Department of Medicine Annual here


  • Genetic soothsaying: predicting chemotherapy effectiveness

    New method analyzes whole-genome gene expression to predict whether tumors respond to chemotherapy.


  • Highly effective new anti-cancer drug shows few side effects in mice

    A new drug, known as OTS964, can eradicate aggressive human lung cancers transplanted into mice, according to a report in Science Translational Medicine.


  • When Facing a Lung Transplant, Failure Is Not an Option

    May 7, 2013 is the day Marc Chelap got his life back. "I consider it my birthday now," Chelap said about the day he had a double lung transplant at the University of Chicago Medicine.


  • A tempting source of data, social media is uncharted ethical territory for medical research

    Earlier this year, researchers working for Facebook and Cornell University published a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences detailing how they systematically manipulated the news feeds of more than 689,000 Facebook users for one week in 2012.


  • Fredric Coe, MD

    Fredric Coe,MD Receives 2014 Edward N. Gibbs Memorial Award in Nephrology

    Fredric Coe, MD, Professor of Medicine (Nephrology)  has been named as the recipient of  the 2014 Edward N. Gibbs Memorial Lecture and  Award in Nephrology  by the New York Academy of Medicine in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the pathogenesis and treatment of idiopathic hypercalciuria and calcium nephrolithiasis.


  • Elbert Huang, MD

    For patients with type 2 diabetes, remission is rare, but not impossible

    Type 2 diabetes has long been thought of as a chronic, irreversible disease that can be controlled, but never cured. In recent years though, research has shown that bariatric surgery can effectively cure type 2 diabetes, and clinical trials of lifestyle interventions have seen moderate success too.


  • Yu-Ying He, PhD

    Two-faced gene: SIRT6 prevents some cancers but promotes sun-induced skin cancer

    A new study published in Cancer Research shows SIRT6 — a protein known to inhibit the growth of liver and colon cancers — can promote the development of skin cancers by turning on an enzyme that increases inflammation, proliferation and survival of sun-damaged skin cells.


  • Andrew Aronsohn, MD

    U. of C. Medicine to take aim at hepatitis C

    University of Chicago Medicine will receive a $6.2 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to battle hepatitis C in Chicago, mounting an all-out assault on the disease, health care administrators will announce Thursday.


  • Mark Siegler, MD

    Mark Siegler, MD- Receives DOM 2014 Distinguished Service Award

    In recognition to his outstanding contributions to the clinical, research and educational missions of the Department of Medicine, Dr. Mark Siegler, the Lindy Bergman Distinguished Service Professor, and Director, MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics & Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence received the Department of Medicine's Distinguished Service Award at Grand Rounds on Tuesday October 7, 2014.


  • University of Chicago researchers receive new supplemental awards to counter gender bias in NIH-funded research

    Five University of Chicago research projects are receiving supplemental funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as part of a $10.1 million investment to explore the effects of gender in preclinical and clinical studies. A total of 82 supplemental grants were awarded Tuesday.


  • Keme Carter, MD

    Keme Carter, MD – Recipient of the Leonard Tow Humanism Award

    Keme Carter, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Emergency Medicine) has been selected by the Pritzker School of Medicine senior class as the recipient of the Leonard Tow Humanism Award. This honor reflects Dr. Carter's outstanding compassion in the delivery of care, respect for patients, their families, and healthcare colleagues, as well as demonstrated clinical excellence. Dr. Carter will receive her award in February 2015 as part of the Gold Humanism Honor Society Induction Ceremony

  • Funmi Olopade, MD

    Funmi Olopade,MD- Roosevelt Freedom Award Winner

    Funmi Olopade,MD, the Walter Palmer Distinguished Service Professor (Hematology/Oncology) and Associate Dean for Global Health has been selected as the recipient of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Freedom from Want Medal in recognition of her significant contributions to the prevention and treatment of breast cancer and cutting edge translational research in genetics.



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    3 Days, 2 Midnights, 1 Confusing Status: The Challenging Policy Landscape for Observation Services

    MICHAEL M. DAVIS LECTURE SERIES "3 Days, 2 Midnights, 1 Confusing Status: The Challenging Policy Landscape for Observation Services."

    Nathan Trueger, M.D. Assistant Professor, Section of Emergency Medicine. Tuesday, November 25th, 2014.



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    "Sleepless in America" - National Geographic Channel - Sunday November 30, 2014

    The National Institutes of Health, in partnership with the National Geographic Channel and The Public Good Projects, will draw the nation's attention to the health consequences of sleep deprivation and what keeps Americans up at night. The documentary, Sleepless in America, premieres on the National Geographic Channel on Sunday, November 30th at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

    "Feeling tired is only one consequence of getting poor quality sleep," said NIH Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D. "NIH-funded research has helped illuminate a wide array of health challenges stemming from chronic sleep problems. Researchers have uncovered links between poor sleep and health issues ranging from obesity to cardiovascular disease to mental health disorders."

    The program includes work conducted at the University of Chicago where the production team led by John Goodman spent several days.




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