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Annual Report
DOM Women's Committee newsletter
Eileen Dolan, PhD
Robert Grossman, PhD
Precision Medicine



  • Arlene Chapman,MD

    Arlene Chapman, MD- Appointed New Chief Section of Nephrology

    Dr. Arlene Chapman has been appointed as Professor of Medicine and Chief of Nephrology effective March 30, 2015. Dr. Chapman is currently serving as Professor of Medicine in the Renal Division at Emory University School of Medicine, Associate Program Director of the Renal Fellowship Training Program, and Program Director for the Clinical Research Network of the Atlanta Clinical and Translational Science Institute.


  • Pritzker School of Medicine Ranks #10

    The Pritzker School of Medicine moved up a notch from 11 last year to regain its top 10 status as one of the country's best medical schools and its primary care program scored its strongest rating since 2010, according to the latest edition of U.S. News & World Report's "Best Graduate Schools."


  • 2015 Janet D. Rowley Research Day Abstract Winners

    The inaugural Janet D. Rowley Research Day was an overwhelming success. The day kicked off with a touching tribute to Dr. Janet Rowley followed by outstanding talk on the role cancer genetics in breast and ovarian cancer by Judy Garber, MD (Harvard/Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Following that, 108 junior faculty and fellows participated in the poster event, with all subspecialties represented.


  • New study helps explain links between sleep loss and diabetes

    Lack of sleep can elevate circulating levels of free fatty acids in the blood, accompanied by temporary pre-diabetic conditions in healthy young men, according to new research published online February 19, 2015, in Diabetologia, the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes.


  • Seasonal flu vaccine induces antibodies that protect against H7N9 avian flu

    Although seasonal flu shots can have variable efficacy from year to year, they are highly recommended to help protect individuals and communities. Now, a new study by scientists from the University of Chicago and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai gives yet another compelling reason to get vaccinated every year.


  • Simple test spots risk from acute kidney injury

    A simple test used early in the setting of critical illness can help doctors predict which patients with acute kidney injury—which often follows major surgery or severe infection—are most likely to develop serious kidney problems, require dialysis, or die in the hospital.


  • David Meltzer,MD,PhD

    David Meltzer,MD,PhD - Elected to AAP

    David Meltzer,MD,PhD, Professor of Medicine and  Chief, Section of Hospital Medicine  has been elected to the prestigious Association of American Physicians (AAP). This honor recognizes Dr. Meltzer’s important contributions  as a leader the theoretical foundations of medical cost-effectiveness analysis and the cost and quality of hospital care.


  • University of Chicago Medicine opens Heart and Vascular Center

    The University of Chicago Medicine has launched the Heart and Vascular Center, which combines resources from three clinical specialties to meet the growing needs of patients seeking cardiovascular care in a highly coordinated setting.


  • UChicago-based projects capture highly competitive drug-development grants for sleep apnea, asthma research

    Two research teams based at the University of Chicago have received prestigious grants from the National Institutes of Health to develop novel medications to treat sleep apnea and asthma.


  • Ravi Salgia, MD, PhD

    Cracking the code of cancer cells

    CHICAGO — Personalized cancer care. Beyond a biopsy. Looking deep within a cancer cell to determine what went wrong — then stopping the chain of events that leads to tumor growth. It’s research that’s already making a difference in patients’ lives.


  • Michael R. Bishop, MD

    Stem cell transplant can be outpatient treatment for some

    Bringing a major medical treatment home. Patients once spent weeks in the hospital. Now they can get a stem cell transplant and go home. It means tackling a lot of hurdles, but this new idea is offering tremendous relief to patients.


  • Immune system unleashed: Immunotherapy shows promise for some of the toughest cancers

    What if our immune system could be mobilized to attack a tumor in the same way it fights the common cold or fends off an infection? This is the promise of cancer immunotherapy—to turn the remarkable power of our immune system against cancer.



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    Grand Rounds - "Global Health: A Human Rights Approach"

    Joia Mukherjee, MD
    Associate Professor of Medicine and Global Health and Social Medicine
    Brigham and Women’s Hospital

    Tuesday, March 31, 2015
    12:00 p.m.-1:00p.m.
    Billings Hospital Room P-117


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    Deadline for UChicago Medicine’s Innovation Grant Program

    The full request for proposals is available at this link.

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    The Ben May Symposium on Cancer Immunotherapy

    For registration and information,click here

    Monday, April 6, 2015
    8am – 5pm
    Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts Performance Hall
    915 East 60th Street
    Chicago, Illinois 60637

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    Grand Rounds - "Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease: The Big Cyster"

    Arlene Chapman, MD
    Professor of Medicine
    Chief, Section of Nephrology

    Tuesday, April 7, 2015
    Billings Hospital Room P-117


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    Grand Rounds - "Hypothyroidism that escapes neonatal screening and its challenge to treatment"

    Samuel Refetoff, MD
    The Frederick H. Rawson Professor in Medicine
    Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

    Tuesday, April 14, 2015
    Billings Hospital Room P-117


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    10th Annual Quality & Safety Symposium - Abstract Deadline

    To submit your work for presentation at the Symposium, go to this link for more information

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    Grand Rounds - "Mesenchymal Stem (Stromal) Cells: Biology and
    Potential Therapy for ARDS"

    Michael Matthay, MD
    Professor, Medicine and Anesthesia
    Associate Director, Intensive Care Unit
    University of California, San Francisco
    Senior Associate, Cardiovascular Research Institute

    Tuesday, April 21, 2015
    Billings Hospital Room P-117


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    Donald F. Steiner, M.D. Memorial Service

    Donald F. Steiner, M.D.

    Friday, May 01, 2015
    10:30 a.m.
    Rockefeller Chapel
    5850 S Woodlawn Ave.


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    The Quality & Safety Symposium

    On Tuesday, May 5, the University of Chicago Medicine will hold its annual Quality & Safety Symposium. In past years, hundreds of staff members and faculty have participated by presenting posters showcasing the improvements in quality and patient safety done in their departments, as well as by attending the conference and sharing experiences with colleagues.

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    Save the Date! Faculty Search Committee Workshop

    The Office of Diversity & Inclusion at the University of Chicago Medicine and Biological Sciences (UCMBSD) and the Purdue Center for Faculty Success and the Office of Institutional Equity offer an interactive workshop on faculty hiring search and screen procedures.

    May 20th, 2015
    8:00am – 12:00pm
    Location TBA



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    2015 DOM Research Forum: Next Generation Clinician/Scientist Booth School

    Save the Date - Tuesday, July 14, 2015
    8am – 5pm
    Booth School


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