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



  • Samuel Refetoff, MD

    Samuel Refetoff, MD - Receives DOM 2015 Distinguished Service Award

    In recognition of his outstanding contributions to the clinical, research and educational missions of the Department of Medicine, Dr. Samuel Refetoff, Frederick H. Rawson Professor of  Medicine (Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism) received the Department of Medicine’s Distinguished Service Award at Grand Rounds on Tuesday, April 14,2015.



  • Nanduri Prabhakar, PhD

    Breathless: How blood-oxygen levels regulate air intake

    Researchers have unraveled the elusive process by which small, highly vascular clusters of sensory cells in the carotid arteries "taste the blood," as a 1926 essay put it -- the initial step in regulating blood-oxygen levels.



  • 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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    12th International Ultman Chicago Lymphoma Symposium

    Tuesday, April 24th-25th, 2015
    W Chicago City Center
    172 West Adams Street, Chicago, IL 60603


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    Grand Rounds - "The American Physician Scientist: Preserving an Endangered Species"

    Department of Medicine, Grand Rounds: "The American Physician Scientist: Preserving an Endangered Species"
    Michael S. Parmacek, MD
    Francis C. Wood Professor of Medicine
    Perelman School of Medicine
    University of Pennsylvania
    Tuesday, April 28, 2015
    12:00 p.m.-1:00p.m.
    Billings Hospital Room P-117


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    Fourth Annual Bucksbaum Institute Donor Symposium

    Please join the Bucksbaum Institute for the 2015 Annual Donor Symposium. This year's keynote speaker is Dr. Peter Ubel a professor of Medicine, Business and Public Policy at Duke University. Dr. Ubel will give a talk on "Empowerment Failure: Why Doctors and Patients Often Fall Short of the Ideals of Shared Decision-Making."

    Friday, April 24, 2015
    12:30-4:30 PM
    CCD Hospital Boardroom (7th floor Sky Lobby)
    Lunch will be provided


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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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    Grand Rounds - "Is there an app for that? Outpatient safety and Health information technology in diverse populations"

    Department of Medicine, Grand Rounds: "Is there an app for that? Outpatient safety and Health information technology in diverse populations"
    Urmimala Sarkar, MD
    Associate Professor of Medicine
    UCSF School of Medicine
    Tuesday, May 05, 2015
    12:00 p.m.-1:00p.m.
    Billings Hospital Room P-117


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    Grand Rounds - "Antibodies in Type 1 Diabetes (T1D): What a Clinician Should Know"

    Department of Medicine, Grand Rounds: "Antibodies in Type 1 Diabetes (T1D): What a Clinician Should Know"
    Carla J. Greenbaum, MD
    Director, Diabetes Research Program
    Director, Clinical Research Center
    Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason
    Tuesday, May 12, 2015
    12:00 p.m.-1:00p.m.
    Billings Hospital Room P-117


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    10th Annual Chicago Diabetes Day

    We are pleased to announce the 10th Annual Chicago Diabetes Day that will take place on Saturday May 16th, 2015. This conference is intended to serve as a forum for basic and clinical investigators, clinicians, and pharmaceutical industry personnels in Chicago and the Midwest to meet, share information, and discuss common interests with the goal of fostering collaborations between individuals and between institutions. Ample opportunities will exist throughout the day to meet with your colleagues. A poster session is planned for those who wish to share findings from current basic, clinical, or translational research. The top eight posters will receive an award of $100 each.

    Saturday, May 16, 2015
    8:30 AM to 3:00 PM


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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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    Dr. Everett Vokes' annual Departmental Address and Awards Ceremony

    June 23th, 2015
    P 117

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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


Welcome to the Department of Medicine at the University of Chicago. Our department was the first department created when the medical school began over 80 years ago. It has evolved into the largest department not only in the medical school with over 345 full time faculty and research faculty but is the largest department in the University. The main missions of the Department of Medicine, scholarship, discovery, education and outstanding patient care, occur in a setting of multicultural and ethnic diversity. These missions are supported by exceptional faculty and trainees in the department. We believe you will quickly agree that the DOM's faculty, fellows and trainees very much represent the forefront of academic medicine –extraordinary people doing things to support the missions of our department. The result is a Department which reaches far beyond the walls of our medical school to improve humanity and health throughout our community and the world providing high quality patient care – and training of the next generation of leaders in medicine.