Request for Proposals- Healthcare Analytics Laboratory @Chicago Booth Deadline 9/5/2017

Request for Project Proposals  Healthcare Analytics Laboratory @ the University of Chicago Booth School of Business Deadline: September 5, 2017   OVERVIEW   The Healthcare Analytics Laboratory at Chicago Booth brings together faculty, advanced graduate students, clinicians, and senior hospital administrators to address the most pressing issues facing healthcare delivery today. Under the guidance of Professor Dan Adelman and doctoral/post-doctoral researchers, students from across campus work in teams on real-world quality improvement projects brought by the leaders of prominent healthcare institutions. (Read more about this initiative here.) Through the analysis of large datasets, project teams develop insights and evidence that impact management, … Read More

Stacie Levine, MD – Named Chief, Section of Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine

Everett Vokes,MD, Chair of the Department of Medicine, recently announced the appointment of Stacie Levine, MD, Professor of Medicine, as Chief of the Section of Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine. Dr. Levine received her MD from Rush Medical College in 1997 followed by internal medicine residency and geriatrics fellowship training at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, NY. In 2001 she arrived at the University of Chicago as a research fellow in geriatric medicine and joined the faculty in 2002 as an Instructor.  In 2004 she was promoted to Assistant Professor followed by her promotion to Associate Professor in 2011. Since joining … Read More

The CAR T-cell Chicago story: One year later

It was like seeing your first child being born,” said Michael Bishop, MD. “I was at the bedside, watching those cells go in, several million modified lymphocytes from just this little package. To see them flow in is exciting, even amazing. Then, suddenly, it’s over. My first thought was: Is that it? That’s all it takes, that little amount of cells?” It was Wednesday, May 18, 2016. Bishop, professor of medicine and director of the Hematopoietic Cellular Therapy Program at the University of Chicago Medicine, was carefully observing, along with about a dozen members of his team, the first chimeric … Read More

Big Data Yields Surprising Connections Between Diseases

Using health insurance claims data from more than 480,000 people in nearly 130,000 families, researchers at the University of Chicago have created a new classification of common diseases based on how often they occur among genetically-related individuals. Researchers hope the work, published this week in Nature Genetics, will help physicians make better diagnoses and treat root causes instead of symptoms. Understanding genetic similarities between diseases may mean that drugs that are effective for one disease may be effective for another one,” said Andrey Rzhetsky, PhD, the Edna K. Papazian Professor of Medicine and Human Genetics at UChicago who was the paper’s senior … Read More

Anne Sperling, PhD – Named Associate Vice Chair for Research

Anne Sperling, PhD has been appointed  as Associate Vice Chair for Research for the Department of Medicine effective August 1, 2017. Dr. Sperling, Professor of Medicine (Section of Pulmonary/Critical Care) received her PhD in immunology from Tufts University in 1990.  Following that, she arrived at the University of Chicago for postdoctoral training in immunology in the laboratory of Dr. Jeffrey Bluestone. In 1994 she was appointed as a Research Associate in the Ben May Department for Cancer Research, a position she held for two years. In 1996 she joined the faculty in the Section of Pulmonary/Critical Care as an Instructor … Read More

Welcome to the New Department of Medicine Website

Check out our new look. Feel free to let us know what you think. We will be continuing to update the site throughout the coming weeks. We are striving to make this new site as user friendly and intuitive as possible. Allowing both staff and faculty to access the necessary apps and links in the quickest way possible. Currently some of the apps and links only work if you are logged into or on the local school network. We will be updating that shortly to display apps for those who are logged in and for those who are not. Social … Read More

Bana Jabri, MD, PhD Receives Quantrell Award

Bana Jabri, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Pathology and Pediatrics, and Vice Chair for Basic Research for the Department of Medicine has been named as a 2017 recipient of the University of Chicago’s Llewellyn John and Harriet Manchester Quantrell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Education. The Quantrell Awards are believed to be the nation’s oldest prize for undergraduate teaching. Presented annually since 1938, the awards reflect the College’s commitment to honoring inspiring teachers. Dr. Jabri is one of the University of Chicago’s most visible and respected educators. Her teaching credentials are outstanding, reflecting her deep commitment to excellence in education … Read More

Antibiotics taken late in pregnancy can increase risk for inflammatory bowel diseases in offspring

A study by researchers at the University of Chicago Medicine shows that when mice that are genetically susceptible to developing inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) were given antibiotics during late pregnancy and the early nursing period, their offspring were more likely to develop an inflammatory condition of the colon that resembles human IBD. The antibiotic treatment also caused lasting changes in the gut microbiome of mothers that were passed on to their offspring. While their offspring developed disease, adult mice given antibiotics did not see an increase in IBD. This suggests that the timing of antibiotic exposure is crucial, especially during … Read More

2017 Department of Medicine Faculty Awards

At the Department of Medicine‘s 12th Annual Award Celebration held on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, Dr. Everett Vokes recognized the following faculty for their outstanding contributions as teachers, clinicians, mentors and scientists. Special Awards: Leif B. Sorensen Faculty Research Award – Monica Peek, MD (General Internal Medicine) Arthur Rubenstein Mentorship Award – Graeme Bell, PhD (Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism) Diversity Award – Doriane Miller , MD (General Internal Medicine) Distinguished Service Award- Dorothy Hanck, PhD ( Administration) Gold Key Award (Medical & Biological Sciences Alumni Association)  – Dorothy Hanck, PhD (Administration) Clinical Awards: Outstanding Clinical Service Award – Helen Te, … Read More

Dorothy Hanck, PhD – Recipient of Distinguished Service Award

In recognition of her outstanding contributions to the tripartite missions of the Department of Medicine, Dorothy “Dottie” Hanck, PhD , Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) Vice Chair for Appointments and Promotions has been named as a  2017 recipient of the Department of Medicine’s Distinguished Service Award. Dr. Hanck was recognized for her contributions at the Department’s Annual Awards Ceremony on June 13, 2017. As an  academic leader, Dr. Hanck has been serving in the  important role of Vice Chair for Appointments and Promotions for the Department of Medicine  since 2009. In this role, Dottie oversees  all aspects of the appointment and promotion … Read More