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  • 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

  • Rory Childers, 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.


  • Rory Childers, MD

    Roderick (Rory) Childers, MD ( 1931-2014)

    Rory Childers, MD , Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) passed away on August 27, 2014 at the age of 83. Rory was an outstanding mentor, teacher, physician and pioneering researcher who was internationally known for his expertise in the use of computerized electrocardiography.


  • Chicago Center for Diabetes Translation Research_RFA for the Pilot & Feasibility Grants Program

    The CCDTR is delighted to announce the fourth request for applications for the Pilot & Feasibility Grants Program of the NIH/NIDDK-sponsored Chicago Center for Diabetes Translation Research (CCDTR) at the University of Chicago. The CCDTR is led by Dr. Marshall Chin along with Associate Directors Drs. Deborah Burnet, Elbert Huang and Monica Peek.



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    The University of Chicago Innovation Fund

    The Innovation Fund, a $20mm philanthropic proof-of-concept fund, was created in order to give early stage research and businesses a chance. By applying commercial discipline and supplying focused pre-commercial seed funding, its goal is to shepherd these projects along a commercial path and cultivate a community of early stage innovators and entrepreneurs connected to the University.



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    DRTC Pilot and Feasibility Grant Applications Deadline


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    The Comprehensive Care Physician (CCP) Home Care Program

    MICHAEL M. DAVIS LECTURE SERIES "The Comprehensive Care Physician (CCP) Home Care Program."

    David Meltzer M.D., Ph.D. Chief, Section of Hospital Medicine; Associate Professor of Economics and Public Policy. Tuesday, November 4th, 2014.



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    Rory Childers,MD Memorial Service

    Thursday, November 13 ,2014
    1:00pm - Rockefeller Memorial Chapel 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave
    Memorial Service for Rory W. Childers, MD
    Professor of Medicine, Section of Cardiology



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    TGF-beta signaling in regulation of cancer & Targeting essential growth drivers in human cancer

    Friday, November 14 ,2014
    2:00 - 4:00pm
    KCBD Auditorium 1103



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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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