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

 
 

NEWS

  • Vesna Petronic-Rosic,MD- Appointed Interim Chief, Section of Dermatology

    Vesna Petronic-Rosic, MD, MSc, Associate Professor of Dermatology and Pathology, and Director of the Dermatopathology Fellowship Training Program, has been named as interim chief of the Section of Dermatology effective July 1,2016.


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  • 2016 Department of Medicine Faculty Awards

    At the Department of Medicine ‘s 11th Annual Award Celebration held on Tuesday, June 14,2016,Dr. Everett Vokes recognized the following faculty for their outstanding contributions as teachers, clinicians, mentors and scientists.


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  • Genomic Data Commons at University of Chicago heralds new era of data sharing for cancer research

    The Genomic Data Commons (GDC), a next-generation platform that enables unprecedented data access, analysis and sharing for cancer research, publicly launched at the University of Chicago on June 6, opening the door to discoveries for this complex set of diseases.


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  • Novel immunotherapy approach shows promise in blood cancers

    A protein known as STING plays a crucial role in the immune system’s ability to “sense” cancer by recognizing and responding to DNA from tumor cells. Injection of compounds that activate the STING pathway directly into solid tumors in mice has been shown in prior studies to result in very potent anti-tumor immune responses.


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  • Seven Medicine faculty named as BSD Distinguished Award Recipients

    Dr. Kenneth Polonsky, Dean of BSD and Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs recently announced the 2016 BSD Distinguished Faculty Award Winners. The group of award winners was selected from amongst many outstanding nominees in each of these categories by the members of the Faculty Advisory Committee, who carefully reviewed your nominations and voted to honor these individuals for their records of accomplishment here at the University of Chicago. The awards recognize these faculty members for their distinguished records of accomplishment in research, education, mentorship, clinical service, community advocacy and program innovation here at the University of Chicago.


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  • Delayed benefits of diabetes, blood pressure medications can discourage patients

    It can take up to 10 years before patients see the long-term benefits from taking medications for diabetes and high blood pressure. For some, knowing this made them less likely to start treatment. It’s easy to justify taking medications with an immediate, cause-and-effect benefit. You have strep throat, so you take an antibiotic and start to feel better within a few days, or you take aspirin to ease a headache (hopefully) within a few hours.


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  • Health Care Disparities- Opinion Piece by IM resident published in JAMA

    Jeremy O’Connor, MD , a third year internal medicine resident ,recently had an opinion piece entitled “Black Lives” focused on health care disparities and access to care in medically underserved communities published in the May 24/31,2016 edition of Journal of the American Medicine Association


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  • Michael Drazer, MD

    Michael Drazer, MD Receives Damon Runyon Physician Scientist Training Award

    Michael Drazer, MD, Fellow ( Hematology/Oncology) is one of five recipients, of the 2016 Damon Runyon Physician-Scientist Training Award. Under the mentorship of Lucy Godley,MD,PhD , Professor of Medicine (Hematology/Oncology), Dr. Drazer research is focused on leukemia where he aims to better understand the molecular mechanisms that cause abnormal blood conditions to transition into the disease. The goal of his work is to apply these findings to inform future therapies for patients with blood cancers.

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  • Effect of Noninvasive Ventilation Delivered by Helmet vs Face Mask on the Rate of Endotracheal Intubation in Patients With Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

    Noninvasive ventilation (NIV) with a face mask is relatively ineffective at preventing endotracheal intubation in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Delivery of NIV with a helmet may be a superior strategy for these patients.

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  • Overall health predicts mortality better than age, study finds

    Age plays almost no role in accounting for differences in older people’s health and well-being, according to a large-scale study by a multidisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Chicago.

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  • Maria-Luisa Alegre, MD, PhD

    Obesity linked to inflammation and organ transplant rejection

    One of the reasons obesity is so dangerous for long-term health is that it produces low-grade, chronic inflammation. This kind of inflammation revs up the immune system, which can aggravate other chronic conditions like asthma, high blood pressure, and digestive disorders.

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  • Yoav-Gilad, PhD

    Yoav Gilad, PhD - Named Chief, Section of Genetic Medicine

    Yoav Gilad, PhD has been appointed as Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Section of Genetic Medicine effective May 10, 2016. Dr. Gilad most recently served as Professor in the Department of Human Genetics. He is a highly regarded and internationally acclaimed leader in the fields of human genetics, gene regulation, and genome biology .

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  • Julian Solway, MD

    Julian Solway, MD Featured in an interview in The Translational Scientist

    Sitting Down With… Julian Solway MD, Walter L. Palmer Distinguished Service Professor - Medicine and Pediatrics, Director - Institute for Translational Medicine, Dean for Translational Medicine, University of Chicago, USA.

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  • AbbVie, University of Chicago collaborate to advance cancer research

    Chicago and North Chicago, Ill., April 20, 2016 – The University of Chicago and AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a global biopharmaceutical company, have entered into a five-year collaboration agreement designed to improve the pace of discovery and advance medical research in oncology at both organizations.

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  • Jesse Hall, MD

    Jesse Hall, MD to receive ATS Lifetime Achievement Award

    Jesse Hall, MD, Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine) has been chosen by the American Thoracic Society (ATS) Assembly on Critical Care Awards Selection Committee to receive the 8th Annual Lifetime Achievement Award. This award recognizes Dr. Hall’s career devoted to research and teaching of the science and practice of critical care medicine as well as outstanding service to the Assembly on Critical Care. Dr. Hall will be honored at the ATS International Conference in San Francisco on May 16, 2016.

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  • Precision medicine brings new hope to those with advanced urothelial cancer

    Five of six patients with advanced metastatic urothelial cancer and at least one of two specific genetic abnormalities, responded to treatment with afatinib, which was approved in 2013 by the Food and Drug Administration for patients with lung cancer, researchers report online in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

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  • Sleep-deprived teens may have more diabetes risk factors

    Teens who sleep less than eight hours at night are more likely to have fat around the midsection and to be resistant to insulin, which can eventually lead to type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.

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  • Better inhaler lessons can prevent asthma emergencies

    A major weakness of asthma care is that many patients don’t know how to use inhalers to deliver life-saving medicine when they’re gasping for air. The fix may be as simple as taking more time to teach patients how the devices work, a U.S. study suggests.

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  • Generating enthusiasm for generic drugs with a project called IMPROVE

    Generic drugs are virtually identical to their brand-name counterparts. They contain the same active ingredients, dosage form, strength, quality, safety, performance, route of administration, and use. The United States Food and Drug Association (FDA) describes generic drugs as “bioequivalent.”

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  • Newly Designed Department of Medicine: Women's Committee Website

    The Department of Medicine is proud to present the new and updated Women's Committee Website

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  • Shared decision-making can improve health care outcomes for LGBTQ patients of color

    Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) patients who are also racial and ethnic minorities suffer significant health disparities, while facing more complicated challenges than white LGBTQ or racial and ethnic minority patients alone. These identities can operate independently or together to influence the patient’s relationship with health care providers and their decisions about care.

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  • Sleep loss boosts hunger and unhealthy food choices

    Skimping on sleep has long been associated with overeating, poor food choices and weight gain. Now a new study shows how sleep loss initiates this process, amplifying and extending blood levels of a chemical signal that enhances the joy of eating, particularly the guilty pleasures gained from sweet or salty, high-fat snack foods.

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  • Pritzker School of Medicine program ranks 11th in latest survey

    The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine earned a No. 11 spot in the latest edition of U.S. News & World Report's "Best Graduate Schools," continuing its status as one of the country's best training grounds for future physicians.

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  • Arlene Chapman, MD

    Arlene Chapman, MD- Elected to AAP

    Arlene Chapman, MD, Professor of Medicine and Chief , Section of Nephrology has been elected to the prestigious Association of American Physicians (AAP) . This honor recognizes Dr. Chapman’s important contributions as a leader in polycystic kidney disease and hypertension where she has significantly improved the lives of patients with these diseases.

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  • Sleep loss boosts hunger and unhealthy food choices

    Skimping on sleep has long been associated with overeating, poor food choices and weight gain. Now a new study shows how sleep loss initiates this process, amplifying and extending blood levels of a chemical signal that enhances the joy of eating, particularly the guilty pleasures gained from sweet or salty, high-fat snack foods.

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EVENTS

  • 07
    JUL

    Save the Date: Thursday, July 7,2016 - Department of Medicine Research Retreat “Metabolism”

    Join us for presentations and discussions on focused metabolic approaches and technologies as they relate to the fields of cardiovascular & pulmonary disease, microbiome, cancer, obesity and others


    8:00am-3:30pm
    Thursday, July 7,2016
    GCIS W301/303

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  • 07
    JUL

    Bowman Society Lecture Series

    Presents: Toyosi Odenike, MD

    "Targeted therapeutic approaches for high risk myeloid malignancies"


    5:00pm-6:00pm
    Thursday, July 7,2016
    Knapp Center for Biomedical Discovery

    900 E 57th Street, RM 1103

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  • 29
    SEP

    John and Joyce Benfield Lecture in Thoracic Surgery

    Speaker:

    Shaf Keshavjee, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACS
    University of Toronto
    Toronto, Canada


    5:00 PM
    Thursday, September 29, 2016
    Billings Auditorium P-117


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MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR

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.