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Annual Report
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Precision Medicine

 
 

NEWS

  • Francis Alenghat, MD, PhD

    Connective tissue disease increases risk for cardiovascular problems

    A study based on medical records from more than a quarter million adult patients found that African-American patients with connective tissue diseases such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis were twice as likely as white patients to suffer from narrowed or atherosclerotic blood vessels, which increase the risk of a heart attack, stroke or death.

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  • Karen Kim, MD

    Recipient of Chicago Foundation for Women Impact 2016 Award

    Karen Kim, MD, Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition), Dean for Faculty Affairs and Director of the UCCCC Office of Community Engagement and Cancer, has been named as one of three recipients of the Impact 2016 Award by the Chicago Foundation for Women.

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  • Eve Van Cauter, PhD

    Eve Van Cauter, PhD- To Receive Department of Medicine Distinguished Service Award

    In recognition of her outstanding contributions to the clinical, research and educational missions of the Department of Medicine, Eve Van Cauter, PhD, the Frederick H. Rawson Professor (Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism) and Director, Sleep, Metabolism and Health Center has been selected as the recipient of the 2016 Department of Medicine Distinguished Service Award. Dr. Van Cauter will be recognized at Medicine Grand Rounds on Tuesday, February 9,2016 at noon in P117.

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  • DOM Faculty named as Chicago's 'Top Doctors'

    31 Department of Medicine faculty have been recognized as Chicago's 'Top Doctors' in a ranking by Chicago magazine. A total of 88 physicians at the University of Chicago Medicine and Comer Children's Hospital are among the 355 "outstanding metro-area doctors" named in the January 2016 issue. Honorees were nominated by physicians nationwide who were asked to consider such factors as clinical excellence, bedside manner, education and board certification.

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  • Making big data personal: An app that tracks how you really feel

    The average person spends almost three hours each day on mobile devices like smartphones and the apps that come with them, market data shows. That’s equal to the total amount of time we spend on desktops and laptops and other mobile devices combined. After all that time that you invest in your phone, what if it cared about how you felt and scientifically evaluated your health? What if it could help you feel better?

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  • Genes that increase breast cancer risk also tied to risk of leukemia after treatment

    A new analysis, published early online Dec. 7, 2015, in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, points to characteristics that may increase a breast cancer survivor’s risk of developing leukemia after undergoing chemotherapy and/or radiation.

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  • 4 Department of Medicine Faculty Receive Named Professorships

    University President Robert Zimmer recently announced 4 named professorships granted to Department of Medicine faculty effective January 1, 2016.

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  • The software that will give scientists a better view of metagenomic data

    In 2014, A. Murat Eren, PhD, who goes by Meren, had the beginnings of a promising career: an appointment as an Assistant Research Scientist at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole, Mass., and an opportunity to continue doing what he did well: studying communities of microbes using computer algorithms he developed himself. But in 2014 he decided to stop doing that and write a new software platform instead.

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  • New test may improve diagnosis and treatment of pancreatobiliary cancer

    By collecting samples from the portal vein—which carries blood from the gastrointestinal tract, including from the pancreas, to the liver—physicians can learn far more about a patient’s pancreatic cancer than by relying on peripheral blood from a more easily accessed vein in the arm.

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  • Gut bacteria can dramatically amplify cancer immunotherapy

    By introducing a particular strain of bacteria into the digestive tracts of mice with melanoma, researchers at the University of Chicago were able to boost the ability of the animal’s immune systems to attack tumor cells. The gains were comparable to treatment with anti-cancer drugs known as checkpoint inhibitors, such as anti-PD-L1 antibodies.

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  • UChicago-led team creates potential new approach for early detection of blood cancer

    New research published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences may eventually help doctors diagnose myelodysplastic syndromes, a group of blood disorders, earlier and without performing an often-painful bone marrow biopsy.

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  • New grant helps Pritzker launch program to reshape future of medical education

    The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine will redevelop aspects of its curriculum so each student learns elements of health care delivery science, an emerging field that studies the intersection of scientific research and the day-to-day delivery of health care.

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  • National study lowers guidelines for managing blood pressure

    Two University of Chicago physician researchers contributed to the largest NIH study ever to evaluate whether lower blood pressure than previously recommended for certain patient groups reduces the risk of heart and kidney disease, stroke, and age-related memory decline.

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  • Ronald Cohen, MD

    David Meltzer,MD,PhD- Elected to the National Academy of Medicine

    David Meltzer,MD,PhD, Professor of Medicine and Chief, Section of Hospital Medicine has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Medicine. Election to the NAM is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine.

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EVENTS

  • 23
    FEB

    Department of Medicine Grand Rounds: Charting our Future Together: Setting an agenda for the NHLBI

    Guest Speaker:

    Guest Speaker:

    Gary H. Gibbons, MD-Director, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Senior Investigator, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health

    “Charting our Future Together: Setting an agenda for the NHLBI”
    February 23, 2016
    P117 @noon

  • 25
    FEB

    "What if the Crowd is Wrong? Six Debatable Propositions about the Future of Healthcare and What They Mean for Strategy"

    Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence Lecture Series 2015–16


    Thursday, February 25, 2016

    5-6:30pm
    Goldblatt Pavilion Room H-103

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  • 01
    MAR
    Janet D. Rowley

    Department of Medicine - 2016 Janet D. Rowley Research Day

    The Department of Medicine’s 2016 Janet D. Rowley Research Day will be held on Tuesday, March 1, 2016. Dr. Rowley devoted her life to science and is considered one of the most important scientists of the 20th century for her transformative contributions to cancer biology and cancer treatment. This year’s keynote speaker will be Elaine Mardis, PhD, the Robert E. and Louise F. Dunn Distinguished Professor of Medicine; Professor, Department of Genetics and Molecular Microbiology & Co-Director, The Genome Institute at Washington University School of Medicine. Her talk entitled “Cancer Genomics: Discovery to Translation” will be delivered at Medicine Grand Rounds at noon in P117. The poster session will begin at 3:30pm in the DCAM 4th floor atrium followed by an awards ceremony at 5:00pm.

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  • 01
    MAR

    2016 Janet Rowley Research Day

    Guest Speaker:

    Elaine Mardis, PhD, Robert E. and Louise F. Dunn Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine

    “Cancer Genomics: Discovery to Translation”
    March 01, 2016
    P117 @noon

  • 05
    APR

    Department of Medicine Scientific Presentation

    Speaker:

    Hugo Katus,MD,PhD- Chief of Cardiology, University of Heidelberg, Germany


    April 05, 2016
    P117 @noon

  • 25
    APR

    April 25-Memorial Service for Richard L. Landau, MD


    April 25, 2016
    10:30am

    Rockefeller Chapel, 5830 S. Woodlawn Ave

  • 26
    APR

    Department of Medicine Women’s Committee

    Speaker:

    Katrina Armstrong, MD, Chair, Department of Medicine , Massachusetts General Hospital


    April 26, 2016
    P117 @noon

  • 17
    MAY

    UC/NW Joint Grand Rounds

    Laurie H. Glimcher, MD- Dean, Weill Cornell Medical College


    May 17, 2016

    P117 @noon

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.