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Rush University Receives HEED Award for Excellence in Diversity

Rush University has received the 2018 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine demonstrating an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.
15-Oct-2018 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Mia Levy, MD, PhD, Appointed Director of the Rush University Cancer Center

Mia Levy, MD, PhD, a practicing oncologist and nationally-recognized leader in biomedical informatics, has been appointed director of the Rush University Cancer Center.
15-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Rush Transplant Survival Rates Above Expectations

Adult patients who received liver and kidney transplants at Rush University Medical Center had better-than-expected one-year survival rates, according to the most recent transplantation on the 5-tier system report by the Scientific Registry of...
12-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Potential Therapy for Treatment-Resistant Hypothyroidism Proves Effective in Lab Study

A new "metal-coordinated" drug-delivery technology potentially could be used to supplement the standard therapy for hypothyroidism, which affects nearly 10 million Americans, and many more patients worldwide, according to results of a study...
12-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Study Ranks Rush No. 2 Among 99 Leading Academic Medical Centers

Rush University Medical Center ranked second among 99 leading academic medical centers in the United States in a study conducted by the health care services company Vizient. The study is based entirely on objective data related to patient outcomes...
5-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Rush Opening State-of-the-Art Outpatient Center to Increase Access for Adults and Children in the South Loop

The Rush System is expanding its network of outpatient care centers with a new location in Chicago’s South Loop. Located at 1411 S. Michigan Ave., the newly constructed, 40,000-square-foot center occupies two floors. Rush South Loop will...
24-Sep-2018 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Aspirin Found Not to Prolong Healthy Aging

Taking a low-dose aspirin daily does not prolong healthy living in older adults, according to findings from the ASPirin in Reducing Events in the Elderly (ASPREE) trial published online Sept. 16 in three papers in The New England Journal of Medicine.
14-Sep-2018 5:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Rush Expert Chosen to Serve on National Academies Committee to Advance a Healthier Nation

Robyn Golden, LCSW, associate vice president of population health and aging at Rush University Medical Center, has been selected to serve as a member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine committee on Integrating Social...
14-Sep-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Rush Brings Leadership in Health Care IT to White House

At a recent White House event designed to engage more application developers, Rush University Medical Center CIO Dr. Shafiq Rab and chief application architect Modi Boutrs presented an app for mobile phone that provides patients with access to their...
17-Aug-2018 2:55 PM EDT


New Procedure Brings Chemo to Melanoma

Surgical oncologist Dr. Cristina O’Donoghue is one of less than 30 surgeons in the country to trained to perform isolated limb infusion, which delivers high doses of chemotherapy to an affected arm or leg but not the rest of the body
1-Mar-2018 5:05 PM EST

Rush Anesthesiologist Pushes For Opioid Alternatives on CDC Expert Panel

As one of 18 pain management experts on the CDC Stakeholder Review Group asked to provide input on the CDC's Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain, Rush University Medical Center’s director of orthopedic anesthesia Asokumar...
16-Mar-2016 11:05 AM EDT

Better Visual –and Video -- Skills Can Lead to Earlier, More Accurate Movement Disorder Diagnoses. Two High Profile Examples Illustrate

23-Feb-2016 2:05 PM EST

Terrible News, Great Outcomes

A father and daughter each got a fighting chance against lung cancer, thanks to early detection and Rush's top-rated lung surgery program.
27-Sep-2015 1:05 AM EDT

Blood Pressure Under Pressure

People with high blood pressure may need to lower it much more than previously thought, according to the recently announced results of a major study. A heart health expert discusses the implications.
27-Sep-2015 1:05 AM EDT

Running Into Trouble

Injuries are on the rise as runners ramp up their training for the Chicago Marathon. Doctors explain what can go wrong, and when to seek medical attention for those aches and pains.
16-Sep-2015 8:05 PM EDT

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Rush is an academic health system whose mission is to improve the health of the patients and the diverse communities it serves with nationally recognized health care, education and research, as well as a commitment to community partnerships. The Rush system comprises Rush University Medical Center, Rush University, Rush Copley Medical Center and Rush Oak Park Hospital, as well as numerous outpatient care facilities. Rush University, with more than 2,500 students, is a health sciences university that comprises Rush Medical College, the College of Nursing, the College of Health Sciences and the Graduate College.


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