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New Rush Oak Brook Outpatient Center Brings Nationally Ranked Programs to Western Suburbs

Rush will expand access to academic health care for people living in the western suburbs of Chicago with the opening of a new, medical professional building in Oak Brook in January 2019.
10-Dec-2018 10:20 AM EST Add to Favorites


Rush Acts Locally, Leads Nationally

Rush University Medical Center is working to improve population health by focusing the economic impact of how it hires, purchases and invests towards the local communities it serves
7-Dec-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Can Sudden Weather Change Cause Strokes?

Dramatic changes in barometric pressure may increase the incidence of a type of stroke known as spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage, a study found.
3-Dec-2018 10:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Rush Opens Chicago’s First Center for Airway Diseases

Rush University Medical Center has opened a center for airway diseases, a comprehensive program to treat people with interrelated chronic conditions such as sinusitis, allergies, asthma and sleep apnea, which affect millions of people. It is the...
26-Nov-2018 6:30 AM EST Add to Favorites


Susan Crown Appointed Chairman of the Boards of Trustees of Rush University Medical Center and of the Rush System

The Board of Trustees of Rush University Medical Center has appointed Susan Crown its new chairman, effective Nov. 14. She also will serve as chairman of the Rush System board.
19-Nov-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Dr. Sherine E. Gabriel Selected as Next President of Rush University

Sherine E. Gabriel, MD, MSc, has been named as the new president of Rush University. She is currently is the dean of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and former dean of Mayo Medical School. She will succeed Dr. Larry Goodman, who remains...
30-Oct-2018 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Rush Receives $5 Million Gift for Cancer Immunotherapy Research

Rush University Medical Center has received a $5 million donation from Chicago philanthropists Robert and Emily King that will accelerate blood cancer immunotherapy research and the development of new treatment options. This transformational gift to...
24-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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

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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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