Our News on Newswise

First-generation medical students face unique challenges and need more targeted support

A study published in JAMA confirms that first-gen medical students feel that they face disproportionate adversity throughout their education and do not receive the support they need to compensate for that.
16-May-2024 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Newswise: 6646480f4b711_VRPtrainingphotoshoot2024-JAPW-7.jpg

‘This program is life-changing’: UChicago Medicine shares Violence Recovery Program model with other hospitals

The University of Chicago Medicine's Violence Recovery Program is a model for other hospitals that want to provide comprehensive care for patients and reduce the chances of re-injury. It has led to a new training program where staff from other...
16-May-2024 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Newswise: 664526d86ce0b_WhyDoUSCancerDisparitiesExist.jpg

Higher rates of cancer in minoritized communities across Chicago and U.S. driven by disparities

A new report from the American Association for Cancer Research explains the major drivers of cancer disparities and which groups are affected most. UChicago Medicine is prioritizing research initiatives that promote cancer equity.
15-May-2024 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial Hospital adds beds, staff for behavioral health

To help address the growing need for mental health services on Chicago’s South Side and the south suburbs, the University of Chicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial Hospital is adding 15 beds to its behavioral health department inpatient unit. The new...
13-May-2024 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UChicago Medicine earns top score as LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader

For the eighth consecutive time, the University of Chicago Medicine has earned the “LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader” designation from the Washington D.C.-based Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC), the education arm of America’s largest...
7-May-2024 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New genetic mutation identified for congenital thyroid condition

Research led by UChicago uncovers a genetic mutation that can lead to a rare form of thyroid abnormality.
7-May-2024 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Drug targeting RNA modifications shows promise for treating neuroblastoma

Researchers from the University of Chicago show that a drug molecule targeting RNA modifications in neuroblastoma cells suppresses tumor growth in mice.
7-May-2024 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Renowned biochemist Hening Lin to join UChicago faculty

Lin, an HHMI Investigator, will have appointments in both the Department of Medicine and the Department of Chemistry.
7-May-2024 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

See All News

Our Experts on Newswise

Fatty liver disease gets a new name

The former Metabolic and Fatty Liver Clinic at the University of Chicago Medicine is undergoing a name change, as part of a shift in language to drop stigmatizing words, precisely describe the condition and identify a subgroup of patients omitted...
15-Nov-2023 10:05 AM EST

Newswise: 1.jpg

Neurosurgery Team Performs Groundbreaking Laser Hemispherectomy on Child with Epilepsy

For only the second time in the world, doctors at the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital and the Department of Neurosurgery used a minimally invasive surgery to disconnect the right and left sides of the brain, stopping the...
25-Jun-2021 5:05 PM EDT

See All Experts

Our YouTube Videos


The University of Chicago Medical Center is a nationally ranked academic medical center located in Hyde Park on the South Side of Chicago. It is the flagship campus for the University of Chicago Medicine system



Ashley Heher
Director, Media Relations & Breaking News
Breaking news, medical education


773-726-8746 (mobile)

Angela O'Connor
Senior Communications Specialist



Jane Kollmer
Director for Communications



Lorna Wong
Executive Director, Communications
Breaking news



Mike McHugh
Assistant Director, Corporate Communications
hospital finance, Medicare, medical ethics



Jamie Bartosch
Senior Communications Specialist



Meredith Davis


Christopher Good


Colleen Mastony
Senior Director of Media Relations


(773) 702-4254

Grace Niewijk
Sr. Science Writer