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George Bakris, internationally recognized hypertension expert, 1952-2024

Bakris served on the UChicago faculty for 18 years and was director of the Comprehensive Hypertension Center.
11-Jul-2024 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Jeffrey Matthews, MD, appointed University of Chicago Health System Surgeon-in-Chief

In addition to serving as System Surgeon-in-Chief, Matthews will continue his role as Chair of the Department of Surgery.
1-Jul-2024 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New leadership roles at UChicago Medicine: Emily Chase, Alesia Coe and Deval Daily

The health system announced a series of leadership promotions, including Emily Chase as Executive Vice President and UCMC Chief Operating Officer, Alesia Coe as Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, and Deval Daily as Chief Operational...
26-Jun-2024 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study led by UChicago Medicine physician finds new treatment for ulcerative colitis

People with ulcerative colitis may soon have a new medication available to help them, thanks to a global study led by University of Chicago Medicine's David T. Rubin, MD.
17-Jun-2024 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UChicago joins multisite study to improve health of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders

The University of Chicago is among five clinical sites conducting a first-of-its-kind study aimed at uncovering risk factors and targeted interventions to better prevent disease in Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders. The study...
5-Jun-2024 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

South Side community-based violence prevention summer programs awarded $150,000 by Southland RISE

Southland RISE, a collaborative between the trauma recovery programs of the University of Chicago Medicine and Advocate Health Care, is providing $150,000 of funding to 19 programs that will reach as many as 8,500 community members.
4-Jun-2024 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Research shows GLP-1 receptor agonist drugs are effective but come with complex concerns

Studies from multiple UChicago experts show that while GLP-1RA drugs are extremely effective for weight loss and Type 2 diabetes treatment, there's no one-size-fits-all solution and physicians and patients have to consider issues like cost and side...
3-Jun-2024 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Societal and biological factors both contribute to mental health issues in the wake of COVID-19

Healthcare teams and researchers have documented an increase in mental health issues since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. UChicago experts explore these trends and discuss how biological and societal factors alike can contribute.
3-Jun-2024 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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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

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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

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