Jacob Boddie with his parents

A Little Boy Gets His Groove Back After Cancer Treatment

Jacob Boddie underwent chemotherapy, radiation and three surgeries to treat a sarcoma on his pelvis -- never losing his urge to dance. Today, the 3-year-old boogies with his doctors when he comes to the hospital for follow-up care.

Bonnie Fulgham and Sandra Valaitis, MD

Team of Pelvic Surgery Experts Helps Woman Reclaim Her Health

Upon reviewing Bonnie Fulgham's medical history, urogynecologist Sandra Valaitis, MD, assured her that our team could help. Fulgham endured a complicated surgical treatment process and emerged with an inspiring testimony.


A New Life, A Good Life

When heart failure patient Roy Sammons went into his third cardiac arrest, he and his family feared it was the end. Now, after receiving a left ventricular assist device at the University of Chicago Medicine, Sammons has a new chance at life.

Erika Kielhorn Hefke

Active Again After Crohn's Disease and Colon Cancer

Erika Kielhorn Hefke was diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease at age 15. Over the years, experts at the University of Chicago have tailored Hefke's treatment to meet her unique and evolving needs.

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The University of Chicago Capital Campaign

This ambitious campaign will support faculty and researchers who are shaping fields of inquiry, and will provide resources for scientists, physicians and students to ask and answer questions that are among the most challenging in medicine.

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Community Benefit Report

2013 Community Benefit ReportThe University of Chicago Medicine contributed 22.5 percent, or $283 million, of total operating expenses in community benefits and services to improve the health of the South Side and beyond. » Read the 2013 Community Benefit Report

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Sleeping on Stomach May Increase Risk of Sudden Death in Epilepsy

Stomach sleepers with epilepsy may be at higher risk of sudden unexpected death, with parallels to sudden infant death syndrome in babies, according to a new study.


UChicago-based projects capture highly competitive drug-development grants for sleep apnea, asthma research

Two research teams based at the University of Chicago have received prestigious grants from the National Institutes of Health to develop novel medications to treat sleep apnea and asthma.