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2007 Press Releases

December 31, 2007
Lecture series to highlight cancer and immune system interactions
Learn about cancer and immune system interactions, as well as cancer therapies, from a University of Chicago Medical Center expert in a series of eight free lectures beginning January 12, 2008.

December 31, 2007
Lack of deep sleep may increase risk of type 2 diabetes
Suppression of slow-wave sleep in healthy young adults significantly decreases their ability to regulate blood-sugar levels and increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, report researchers at the University of Chicago Medical Center in the "Early Edition" of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.

December 28, 2007
Mutation may cause inherited neuropathy
Mutations in a protein called dynein, required for the proper functioning of sensory nerve cells, can cause defects in mice that may provide crucial clues leading to better treatments for a human nerve disorder known as peripheral neuropathy, which affects about 3 percent of all those over age 60.

December 19, 2007
New brain mechanism identified for interpreting speech
The brain factors in both sight and sound to construct its own unique interpretation, factoring in both the sights and sounds of speech. In a study published in the December 20 issue of Neuron, researchers at the University of Chicago identify brain areas responsible for this perception. One of these areas, known as Broca's region, is typically thought of as an area of the brain used for talking rather than listening.

December 17, 2007
Teleconference will beam Santa from North Pole to children's bedsides, while elves give gifts by proxy
Christmas will come early for children at the University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital. Since they can't go to malls and department stores to see Santa, Santa--through the mysteries of technology--will come to them.

December 17, 2007
UCMC's Donald Jensen leads Chicago magazine's parade of 'top docs'
University of Chicago Medical Center gastroenterologist Donald Jensen, MD, graces the cover of the January 2008 issue of Chicago magazine in the publication's annual listing of the area's best physicians

December 13, 2007
Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana celebrates grand opening of Ronald McDonald House near University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital
Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana (RMHC® -CNI) is proud to announce the grand opening of its latest addition--a new Ronald McDonald House near the University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital.

December 12, 2007
Psychiatrists: Least religious but most interested in patients' religion
Although psychiatrists are among the least religious physicians, they seem to be the most interested in the religious and spiritual dimensions of their patients, according to survey data published in the December issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry.

December 10, 2007
Director of pediatric oncology appointed to growing cancer team
Stephen Skapek, MD, a nationally respected expert on malignant soft tumors, has been named associate professor of pediatrics and director of pediatric oncology at the University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital.

November 28, 2007
Comer Children's Hospital announces Holiday Brunch honoree
Eight-year-old Olivia Aleman had just graduated from a Winnie-the-Pooh-themed bedroom to hearts and roses when she learned she had leukemia. Since late summer, when she discovered she has cancer, she has undergone surgery and nine doses of chemotherapy. Olivia will be honored for her courage at the fourth annual Holiday Brunch to benefit The University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital.

November 27, 2007
High-risk pregnancy expert joins Medical Center staff
Helen Kay, MD, an expert in the care of high-risk pregnancy patients, has been appointed professor of obstetrics, section chief of maternal-fetal medicine, and chief of obstetrics at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Kay studies preeclampsia, a disease that affects five to eight percent of pregnant women and can result in high blood pressure, seizures, strokes and even death.

November 7, 2007
American Girl Place Holiday Brunch
The fourth annual American Girl Place Holiday Brunch to benefit the University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital will honor another heroic girl who has displayed courage and hope through a difficult time. Participants will enjoy private shopping, an elegant brunch in American Girl Place's cafe, and stories of inspiration.

November 6, 2007
Study suggests caution on extending indications for CRT
A randomized, controlled, multi-center trial has found that cardiac resynchronization therapy produced no improvement in peak oxygen uptake during exercise testing, the trial's primary endpoint, in patients with Class III heart failure, including mechanical problems that disrupt the heart's normal rhythm and a moderately prolonged QRS complex as demonstrated on EKG.

November 1, 2007
New genetic variant associated with prostate cancer in African Americans
Two tiny genetic variations may provide the best clues yet for finding more precise ways to estimate prostate cancer risk and improve screening and early detection for men of African descent, report researchers from the University of Chicago and the Translational Genomics Research Institute, Phoenix, AZ, in the December 2007 issue of Genome Research, published early online.

October 30, 2007
Superheroes poised to overtake Comer Children's Hospital
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a critical care doctor ready to swoop in at a moment's notice. Dressed in superhero costumes, doctors, residents and nurses will parade throughout the University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital. Like Halloween beyond hospital walls, the children will receive goodies that were donated by parents and staff.

October 11, 2007
Fifth annual Comer Kids' Classic: Running to find cures
Channel 7 News reporter John Garcia will emcee the fifth annual Comer Kids' Classic presented by U.S. Equities Realty and PMA Consultants, Saturday, October 20, at 9 a.m.

October 3, 2007
Scientists create 'interspecies' rodent using embryonic stem cells
By injecting embryonic stem (ES) cells from a wood mouse into the early embryo of a house mouse, an international team of scientists has produced normal healthy animals made of a mixture of cells from each of the two distantly related species. This is the first time that stem cells from one mammalian species have been shown to contribute extensively to development when introduced into the embryo of another, very different species.

October 2, 2007
Free program educates about bladder cancer
On October 13, 2007, the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) will host, "Understanding Bladder Cancer," a free educational program directed at patients, family members and caregivers. The forum will be held at the University of Chicago's Gordon Center for Integrative Science, 927 E. 57th Street, from 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

September 27, 2007
For some diabetics, burden of care rivals complications of disease
Many patients with diabetes say that the inconvenience and discomfort of constant therapeutic vigilance, particularly multiple daily insulin injections, has as much impact on their quality of life as the burden of intermediate complications, researchers from the University of Chicago report in the October 2007, issue of Diabetes Care.

September 26, 2007
Pediatric hospitals nationwide form new nonprofit foundation
Representatives from 53 children's hospitals and hospital systems launched a new nonprofit foundation, Together for Kids, at a press conference in Washington, DC, today. The foundation announced it would raise funds to help member hospitals with the increasing costs of healthcare for children.

September 18, 2007
Four University of Chicago scientists receive $8 million in innovation awards from National Institutes of Health
The National Institutes of Health is awarding separate research awards to four young University of Chicago scientists totaling $8 million to conduct promising but unconventional research that could lead to new medical treatments and a better understanding of the factors that contribute to problem adolescent behavior. The NIH grants are part of a $100 million investment in the future of science to 39 innovative researchers nationwide.

September 18, 2007
NIH awards $23 million to University of Chicago Medical Center for translational research program
The National Institutes of Health has awarded one of 12 Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) for 2007 to a team based at the University of Chicago Medical Center. These awards, together with 12 CTSAs awarded in 2006, form the core of an NIH effort to build a national consortium of select centers that will "transform how clinical and translational research is conducted," ultimately enabling researchers to provide new and better treatments more efficiently and quickly to patients.

September 17, 2007
Eric Whitaker, MD, named executive vice president for strategic affiliations and associate dean for community-based research at the University of Chicago Medical Center
Eric E. Whitaker, MD, MPH, a nationally recognized public health authority, expert on minority health issues and, in his own words, "country doc" for some of the city's poorest communities, has been appointed Executive Vice President for Strategic Affiliations and Associate Dean for Community-Based Research, a new position at the University of Chicago Medical Center, effective October 1, 2007.

September 11, 2007
Mutations in the insulin gene can cause neonatal diabetes
Mutations in the insulin gene can cause permanent neonatal diabetes, an unusual form of diabetes that affects very young children and results in lifelong dependence on insulin injections, report researchers from the University of Chicago and Peninsula University (Exeter, UK) in September 18, 2007, issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, published early online.

September 11, 2007
New PhD program integrates physical, biological sciences
With a $1 million award from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, a new curriculum and the initial class of students lined up for fall quarter, the University of Chicago PhD program in biophysics and synthetic biology is ready to start its first year.

September 3, 2007
Involving parents in therapy doubles success rates for bulimia treatment
In the first randomized controlled trial for adolescent bulimia nervosa to be completed in the U.S., researchers show that mobilizing parents to help an adolescent overcome the disorder can double the percentage of teens who were able to abstain from binge eating and purging after six months.

September 3, 2007
Psychiatrists are the least religious of all physicians
A nationwide survey of the religious beliefs and practices of American physicians has found that the least religious of all medical specialties is psychiatry. Among psychiatrists who have a religion, more than twice as many are Jewish and far fewer are Protestant or Catholic, the two most common religions among physicians overall.

August 31, 2007
University of Chicago Medical Center receives Hospital of Choice Award
The American Alliance of Healthcare Providers (AAHP) has named the University of Chicago Medical Center as one of the top 102 hospitals in the country in their 2007 Hospital of Choice Awards, announced August 31, 2007.

August 23, 2007
First comprehensive national survey charts sexual behavior among older adults
The first comprehensive national survey of sexual attitudes, behaviors and problems among older adults in the United States has found that most people ages 57 to 85 think of sexuality as an important part of life and that the frequency of sexual activity, for those who are active, declines only slightly from the 50s to the early 70s.

August 15, 2007
Celiac Disease Center offers free screening, educational opportunity
On Saturday, October 6, 2007, the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center will provide free screening for the first 500 at risk candidates to enroll. This year's event will include exhibits for all ages and a presentation by specialists at the Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine.

August 15, 2007
Nicotinic receptors may be important targets for treatment of multiple addictions
For years, scientists have known that some people are biologically more susceptible to drug addiction than others, but they have only been able to speculate why. In the August 15, 2007, issue of the Journal of Neuroscience, researchers at the University of Chicago report on a study that may help answer this question.

August 15, 2007
New mechanism links smoking to lung damage
In the August 7, 2007, issue of PLoS One, researchers show how a poorly understood and previously unsuspected mechanism may be the key to understanding how lifestyle associated forms of oxidative stress, such as exposure to cigarette smoke, damage cells in the lungs.

August 9, 2007
Comer Children's Hospital invites children, adults to safety fair
The University of Chicago Medical Center's Injury Prevention Consortium will present the Pediatric Emergency Room Safety Fair, an interactive, fun-filled day of displays and demonstrations, on Monday, Aug. 27, at the Comer Children's Emergency Room.

August 2, 2007
Coelacanth fossil sheds light on fin-to-limb evolution
A 400 million-year-old fossil of a coelacanth fin, the first finding of its kind, fills a shrinking evolutionary gap between fins and limbs. University of Chicago scientists describe the finding in a paper highlighted on the cover of the July/August 2007 issue of Evolution & Development.

July 31, 2007
Sexual problems of long-term cancer survivors merit more attention
The first study to look at sexual function in very long-term female survivors of genital-tract cancer found that these women were pleased with the quality of their cancer care but less satisfied with the emotional support and information they received about dealing with the effects of the disease and treatment on sexuality.

July 31, 2007
Religious doctors no more likely to care for underserved patients
Although most religious traditions call on the faithful to serve the poor, a large cross-sectional survey of U.S. physicians found that physicians who are more religious are slightly less likely to practice medicine among the underserved than physicians with no religious affiliation.

July 30, 2007
Lewis Seiden, 1934-2007
A leading authority on the relationship between brain chemistry and behavior and on the neurotoxicity of various prescription and illicit drugs, Lewis S. Seiden, PhD, professor emeritus of pharmacological and physiological sciences and of psychiatry at the University of Chicago, died Thursday, July 26.

July 17, 2007
Phase I clinical trials offer new avenue for pediatric cancer patients
Patients who suffer from recurrence of childhood cancer now have another option. The New Therapies for Pediatric Cancer Program at Comer Children's Hospital makes Phase I clinical trials available to youths with certain refractory or relapsed cancer.

July 17, 2007
Would you like fries with that?: Value meal could lower drug costs
Exploiting interactions between food and drugs could dramatically lower the rapidly rising costs of several anticancer drugs, and perhaps many other medications, two cancer-pharmacology specialists suggest in a commentary in the July 16, 2007, issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

July 13, 2007
National survey names University of Chicago Medical Center to the Honor Roll of 'Best Hospitals'
In its annual survey, U.S.News & World Report selected the University of Chicago Medical Center as one of the 18 best hospitals in the United States. In the 2007 "Best Hospitals" issue (July 23, 2007, on newsstands July 16), the magazine ranked the University of Chicago Medical Center at 17th, tied with Cedars-Sinai of Los Angeles, out of America's 5,462 hospitals. Because the Medical Center scored highly in so many areas it is featured in the magazine's elite list of "Honor Roll" hospitals.

July 10, 2007
Modified herpes virus keeps arteries 'free-flowing' following procedures
A genetically engineered herpes simplex virus, primarily known for causing cold sores, may help keep arteries "free-flowing" in the weeks following angioplasty or stent placement for patients, according to research published early in the online edition of PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America).

July 3, 2007
Abnormal insulin test levels under investigation
The patient safety team at the University of Chicago Medical Center is investigating two cases during May and early June in which blood tests showed insulin levels much higher than would normally be observed. Given these two instances and to ensure the highest level of patient safety, the Medical Center has notified appropriate regulatory, enforcement, and oversight agencies.

July 2, 2007
Major League Baseball umpires show their softer side
Major League Baseball (MLB) umpires prefer to give cheer with teddy bears. For the first time, BLUE for Kids--a non-profit organization founded by MLB umpires--brings its Big League BLUE Reach program to Chicago.

June 25, 2007
New genetic marker characterizes aggressiveness of cancer cells
Levels of a small non-coding RNA molecule called let-7 appear to define different stages of cancer better than some of the "classical" markers for tumor progression, researchers from the University of Chicago report in the June 25, 2007, early online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

June 13, 2007
Community forum focuses on cancer prevention
South Side residents who want to learn more about the role of family history, healthy behaviors and genetics in cancer prevention, detection and control are invited to attend a series of Cancer Forums sponsored by the University of Chicago Medical Center this summer.

June 11, 2007
Biologist and artist, Jane Overton, 1919-2007
A leading researcher on the fine structure of cell surfaces, the factors that regulate how cells connect with each other as they form into tissues and the application of electron microscopy to the study of cellular connections, Jane H. Overton, PhD, professor emerita in the Department of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology at the University of Chicago, died on Sunday, June 3, from complications after a long battle with cancer. She was 88.

June 7, 2007
Standards for measuring narrowing of carotid artery with ultrasound too aggressive
Standards for the use of ultrasound as a screening tool to measure narrowing of the carotid artery may be too aggressive, resulting in some needless follow-up tests and procedures according to researchers at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Narrowing of the carotid can be a precursor to a stroke.

June 4, 2007
African-American men underestimate risk of prostate cancer
Many African-American men radically underestimate the likelihood that having a needle biopsy for suspected prostate cancer will result in a cancer diagnosis, according to a study from the University of Chicago Medical Center.

June 2, 2007
New drug shows promise in treatment of advanced thyroid cancer
The investigational drug axitinib produced tumor regression or stable disease in almost three-out-of-four patients with advanced thyroid cancer, a research team reported at the annual meeting of the American Society for Clinical Oncology in Chicago.

May 31, 2007
Terrance Peabody appointed orthopaedic surgery section chief at the University of Chicago Medical Center
Terrance Peabody, MD, interim orthopaedic surgery and rehabilitation medicine chief at University of Chicago since July 1, 2006, has been named permanent section chief, effective this month.

May 24, 2007
New genetic data overturn long-held theory of limb development
Long before animals with limbs (tetrapods) came onto the scene about 365 million years ago, fish already possessed the genes associated with helping to grow hands and feet (autopods) report University of Chicago researchers in the May 24, 2007, issue of Nature.

May 18, 2007
Quality-improvement effort pays off in diabetes care
Spending money to improve diabetes care at federally qualified community health centers is a sound investment, according to one of the first studies to examine the clinical and economic impact of quality improvement on diabetes care.

May 17, 2007
New attitude for cancer survivors
Multiple Grammy-award-winning singer, actress and author Patti LaBelle will be the keynote speaker at the University of Chicago Medical Center's 17th-annual Cancer Survivors Day celebration.

May 14, 2007
$9 million award will enable discovery of the DNA sequences that regulate genes
The National Human Genome Research Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded $9.1 million over four years to a research team led by the University of Chicago to identify all regulatory elements, the DNA sequences that control when and where specific genes get turned on or off, in the fruit fly genome.

April 24, 2007
Stephen Archer appointed cardiology section chief at the University of Chicago Medical Center
Cardiologist Stephen Archer, MD, a noted clinician-investigator, has been appointed cardiology section chief for the department of medicine at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

April 24, 2007
Arieh Shalhav appointed urology section chief at the University of Chicago Medical Center
Arieh Shalhav, MD, interim urology section chief for the department of surgery at University of Chicago since July 2006, has been named permanent section chief for urology, effective this month.

April 23, 2007
University of Chicago offers newest high-tech, minimally invasive surgery to battle endometrial cancer
The University of Chicago Medical Center now offers robotic surgery for endometrial cancer. Sarah Temkin, MD, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology, is the first gynecologic oncologist in Illinois to operate with Intuitive Surgical's da Vinci robotic system.

April 20, 2007
Gene study shows three distinct groups of chimpanzees
The largest study to date of genetic variation among chimpanzees has found that the traditional, geography-based sorting of chimps into three populations--western, central and eastern--is underpinned by significant genetic differences, two to three times greater than the variation between the most different human populations.

April 16, 2007
Kennedy Center for Mental Retardation recognized by NIH
The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development awarded a $4.6 million grant over five years to the University of Chicago's Joseph P. Kennedy Mental Retardation and Development Disabilities Center--one of only 14 such centers officially sanctioned by the National Institutes of Health.

April 12, 2007
Link found between immune system and high plasma lipid levels
Researchers at the University of Chicago have found an unsuspected link between the immune system and high plasma lipid levels (cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood) in mice. The finding could lead to new ways to reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering elevated lipid levels.

April 5, 2007
Parents part of the solution, not part of the problem in teen bulimia treatment
Common practice in the treatment of adolescent eating disorder patients has been to exclude the parents. Many experts consider parents part of the problem and thus keep them away during therapy. Two U.S.-based clinicians disagree, and have written a "how to" book published in February that includes family in the treatment of these patients.

March 30, 2007
Medical School, graduate bioscience programs move up in popular national survey
Two bioscience graduate programs--paleontology and ecology/evolutionary biology--were ranked the best in the United States, and the University of Chicago's Pritzker School of Medicine climbed from a two-way tie for 17th to a three-way tie for 15th in the latest U.S.News & World Report ranking of the nation's best graduate schools.

March 29, 2007
University of Chicago Medical Center seeks chronic sinusitis sufferers
The University of Chicago Medical Center is looking for people with chronic sinusitis and/or nasal polyps to participate in a six-month research study.

March 28, 2007
Medical Center seeks patients on blood thinners with irregular heartbeats
The University of Chicago Medical Center is seeking patients diagnosed with atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat) who are taking the blood thinner warfarin (i.e. Coumadin®) to participate in a research study.

March 16, 2007
University of Chicago Medical Center team diagnoses rare infection
On March 3, 2007, a two-year-old boy suffering from severe eczema and an unusual, widespread rash was transferred from St. Catherine’s Hospital, in East Chicago, IN, to the University of Chicago's Comer Children's Hospital where he was diagnosed with eczema vaccinatum--a rare, severe, adverse reaction to the vaccinia virus.

March 14, 2007
Special chiropractic adjustment lowers blood pressure among hypertensive patients with misaligned C-1 vertebra
A Chicago-area study of 50 individuals with a misaligned Atlas vertebra (located high in the neck) and high blood pressure showed that after a one-time specialized chiropractic adjustment, blood pressure decreased significantly. The decrease was equal to taking two blood-pressure drugs at once. The results are published in the online March 2 issue of the Journal of Human Hypertension.

March 14, 2007
University of Chicago names new director for Celiac Disease Program
The University of Chicago Medical Center has named Carol McCarthy Shilson as program director of the university's Celiac Disease Program.

March 6, 2007
Survey: Physicians support pay for performance but oppose public reporting
Although three out of four primary care doctors support the use of financial rewards as an incentive for better medical care, most of these physicians oppose public reporting of such quality assessments at the individual or group level, report researchers from the University of Chicago in the March/April issue of Health Affairs.

March 5, 2007
Two-step process filters evolution of genes
Although the human and chimpanzee genomes are distinguished by 35 million differences in individual DNA "letters," only about 50,000 of those differences alter the sequences of proteins. Of those 50,000 differences, an estimated 5,000 may have adaptive consequences in the evolutionary divergence between these two species, according to a study published in the March 6, 2007, issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

February 23, 2007
Native aliens: Chicago researcher looks to local citizens for help
Stephen Pruett-Jones, associate professor of ecology and evolution, is initiating a yearlong Chicagoland-area survey, encouraging locals to turn their eyes to the skies in search of these foreign creatures, a.k.a.--in this case--monk parakeets, native to the tropics.

February 21, 2007
Childhood cancer survival study provides data about long-term prognosis
Childhood cancer survivors are nine times as likely as the general population to develop a sarcoma--a cancer of connective or supportive tissue such as bone, fat, or muscle--according to a study released today by the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, but indicators can help physicians in knowing who's most at risk.

February 15, 2007
University of Chicago's Richard Schilsky elected President of ASCO for 2008-2009 term
Richard L. Schilsky, MD, an internationally recognized expert in gastrointestinal cancers, cancer pharmacology and drug development, has been selected president elect of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the world's leading professional organization representing physicians who care for people with cancer. Schilsky will take office as president-elect during ASCO's 43rd annual meeting in Chicago in June 2007 and will serve as president for a one-year term beginning in June 2008.

February 14, 2007
Nurses achieve Magnet Status for University of Chicago Medical Center
The American Nurses Credentialing Center has awarded Magnet Recognition status to the University of Chicago Medical Center, making it one of only 235 hospitals nationwide--less than five percent of all U.S. hospitals--that have been designated Magnet facilities. The award is the highest level of recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). It is valid for four years.

February 7, 2007
Conscience, religion alter how doctors tell patients about options
Many physicians feel no obligation to tell patients about legal but morally controversial medical treatments or to refer patients to doctors who do not object to those treatments, report researchers from the University of Chicago in the Feb. 8, 2007, issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

February 7, 2007
U.S. Department of Energy to apply millions of computer hours to a University of Chicago project
The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science has granted 4 million hours of computing time to a project overseen by the University of Chicago's Institute for Molecular Pediatric Sciences. The project studies the voltage-gating of the potassium channel, a membrane protein upon which human life depends.

February 2, 2007
Ultrasound images of arteries in the neck can determine risk of heart attack
Physicians at the University of Chicago Medical Center are now offering a screening test using ultrasound images of arteries in the neck to assess the future risk of heart attack or stroke. The test also allows an estimation of the typical age of someone with similar blood vessels.

January 24, 2007
Arsenic compound improves survival of adults with uncommon form of leukemia
Positive results of a phase III cancer clinical trial in an uncommon form of leukemia were released today. The results showed that adult patients with previously untreated acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) who had standard chemotherapy to induce remission of their disease, and then received the chemotherapy drug arsenic trioxide to maintain remission, had a significantly better event-free survival (more patients free of leukemia) and better overall survival than those who received only standard chemotherapy.

January 23, 2007
U.S. beats Europe for hypertension treatment
By starting treatment for high blood pressure earlier and being more aggressive, physicians in the United States control hypertension significantly better than their counterparts in western Europe report researchers from Temple, the University of Chicago, and Stanford in the January 22, 2007, issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine.

January 18, 2007
Program brings latest information to patients with type-1 diabetes
"Tackling Diabetes," a free, four-hour symposium at the University of Chicago Medical Center, will present the latest research on treatment of the disease for patients with diabetes, particularly those who are taking insulin.

January 18, 2007
Foundation awards $1 million for pulmonary fibrosis research
The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation has awarded $1 million over three years to Joe G.N. Garcia, MD, PhD, professor and chairman of the department of medicine, and Imre Noth, MD, assistant professor of medicine, to develop a Center for Excellence in Pulmonary Fibrosis.

January 12, 2007
Football great, Minnesota Supreme Court judge to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the University of Chicago Medical Center
The University of Chicago Medical Center will celebrate Martin Luther King's birthday by announcing the recipient of the 31st annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Humanitarian Award. Alan C. Page, the first African-American judge to serve on the Minnesota Supreme Court, will deliver the keynote address. In 1988, the National Football League inducted Page, a defenseman for the Minnesota Vikings, into its Hall of Fame.

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