2009 Annual Report

At the Forefront of Medicine

At the Forefront of Medicine

The University of Chicago is one of the world’s great institutions of discovery and learning and the Division of the Biological Sciences, the Pritzker School of Medicine, and University of Chicago Medicine are integral parts of the University.

This unified structure was a valuable asset in steering a path through the organizational and leadership challenges presented by the economic downturn. Many difficult decisions were made in order to preserve the Medical Center’s leadership role in research and education, expand its high-technology platform for complex patient care, and extend its commitment to community-based providers through the Urban Health Initiative.

Although 2009 was a difficult year, it also was a year of many firsts for the University of Chicago Medicine, including the First Presidential Medal of Honor and the celebration of the 20th anniversary of our first living-donor liver transplant. The Gwen and Jules Knapp Center for Biomedical Discovery opened, and residents and students added NorthShore University HealthSystem to their training schedules. For the many lives saved at the University of Chicago, it was a successful year.

Because of the difficult decisions made in 2009, the University of Chicago Medicine and the Biological Sciences Division are poised to achieve even more success in 2010. With many new initiatives about to be launched and research projects infused by $67 million in stimulus grants, the University of Chicago Medicine continues to forge ahead while renewing its focus on its core missions of patient care, education, research and community. Among those targets are developing clinical programs for the New Hospital Pavilion, targeted to open in 2013; integrating the Urban Health Initiative into patient care, research and teaching; developing relationships with the county and neighboring hospitals; maintaining Joint Commission accreditation and Magnet status; continuing to attract first-rate students to Pritzker School of Medicine and enhancing the treatment of patients with complex diseases, all while building a culture of active, transparent and participatory decision-making and engagement of faculty and employees at every level of the organization.

Everett Vokes, MD
Interim Dean of the Biological Sciences Division and Pritzker School of Medicine
Interim Chief Executive Officer, University of Chicago Medical Center
John E. Ultmann Professor of Medicine and Radiation and Cellular Oncology

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