Medicine on the Midway

Spring 2004

A publication for alumni, faculty, students and friends of the University of Chicago Biological Sciences Division and Pritzker School of Medicine.

Midway Spring 2004 cover

Feature

The Student, the Professor, and the Birth of Modern Sleep Research (PDF)
In 1953, a University of Chicago graduate student observed that sleepers' eyes dart beneath closed lids roughly every 90 minutes. Following that landmark discovery of REM, Chicago sleep experts continue to report eye-opening research.

Departments

Letters to the Editor (PDF)

Midway News (PDF)

Medicine off the Midway (PDF)
Chief emergency medicine resident Janis Tupesis recounts tales as mission doc on a Mount Everest expedition.

Traveling to Egypt is more than just an exotic destination for a group of University of Chicago obstetricians; it's also an opportunity to earn continuing medical education credits.

Class Update (PDF)
Reunion festivities, alumni awards, and academic ceremonies add up to a memorable celebration.

Perspective (PDF)
Infectious disease specialist Stephen Weber writes a prescription for controlling epidemics that could emerge from nature, terrorist attacks, or war.

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