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A ‘Match’-making moment for medical students

Today, 277 medical students at the University of Illinois College of Medicine learned where they will complete their training and begin their career as doctors. The totals included 170 students from Chicago, 50 students from Peoria, 45 students from Rockford, and 12 students from Urbana. The College of Medicine and its medical students participated in the coordinated national event — called Match Day — in which students around the country were notified of their placements in residency [...]

UIC CMRR Becomes a Consortium Member of the NIH-funded Acute to Chronic Pain Signatures (A2CPS) Program

The Center for Magnetic Resonance Research (CMRR) of University of Illinois College of Medicine and University of Illinois Chicago (UIC), together with 12 other institutions across the nation, was awarded an NIH grant to study the Acute to Chronic Pain Signatures (A2CPS). As a major MRI performing site of the First Multisite Clinical Center (MCC1) in the A2CPS consortium, the CMRR of UIC is responsible for developing, harmonizing, and overseeing MRI research protocols for all MCC1 sites, including Northshore Health [...]

University of Illinois College of Medicine to offer in-state tuition for Native American students

The University of Illinois College of Medicine will offer in-state tuition this fall to students who are members of any of the 573 tribal nations recognized by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.   The move follows a decision by the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2019 to offer the tuition program to undergraduate students who met the same criteria. The College of Medicine is the first postgraduate division at UIC to offer the tuition program.   “We’re pleased [...]

College of Medicine opens $8.8 million Surgical Innovation & Training Laboratory

September 16, 2020 Attendees at the Surgical Innovation & Training Laboratory applaud the ribbon cutting. Chancellor Michael Amiridis, seated, cut the ribbon with robotic scissors. (Photo: Diane M. Smutny, DMS Photography) Operating robotic scissors, University of Illinois Chicago Chancellor Michael Amiridis snipped a ribbon to officially open the University of Illinois College of Medicine Surgical Innovation & Training Laboratory, or SITL, on Sept. 15. “This is a very important occasion as it not only establishes new and advanced ways we can provide state-of-the-art [...]

Ground broken for new outpatient surgery center

August 13, 2020 From left, Michael O’Keefe of Ankura, UIC Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs Dr. Robert Barish, Sallie and Bruno Pasquinelli, Trustee Ramon Cepeda, Trustee Dr. Stuart King, Illinois Senate President Donald Harmon, UIC Chancellor Michael Amiridis, University of Illinois System President Timothy Killeen, College of Medicine Executive Dean Dr. Mark Rosenblatt, UIC Student Trustee Jocelyn Bravo, and CEO of the University of Illinois Hospital and Clinics Michael Zenn break ground for the UI Health Outpatient Surgery Center [...]

COVID-19 vaccine to be tested in UIC clinical trial

June 15, 2020 The University of Illinois at Chicago will soon test a vaccine for COVID-19. Expected to launch July 9, the trial — a phase 3 clinical study — will test the efficacy of a vaccine developed by biotech company Moderna. “We want to see if the vaccine will prevent people from getting COVID-19 or if it will prevent people from experiencing severe illness if they do get the disease,” said Dr. Richard Novak, lead investigator of the [...]

192 UI COM students graduate early

April 10, 2020 Aerial view of College of Medicine buildings (Photo: Brad Cavanaugh) Today, 192 medical students from the University of Illinois College of Medicine, one of the largest and most diverse medical schools in the country, will graduate early. Among the early grads, about one-third have been matched to residency programs in Illinois. “This will help meet the growing demand for health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the college is joining other medical schools [...]

University of Illinois College of Medicine decreases tuition

January 16, 2020 Aerial view of College of Medicine buildings (Photo: Brad Cavanaugh) The University of Illinois College of Medicine will reduce its tuition rates for all students, beginning with the 2020-21 academic year. The decision was approved today by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. Tuition rates at the College of Medicine will decrease by 2.1% for in-state students and 16% for out-of-state students. “The rising indebtedness of medical students upon graduation is an issue [...]

Chicagoan gives $10M to UIC for outpatient surgery center

November 14, 2019 Rendering of the proposed outpatient surgery center, to be located at Taylor and Wood streets. With a $10 million donation to the University of Illinois at Chicago, Bruno and Sallie Pasquinelli created the UIC Pasquinelli Outpatient Surgery Fund. The funds will be used to equip a new center for outpatient surgery at UI Health, UIC’s hospital and academic health enterprise. The new building, which will be located on the corner of Taylor and Wood streets, [...]

Four UIC leaders named ‘Notable Women in Health Care’

November 12, 2019 Terri Weaver, dean and professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s College of Nursing; Dr. Joan Briller, professor of clinical medicine (cardiology and obstetrics and gynecology) at the UIC College of Medicine; Dr. Audrey Stillerman, associate director of medical affairs for the UIC Office of Community Engagement and Neighborhood Health Partnerships at UI Health Mile Square Health Center; and Rani Morrison, senior director of care continuum at UI Health, have been named to Crain’s Chicago [...]

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