UICOM News2022-02-09T13:59:14-06:00


UI COM Celebrates Graduating Students with 141st Commencement

The University of Illinois College of Medicine celebrated its 141st  commencement on Friday, May 5, at Credit Union 1 Arena. The ceremony honored 338 graduating students from its various degree programs, with 277 receiving their MD degree, constituting one of the largest graduating medical school classes in the United States.  The Class of 2023 includes 162 who have completed the MD degree in Chicago, 57 in Peoria, and 58 in Rockford. A livestream recording [...]

Inspiring grads: Kate Rahbari

April 24, 2023 Four years as an undergraduate. Two years as a National Institutes of Health research fellow. Eight years as a student in UIC’s combined MD-PhD program at the College of Medicine. Altogether, that’s more than a decade of study and research, and hundreds of hours helping patients during clinical rotations. For 2023 graduate Kate Rahbari, another of her most significant accomplishments of the past 14 years — along with her multiple degrees and legacy of research — [...]

Class of 2023 Celebrates Match Day

Nearly 300 fourth-year medical students at the University of Illinois College of Medicine learned where they will complete their training and begin their careers during Match Day ceremonies on Friday, March 17, at each of the College’s three campuses. The 276 students comprise 166 students from Chicago, 54 from Peoria, and 56 from Rockford. For College of Medicine medical students, the top matched specialty of 2023 was Internal Medicine, followed by psychiatry, emergency medicine, [...]

5th Annual UIC Women’s Health Research Day: Save the Date and Call for Abstracts

The Body Tells the Story: The Toll of Harassment and Trauma on Women’s Health April 17, 2023 from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm CST Student Center West Thompson Rooms ABC 2nd Floor, 828 W. Wolcott Ave The UIC Center for Research on Women and Gender and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in partnership with the UIC Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) program are pleased to announce the 5th Annual UIC Women’s Health Research Day. When [...]

Faculty named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Lijun Rong Jan Kitajewski (Photo: Ian Battaglia) Giamila Fantuzzi (Photo: Ian Battaglia) January 31, 2023 Three scientists from the University of Illinois Chicago have been elected 2022 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, one of the top honors within the scientific community. Giamila Fantuzzi, Jan Kitajewski and Lijun Rong are among the more than 500 scientists, engineers and innovators who have been recognized for their scientifically and socially distinguished [...]

UI COM’s HCOE Receives Sprague Memorial Institute Grant to Support Programming

The University of Illinois College of Medicine’s Hispanic Center of Excellence (HCOE) has been chosen to receive a $120,000 grant from the Otho S. A. Sprague Memorial Institute. The Sprague Grant will allow us to fund and expand two of our programs: the Program Advancing Research for Equity (PARE) and the Latino Health Sciences Enrichment Program (LaHSEP). The Otho S. A. Sprague Memorial Institute was founded in 1911 as a non-profit foundation with a mandate to pursue “the investigation [...]

College of Medicine Sponsored Funding Achieves Record of $205 Million Annually with Increases in Interdisciplinary Research

December 2, 2022 The University of Illinois College of Medicine received $205.0 million in research, instructional, and other sponsored program funding during the 2022 fiscal year, a 7.7% increase over fiscal year 2021. College of Medicine awards represented more than 44% of University of Illinois Chicago’s total sponsored funding in fiscal year 2022. Federal awards account for $153.8 million, or 75%, of the College of Medicine funding, with the National Institutes of Health providing the largest amount of funding. [...]

Faculty Honored During Annual Ceremony

The University of Illinois College of Medicine celebrated its faculty Wednesday, Nov. 16, in the Faculty Alumni Lounge during the 2022 Faculty Recognition Ceremony. College Awards, UIC Faculty Awards, Chicago Departmental Rising Star and Faculty of the Year recipients were honored, with Executive Dean Mark Rosenblatt, MD, PhD, MBA, MHA, and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs Pauline Maki, PhD, serving as co-emcees and presenters. “You represent excellence, dedication, creativity, and compassion,” Dean Rosenblatt said. “You all represent the very best [...]

Ukrainian Physician Delegation Visits UIC to Learn About Advances in Blood Transfusion Services

October 20, 2022 A delegation of physicians from Ukraine, including Dr. Oleksandr Sarzhevskyi, Dr. Oleksandr Serhiienko, and Dr. Nataliia Mizynets, spent a full day on October 19 in meetings and tours with faculty, physicians, and administrators at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and the UI Health Hospital & Clinics. The purpose of the delegation’s visit to the Chicago area was to learn how U.S. medical schools, hospitals, and blood banks are developing and managing blood transfusion services, in [...]

Specialty Care Building at UI Health opening up access to care, jobs

September 19, 2022 The exterior of the Specialty Care Building. (Photo: Joshua Clark/UIC) The newest clinical building on the University of Illinois Chicago’s health sciences campus will open to patients Sept. 26. Leadership from UIC and its health system, UI Health and the University of Illinois College of Medicine, marked the occasion with a ribbon-cutting event outside the $194 million building Sept. 14. The Specialty Care Building, at 1009 S. Wood St., is the new home to Illinois Eye [...]

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