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


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 [...]

College of Medicine Celebrates Incoming M1 Students at White Coat Ceremonies

More than 300 first-year University of Illinois College of Medicine medical students were celebrated Friday, Aug. 12, 2022, during White Coat ceremonies across three campuses. The Chicago campus, with 175 first-year students, held its White Coat Ceremony at the Isadore and Sadie Dorin Forum. “Today we’re here to share in one of the symbolic entries into the world of medicine, the White Coat Ceremony,” said University of Illinois College of Medicine Executive Dean Mark Rosenblatt, MD, [...]

Dr. Finn Named Dean of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine

Patricia Finn, MD, has been named Dean of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, becoming the school’s fifth dean in its 61-year history and first woman to hold the position. Her new role at UNM School of Medicine will be effective Sept. 1. Dr. Finn currently serves as head of the Department of Medicine, associate dean of strategic initiatives, and associate program director for the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Illinois College of [...]

UI COM Celebrates Graduating Students with 140th Commencement

The University of Illinois College of Medicine celebrated its 140th commencement on Friday, May 6, at Credit Union 1 Arena, with an in-person celebration taking place for the first time since 2019. The last two ceremonies took place virtually because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The ceremony honored 375 graduating students from its various degree programs, with 317 receiving their MD degree, constituting one of the largest graduating medical school classes in the United States.  [...]

College of Medicine East Tower to Receive Façade Renovation

The façade of University of Illinois College of Medicine East Tower will get a much-needed update thanks to a $434 million investment in deferred maintenance projects for higher education institutions across the state. Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker joined College of Medicine, University of Illinois Chicago, and local leaders at an event Friday at Student Center West to announce a $33.5 million investment at four universities: UIC, Western Illinois, Northern Illinois, and Southern Illinois. Of the investment, $20 million has [...]

Class of 2024 Celebrates Postponed White Coat Ceremony

After having their scheduled ceremony postponed in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Illinois College of Medicine Class of 2024 students celebrated the traditional White Coat Ceremony across the College’s three campuses in Chicago, Peoria and Rockford. Students at Peoria celebrated on April 1, while students came together on April 8 in Chicago, with Rockford’s ceremony on April 9 rounding out the events. “We are so proud of you for [...]

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