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College of Medicine Match Day 2014

They’ve spent four years training side by side, so why not share one of the most important moments of their careers together? Members of UIC’s College of Medicine Class of 2014 decided to open their Match Day envelopes together at 11 a.m. Friday, finding out where they will train for their residency programs.

»Follow this link for full Match Day 2014 story.

3rd Annual Celebration of Diversity & Leadership in Medicine

The University of Illinois College of Medicine Urban Health Program (COM-UHP) cordially invite you to attend the 3rd Annual Celebration of Diversity & Leadership in Medicine reception and dinner. Come join us and:

  • Celebrate the successes of the graduating Class of 2014 and current students
  • Welcome the prospective Class of 2018
  • Be inspired by alumnus & renowned health expert
  • Network with other COM -UHP alumni, and
  • Find out about the advancements in COM-UHP
  • Commemorate the end of another academic year

The COM-UHP leadership award recipients will be honored (from all four COM sites), as well as, graduation stoles and gift will be issued.

Where: UIC-COM Faculty Alumni Lounge (1819 W. Polk)
When: Thursday, April 10, 2014
Time: 5:30 pm-8:00 pm
Family and friends are encouraged to attend.

Please RSVP by Thursday, April 4th at


As progress has been further made on the demolition phase of the Learning Center Project, we would like to provide you with some specific updates on the forward movement of the project.

»Please follow this link for full announcement.

For physicians, finding importance in context

The Researcher of the Year award recognizes 10 UIC scientists who are advancing knowledge in their fields. The Distinguished Researcher Award honors five researchers with a record of outstanding achievement. The Rising Star Award honors early career researchers who show promise as future leaders. 

Context is important — ask researchers Alan Schwartz, professor and associate head of medical education, and Saul Weiner, professor of medicine, pediatrics and medical education, and vice provost for planning and programs.

The two are studying how physicians fail to ask for, notice or act on contextual information in medical interviews with patients.

»Please follow this link for full details.

General and Faculty

Study finds physicians would welcome software, hotline help
MD/PhD student Jonathan Waxman studies effects of sleep deprivation
Led team that performed first near-total face transplant in U.S.
UIC physicians use orphan drug to fight destructive antibodies
At Mile Square Health Center locations
Consultations available to musicians without health insurance
Showed link between fetal exposure to plastic additive, adult prostate cancer
Polish physician performed first face transplant in U.S.
Orphan drug renders destructive antibodies harmless
Interprofessional Education day highlights importance of collaboration