College of Medicine News

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

UIC-developed imaging may show aggressive tumors needing treatment
Ongoing partnership with hospital in India includes training, research
Students learn their residency placements through national program
Researchers find variant almost doubles women's risk for disabling disease
Researchers' findings could lead to new type of chemotherapy
Physical, emotional pain colored by neurochemical mechanism
Research may lead to more effective treatments using available technology
Drugs that target cancer metabolism could improve efficacy of cancer treatment
Deactivation of one protein decides 'front' and 'back'
Research may lead to new treatments for acute respiratory distress syndrome