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WHAT: Free webinar titled “From ‘Pathological Gambling’ to ‘Gambling Disorder’: Changes to the DSM-5,” held by the National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) WHO: Jon E. Grant, MD, JD, MPH, professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Chicago Medicine WHEN: 1 to 2 p.m.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 A new study looking at the genomes of more than 1,500 patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a rare and devastating lung disease, found multiple genetic associations with the disease, including one gene variant that was linked to an increase in the risk of death. The study, released early online in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine , showed that a variant in a gene called TOLLIP was associated with an increased mortality risk.
April 15, 2013 Janet Davison Rowley, MD, the Blum-Riese Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine, Molecular Genetics & Cell Biology and Human Genetics at the University of Chicago, is one of three physician-scientists who will receive the Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research for 2013. The prize, one of the largest for medicine and science discoveries in the United States, honors those “whose landmark research helped transform the treatment of cancer,” according to a release from the Albany Medical Center.
April 13, 2013 Pictured from left to right: Karen and Jim Frank, president and CEO of Wheels Inc., and Carole and Gordon Segal, the founders of Crate & Barrel Two major gifts will build momentum behind the University of Chicago’s leadership in biomedical computation by assembling experts in the field and furnishing them with the tools to use “big data” to understand disease and solve today’s health-related challenges. These two gifts will fund related projects that are central to a much larger plan at the University that includes multiple data-driven discovery programs to improve health and medical care.
April 11, 2013 Doriane Miller, MD, has been appointed to serve a one-year term on the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Advisory Panel on Addressing Disparities. Miller is an associate professor of medicine at the University of Chicago and specializes in general internal medicine.
April 9, 2013 The Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence has named stem cell transplant specialist Michael Bishop, MD, as its second master clinician. The three-year appointment is designed to mentor faculty and student scholars in ways to improve crucial doctor-patient communication skills and clinical care — hallmarks of the Bucksbaum Institute.
April 10, 2013 University of Chicago Medical Center President Sharon O’Keefe was named one of Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Women in Healthcare in the magazine’s prestigious biennial awards. The successful completion of the $700 million Center for Care and Discovery, which opened in February 2013, and her transition from critical care nurse to the upper echelons of hospital administration were among the factors behind her selection, according to Modern Healthcare .
April 10, 2013 The Center for Interdisciplinary Inquiry & Innovation in Sexual & Reproductive Health (Ci3) at the University of Chicago has received a $500,000 grant from the John D. and Catherine T.
March 27, 2013 About 90 percent of children with two copies of a common genetic variation and who wheezed when they caught a cold early in life went on to develop asthma by age 6, according to a study published by the New England Journal of Medicine . These children, all from families with a history of asthma or allergies, were nearly four times as likely to develop the disease as those who lacked the genetic variation and did not wheeze.
March 25, 2013 Cancer specialists Janet D. Rowley, MD, and Olufunmilayo I.