Transforming Care

Dramatically improve treatment for people with serious illnesses, including digestive disease, diabetes, and heart and vascular disease, while setting new standards for patient care, training, and clinical research

Imagine that you could…
  • protect yourself from digestive disease by harnessing your microbiome—the organisms that live in and around you;
  • have “open-heart” surgery, but your chest remained closed; and
  • identify the child at risk for addiction and intervene early.
The future of medicine starts in the lab...

Our physicians and scientists find new ways to attack the diseases that touch so many of us, and are always working on creating the next innovation—the next cure. Your gifts can fund the initial research that leads to world-changing medical breakthroughs. We’ve already done it with diabetes, celiac disease, immunology, transplant, and more. 

The University of Chicago fosters a collaborative culture where scholars across disciplines regularly work together to solve the most complex problems in medicine. For example, the Duchossois Family Institute comprises a multidisciplinary team of scientists, physicians, data analysts, and entrepreneurship specialists who work together to promote wellness through groundbreaking science on the immune system, genetics, the microbiome, and their shared environments.

...and goes to the patient's bedside. 

Just across the street from our research labs is a state-of-the-art hospital—the Center for Care and Discovery. Every patient who walks through our doors receives compassionate care at the forefront of medicine. Our physicians quell ruthless cancers with reengineered human cells, and maneuver robots to perform surgeries that barely leave a mark. Plus, with our leading clinical trials program, our patients can access the latest, most-promising treatments.

You can ensure that UChicago is constantly redefining the future of medicine, and help us tackle the diseases that touch so many of us. Your gifts to advance medicine can be used to

  • support research in any of our leading clinical programs, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity, digestive disease, immunology and transplant, orthopaedics, and pediatrics;
  • leave a legacy through the many naming opportunities at the hospital;
  • support innovative programs for transforming and improving health care delivery;
  • create development opportunities for nurses to ensure the highest-caliber nursing workforce;
  • provide scholarships for a nursing-led research agenda to improve the quality and safety of care; and
  • acquire new technologies essential to complex care delivery.