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UChicago Comprehensive Cancer Center
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Inspiring tomorrow's leaders in cancer research
An $11.4 million gift from anonymous donors will establish the Elwood V. Jensen Scholars Program in the...
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South Side Pediatric Asthma Center Receives $375K grant
The Cigna Foundation awarded a $375,000 Health and Well-Being grant to support the South Side...
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Promoting diversity in orthopaedic surgery
Although more than half of medical students today are women, they make up only 6.5 percent of orthopaedic...
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Help for adolescents living with sickle cell disease
An 18-year-old Black male in excruciating pain enters an emergency department on Chicago’s South Side....
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Checkmate to cancer
When Lev Becker was four years old, his mother taught him how to play chess, and he won—again and again. Becker...
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Gift supports research examining gut-brain connection
After giving birth to her daughter, Catharon “Cat” Miller began noticing changes in her ability to focus. “I’m...
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Gift propels research to advance understanding of pancreatic cancer
Pancreatic cancer touched Bonnie Rothman’s life twice. First, her maternal grandmother was stricken with...
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Helping children with asthma on Chicago’s South Side
Imagine a child struggling to breathe. The child is wheezing and coughing—making it difficult to participate...
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$8 million gift from AbbVie to help reduce healthcare disparities
The University of Chicago Medicine has received an $8 million donation from AbbVie, as part of the research-based...
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Family’s gift advances immunotherapy research
If you’ve spent any time in the Midwest, you may be familiar with the iconic orange and green signs of...
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