Tag: Education & Training

Fostering compassionate patient care

Blaine Lesnik, PsyD, former president of the Illinois Psychological Association, celebrated the seventh anniversary of her double lung transplant by making a gift supporting a research project designed to improve

Promoting diversity in orthopaedic surgery

Although more than half of medical students today are women, they make up only 6.5 percent of orthopaedic surgeons, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. These numbers continue

A lifelong love for research

Gene Albrecht, PhD’76, embraces the principles he learned as a graduate student at the University of Chicago  “As a student at the University of Chicago, I gained a love for research, and

Two disciplines, one goal

“Don’t you work at the hospital?” Elliott Sigal asked the young woman in front of him in the cafeteria line. He had seen Ruth Leff at work and around the

Training future leaders in young adult cancer care

In 2008, UChicago Medicine physician-scientists Wendy Stock, MD, and the late James Nachman, MD, made a discovery that dramatically altered the way doctors treat adolescents and young adults with cancer. Ten

Smoothing the way for the next generation

Seeking to help generations of medical students fulfill their potential, Anne Hong, MD, and her husband, Paul Poy, recently established an endowed scholarship and annual lectureship at the University of

Beverly and Jason Kravitt at the Great Wall of China.

The power of words

In 1982, in a suburban Chicago delivery room, Beverly and Jason Kravitt received devastating news. In rushed, unfeeling words, hospital staff told them that their infant son, Cameron, did not have a heartbeat. After giving birth to her stillborn son, Beverly was only allowed to hold him for a few minutes before he was whisked away.

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