In the News

Articles from top-tier, mainstream, popular or suburban media outlets featuring University of Chicago Medicine and Biological Sciences physicians and researchers in the past month:

The Prosthesis That Feels
Chicago Magazine – Dec 18, 2014
Sliman Bensmaia, PhD, featured as part of Chicago Magazine’s Medical Wonders series

Stem cell transplant can be outpatient treatment for some
WGN -TV – Dec 17, 2014
Michael Bishop, MD, featured

Docs may be too conservative about sex after heart attack
Reuters Health & Fitness News – Dec 17, 2014
Stacy Lindau, MD, featured (story syndicated to several other outlets)

Life would go on if all bacteria disappeared (but it would totally suck)
The Washington Post – Dec 17, 2014
Jack Gilbert, PhD, featured

University’s sponsored research funding advances groundbreaking innovation, scholarship
UChicago News – Dec 16, 2014
Several faculty receiving NIH, NSF and other grants listed

Doctors Aren’t Discussing Sex With Heart Attack Survivors
HealthDay – Dec 15, 2014
Stacy Lindau, MD, featured (story syndicated to several other outlets)

Why Some Scientific Collaborations Are More Beneficial Than Others
National Public Radio – Dec 15, 2014
Stefano Allesina, PhD, featured

The Odd Math of Medical Tests: One Scan, Two Prices, Both High
New York Times – Dec 15, 2014
R. Parker Ward, MD, comments

Debate Over Legalizing Physician-Assisted Death for the Terminally Ill Four experts in ethics and palliative care argue the pros and cons of Death With Dignity laws.
The Asco Post – Dec 14, 2014
Daniel Sulmasy, MD, PhD, featured

Is Safe Sex Possible After a Heart Attack?
Healthline – Dec 14, 2014
Stacy Lindau, MD, featured

Dr. Nanda On Pembrolizumab Potential for TNBC
OncLive – Dec 12, 2014
Rita Nanda, MD, featured

Repairing the world, one kidney at a time
Chicago Tribune – Dec 12, 2014
J. Richard Thistlethwaite, MD, PhD, featured

Activists Applaud U Of C Decision To Expand Pediatric Trauma Services
Progress Illinois – Dec 10, 2014

In victory for advocates, U. of C. trauma center to raise age limit
Hyde Park Herald – Dec 09, 2014

UCMC to increase age limit of pediatic trauma care program
The Chicago Maroon – Dec 09, 2014


Mom Fights to Raise Funds for Baby’s Life-Saving Surgeries
NBC Chicago – Dec 11, 2014
Michael Schreiber, MD, comments

Targeted Breast Ca Drug Falls Short
Medpage Today – Dec 11, 2014
Olufunmilayo Olopade, MD, comments

PD-1 Blocker Gets Few, but Durable, Breast Cancer Responses
Medpage Today – Dec 11, 2014
Rita Nanda, MD, featured

Does Snoring Leave Tots More Vulnerable To Childhood Obesity?
NPR Blogs – Dec 11, 2014
Rakesh Battacharjee, MD, comments

Improved Quality Narrows Racial Inequality in Hospital Care
Medscape – Dec 11, 2014
Marshall Chin, MD, MPH, featured

What’s Intriguing And Concerning About Early Results For Keytruda In Breast Cancer
Forbes.com – Dec 11, 2014
Rita Nanda, MD, comments

Immunotherapy Shows Early Promise for Triple-negative Breast Cancer Patients
American Association for Cancer Research – Dec 11, 2014
Rita Nanda, MD, featured

Leaders in Medical Education: Dr. Holly Humphrey, Dean for Medical Education at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
The Osmosis Blog – Dec 10, 2014
Holly Humphrey, MD, featured

Lest We See This as an End to Racism in Medicine
The Atlantic – Dec 10, 2014
Marshall Chin, MD, MPH, featured

Pembrolizumab Elicits Antitumor Responses in TNBC
OncLive – Dec 10, 2014
Rita Nanda, MD, comments

Checkpoint Inhibitor Previews in Breast Cancer to Mixed Reviews
Medscape – Dec 10, 2014
Rita Nanda, MD, featured

Progress Still Needed on ‘Race Gap’ in Older Americans’ Health
US News & World Report – Dec 10, 2014
Marshall Chin, MD, MPH, comments

SABCS 2014: Pembrolizumab Holds Promise in Breast Cancer, Early Studies Suggest
The Asco Post – Dec 10, 2014
Rita Nanda, MD, featured

Merck’s Keytruda Might Treat Virulent Breast Cancer
Investors.com – Dec 10, 2014
Rita Nanda, MD, comments

Queuine Availability Impacts Genome Protein Encoding
Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News – Dec 10, 2014
Allan Drummond, PhD, featured

The shocking cost of wasted prescription pills
Marketplace – Dec 10, 2014
Rena Conti, PhD, comments

Health Matters With Dr. Sanjay Gupta Hepatitis C Treatment Breakthroughs
EverydayHealth.com – Dec 10, 2014
Andrew Aronsohn, MD, comments

Illinois Hospital Association elects new board
Becker’s Hospital Review – Dec 09, 2014
President Sharon O’Keefe named as a trustee at-large

U. of C. aims to expand treatment at children’s trauma center
Chicago Tribune – Dec 09, 2014
President Sharon O’Keefe, and Stephen Weber, MD, comment

U of C Medicine wants to raise age limit at pediatric trauma center
Chicago Sun-Times – Dec 09, 2014

UCMC to increase age limit of pediatic trauma care program
The Chicago Maroon – Dec 08, 2014

NHL hit by mumps outbreak; Blackhawks untouched thus far
Chicago Tribune – Dec 08, 2014
Emily Landon, MD, comments

Lockport teen fights complicated heart condition while striving for Eagle Scout
MySuburbanLife.com – Dec 08, 2014
Brojendra Agarwala, MD, quoted

Huntington Willard named president and director of Marine Biological Laboratory
UChicago News – Dec 08, 2014

Treat Young Adults With ALL as Children for Better Outcomes
Medscape – Dec 08, 2014
Wendy Stock, MD, featured

Pediatric Regimens Better for Adults in Leukemia
Medpage Today – Dec 07, 2014
Wendy Stock, MD, featured

ASH 2014: Pediatric Leukemia Treatment Regimens Lead to Improved Outcomes in Adolescents, Young Adults
The Asco Post – Dec 07, 2014
Research by Wendy Stock, MD, featured

Public Restrooms No Germier Than Your Home, Study Finds
HealthDay – Dec 05, 2014
Graduate student Sean Gibbons featured

Friday Feedback: Duty Hours on Trial
Medpage Today – Dec 05, 2014
Vineet Arora, MD, comments

Dr. Oz Shares His Stance On E-Cigarettes
The Dr. Oz Show – Dec 05, 2014
Andrea King, PhD, featured

Two health providers team up to lower costs
Crain’s Chicago Business – Dec 05, 2014
Douglas Dirschl, MD, comments

10 Bedtime Rituals for Better Sleep
Men’s Journal Magazine – Dec 04, 2014
Lisa Medalie, PsyD, comments

Get Your Full Course with Dr. David Rubin and Food Network star Sunny Anderson
Food Network – Dec 03, 2014
Promotional segment appeared on more than a dozen cable networks.

Experienced nurse travels the globe to train others
The Times of Northwest Indiana – Dec 05, 2014
UCAN flight nurse Scott DeBoer featured

Go Ahead, Use the Restroom
New York Times – Dec 04, 2014
Graduate student Sean Gibbons comments

Flu vaccine may not be effective for this year’s strains, CDC says
ABC7Chicago.com – Dec 03, 2014
Allison Bartlett, MD, featured

Autism research: 4 things we learned in 2014
Fox News – Dec 03, 2014
Research by Andrey Rzhetsky, PhD, cited

Public Bathroom Bacteria: Not as Gross as You’d Think
Smithsonian – Dec 03, 2014
Jack Gilbert, PhD, featured

Colon Neoplasia More Common in UC-PSC Than Crohn’s-PSC
Medscape – Dec 03, 2014
David Rubin, MD, comments

Alabama Accountability Act, Cancer Specialists Call for Medicaid Expansion and Orion
Alabama Public Radio – Dec 03, 2014
Blase Polite, MD, comments

UChicago to Model How Health Info Flows Through Community
Health Data Management – Dec 03, 2014
The CommunityRx project led by Stacy Lindau, MD, featured

Crain’s Chicago 40 Under 40
Crain’s Chicago Business – Dec 03, 2014
Jack Gilbert, PhD, chosen for the annual list

Learning Not to Move Forward
JAMA – Dec 03, 2014
By Sameer Vohra, MD, JD

No, you’re not sleeping enough, and it’s a problem: 15 scary facts in new NatGeo doc
The Washington Post – Dec 02, 2014
David Gozal, MD, featured

University of Chicago receives gluten-free accreditation
Gluten Intolerance Group – Dec 02, 2014
Becomes the only academic institution in U.S. to have hospital and campus facilities certified

Dense breast tissue makes cancer hard to detect
My Fox Chicago – Dec 02, 2014
Kirti Kulkarni, MD, comments

US designates 35 hospitals as Ebola centers
USA Today – Dec 02, 2014
UChicago Medicine one of 4 Chicago-area hospitals in the network

Donald Steiner, leader in insulin research, dies at 84
The Chicago Maroon – Dec 02, 2014

University of Chicago targets vast cancer data, will ‘democratize’ research
Chicago Tribune – Dec 01, 2014
Robert Grossman, PhD, John Cunningham, MD, featured

Differences between the common cold, the flu and RSV
Fox Chicago – Dec 01, 2014
Allison Bartlett, MD, featured

Preventable deaths
Illinois Issues – Dec 01, 2014
Jill Glick, MD, featured

Epic Change?
Radiology Today Magazine – Dec 01, 2014
Paul Chang, MD, comments

Braidwood woman educating others about heart pump
The Herald-News – Nov 29, 2014
Nir Uriel, MD, featured

5 ways to protect yourself from the flu
Global News – Nov 29, 2014
Louise Giles, MD, comments

First U.S. liver transplant patient celebrates 25th anniversary
CBS News – Nov 28, 2014
University of Chicago Medicine team featured, quoted throughout

Recipient of first U.S. liver transplant marks 25th anniversary
NY Daily News – Nov 27, 2014
University of Chicago Medicine team quoted and featured throughout widely syndicated Associated Press article

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Associated With Impaired Exercise Capacity
Red Orbit – Nov 27, 2014
Rakesh Bhattacharjee, MD, quoted

What I’m Thankful For: Family, Friends, My Big TV and Football
NBC Nightly News – Nov 27, 2014
Robin Betts, RN, and Hereshdee Wilson, BSN, RN, interviewed

On boy’s last day of chemo, gratitude and trepidation
The Chicago Tribune – Nov 27, 2014
Charles Rubin, MD, Holley Doud, RN, and Kelly Kramer, RN, MSN, CPON, CPNP, quoted

Improving Cancer Outcomes for Patients of All Races and Ethnicities
American Association for Cancer Research – Nov 26, 2014
Olufunmilayo Olopade, MD, featured

Just Don’t Call It a Lab: Walter White Would Not Be Welcome
The New York Times – Nov 26, 2014
Joy Bergelson, PhD, quoted

Groundbreaking liver transplant recipient marks 25th anniversary of procedure
The Washington Post – Nov 26, 2014
University of Chicago Medicine team featured and quoted extensively

Jurassic World movie trailer: Scientifically, it’s a turkey.
The Christian Science Monitor – Nov 26, 2014
Michael LaBarbera, PhD, quoted

Why mine data when you can smash it?
iSGTW – International Science Grid This Week – Nov 26, 2014
Ishanu Chattopadhyay, PhD, quoted

How bacteria in your gut could be making you fat, allergic, or anxious
VOX – Nov 26, 2014
Research cited by Cathryn Nagler, PhD

Extra Credit Creationism?
Inside Higher Ed – Nov 26, 2014
Jerry Coyne, PhD, comments

Mouse study identifies malfunctioning neural circuit at the root of motor impairments seen in autism
Medical News Today – Nov 26, 2014
Christian Hansel, PhD, quoted

Becker’s Hospital Review Names 130 Nonprofit Hospital and Health System CEOs to Know
Money – Nov 26, 2014
President Sharon O’Keefe included

Eight decades later, trying to unravel mystery enveloping Westport letter
Westport News – Nov 25, 2014
Ashley Heher, Assistant Director of the News Office, featured

TV review: ‘Sleepless’ documentary is a real eye-opener
SFGate – Nov 25, 2014
Eve Van Cauter, PhD, comments

Rory Childers
British Medical Journal – Nov 25, 2014
Obituary for Rory W. Childers, MD, 1931-2014

Autism, Purkinje Cells, and the Cerebellum Are Intertwined
Psychology Today Blog – Nov 25, 2014
Research by Christian Hansel, PhD, featured

Oncologists Can Control Healthcare Cost and Put Patients First
Medscape – Nov 24, 2014
Daniel Sulmasy, MD, PhD, featured

Universal State Newborn Screening Programs Can Reduce Health Disparities
JAMA Pediatrics – Nov 24, 2014
By Lainie Ross, MD, PhD

What Microbes Lurked In The Last Public Restroom You Used?
NPR Blogs – Nov 23, 2014
Jack Gilbert, PhD, featured

Donald F. Steiner 1930-2014
Chicago Tribune – Nov 21, 2014

University of Chicago’s Dr. Donald F. Steiner, pioneer in diabetes research, dies
Chicago Sun-Times – Nov 21, 2014

New drug may help with heart failure
WGN -TV – Nov 21, 2014
Nir Uriel, MD, featured

Dr. Donald F. Steiner, Diabetes Researcher, Dies at 84
New York Times – Nov 21, 2014

University of Chicago Medicine to join Cigna-HealthSpring Medicare Advantage network
Becker’s Hospital Review – Nov 21, 2014
Brenda Battle, RN, BSN, MBA, Vice President for Care Delivery Innovation, comments

GI physician to know: Dr. David Rubin of University of Chicago Medicine
Becker’s ASC Review – Nov 17, 2014
David T. Rubin, MD, included

Dr. Conti Replies
The Asco Post – Nov 15, 2014
Rena Conti, PhD, featured

RPT-New data fuels doctors’ demands to rewrite U.S. heart guidelines
Reuters US News – Nov 21, 2014
Matthew Sorrentino, MD, comments (syndicated to several other outlets via Reuters)

The driving force of diabetes; it’s a concern whether you’re thin or obese
Rolling Out – Nov 21, 2014
Monica Peek, MD, MPH, featured

Debate: Should Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?
National Public Radio – Nov 20, 2014
Daniel Sulmasy, MD, PhD, featured

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