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:

September 2014

CARA announces partnership with The University of Chicago Medicine
Endurance Sportswire – Sep 12, 2014

Health Officials Urge People To Take Basic Precautions To Prevent Spread Of Enterovirus
CBS Chicago – Sep 11, 2014
Allison Bartlett, MD, featured

Bacteria Boost Viral Vaccine Response
The Scientist – Sep 11, 2014
Patrick Wilson, PhD, comments

Is An Unusual Virus Spreading in the Midwest?
Scientific American – Sep 11, 2014
Rachel Wolfson, MD, featured

Drug combination delays worsening of disease in women with recurrent ovarian cancer
Health Canal – Sep 11, 2014
Gini Fleming, MD, co-authored the research

Silver Cross Offers Health Screenings in October
Chicago Tribune – Sep 11, 2014

Dr. Rory Childers, U. of C. heart disease expert who treated Brendan Behan, dies at 83
Chicago Sun-Times – Sep 10, 2014

Genomic Analysis Reveals that a High-Risk Leukemia Subtype Becomes More Common with Age
Reuters US News – Sep 10, 2014
Wendy Stock, MD, is a co-author of the research

I, Intern: Consults and Conversations
Medpage Today – Sep 10, 2014
Calvin Williams, MD, dermatology intern, featured

The Fight for a Trauma Center on the South Side
Gapers Block – Sep 10, 2014
Urban Health Initiative and Improving Diabetes Care and Outcomes on the South Side of Chicago programs featured

Renal Denervation Doesn’t Lower Ambulatory Blood Pressure (BP)
Renal And Urology News – Sep 10, 2014
Research by George Bakris, MD, featured

The Challenges Keep Changing: Meaningful Use Roundtable
Clinical Innovation + Technology – Sep 08, 2014
Sameer Badlani, MD, featured

Researcher Urges Wider Genetic Screening For Breast Cancer
NPR Blogs – Sep 08, 2014
Olufunmilayo Olopade, MD, FACP, comments

Rare respiratory virus found in 11 children in Chicago
Chicago Sun-Times – Sep 08, 2014
Comer Children’s Hospital first reported an increase in cases on Aug. 23

Serious Respiratory Illness Hits Hundreds of Kids
ABCNews.com – Sep 08, 2014
Rachel Wolfson, MD, comments (syndicated to hundreds of other outlets via AP)

What we know (and don’t know) about a rare virus infecting kids across the US
VOX – Sep 08, 2014
Comer Children’s Hospital cited

Rare respiratory virus becoming widespread in Chicago area
ABC7Chicago.com – Sep 07, 2014
Daniel Johnson, MD, featured

ESC: What Will Change Cardiology Practice?
Medpage Today – Sep 07, 2014
Sandeep Nathan, MD, comments

Disease that caused Rick Davis death rarely fatal
Evansville Courier & Press (AP) – Sep 07, 2014
David Rubin, MD, comments

Opinion of death by caregivers evolves
Chicago Tribune – Sep 05, 2014
Daniel Sulmasy, MD, PhD, comments

Illinois hospitals fined $16.3 million for unnecessary readmissions
Chicago Tribune – Sep 05, 2014
UChicago Medicine cited

Reliance Foundation, University of Chicago partner on innovative training technology for doctors
Phys.Org – Sep 05, 2014
Vinay Kumar, MD, Scott Stern, MD, featured

How brain focuses on relevant objects
Yahoo! India News – Sep 04, 2014
David Freedman, PhD, featured

BSD Office of Faculty Affairs
University of Chicago – Sep 12, 2014
The BSD Office of Faculty Affairs launched a new website this week

Volunteer ‘Eyes On The Skies’ Track Peregrine Falcon Recovery In California
Ecological Society of America – Sep 11, 2014
Tim Wootton, PhD, featured

Small but mighty: New minature pacemakers protect heart
WGN – Sep 11, 2014
Hemal Nayak, MD, featured

Clinical Trial Tests Tiny Experimental Pacemaker that does not require surgery
TBT News Service – Sep 10, 2014
Hemal Nayak, MD, featured

Overcoming Patient Engagement Barriers: Urban And Rural Success Stories
Health Affairs – Sep 10, 2014
Monica Peek, MD, MPH, and the Caresmarts program featured (3rd video down)

Single Evolutionary Road May Lead To Rome
RedOrbit – Sep 10, 2014
Research by Marcus Kronforst, PhD, featured

FDA panel: Randomized controlled trials should not be required for polypill approval
Healio – Sep 10, 2014
Stuart Rich, MD, comments

Respiratory Virus on the Rise
WTTW Chicago Tonight – Sep 10, 2014
Melanie Brown, MD, featured

Cancer treatment during pregnancy ‘a constant balancing act’
Helio – Sep 10, 2014
Blase Polite, MD, featured

Sickle Cell Anemia-the Silent Killer
UHI Office of Community Affairs – Sep 09, 2014
Radhika Peddinti, MD, joins Susan Peters, Manager of Community Relations, and others on WVON radio, 1690 AM on Sat., Sept. 13 from 3pm-4pm.

When Exercise becomes Excessive
Living Healthy Chicago – Sep 08, 2014
Holly Benjamin, MD, featured

Friedreich’s Ataxia: Learning to Ride Again
Living Healthy Chicago – Sep 08, 2014
Christopher Gomez, MD, featured

What’s New in Asthma Management?
US News & World Report – Sep 04, 2014
Kyle Hogarth, MD, comments

Renal Denervation for HTN: A ‘Work in Progress’
Medpage Today – Sep 04, 2014
George Bakris, MD, featured

10 patient handoff communications tools
Becker’s ASC Review – Sep 04, 2014
Includes pocket card for safe clinic handoffs created by UChicago Medicine

Cardinal George Not Slowing Down While Undergoing Experimental Treatment
CBS Chicago – Sep 03, 2014
Russell Szmulewitz, MD, comments

ESC: Will CvLPRIT Change Practice?
Medpage Today – Sep 03, 2014
Sandeep Nathan, MD, comments

Cutting Edge: a look at Tommy John surgery and search to save ligaments
SI.com – Sep 03, 2014
Research by Martin Leland, MD, cited

Long-acting birth control plan sparks controversy
CBS News – Sep 03, 2014
Melissa Gilliam, MD, MPH, featured (syndicated to several other outlets via AP)

Laughter Proves to be Best Medicine for Cancer Patient at the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center at Silver Cross Hospital
Chicago Tribune – Sep 03, 2014
Daniel Golden, MD, featured

Illinois Medicaid pushes long-acting birth control
STLtoday.com (AP) – Sep 03, 2014
Melissa Gilliam, MD, MPH, featured (syndicated to several other outlets via AP)

‘Glow Gold’ event shines light on pediatric cancer
The Columbus Telegram – Sep 03, 2014
The event was sponsored by an organization in support of Sammy Nahorny, the first pediatric patient treated in the Comer MIBG room

U of C. Medical Center Takes Down Every Single “Not a Bike Rack” Sticker
StreetsBlog Chicago – Sep 02, 2014

Shopping addiction linked to problem gambling
Yale Daily News – Sep 02, 2014
Jon Grant, PhD, comments

Social workers join the ER team
Chicago Tribune – Sep 01, 2014
Bradley Stolbach, PhD, comments

How about ice bucket for sickle cell? Column
USA Today – Sep 01, 2014
By Kunmi Sobowale, 4th year medical student

Microbiome: Unique bacterial cloud follows you everywhere
CBC News – Sep 05, 2014
Jack Gilbert, PhD, featured

Contraceptive Equity Summit Grapples With Family Planning Changes Under Obamacare
TBT News Service – Sep 03, 2014
Melissa Gilliam, MD, MPH, featured

2014 Who’s Who In Chicago Business
Crain’s Chicago Business – Sep 02, 2014
Dean Kenneth Polonsky, MD, listed

August 2014

State panel OKs U. of C. Medicine’s south suburban expansion plan
Chicago Tribune – Aug 27, 2014

University of Chicago to Add Hospital Beds After State Reverses Ruling
DNAinfo.com Chicago – Aug 28, 2014

U of C. gets OK to build medical facility in Orland Park
Chicago Sun-Times – Aug 27, 2014

Home is where the BACTERIA is: Microbes on our bodies ‘colonise’ rooms within hours – and they could be used to catch criminals
Mail On Sunday – Aug 29, 2014

OK, so we have germs. But they’re our unique germs
Seattlepi.com – Aug 29, 2014
Research by Dr. Jack Gilbert, PhD, featured

Microbiomes: You Live in Your Own Germ Cloud, Study Finds
NBCNEWS.com – Aug 28, 2014
Research by Dr. Jack Gilbert, PhD, featured

When You Move House, Your Microbial Aura Moves Too
Phenomena – National Geographic – Aug 28, 2014
Research by Dr. Jack Gilbert, PhD, featured

Moving home? Your microbes will make the trip too
New Scientist – Aug 28, 2014

Vickroy: A year after transplant, Homewood student breathing easy
The SouthtownStar – Aug 25, 2014
Edward Garrity, MD, and lung transplant patient Josie Nordman featured

Probiotics May Help Prevent Peanut Allergies, Animal Study Shows
Mashable – Aug 27, 2014
Features research by Cathryn Nagler, PhD

Deadly family of gut bacteria could eradicate food allergies, researchers reveal
Mail On Sunday – Aug 26, 2014
Cathryn Nagler, PhD, quoted

Probiotics may help prevent peanut allergies, animal study shows
CBS News – Aug 26, 2014
Cathryn Nagler, PhD, quoted

Researchers Identify Gut Bacteria That Protect Against Food Allergies
SciTech Daily – Aug 26, 2014
Features research by Cathryn Nagler, PhD

Gut bugs ‘help prevent allergies’
BBC News – Health – Aug 25, 2014
Cathryn Nagler, PhD, quoted

Scientists looking across human, fly and worm genomes find shared biology
CenterWatch – Aug 28, 2014
Jason Lieb, PhD, quoted

Can Good Gut Bacteria Protect Against Food Allergies?
Healthline – Aug 25, 2014
Features research by Cathryn Nagler, PhD

Gut Bacteria Could Provide Peanut Allergy Protection
The Huffington Post – Aug 26, 2014
Cathryn Nagler, PhD, quoted

Vickroy: Four-time liver recipient thriving
The SouthtownStar – Aug 27, 2014
Former Comer patient thriving after liver transplant

The Siren Call of E-Cigarettes
Thetodayonline.com – Aug 26, 2014
Daniel Fridberg, PhD, featured

Vegan Cardiologist
Chicago Tonight – WTTW – Aug 25, 2014
Lori Welstead, MS, RD, LDN, featured

On the Mend
Bethesda Magazine – Aug 25, 2014
David Rubin, MD, featured

Rare Cancer Inspires Rare Partnership
The Huffington Post – Blog – Aug 26, 2014
Chadi Nabhan, MD, mentioned

Cardinal George cancels plans to travel to Rome
Yahoo! News – Aug 27, 2014
Clinical trial at UChicago Medicine included

Cardinal George participating in clinical trial of anti-cancer drug
Catholic News Agency – Aug 25, 2014
UChicago Medicine clinical trial featured

Cardinal George Participating in Clinical Trial of Anti-Cancer Drug
National Catholic Register – Aug 25, 2014
UChicago Medicine clinical trial featured

Chicago- University of Chicago Medicine Awards Community Grants
Advance for Nurses – Aug 27, 2014
Community Benefits Grant Program featured

L-W Teams Success With Hour Of Power Charity Swim
Russell Publications Online – Aug 28, 2014
Fundraiser supports University of Chicago sarcoma research

HEALTHY COMMUNITIES
TBT News Service – Aug 29, 2014
UChicago Medicine patient story featured

State board approves pair of U of C Medicine projects
Crain’s Chicago Business – Aug 27, 2014

University of Chicago Medicine Participation in African Festival of the Arts
TBT News Service – Aug 27, 2014
UChicago Medicine program featured

Letter to the Editor: U of C Medicine committed to bringing care to more communities
Crain’s Chicago Business – Aug 25, 2014

Bacteria study offers hope in fight against food allergies
Toronto Star – Aug 25, 2014
Cathryn Nagler, PhD, featured

The Bacteria That May One Day Cure Food Allergies
Time – Aug 25, 2014
Cathryn Nagler, PhD, featured

A gut microbe that stops food allergies
Science/AAAS – Aug 25, 2014
Cathryn Nagler, PhD, featured

This Ant Species May Support a Controversial Theory on Evolution
Smithsonian – Aug 21, 2014
Jerry Coyne, PhD, comments

The Oncologist Defines Value of Care
American Journal of Managed Care – Aug 21, 2014
Daniel Sulmasy, MD, PhD, featured

Cancer Care in the United States: The Path Ahead
American Journal of Managed Care – Aug 20, 2014
Daniel Sulmasy, MD, PhD, comments

A Day in the Life: A Look at the Medical School Clerkship Year – Part II
Student Doctor Network – Aug 20, 2014
By Alex Cole, fourth year student at the Pritzker School of Medicine

Chicago sleeps a few minutes longer each night than New York: data
RedEye Chicago – Aug 20, 2014
Amy Guralnick, MD, quoted

Three UChicago students receive HHMI International Student Research Fellowships
UChicago News – Aug 19, 2014
Graduate students Di Liu, Boxuan Zhao and Monika Scholz awarded International Student Research Fellowships

A Day in the Life: A Look at the Medical School Clerkship Year – Part I
Student Doctor Network – Aug 18, 2014
By Alex Cole, fourth year student at the Pritzker School of Medicine

Silver Cross Offers Health Screenings in September
Chicago Tribune – Aug 18, 2014
University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center at Silver Cross featured

Cancer-Free in Under a Month
Chicago Tribune – Aug 18, 2014
Lawrence Schilder, DO, featured

Bone Suppression Software Used to Optimize Diagnostic Capability of X-Ray Systems
MedImaging.net – Aug 18, 2014
Heber MacMahon, MB, BCh, comments

Standing in the gap: Parents in violent communities stress about keeping kids safe
Chicago Public Radio – Aug 17, 2014
Brad Stolbach, PhD, featured

Charges for Blood Tests Vary Across California Hospitals
Health Canal – Aug 15, 2014
Research by med student Julia Brownell Nath featured

Finding a community in a city neighborhood
Chicago Sun-Times – Aug 15, 2014
By Joe Archer, UChicago undergrad, on the Summer Service Partnership

New nanotech invention improves effectiveness of the ‘penicillin of cancer’
Medical Design Technology – Aug 15, 2014
Research by Lara Leoni, PhD, and Argonne National Laboratory featured

Value Analysis at UCM
The Journal of Healthcare Contracting – Aug 15, 2014
By Eric Tritch, Director, Strategic Sourcing – Supply Chain

South Side development was on a roll — until recession
Chicago Tribune – Aug 15, 2014
Discusses development in Hyde Park, including the Center for Care and Discovery

How Worried Should We Be?
TBT News Service – Aug 21, 2014
Emily Landon, MD, featured

FAST MRI: A 3-minute MRI for Breast Cancer Screening
Medscape Multispecialty – Aug 21, 2014
Gillian Newstead, MD, mentioned

MDR-TB: Bedaquiline Has Better Cure Rate, but More Deaths
Medscape Multispecialty – Aug 21, 2014
Jessica Ridgway, MD, comments

Experts: More Mental Health Treatment for Diabetics
TBT News Service – Aug 20, 2014
Louis Philipson, MD, PhD, Tina Drossos, PhD, featured

How Reddit created the world’s largest dialogue between scientists and the general public
Simon Owens – Aug 19, 2014
Peggy Mason, PhD, comments

Robin Williams’ wife: He had Parkinson’s disease
The Washington Post – Aug 14, 2014
Christopher Gomez, MD, PhD, comments (syndicated to dozens of other outlets via AP)

Early Antibiotics Change Gut Microbes, Fuel Obesity
Phenomena – National Geographic – Aug 14, 2014
Jack Gilbert, PhD, comments

Maternal singing calms preemies and their mothers: study
Reuters US News – Aug 14, 2014
Larry Gray, MD, comments (syndicated to dozens of other outlets via Reuters)

White Sox announce upcoming series activities
MLB.com – Aug 14, 2014
The White Sox game vs Toronto on Sunday, Aug. 17 is Family Sunday, sponsored by Comer Children’s Hospital

Competition for ecological niches limits evolution of new species
The Guardian – Aug 14, 2014
Trevor Price, PhD, featured

New Frontiers of Fecal Microbiota Transplantation
Health Canal – Aug 14, 2014
Stacy Kahn, MD, David Rubin, MD, comment

What’s an Oncologist’s Role In Containing Health Costs?
Clinical Oncology – Aug 13, 2014
Daniel Sulmasy, MD, PhD, comments

Local organization seeks to boost breast cancer awareness, raise $1 million for U. of C. researcher
Hyde Park Herald – Aug 13, 2014
Group to raise funds for Olufunmilayo Olopade, MD, FACP

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