LabBook October 25, 2013

Earlier this month, University of Chicago Medical Center President Sharon O'Keefe wrote a personalized message on a rose that will go on the Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network float in the 2014 Rose Parade in Pasadena. She was joined by Kevin Cmunt, President and CEO of Gift of Hope, and Melissa Roberts, Executive Director of the University of Chicago Transplant Center.

Earlier this month, University of Chicago Medical Center President Sharon O’Keefe wrote a personalized message on a rose that will go on the Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network float in the 2014 Rose Parade in Pasadena. She was joined by Kevin Cmunt, President and CEO of Gift of Hope, and Melissa Roberts, Executive Director of the University of Chicago Transplant Center.

Welcome to LabBook, our weekly roundup of University of Chicago Medicine & Biological Sciences research news from around campus and the internet. Each Friday, LabBook will recap the week on the blog, with links to news stories about our faculty and their research.

This week on the blog:

From our partner blog UChicago Cancer Conversations:

  • Everett Vokes, MD, the John E. Ultmann Professor of Medicine and Radiation Oncology, Physician-in-Chief, and Chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of Chicago Medicine, has been named one of 12 Giants of Cancer Care for 2013.

Research in the News:

  • UChicago transplant specialists Edward Garrity, MD, and Wickii Vigneswaran, MD, spoke to MedPage Today about new technology that can preserve donor lungs outside of the body longer before transplantation, which could increase the supply of organs for patients on the wait list.
  • The UChicago School of Social Service Administration ran a feature about why HIV/AIDS rates remain stubbornly high in some populations, and what some of their researchers are doing to help.
  • Finally, Daniel Le Grange, PhD, director of the UChicago Eating Disorders Program, spoke to the Wall Street Journal about the dilemma created when pressure for overweight kids to lose weight turns into eating disorders.
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Matt Wood is a senior science writer at the University of Chicago Medicine and nonfiction editor for Another Chicago Magazine.

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