Articles by Science Life Administrator

How turtles evolved their skulls

September 24, 2015

Turtles are famous for the their shells, but it was their skulls that led to the identification of the earliest known turtle - a 260 million-year-old, shell-less reptile known as Eunotosaurus africanus. Bhart-Anjan Bhullar, PhD, describes the discovery in a guest article for ScienceLife. [Read more]

Making A Difference Every Day Campaign Highlights UCM Nursing

August 20, 2015

Since the University of Chicago Medicine began the Making A Difference Every Day initiative in May, there have been dozens of employees recognized and honored for their exemplary service to our patients and to their colleagues. Check out the many UCM nurses who have been honored either in the regular Monday emails, or in the Making A Difference feature in At the Forefront or in Friday events. [Read more]

Collection Process for Blood Gas Lab Sample

August 20, 2015

In an effort to improve the reporting of critical blood gas values we have amended the Epic blood gas collection documentation to include a critical value call back number. The collection date and time, FIO2, draw site and temperature will remain required fields. Our hope is that this will allow us to report a critical value immediately and allow the patient care team to act on that value in a timely manner. [Read more]

‘Your Feedback is Needed’

August 20, 2015

“Your feedback is needed”. That simple statement sums up the importance of your opinions that our leaders are hoping to hear from employees through the 2015 Employee Engagement Survey, which runs from August 17th through September 7th. [Read more]

Rethinking RNA

August 18, 2015

It’s a new day for RNA. Michael Werner, sixth-year graduate student in Cell and Molecular Biology, describes the discovery of a new class of RNA molecule that could perhaps be considered the "dark matter" of the genome. [Read more]