Investigator Uses ITM Clinical Research Center (CRC) to Shine Light on Kidney Disease

More than one in 10 American adults have chronic kidney disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), leaving about 20 million people unable to adequately filter their blood. As kidney disease advances, that buildup of waste products in the blood leads to other health problems, like anemia and heart disease. But …

ITM Investigator Secures $3 Million in NIH Funding to Improve Maternal and Child Health

The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) recently awarded a University of Chicago Institute for Translational Medicine (ITM) investigator $3 million over the next five years to propel her research in improving the health of pregnant African American women living in low-income urban environments and the health of their children. Kate Keenan, …

Thirty Million Words Research Tops the Charts with Book Release

  A new book by a University of Chicago Institute for Translational Medicine (ITM) investigator that shares her research into how children learn language was the No. 1 best-seller for parenting and family reference on Amazon on Oct. 18, just over a month after its release. Dana Suskind, MD, University of Chicago Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics …

University of Chicago Researchers and Leaders of Community Organizations “Speed Date” to Address Adult Diabetes and Childhood Obesity

Twenty-three representatives from 14 nonprofits on the front lines of South Side health issues met with more than a dozen potential University of Chicago Medicine collaborators on campus Oct.10 to bring together key players fighting adult diabetes and childhood obesity for the next round of University of Chicago Medicine (UCM) Community Benefit Grant applications. “The …

UChicago Crime Lab Reduces Youth Violence And Secures Millions Of Dollars In Funding

  The University of Chicago Crime Lab has been busy since receiving its ITM Pilot Award in 2012, evaluating strategies to reduce youth violence in Chicago and receiving a combined $7 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. That work is addressing a huge problem. …

ECHO-Chicago Expands Its Geographic Reach And Training Offerings

  Patients who receive care at community health centers often have limited access to subspecialists, research shows, and ITM Pilot awardee ECHO-Chicago is changing that by expanding what started as medical training for six federally qualified health centers on Chicago’s South Side to working with 22 different organizations across Chicagoland. “We’re translating the changes in …

Investigator Working To Cure Autoimmune Diseases And End Organ Transplant Rejection

  Between 14 and 22 million people in the United States suffer from autoimmune diseases, such as type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and rheumatoid arthritis, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), with the medical cost of treating type 1 diabetes and multiple sclerosis alone topping more than $7 billion each year. But with …