Sam Messina playing hockey for Alabama
Complex surgery gets college athlete back in play after rare brain condition threatens his life

At 20, Sam Messina was thriving. The University of Alabama junior was gearing up for his third season of college hockey and in the best shape of his life – until a single sneeze changed everything.

The Duchossois Family
Researching a new science of wellness

This is the first in a series of four videos about the Duchossois family's $100 million gift to the University of Chicago Medicine to create The Duchossois Family Insititute: Harnessing the Microbiome and Immunity for Human Health. This video provides an overview of how the Institute holds the promise of creating a new science of wellness. Other videos in the series explain how the new Institute will advance scientific understanding of the microbiome and the immune system; how scientific discoveries will lead to new commercial products to advance human health and wellness; and the Duchossois family's legacy of philanthropic giving to advance health care. 

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