Zdenek Hruban, MD, PhD, 1921- 2011

Zdenek Hruban, MD, PhD, professor emeritus of pathology at the University of Chicago and a pioneer in early electron microscopy, died at at the University of Chicago's Bernard Mitchell Hospital on September 18 after a long illness.

James E. Bowman, MD, 1923-2011

September 29, 2011: James E. Bowman, MD, professor emeritus in the departments of Pathology and Medicine at the University of Chicago, died at the University of Chicago Medical Center on Sept. 28 at the age of 88, after a long battle with cancer.

Bucksbaum Foundation pledges $42 million to bolster patient-doctor communication

September 22, 2011: The Matthew and Carolyn Bucksbaum Family Foundation is giving $42 million to the University of Chicago to create the Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence, a unique initiative that will focus on how to improve doctor-patient interaction.

The Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence: Frequently Asked Questions
View a Webcast: Strengthening the Doctor-Patient Relationship to Enhance Patient Outcomes

September 22, 2011: View the webcast, "Strengthening the Doctor-Patient Relationship to Enhance Patient Outcomes," from the Bucksbaum Institute for Excellence at the University of Chicago.

Biochemist Tao Pan Receives NIH Director's Pioneer Award

September 20, 2011: University of Chicago scientist Tao Pan, PhD, will be awarded $2.5 million by the National Institutes of Health to fund his research into the functional genomics of RNA and epigenetics.

Food and drugs: Administer together

A regulatory bias against taking oral anti-cancer medications with food places many patients at increased risk for an overdose and forces them to "flush costly medicines down the toilet," argues Mark Ratain, MD, an authority on cancer-drug dosing.

New model for treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder created

September 16, 2011: A new model of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) that mirrors both symptoms of the disease and the timing of its treatment in humans has been created by University of Chicago researchers, according to a new study.