Skin receptors convey sensation of texture through vibrations

September 30, 2013: New research shows that humans distinguish the difference between fine textures, such as silk or satin, through vibrations, which are picked up by two separate sets of nerve receptors in the skin and relayed to the brain.

Stephen Family donates $10 Million, Name to Comer Children's Hospital NICU

September 29, 2013: Stephen family donates $10 million, name to Comer Children's Hospital.

Death, Dying and the Doctor-Patient Relationship

September 27, 2013: Advances in modern medicine and biotechnology have changed the way people die. Unfortunately, families of dying patients are often critical of and report dissatisfaction with what they view as highly medicalized deaths.

Bucksbaum Institute Names New Cohort of Student Scholars
A genetic map for complex diseases

September 26, 2013: Although heavily studied, the specific genetic causes of "complex diseases," a category of disorders which includes autism, diabetes and heart disease, are largely unknown due to byzantine genetic and environmental interactions.

MacLean Center wins prestigious Cornerstone Award

September 24, 2013: The University of Chicago Medicine's MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics has been awarded the prestigious Cornerstone Award from the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities for "outstanding contributions from an institution that has helped shape the direction of the fields of bioethics and/or medical humanities."

Celiac research to highlight international symposium

September 23, 2013: Preliminary results from a multinational project to study the impact of early childhood nutrition on celiac disease will be among the highlights of this month's 15th International Celiac Disease Symposium, hosted by the University of Chicago Medicine Celiac Disease Center.

Ernst Lengyel named chair of obstetrics and gynecology

September 20, 2013: Ernst Lengyel, MD, PhD, has been named chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Chicago, effective September 1, 2013.

University of Chicago Medicine's Suskind joins Clinton's 'Too Small to Fail' initiative

September 20, 2013: Pediatric otolaryngologist and early language development expert will serve on an advisory council for Hillary Rodham Clinton's effort to improve well-being for young children

Royal Bank of Canada becomes title sponsor of Comer Children's Hospital 5K

September 20, 2013: Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has signed on as the title sponsor for the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital's premier fundraising event, lending its name and support to the hospital's 5K run through 2016.

NIH awards University of Chicago $1.5 million to study novel therapy for multiple sclerosis
Notice of data event from former third-party vendor

September 6, 2013: ICS Collection Service Inc. recently notified the University of Chicago Medical Center of a potential incident that may have affected the protected health information of up to 1,344 patient files.

Geoffrey Greene named chair of Ben May Department for Cancer Research

September 4, 2013: Geoffrey L. Greene, PhD, the Virginia and D.K. Ludwig Professor for Cancer Research at the University of Chicago, has been named chair of the Ben May Department for Cancer Research, effective Sept. 1, 2013.