After nearly two decades of unsuccessful attempts, researchers from the University of Chicago Medicine and the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have created the first mouse model for acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
Every day, 800 women around the world die of preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. That's one every 90 seconds. And here in the U.S., the teen pregnancy rate exceeds that of every other industrialized nation. Statistics like these fuel the work of the University of Chicago Center for Interdisciplinary Inquiry and Innovation in Sexual and Reproductive Health (Ci3), a wide-ranging collaboration that's tackling systemic barriers to sexual and reproductive health through youth empowerment, research and novel interventions. "I was inspired to start Ci3 because I began to see that many of the problems I was most interested in related to sexual and reproductive health were beyond a single discipline," said Melissa Gilliam, MD, MPH, a pediatric and adolescent gynecologist who founded Ci3 in 2012.