The Forefront: UChicago Medicine’s news, science, health and wellness website

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Welcome to The Forefront, a new science, health and wellness news and information website for the University of Chicago Medicine, the Biological Sciences Division and the Pritzker School of Medicine. 

The site features the latest news, research and clinical advances using articles, videos and other multimedia content to spotlight UChicago Medicine scientists, clinicians, nurses and patients. 

From innovative treatments for cancer, cardiovascular disease, digestive diseases and neurological disorders to the far-reaching potential of basic science research using big data, genetics and the microbiome, The Forefront chronicles how UChicago Medicine is advancing science, medicine, health and wellness. 

“We have created The Forefront as a one-stop digital destination for patients, their families, and the medical and scientific communities to learn about UChicago Medicine’s groundbreaking research, discoveries and advances in clinical care,” said William “Skip” Hidlay, Vice President, Chief Communications and Marketing Officer, for UChicago Medicine. “We plan to update The Forefront each weekday with new stories, videos, infographics and other content about the latest science, health and wellness news from UChicago Medicine.” 

As part of this initiative, Science Life, UChicago Medicine’s former website about scientific research and discovery, has been folded into The Forefront as a dedicated channel featuring the latest advances in clinical and scientific research. The most recent articles from Science Life have been migrated to The Forefront, while older stories will remain archived at

The Forefront represents the first phase in a project to redesign and rebuild the main UChicago Medicine website. The Forefront’s navigation at the top of each page includes links to the main UChicago Medicine website (, the physician finder directory, and information about how to access specific treatments and services. The Forefront and will be merged into a single, integrated UChicago Medicine website in fall 2018.

To suggest story ideas or upcoming research to feature on The Forefront, please email the UChicago Medicine Communications team at