University of Illinois College of Medicine
University of Illinois College of Medicine Established September 26, 1882 Type Public University University of Illinois at Chicago Dean Joseph A. Flaherty Location Chicago, Illinois USA Campus Urban Website www.medicine.uic.edu
The Chicago campus of the College of Medicine is the administrative home for the dean and all other college-wide officers, as well as serving as the Chicago program site. Located on the Near West Side in one of the world’s largest medical center districts, it is part of the UIC health science campus that includes the colleges of Applied Health Sciences, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, and the School of Public Health.
The College of Medicine has a total faculty in all sites of approximately 4,000,[when?] counting regular faculty and affiliates. The surrounding health science center,[clarification needed] of which University of Illinois College of Medicine is a part, also comprises the University of Illinois Medical Center, the College of Nursing, the College of Pharmacy, the College of Dentistry, and the College of Public Health and Applied Health Sciences. The College of Medicine's Chicago campus sits on a plot of land once occupied by West Side Park, the former home of the Chicago Cubs.
The College of Medicine, originally an independent institution, opened on September 26, 1882 as the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Chicago (P&S) with 100 students and a faculty of 30. Five years later, the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois approved a contract of affiliation whereby the university would lease P&S as its Department of Medicine. The arrangement continued until 1912 when there was a nine-month hiatus in the affiliation due to a lack of legislative support. It was only after the faculty and alumni of P&S bought up all shares of the school's stock and presented them to the Board of Trustees as a gift that the school officially became the College of Medicine of the University of Illinois in March 1913.
In addition to a traditional medical program, the college of medicine offers two physician-scientist training programs; the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) in Chicago, an NIH-funded program that offers full tuition benefits and a stipend to the awarded students and the Medical Scholars Program (MSP) in Urbana-Champaign.
- Charles Hirsch (MD 1958) — New York City Chief Medical Examiner
- Olga Jonasson (MD 1958) — chief of surgery, Cook County Hospital (1977); first woman to chair an academic department of surgery (Ohio State University, 1987)
- Terry Mason (MD 1978) — physician and Director, Chicago Board of Health
- Julius B. Richmond (MD 1939) — physician; founder of the Head Start Program; former U.S. Surgeon General
- Steve Hanauer World Leading Authority on IBD disease, Chairman of GI at University of Chicago
- Ananda Chakrabarty, Professor, 1979–present (Chicago) — Development and patent of a genetically engineered Pseudomonas bacteria
- Paul Lauterbur, Professor, 1985–1990 (Chicago), 1985–2007 (Urbana-Champaign) — Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2003 for development of MRI
- ^ http://www.medicine.uic.edu/about/history/
- ^ http://uillinoismedcenter.org/content.cfm/history/
- ^ Charles Hirsch MD receives Distinguished Alumnus Award at 2003 Commencement, University of Illinois College of Medicine. Accessed September 16, 2008.
- ^ "Olga Jonasson". Changing the Face of Medicine. Bethesda, Maryland: United States National Library of Medicine. 2004-03-14. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/changingthefaceofmedicine/physicians/biography_174.html. Retrieved 2010-07-07.
- The University of Illinois College of Medicine — official website
- Composite images of the graduating classes - digital images from the UIC Library collections
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