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News Releases

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February 20, 2017

On Feb. 21, Rush joined the city of Chicago, the Illinois Secretary of State, the Gift of Hope Organ and Tissue Donor Network, and other area organ transplant centers at the first Chicago Organ Summit at the Chicago Cultural Center in downtown Chicago.

February 7, 2017

The Parkinson's Foundation today announced the addition of Rush University Medical Center to its global network of institutions the foundation has designated as Centers of Excellence. The newest designation builds upon Rush’s longstanding history and recognition as a Parkinson's Foundation Research Center.

February 6, 2017

Breast cancer detection increases significantly when radiologists recall 12 to 14 percent of mammogram patients for additional imaging, far more often than current guidelines recommend, according to a study by a radiologist at Rush.

January 24, 2017

Results from an ongoing treatment for spinal cord injury research study were announced on Jan. 24 in a conference held by Asterias, the biotechnology company that manufactures AST-OPC1.

January 23, 2017

Orthopedic experts at Rush University Medical Center are the first in the Midwest to offer a new treatment using the first synthetic cartilage device approved by the FDA for patients suffering from painful arthritis at the base of the big toe.

January 20, 2017

Rush University Medical Center’s solid organ transplant program has better-than-expected rates of one-year adult patient survival after liver and kidney transplantation, according to the most recent transplantation report released by the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR).

January 19, 2017

Comparing publicly available community health data revealed that the incidence of children born in Chicago weighing fewer than 2500 grams is strongly associated with residing in a segregated neighborhood.  But  in Toronto — a city about the same size as Chicago — rates of low birth weight babies in neighborhoods did not vary significantly across communities. Study authors can infer that it is not race that determines birth outcomes, but rather the lived experience of minority status in a discriminatory society and the legacy of concentrated disadvantage that result in unequal birth outcomes.  

January 19, 2017

Dr. Alfonso Torquati, an internationally renowned expert in metabolic and weight loss surgery, is the new chairperson of the Department of General Surgery at Rush University Medical Center. Torquati assumed his new role Jan. 1.

January 10, 2017

Twenty-three physicians from Rush University Medical Center were named "top cancer doctors" in the January 2017 issue of Chicago magazine. 

January 10, 2017

Rush University College of Nursing is ranked seventh among the 144 nursing schools listed in U.S. News & World Report's 2017 Best Online Nursing Programs list, improving four spots from the college’s 2016 online ranking.