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May 19, 2015

Rush University will recognize nearly 800 graduating students at its 43rd commencement ceremony May 21. Rebecca Onie, JD, co-founder and chief executive officer of Health Leads, will deliver the commencement address.

May 03, 2015

To meet the growing demand of both consumers and the media for timely, relevant health information, Rush University Medical Center has launched a weekly health news channel, Inside Health. The debut issue was published on Tuesday, May 5.

May 01, 2015

For the seventh consecutive time, Rush University Medical Center has received an “A” for patient safety in a nationwide evaluation of hospitals by The Leapfrog Group, a national not-for-profit organization that promotes health care safety and quality improvement. The score represents Rush’s overall performance in keeping patients safe from preventable medical errors, injuries and infections.

April 27, 2015

Two grants totaling $4.5 million over four years from the John Templeton Foundation will better equip hospital chaplains to use research to guide, evaluate and advocate for the spiritual care they provide.

April 23, 2015

A new clinical trial is testing the feasibility and efficacy of a doctor in New York City remotely performing long-distance, tele-robotic ultrasound exams over the Internet on patients in Chicago. 

April 17, 2015

A newly developed assay may help researchers identify potential new drugs to protect kidney cells in order to prevent or treat chronic kidney disease, according to findings by Rush researchers published online April 9 in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

April 10, 2015

Rush University Medical Center has received the 2014 Outstanding Achievement Award from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. 

March 23, 2015

Having a strong sense that your life has meaning and direction may make you less likely to develop areas of brain damage caused by blockages in blood flow as you age. This research is reported in a new article in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke.

March 19, 2015

The American College of Cardiology elected Kim Williams, MD, as its president on March 16 at the conclusion of its Annual Scientific Sessions. Williams is chief and James B. Herrick Professor of cardiology at Rush.

March 16, 2015

A new diet, appropriately known by the acronym MIND, could significantly lower a person’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.