A local family announced a $100 million gift Wednesday to establish The Duchossois Family Institute at the University of Chicago Medicine. The institute will harness the power of the ways the microbiome, human immune system, and genetics interact to maintain health. ITM investigators Samuel Volchenboum, MD, PhD; Marcus Clark, MD; and others took the press …

Tandean Rustandy, MBA’07, recently donated $20 million to UChicago, which will establish the newly named Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation. The Rustandy Center, housed at UChicago’s Booth School of Business, will support social innovation and entrepreneurship at the university. Formerly known as Chicago Booth’s Social Enterprise Initiative, this center has funded the work of ITM …

UChicago Medicine and Google are joining forces to analyze patient records in order to predict medical events. Together, they will take the information found in electronic health records, look for patterns, and use those patterns to identify at-risk patients and forecast their health. “There’s so much health care data, especially with electronic health records being adopted …

The Society for Biomaterials recently honored ITM investigator Jeffrey Hubbell with the 2017 Founders Award, the organization’s top honor recognizing “long-term, landmark contributions to the discipline of biomaterials.” Hubbell’s work focuses on immunotherapy, or harnessing the immune system to fight disease. He engineers materials that turn on or off aspects of the immune system in order to …