The New York Times Magazine recently featured ITM Associate Director and Learning Healthcare Systems Core Leader David Meltzer, MD, PhD, for his work measuring the value of the doctor-patient relationship. The U.S. health care system has made it increasingly difficult for patients to get individual attention from their primary care doctors, instead favoring a more digital, …

   The Institute for Translational Medicine (ITM) recently launched a health research accelerator made up of a dream team of local universities and health care, government, and community organizations thanks to nearly $35 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The ITM will help improve the health of Chicagoans by bringing research discoveries …

Local Universities, Medical Centers, Government, Industry, & Community Partners to Tackle Chicagoans’ Major Health Issues CHICAGO – A health research accelerator made up of a dream team of local universities and health care, government, and community organizations has launched thanks to nearly $35 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The Institute for Translational …

ITM-Rush researcher Raj C. Shah, MD, wants you to be healthy and vital in old age. A big part of his work focuses on making the later years of people’s lives as fulfilling as those that have gone before. An associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine, Shah also is a researcher in the …

ITM-Rush researcher Niranjan Karnik is working to tackle depression, which is among the nation’s leading causes of disability. It drains an estimated $50 billion from the economy and too often leads to suicide, one of the leading causes of preventable death. Yet public misunderstanding of depression and the stigma associated with the illness prevents many …

By Helen J. Burgess, PhD, and John W. Burns, PhD, ITM-Rush researcher Can light therapy help people with chronic pain? We conducted a study to find the answer. You may wonder why such a possibility occurred to us. We already know that light treatment — particularly light treatment in the morning — can reduce depression. …

The communities of intestinal microbes found in Parkinson’s disease patients are significantly different than those in people without the disease. Now researchers at Rush University Medical Center and the California Institute of Technology have shown that these differences can trigger and accelerate the disease in those genetically susceptible to developing this neurodegenerative brain disorder. In …

Join the movement to accelerate innovative health research with Illinois Institute of Technology’s (Illinois Tech) Promoting Healthy Lifestyles program. The Promoting Healthy Lifestyles Program is looking for African Americans in Chicago with mental health concerns to participate in a research study to promote healthy eating and activity. Are you 18 years of age or older? …

The Institute for Translational Medicine (ITM) has named 10 finalists from a pool of almost 70 applicants for its research accelerator program that offers $60,000 and high-value resources to launch innovative projects. The finalists come from ITM institutes at Loyola University Chicago, Rush, and the University of Chicago, and their projects involve collaborators across the …