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Upcoming Events
Join, Contribute to the 'I Heart Surgery' Heart Walk Team
The Department of Surgery has formed the team 'I Heart Surgery' to participate in the 2014 American Heart Association Heart Walk on Sept. 26, 2014.

The team, led by Executive Administrator Karen Turner, encourages you to help raise funds to save lives from this country's No. 1 and No. 4 killers - heart disease and stroke. The team will be coordinating upcoming fundraising opportunities; more information to follow.

To join the team, visit the Heart Walk website.
For more information about helping with fundraising, contact Adrienne Mitchell.

Location: Grant Park, Chicago
Fri, Sep 26, 2014
11:00 AM
- 1:00 PM
Contact: Adrienne Mitchell

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Take Part in Cubicle to 5K Training
All BSD and hospital employees are welcome to join the Chicago Area Runners Association's Cubicle to 5K eight-week training program where runners and walkers will complete weekly group workouts to build endurance, fitness and exercise knowledge.

At the end of the training, employees can take part in the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital RBC Race for the Kids.

The cost is $40 and includes:
- 8-week training sessions Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. at the Friend Center (800 E. 55th Street)
- One year CARA membership
- Entry into UCM Race for the Kids
- Raffle entry to win a $100 Lululemon gift card

Dates are Aug. 14, 21, 28, Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25 and Oct. 2.

Click here to sign up.

Neurosurgery to Host Kluver Symposium on Sept 10
On Wednesday, Sept. 10, the section of neurosurgery will present "Functional Neurosurgery Without Borders: From Movement Disorders to Psychiatric Disease."

The symposium will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the CCD 7th floor board room #07870. Faculty and invited lecturers include Jon Grant, MD; Tao Xie, MD, PhD; Peter Warnke, MD; Christoph Ostertag, MD; Aviva Abosch, MD, PhD; Marwan Hariz, MD, PhD.

To register or view the online agenda, visit

The activity is funded by the Heinrich Kluver Memorial Lectureship Endowment.

Farewell Celebration for Dr. Kerstin Stenson

Please join us as we wish Kerstin Stenson, MD, farewell after 20 years of outstanding service.

Thursday, July 31
3:30 to 5 p.m.
CCD 7850-7870

RSVP to Jamie Phillips.

Join UCM's Walk4Hearing Team
Dana Suskind, MD, and members of the pediatric hearing loss program will be participating in the 2014 Walk4Hearing event on Sunday, Sept. 28 in Lincoln Park (Cannon Drive between W. Diversey Parkway and W. Fullerton Ave).

The Walk4Hearing strives to increase awareness about hearing loss in infants, babies, children and adults. The walk begins at 10 a.m. View the flier for more information.

New Brand Guidelines: Message From Kathy DeVries, VP for Marketing and Communications
Thank you for your stewardship of the University of Chicago Medicine and Biological Sciences brand. As faculty members, you play a key role helping to create national, regional and local recognition as a leader in clinical care, research and teaching.

We received faculty and staff input to create the new Brand Guidelines including a design system of templates and logos the express a unified approach. We strongly encourage you to use these templates for your emails, presentations, newsletters, posters, flyers and other important venues.

Thank you again for advancing our brand by using these new guidelines. Please do not hesitate to contact Jaimie Oh if you have additional questions.


Jul 22, 2015  Dr. David Song Thanked by Hollywood Composer
David Song, MD, received the following thank you note from a breast reconstruction patient who now works as a musical composer in Hollywood.

"I can't express enough gratitude in words for what you have done for me. I lost my dog, my cancer came back, a double mastectomy and then lost my 12-year job because of it, all at the same time and was so depressed I left LA to get away from all the pain.

You gave me back my dignity and confidence to face the world again. I have three job offers to write music, and this time it's my name that will be on the credits!

Next is getting my body to look as good as the plastic surgery (lol!) and get my "Symphony for Song" finished to record a demo for live orchestras. I love the title!"

Jul 31, 2014  Patient Thanks Dr. Ashley Suah for Attentive Care
Ashley Suah, MD, a resident for Peter Angelos, MD, received a patient shout out that was submitted to the care transition coordinator at the DCAM discharge call center.

"The patient said that [Suah] was very caring & attentive to her. The patient said she was very anxious & the resident did a really great job calming her down & spent extra time with her in recovery which was really appreciated. She also wanted to compliment the care & attention she received from her night nurse."

Jul 22, 2014  Successful Staff White Sox Outing
The department staff enjoyed a summer outing to the White Sox vs Houston Astros game at U.S. Cellular Field on Sunday, July 20. Here are some photos from the event.

Jul 22, 2014  Dr. Ross Milner Praised by Stent Patient
Two years ago, Ross Milner, MD, implanted a stent in a 90-year-old patient. The patient is still thriving, and his family is thrilled with the results.

Jul 7, 2014  Dr. Mohan Gundeti to Present at Puerto Rico Urological Meeting
Mohan Gundeti, MD, will present at the Puerto Rico Urological Association's 65th Annual Meeting, which takes place Sept. 25-27 in San Juan. Dr. Gundeti, the Roberto Fortuno Lecture, will present, "Robotic Laparoscopic Surgery in Children? A Decade of Progress and Future."

Process Improvement Initiative
Submit ideas that provide viable solutions to department challenges - administrative, clinical or research-related. Leadership will judge submissions and pick winners each quarter. Click HERE to submit.

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