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Announcements
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.


Benefits Deadline Approaching
June 30 is the deadline to submit documentation for claims submitted against the 2013 health care flexible spending account. Qualified expenses for the 2013 health care flexible spending account must be incurred from January 1, 2013 through March 15, 2014. All claims and documentation must be submitted by June 30, 2014.

Conexis can be reached on the Web or by phone at 877.822.9091.


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.
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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."

Jul 1, 2014  Dr. Issam Awad Receives Thank You From Patient
A patient of Issam Awad, MD, visited the UCM Patient Relations Department office to share his compliments after a craniotomy for cerebral aneurysm last month.

From the first time he met with Dr. Awad, the patient was convinced he was in good hands. He instantly felt the connection with Dr. Awad, and trusted him. The patient said, “Dr. Awad saved my life. He gave me a second chance at life.” The patient added that all the nurses involved with his care were patient, caring, empathetic and simply wonderful. “Dr. Awad’s team is just phenomenal,” he said.

The patient was initially worried about his Spanish-speaking family members. He was nervous that they would not be able to navigate through the hospital or find someone that was Spanish speaking to help them out. His wife told him how helpful a staff member, Esmeralda, had been. Esmeralda made them feel at ease and like they were family.

“I have found a new family at the UCM. I will forever be grateful to this institution for the wonderful and caring treatment my family and I received,” the patient said.


May 12, 2014  Surgical Infection Society Names Dr. John Alverdy President-Elect
John Alverdy, MD, has been named president-elect of the Surgical Infection Society for 2014-2015. Dr. Alverdy, the executive vice chair of the department of surgery, previously served as the organization's secretary from 2011 to 2014.

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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