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Integrating Biology & Medicine

A single division that brings together interdisciplinary, world-renowned educational, research and clinical programs in the biological sciences and Pritzker School of Medicine 

Known for rigorous scholarship and interdisciplinary collaborations, our offerings include undergraduate, graduate, medical, and postgraduate programs. Our consolidated campus, fully integrated within the University, enables our basic science and clinical faculty to teach at every educational level.

University of Chicago Coronavirus Updates

As the health and well-being of our campus community is a paramount priority, this page is designed to keep members of the University of Chicago community informed about the public health situation related to novel coronavirus (COVID-19). As we continue to closely monitor and respond to the evolving situation, our goals have been to protect the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff, to remain committed to our distinctive environment for education, research, and impact, and to be responsible participants in the collective global public health challenge. 

Thank you letter from Dean Polonsky and Sharon O'Keefe

National Doctors’ Day is celebrated each year on March 30 to recognize the contributions of physicians to individual lives and the communities they serve. This year, as the global pandemic rages across the nation and our own city, all of us should recognize and thank our doctors and their colleagues — the millions of selfless and courageous healthcare workers serving at the forefront of the fight against this insidious virus.

Today, as we continue to collectively experience a change in our daily routines that is impacting so many of us in so many different ways, let us remember to thank our physicians, nurses, and all healthcare workers and support staff who are risking their own health to care for the most vulnerable among us. They truly deserve our thanks and our support.


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UChicago Medicine

At the forefront of medicine since its founding in 1927, the University of Chicago Medicine is a not-for-profit academic medical health system that includes hospitals, outpatient clinics and physician practices throughout Chicago and its suburbs. UChicago Medicine unites five organizations to fulfill its tripartite mission of medical education, research and patient care: Pritzker School of Medicine, Biological Sciences Division, Medical Center, Community Health and Hospital Division, and UChicago Medicine Physicians.

Our Clinical Departments are tightly integrated with UChicago Medicine with many of our faculty also being practicing physicians.

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