Department Highlights

A New Joint ADFM-NAPCRG Initiative

Read more about the Association of Departments of Family Medicine (ADFM) and the North American American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) new joint initiative in the January/February article within the Annals of Family Medicine. Read the article here!

2016 Family Medicine Midwest Conference

The 2016 Family Medicine Midwest Conference will host students interested in as well as residents and physicians practicing in Family Medicine October 7-9 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Register and read more about this year's conference here!

See details about last year's conference here!

2016 Gold Humanism Award recipients include Dr. May Soliz and Dr. Sonia Oyola

On June 23, 2016 Pritzker School of Medicine held their annual Gold Humanism Award Ceremony. Dr. May Soliz was one of nine resident teachers (out of 330 total University of Chicago residents) awarded third year Pritzker medical students for being an outstanding teacher and physician role model. Dr. Sonia Oyola was one of only two faculty members awarded by preclinical students for her phenomenal service, leadership and amazing doctoring, teaching, mentoring in Pritzker student run free clinics and numerous student interest groups.

2016 Extra-Curricular Culinary Medicine Project

It's hard to believe that our second 4 session 2016 Extra-Curricular Culinary Medicine Project came to a close on July 18, 2016!

During 4 wonderful and packed classes, we were able to teach culinary medicine: the art of cooking combined with nutritional science, with the goal of preventing and treating illness.

The fundamentals of the Mediterranean Diet, DASH diet, differences between plant and animal proteins, and creation of healthy kid-friendly meals were taught by a group of multi-disciplinary faculty: Dr. Geeta Maker-Clark, Dr. Sonia Oyola, Chef Renee Zonka and Chef Richard Crump to a group of very enthusiastic 1st year Pritzker medical students! We are thankful to the students for their participation, terrific cooking skills and interest in cooking and eating with us. Also extremely thankful to KAMII for allowing us to use their great teaching kitchen and gathering spaces, the Department of Family Medicine and the Unversity of Chicago Women's Board for their support! This revolutionary way of teaching has gained steam here at UofC , and we are proud to have more future doctors better versed in counseling, cooking and self care.

2016 Integrate Chicago Conference

The 2016 Integrate Chicago Conference was held at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine on February 20, 2016. This annual conference is organized by students enrolled in Chicagoland medical and health sciences schools and focuses on increasing awareness and understanding of integrative medicne. Our own Dr. Leslie Mendoza Temple was on the Q&A Panel!

NorthShore University HealthSystem Foundation Hosts Investitures for Two Endowed Chairs

Evanston, IL-- On Wednesday, August 22, 2012 NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) Foundation, the philanthropic entity for NorthShore, hosted an Investiture Ceremony recognizing two new endowed chairs. A group of more than 140 donors, physicians, care providers and administrative leaders gathered at NorthShore Evanston Hospital's Frank Auditorium to honor and celebrate the work of Bernard G. Ewigman, MD, MSPH, Chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at NorthShore and the University of Chicago, and Ernest E. Wang, MD, Medical Director of NorthShore Center for Simulation and Innovation (NCSI). Endowed chairs represent the highest level of prestige at academic medical institutions and help to ensure excellence in clinical care, research and medical education. Read more!

Message from the Chairman

Bernard Ewigman

The department began operations in September of 2002 and has a required family medicine clerkship, faculty practicing in federally qualified health centers, an active research program, key roles in The University of Chicago Urban Health Initiative and Institute for Translational Medicine and a family medicine residency program at our major affiliate, NorthShore University Health System.

In the years since our founding, the department has become an active partner in our community, working to enhance the access, quality, and safety of primary health care in southwest Chicago and near suburbs. We place clinical faculty in local practices, collaborate with health systems and practices on implementation and outcomes research, and actively participate in the "community of scholars" that characterizes The University of Chicago.

Each of us in the department loves being at the University of Chicago. It is an extraordinary place with extraordinary people, and the opportunities for intellectual stimulation, collegial work across disciplines, and community partnerships seem unlimited. Read more...

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