Department Highlights

Exercise Is Medicine

Dr. Carrie Jaworski talks to NBC about sports injuries and the importance of seeking help as soon as possible. Read more here: Beating Sports Injuries to Stay Alive

Dr. Mari Egan selected for Academy of Distinguished Medical Educators

Dr. Mari Egan was named a Fellow of the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine Academy of Distinguished Medical Educators at the school's Seventh Annual Medical Education Day on November 21, 2013. Fellows are selected based on significant contributions to the education of our medical students as well as recognized excellence in teaching.

2013 Family Medicine Midwest Conference: Health Care for a CHANGE

The 2013 Family Medicine Midwest Conference hosted students interested in as well as residents and physicians practicing in Family Medicine this past October 4-6 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Pritzker medical students joined University of Chicago Family Medicine residents and faculty in attending and presenting. See at full list of our presenters here! For those interested in presenting next year, the deadline is in May 2014 for the October 10-12, 2014 conference. Read more about next year's conference in Minneapolis, MN here!

New PURLs Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Kate Rowland

Dr. Kate Rowland, Clinical Assistant Professor at The University of Chicago is now the Editor-in-Chief for FPIN's Priority Updates from the Research Literature (PURLs). Dr. Rowland has been involved with FPIN for many years including publishing multiple Clinical Inquiries, HelpDesk Answers, PURLs and Diving for PURLs. Read More!

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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