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CEST Winter Quarterly Event at Seven Ten Social in Hyde Park

CEST Students and BICE Faculty Scholars had a blast at our recent bowling event celebrating our Winter Quarterly Dinner! Participants of all skill levels came together at Seven Ten Social in Hyde Park for an evening of bowling, great food, and camaraderie.

The several BICE Faculty Scholars included Drs. Brian Callender, Julie Chor, Adam Cifu, Royce Lee, Elizabeth Murphy, Sarah Sobotka, Chris Straus, and Carina Yang, all of whom engaged in friendly competition and conversation with the CEST student participants.

Overall, it was a great event and wonderful way to usher in the Spring Quarter. Thanks to all who joined us!


Zhiqiu Ye, PhD and Clinical Collaborators Instrumental in Advancing and Promoting Bucksbaum Pilot Grant Research

In collaboration with Bucksbaum Institute Senior Faculty Scholar, Dr. Stacie Levine, Dr. A. Justine Landi, and Dr. Kimberly Beiting, we’re proud to highlight Dr. Ziqiu Ye’s work of Opioid and Substance Use Disorders Services in Nursing Homes through the Bucksbaum Pilot Grant Program.

Dr. Ye’s project has already been presented at the PALTC23 Conference and will be presented at the AGS23 Annual Scientific Meeting this May. Through this project, Dr. Levine and Dr. Ye developed a validated survey instrument to measure and identify the practices and policies of care delivery in nursing homes for patients with a history of opioid and substance use disorders.

The Bucksbaum Institute, in partnership with our wonderful scholars and collaborators, is proud to support great work such as this!


Mary E. Rinella, MD Named 2022-2023 BICE Master Clinician

Bucksbaum is proud to welcome Dr. Mary Rinella as our 2022-2023 Master Clinician. Dr. Rinella is a board-certified transplant hepatolgist with 20 years of experience treating patients with complex liver disease. She is an expert in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). NAFLD is the most common cause of liver disease in the United States.

Dr. Rinella also has extensive interest and experience in the treatment of autoimmune and biliary liver diseases, such as autoimmune hepatitis, primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) and primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC).

Dr. Rinella has published nearly 150 peer-review articles in prestigious journals, such as Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & HepatologyGastroenterologyHepatologyJournal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)The Lancet and more.

Along with her clinical expertise and research accolades, Dr. Rinella is also dedicated to teaching residents and fellows, providing guidance and mentorship throughout their medical careers.


28th Annual Pritzker Research Forum Featured 10 BICE-Supported Projects

Pictured: Spencer Asay, Lorna Sanchez, Zhong Huang

Congratulations to all the presenters at the 28th Annual Summer Research Forum. Bucksbaum is proud to partner with UChicago Pritzker School of Medicine to support the meaningful work medical students do in pursuit of clinical excellence. Special thanks to our Faculty Scholars and their mentees for their amazing work over the summer:

Mizna Akbar/Lainie Ross, MD, PhD
Spencer Asay/Stacy Lindau, MD, MAPP
David Fenton/David Rubin, MD
Alvin Gordian Arroyo/Ani Hazra, MD
Zhong Huan/Elbert Huang, MD
Bailey McGrew/Sarah Hoehn, MD
Natasha Powell/John Schneider, MD, MPH
Lorna Sanchez/Julie Chor, MD, MPH
Anna Thorndike/Marshall Chin, MD, MPH
Maeson Zietowski/Russell Reid, MD, PhD

2022 Bucksbaum Institute Annual Symposium

Friday, October 7th, 1:00-3:30 p.m.