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gentlemen with shovels gather for surgical, robotic center groundbreaking

Work Begins on Surgical, Robotic Training Center

The UIC department of surgery, in partnership with the department of neurosurgery, broke ground Dec. 12 on a new expanded surgical and robotic surgery training center. Both departments are well-known innovators in surgical…

Coffee cups lined up next to the free coffee and hot chocolate line at #GivingTuesday

UIC Alumni and Friends Unite to Shatter #GivingTuesday Record

UIC gathered on Tuesday, November 29 to recognize #GivingTuesday.  We raised more than $94,000 frm 722 donors; a record for UIC.  These fund directly support students, faculty, research and more at UIC.  Take a…

Student smiling on the quad.

UIC Students Have a Message for You

Last year, more than 13,500 donors acknowledged our dreams are important by giving to UIC.  Please watch our message below to see how your support can challenge us to be better, do more and try…

Marty Cless, son of Gerhard Cless, looks through one of the simulation microscopes as Dr. Mark Rosenblatt, professor and head of ophthalmology and visual sciences in the UIC College of Medicine, looks on. ­(Photo: Diane Smutny)

Sharper view of eye surgery

Imagine needing to perform a surgery looking through the tunnel of a microscope. You need to manipulate your surgical tools within the space of a pea or less, and there’s no tactile feedback.…

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