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Department of Medicine Residency Research Opportunities

NorthShore University HealthSystem provides numerous opportunities for basic science, translational and clinical research in a continuum stretching from laboratory research to clinical trials assessing direct impact on patient care. Residents have access to the ongoing research activities at NorthShore and will have opportunities to collaborate with the Faculty at the University of Chicago's Pritzker School of Medicine.

NorthShore Research Institute spearheads research into the cause and treatment of human diseases. The Institute is based at two facilities: The Charles R. Walgreen Jr. Building at the Evanston Hospital campus and Research Park in downtown Evanston. Research Park includes a fully accredited animal research facility and research laboratories, as well as facilities for MRI-spectroscopy.

The Department of Medicine at NorthShore has over $9 million in research funding with nearly 400 IRB approved clinical protocols. There is ongoing clinical investigation occurring in every division. Internal Medicine residents have actively participated in projects in every division of Internal Medicine, many leading to local, regional, and national presentations and then publication.  Our residents have the opportunity to present their research during Medical Grand Rounds yearly at the House staff Research Grand Rounds, with the best project awarded the David Barnum research award.  Residents present clinical vignettes and research projects regionally at the American College of Physicians Northern Illinois Associate's Day Conference and many projects have been chosen for presentation at the National ACP meeting.  Residents have also presented at national subspecialty society meetings including the American Thoracic Society International Conference, the National Kidney Foundation Annual Meeting, the Endocrine Society Annual Meeting, and the American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting, among others.

Department of Medicine Resident Publications and Presentations