Bowman Society

The Bowman Society Lecture Series commenced in 2005 through the generous support of Dr. James E. Bowman, Professor Emeritus in the Departments of Pathology and Medicine, and the Biological Sciences Division’s first tenured African-American Professor. Dr. Bowman’s legacy is one of excellence and distinguished service.

The Bowman Society seeks to honor Dr. Bowman’s legacy by bringing the University community together to focus attention on scholarship that is important to the health care of minority communities and to provide support and career development to individuals at all levels of training in order to support multicultural diversity in the Biological Sciences Division. Check the Calendar of Events for the next Bowman Society event.


Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence

The Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence at the University of Chicago was created in September 2011 with a focus on improving the doctor-patient relationship through patient care, teaching and research. The Matthew and Carolyn Bucksbaum Family Foundation is donating $42 million to create the Institute.


Center for Global Health

The Center for Global Health (CGH) is an interdisciplinary program dedicated to improving health and well-being through education, research and training, and service in partnership with communities in the United States and around the world. Because so many academic disciplines are needed to address the challenges of global health, CGH leverages the unique institutional strength of the University of Chicago to bring together faculty and students from different schools and programs on campus..


Diversity and Inclusion

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion exists to support the diversity of identities, beliefs, and ethnicities of the faculty, students, and staff affiliated with the Biological Sciences Division at the University of Chicago. We work from the idea that a multiplicity of voices and perspectives in our community helps us to grow and solve complex problems in a rapidly changing world.


MacLean Center for Medical Ethics

In 1983, with generous support from Dorothy J. MacLean and the MacLean family, the University of Chicago established the nation’s first program devoted to clinical medical ethics. Dr. Mark Siegler was appointed its founding director. The MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics was pivotal in establishing and expanding the field of clinical medical ethics.


Urban Health Initiative

The Urban Health Initiative (UHI) is the University of Chicago Medicine’s community health department through which population health and community benefit are administered. This is accomplished through collaboration with community programs and partners, innovative strategies and the utilization of resources. UHI fosters strong, lasting relationships with civic leaders, community organizations, health care providers and residents to strategically improve health and access to quality care on the South Side of Chicago.