UIC College of Dentistry Virtual Springtime Story Time April 8, 2020
Apr 08
April 08, 2020 11:00 am to 11:30 am
UIC College of Dentistry

In an effort to reach out to our community virtually and to build connection during this challenging time, the Office of Advancement and Alumni Affairs would like to offer digital engagement events that will showcase our amazing student and alumni talent.

Follow ‘Tony the Tooth’ as he confronts the scary rumors about visiting the dentist during our springtime story time reading of “Dentists are Monsters” with author Dr. David Markiewicz, ’19, on Wednesday, April 8 at 11 a.m

  • Join the FB group and keep your eyes open for the special URL.
  • Print out the art pages and pre-purchase his book so that you can color and read along at home.
  • Perfect for all kids of all ages, and those who are afraid of the dentist!

For more information, please email DentEvent@uic.edu.

Regenerative Sciences Seminar - "Autophagy Modulation as a Therapeutic Target for Diverse Diseases"
Mar 12
March 12, 2020 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
UIC College of Dentistry

Please join us on Thursday, March 12th, for the next presentation in the 2019-20 Regenerative Sciences Seminar Series (RS3).  Dr. Leslie Aldrich, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Chicago.


"Autophagy Modulation as a Therapeutic Target for Diverse Diseases"

Thursday, March 12th, 2020
12:30pm - 1:30pm

Room 501 (5th Floor, West side of the 5th floor common area)
College of Dentistry
801 S. Paulina St.  

A light lunch will be served at 12:15PM.

Please save the date for upcoming 2020 RS3 presentations:  April 9 and May 14. 


Featured Speaker

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Dr. Leslie Aldrich, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, UIC

Research in the Aldrich lab investigates complex biological phenomena using novel small-molecule probes derived from diversity-oriented synthesis. Our research interests span three major areas of chemical biology:

(1) Development of methods to access natural product-like scaffolds for the determination of chemical features that predict biological performance diversity.

(2) High-Throughput and High-Content Screening to identify small molecules that modulate complex biological pathways.

(3) Exploration of cellular processes that are important in human health using newly discovered small-molecule probes, with the ultimate goal of discovering novel therapeutic strategies for treating diseases.

One particular pathway of interest to our lab is autophagy, an evolutionarily conserved catabolic process critical to cellular homeostasis and innate immunity in which cytosolic content is engulfed in autophagosomes and degraded in lysosomes. Defects in autophagy have been implicated in a number of human diseases, including inflammatory diseases, infectious diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, and cancer. The small-molecule probes developed within our lab will facilitate our exploration of autophagy in the context of these highly diverse diseases.

UIC is a Leader in Regenerative Sciences Research

Moving beyond tissue replacement, using materials to enable our bodies to regenerate damaged and failing tissues.


We are leading investigations into how materials interact with living tissues, and the building of tissue replacements for the growth of cells/tissues to replace lost tissues. The Center for Wound Healing and Tissue Regeneration (CWHTR) is a unique community of scientists and clinicians devoted to the study of injury, wound healing, and regeneration. The Laboratory of Applied Dental Biomaterials and Interfaces is a NIH funded center studying the properties of the tooth in order to develop reparative/regenerative biomaterials to replace lost tooth structure.


Research at the UIC College of Dentistry

Our investigators lead cutting-edge research to discover and translate new knowledge at the boundaries of science, transforming oral health care practice, social systems and related technologies for the benefit of individuals, families and communities.

 Craniofacial Pathobiology
Working to improve treatment of oral cancer, caries, peridontal and other oral diseases. 

Regenerative Science
Moving beyond tissue replacement, using materials to enable our bodies to regenerate damaged and failing tissues.

Clinical, Translational & Community
Leading transformative studies to improve oral health outcomes both in the clinic and the community. 

UIC Health Sciences UIC's Response to the Opioid Epidemic
Mar 04
March 04, 2020 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The Hyatt Lodge

Illinois and the nation are in the midst of battling an opioid epidemic that impacts families and communities. In the U.S., more individuals die from prescription opioid overdoses than all illegal drugs combined. As an academic and research powerhouse, and with resources across the state of Illinois, UI Health is uniquely positioned to generate multi-faceted solutions. UIC's seven health sciences colleges and UI Health are coming together to develop innovative solutions to address the opioid epidemic.

Join us to hear more from a panel of our experts.

Students can attend the event at no cost.

Register by February 27, 2020

Please note: we will not offer CEUs for this event. If you have additional questions, please contact the UIC Alumni Association at UICAAEvents@uic.edu or 312-413-8272.

Register here