University of Illinois at Chicago Office of Public Affairs (MC 288)
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February 3, 2000 Contact: Sharon Butler (312) 355-2522,


Michael Bailie, former regional dean of UIC's College of Medicine, has been appointed interim vice dean of the college.

"Dr. Bailie brings decades of experience in administrative, educational and scholarly pursuits," said Gerald Moss, dean of the College of Medicine. "His record of achievement as regional dean and his knowledge of today's complex health care environment will enhance the college's ability to remain competitive as a medical school."

Bailie said one of his first efforts would be to let area residents know "what a jewel they have in the College of Medicine."

In addition to raising the college's profile, Bailie said he would focus on continuing to improve the school's curriculum, expanding its clinical and research programs, and increasing the college's endowment to support new endeavors.

A native of Indiana, Bailie graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1964 and received a doctorate in physiology in 1966. He completed an internship and residency in pediatrics at the Stanford-Palo Alto Hospital in California. From 1968 to 1970, he was a postdoctoral fellow in nephrology in the department of internal medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas.

Bailie has held faculty positions at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, the University of Kansas Medical Center, the University of Connecticut Health Center, and the UIC College of Medicine at Peoria.

As regional dean of the College of Medicine's Peoria campus, Bailie succeeded in making the school more visible within the local community by serving on various community boards and committees, establishing the Dean's Community Associates Council to communicate the college's goals, and improving relationships with local hospitals and physicians.

He established the Foundation for Endowed Medicine, raising $6 million for the Peoria campus, including funds to endow new faculty chair positions and support lectures and training programs in pediatrics, primary care and community medicine.

Under his leadership, the college was awarded a $900,000 federal grant to establish the first HIV/AIDS clinic in central Illinois.

Bailie also consolidated the department of family medicine and built a new education and clinical center for family practice. He instituted changes in the medical school curriculum as well, adding clinical rotations in the second year of training and broadening the scope of medical students' education. New programs included a residency in radiology, as well as training in population and community health, and clinical pharmacology.

UIC's College of Medicine is the nation's largest, and many of its students serve their residencies at UIC's medical center. One out of six Illinois doctors is a graduate of the college, as are 70 percent of the minority physicians practicing in Chicago. The college produces more medical school faculty than all but five schools in the country.

With 25,000 students, the University of Illinois at Chicago is the largest and most diverse university in the Chicago area, and is one of only 88 national Research I universities. Located just west of Chicago's Loop, UIC is a vital part of the educational, technological, and cultural fabric of the entire metropolitan region.


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