The University of Chicago Medicine, established in 1927, is one of the nation's leading academic medical institutions. University of Chicago physician-scientists performed the first solid organ and bone marrow transplants in animal models, the first successful living-donor liver transplant, the first hormone therapy for cancer and the first successful application of cancer chemotherapy. They discovered REM sleep and were the first to describe many of the stages of sleep. Care is provided by more than 700 attending physicians-most of whom are full-time University faculty members-nearly 900 residents and fellows, more than 1,500 nurses and 9,500 employees.

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