We're looking back at stories from our archives that celebrate the historic firsts, the breakthrough moments, and the inspiring individuals that have defined the Rush University experience. Join us for this tour through 50 years of improving health care in the community.
After graduating from RUSH Medical College, Stephanie Crane, MD, stayed in the RUSH family to develop the University’s global health program. Her impact inspired son Zach, who is now a first-year student at RMC.
Born at RUSH three decades ago, Sarah Pyle spent her youth exploring passions like music and swimming — which eventually led her back to RUSH, to pursue a doctorate in occupational therapy.
Kathleen Delaney, PhD, PMH-NP, FAAN, was honored for her passion, commitment, and tireless work to improve mental health care for children and improve the nursing workforce nationwide.
When Richard Abrams, MD, was on the brink of his residency training, he asked his father - a Chicago surgeon - who were the best doctors in the city to work with. Rush’s Stuart Levin, MD, was at the top of the list.
A city design competition selected the Assemble Chicago projects, which will bring affordable housing and a community hub to the Loop - including a wellness clinic planned by Rush nursing faculty.
While running a Michelin-star restaurant, Akiko Moorman enrolled in a College of Nursing master’s program - and applied that health knowledge to safeguarding food workers and diners during COVID.
Through a series of innovative faculty- and student-run programs, Rush University has a strong history of strengthening the health of our neighbors while also preparing our students for the realities of health care delivery.
Claim your unique place in Rush University’s history. Share your memories of learning, working and leading the way using the hashtag #RU50 on social media.