University Of Illinois Looking At Medical Overhaul
University of Illinois trustees later this month will start considering changes in how the university's hospital, clinics and medical colleges are run. But some faculty members want to slow the process down.
According to The News-Gazette in Champaign, a trustees committee on Monday agreed to advance the plan.
The university's medical assets are now overseen by a vice president for health affairs. Among the changes, the new plan would create a vice chancellor for health affairs who would oversee them but report to the Chicago campus chancellor.
Dimitri Azar is dean of the College of Medicine. He said deans of the health science colleges support the proposal.
But UIC School of Health Professor Vicky Persky says faculty want to know more and have a greater say in the proposal.