The New Science of Wellness

Date(s) - 04/08/18
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Barrington's White House

Hosted by
Barrington Cultural Commission

University of Chicago Physicians and Scientists – The New Science of Wellness

Barrington Cultural Commission

Sunday, April 8, 2018 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Harnessing the Microbiome and Immunity for Human Health

Imagine using the body’s natural abilities to prevent diseases and conditions such as asthma and food allergies, reduce Alzheimer’s impact, and conquer obesity, depression and cancer. Hear how the doctors and scientists of The Duchossois Family Institute at the University of Chicago Medicine are working to transform the future of medicine. A complimentary reception will follow a panel discussion.


Jack Gilbert, PhD
Faculty Director of the Microbiome Center
Professor of Surgery
Senior Scientist (Adjunct) of the Marine Biological Laboratory
Group Leader in Microbial Ecology at Argonne National Laboratory

Jack is one of the top scientists leading the investigation into the mircorbiome, the trillion of microorganisms that call our bodies home and that have an enormous impact on our health and well-being.


Eugene Change, MD
Martin Boyer Professor of Medicine
Faculty Director of the Microbiome Medicine Program

Gene had been at the forefront of understanding how gut microbes are fundamental to our health, particularly in regard to “new age” disorders like diabetes, obesity and metabolic syndrome.

Erika Claud, MD
Professor of Pediatrics

Erika specializes in providing care to pre-term infants and leads a new, national study investigating how environment factors influence early childhood development.

Starr Marcello, MBA
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship
Executive Director of Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Starr is working with specialists from the University of Chicago’s Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation to bring research breakthroughs to market which will greatly benefit human lives.