ChicagoCHEC Role: Principal Investigator
Organization: University of Illinois at Chicago
Rob Winn is Professor of Medicine at UIC, Director of the UI Cancer Center and Associate Vice-President for Community-Based Practice within the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System (UI Health). Rob is a nationally renowned translational research clinician-scientist. As Director of the UI Cancer Center, he has developed a focus on going beyond the “bench to bedside” model, which has existed for over fifty years to create a “bench to community” model. Dr. Winn is a seasoned collaborative partner to execute the ChicagoCHEC mission. He also has helped mentor dozens of junior faculty and postdoctoral fellows who currently have independent research careers. Prior to joining UIC, he has increased the scientific workforce of underserved populations in his role as Associate and Assistant Dean of Admissions and the Vice Chair of Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Colorado Denver (UCD) School of Medicine. Rob completed his medical degree at the University of Michigan Medical School, internal medicine residency at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago, and fellowship in pulmonary critical care medicine at University of Colorado Denver.