Trustees on Thursday agreed to the first pieces of the
reorganization plan. Details are still to be worked out and are
expected to be considered by trustees early next year.
The plan would put the University of Illinois Hospital, clinics
and health-science colleges at the Chicago campus under a single
organizational umbrella. A newly created vice chancellor for
health affairs who would oversee them but report to the
University President Robert Easter says the new plan should help
improve health-related education as well as research and care.
Some faculty members had hoped to slow down the reorganization
and have a greater say in how it's done.
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