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The Duchossois Family Institute:

The Duchossois Family Institute (DFI) at the University of Chicago Medicine promotes wellness through groundbreaking science on the immune system, genetics, the microbiome, and their shared environments. Introducing a new science of wellness, the DFI aims to maximize good health and the economic, social, and personal benefits it delivers. The DFI comprises a multidisciplinary team of scientists, physicians, data analysts, and entrepreneurship specialists who work together to accelerate development of this innovative, paradigm-shifting approach to health.

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$100 million gift establishes Duchossois Family Institute to develop ‘new science’ focused on optimizing health

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The Duchossois Family Institute

Harnessing the Microbiome and Immunity for Human Health
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