2022 Awards
Call for

Letters of Intent Due August 1, 2022

The Portes Foundation, in association with The Institute of Medicine of Chicago (IOMC), is soliciting letters of intent for research projects in health promotion and disease prevention to be considered in 2022.  Letters of Intent are due August 1, 2022.

Research Proposals

We invite proposals that explore research or implementation ideas important in health promotion and disease prevention. These projects may be investigative in etiologic factors, preventive measures, primary and secondary prevention screening, and education. Projects in patient education or health professionals’ education will also be considered. All projects must include a complete and thorough evaluation component.

In Memoriam

Our Chairman – Leslie J. Sandlow, MD

It is with great sadness that we convey the passing of our long serving Chairman, Dr. Leslie J. Sandlow.

Dr. Sandlow was the former head and professor emeritus of the department of medical education at the UIC College of Medicine. He died July 26 at the age of 87. Prior to his retirement in 2010, he also had served as associate dean for graduate medical education and continuing medical education, and as the senior associate dean for medical education, encompassing the continuum of education throughout the four program sites of the college.  In addition to his academic appointment as professor of medical education, Dr. Sandlow was professor of medicine in the department of medicine.

Prior to coming to UIC, Dr. Sandlow was senior vice president for academic and medical affairs at Michael Reese Hospital & Medical Center, where he established the Educational Unit. He was a member of the board of the Institute of Medicine of Chicago and the Michael Reese Research and Education Foundation. He also was in the process of writing a book about Michael Reese Hospital and was excited about the archival research for the book.

After retiring in 2010, Dr. Sandlow continued to work as a consultant to medical schools across the nation and actively teach. He received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from his alma mater, Chicago Medical School, in 2020 as well as the 2018 Portes Foundation Meritorious Lifetime Achievement Award.

Dr. Sandlow and Joanne, his wife of 64 years, were avid world travelers and had visited every continent.


Les & Joanne Sandlow