Institutional Advancement
The Division of Institutional Advancement serves to promote and advance RFU's mission and vision by fostering and developing internal and external relationships.  Through the work of Alumni Relations, Development and Community Relations, Marketing and Communications, and Government Relations, the Division of Institutional Advancement strengthens the recognition of the University by securing philanthropic, volunteer and leadership resources and facilitating community engagement.
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Celebrating 100 Years of Life in Discovery

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science looks back on its 100-year history and how it has continued to impact student scholarship, health care, research and wellness. A lot has changed since the university opened its doors in 1912, but our commitment to education is stronger than ever.

Rosalind Franklin Statue Unveiling

In celebration of Dr. Rosalind Franklin's legacy to science, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science has installed at its main entrance a sculpture in bronze of the British researcher whose Photo 51 was crucial to the discovery of the structure of DNA – the single most important advance in modern biology.


University Updates


Game Changer

Game Changer

The Chicago Bears and 23 other NFL teams are wearing technology designed by Michael Kordecki, DPT ’03, who took on a challenge to make the game safer. Read more....

Physician Executive

Physician Executive

People sometimes assume that because Dianna Grant, MD ’79, specializes in administration, she prefers to leave patient care to others. Nothing could be further from the truth. Read more....

New Pathways

New Pathways

Future healthcare clinician Paige Skorseth has been fortunate in encountering pathfinders who have helped her discover and pursue possibilities for her life and career. Read more....

Generations of Giving

Generations of Giving

Kimberly Blankshain, CMS ’17, never met the retired family practitioner who helped lighten the financial freight of her education, but student and doctor shared a powerful connection – a gauntlet called medical school. Read more....

Breaking Down Barriers

Breaking Down Barriers

Every time Alfonso Gomez of Waukegan, IL, translates for a patient and providers at the student-run Interprofessional Community Clinic, he helps to build trust, participates in the power of team-based care and moves a little closer to a future in medicine. Read more....

University Press Releases

DePaul nursing expansion at Rosalind Franklin earns approval

Rosalind Franklin University Scientists Prevent the Development of Deafness in Animals Engineered to Have Usher Syndrome

DePaul University and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science Establish Alliance to Address Growing Need for Health Care Professionals

LeadAmerica and Rosalind Franklin University Collaborate to Provide Summer Learning Opportunities 

Chicago Medical School Joins White House to Address Military and Veteran Health Needs

Interprofessional Collaboration Focus of Rosalind Franklin University Seminar

Rosalind Franklin University Opens New College of Pharmacy and Interprofessional Education Center

Rosalind Franklin University Receives Sponsorship for Laboratory Enhancements


Martha Kelly Bates, MFA
Acting Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Room 1.314 - BSB
Office: 847-578-8582

Meggan Mazanet
Administrative and Special Events Coordinator
Room 1.311 - BSB
Office: 847-578-8391

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