In the Spotlight – Opening of the first UCARE Center in Poland

On 9th October this year official opening of the first UCARE Center in Poland took place. UCARE is located within Central Clinical Hospital of the Medical University of Lodz, 251 Pomorska street, building C5.

Dr Zabrocka and dr Kurowski with the team

Prof. Zalewska-Janowska and dr Kurowski

Prof. Zalewska-Janowska with media

Registration area of UCARE in Lodz

Prof. Marek L. Kowalski, head of the Interfaculty Chair of Clinical Immunology and Microbiology and Department of Immunology, Rheumatology and Allergy with teams of four departments including Rheumatology, Microbiology& Laboratory Medical Immunology and Psychodermatology.

UCARE is supervised by professors Anna Zalewska-Janowska and Marek L. Kowalski, from Psychodermatology Department and Department of Immunology, Rheumatology and Allergy, respectively.

Consultations are performed under National Health System coverage within both allergological and immunological out-patient departments.

Official opening of UCARE was performed by dr Małgorzata Zabrocka, medical director of Central Clinical Hospital, dr Marcin Kurowski, Lodz region consultant in allergology and prof. Anna Zalewska-Janowska, head of Psychodermatology Department.

On the occasion of UCARE opening, congratulations were received from dr Karol Młynarczyk, deputy Lodz provincial governor, prof. Radzisław Kordek and prof. Paweł Górski, rectors of the Medial University, as well as from directors of both university hospitals - prof. Piotr Kuna and dr Wiesław Chudzik.

Media, both radio and television attended the official opening ceremony and stimulated a lot of interest from the society.

We are pleased to welcome Natasa Teovska Mitrevska and Lidija Biserkoska Atanasovska representing the Department of Dermatology at Re-Medika General Hospital in Skopje, North Macedonia to the UCARE network. We are confident that this will be the first of many UCAREs to follow in the Balkan region and we are looking forward to an intensive collaboration.
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