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The building of the University of Illinois Hospital was a collaboration between the University of Illinois and the Illinois Department of Public Welfare. The State has acquired the old Chicago Cubs stadium and the University used that land to build a Research and Education Hospital in 1919. The present hospital complex was built in 1980. The hospital specializes in sickle cell research and treatment. It also was the first to conduct an adult-to-adult living donor liver transplant and conducted the world's first robotic donor nephrectomy for a living-donor kidney transplant.