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Newswise: UIC receives $3.1 million to provide reproductive health care to underserved teens
Released: 16-Sep-2022 10:05 AM EDT
UIC receives $3.1 million to provide reproductive health care to underserved teens
University of Illinois Chicago

University of Illinois Chicago has secured a $3.1 million grant from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration.

Newswise: UIC enrollment grows for incoming freshmen, international and online students
Released: 7-Sep-2022 12:30 PM EDT
UIC enrollment grows for incoming freshmen, international and online students
University of Illinois Chicago

Incoming freshmen increased by 1.6% to 4,244, and for the sixth consecutive year, new transfer students were greater than 2,000, with 2,110 choosing UIC.

Newswise: Summer of Fun @ UIC Program to Provide Pilsen Youth with Swimming Pool, Athletic Field Access
Released: 30-Jun-2022 12:05 PM EDT
Summer of Fun @ UIC Program to Provide Pilsen Youth with Swimming Pool, Athletic Field Access
University of Illinois Chicago

UIC partners with Luv City for program scheduled to run July 5 through Aug. 9

Released: 14-Jun-2022 9:55 AM EDT
Comer Children's again listed among top hospitals in U.S. News & World Report 2022-23 rankings
University of Chicago Medical Center

UChicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital again has been ranked as one of the top pediatric hospitals in the country, placing No. 2 in Illinois.

Released: 1-Sep-2020 11:45 AM EDT
Center for Asian Health Equity awarded $4.25 million CDC grant to prevent colorectal cancer in Illinois
University of Chicago Medical Center

The University of Chicago Medicine's Center for Asian Health Equity has received a five-year, $4.25 million federal grant to increase colorectal cancer screenings, particularly among underserved and rural Illinois communities.

Released: 28-Jul-2020 9:50 AM EDT
Loyola University Medical Center Ranks #4 in Illinois by U.S. News & World Report
Loyola Medicine

Loyola University Medical Center is ranked 4th in the state of Illinois and has been ranked among the top 5 hospitals each year since U.S. News hospital rankings started in 2013. Loyola has five nationally ranked specialties and is “high performing” in 11 other specialties, conditions and procedures in U.S. News & World Report's 2020-2021 Best Hospitals rankings. Loyola is nationally ranked in five specialty categories: Gastroenterology & GI Surgery (21st in the U.S.), Nephrology (37th), Pulmonology (45th), Cardiology & Heart Surgery (48th), and Neurology & Neurosurgery (50th). Five Loyola specialties are high performing: Cancer, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Geriatrics, Orthopaedics and Urology.

Released: 8-Jun-2020 4:50 PM EDT
Study finds nearly 16% of Illinois COVID-19 cases linked to spread from Chicago jail
University of Chicago Medical Center

Using data from Cook County Jail, researchers analyzed the relationship between jailing practices and COVID-19 community infections. They found that cycling through Cook County Jail—which accounts for the period of time from arrest to awaiting hearings and trials—is associated with 15.9% of all documented COVID-19 cases in Chicago and 15.7% of those in Illinois.

Released: 5-May-2020 10:05 AM EDT
UIC to hold virtual graduation celebration
University of Illinois Chicago

Graduates will have an opportunity to return to campus for a face-to-face graduation ceremony once it is safe to do so.

Released: 4-Jun-2019 4:05 PM EDT
Comprehensive Breast Imaging Suite Coming to Orland Park
University of Chicago Medical Center

The new dedicated breast imaging suite in Orland Park will provide screening and diagnostic mammography as part of a joint venture with Solis Mammography.

4-Mar-2019 1:00 PM EST
Old drugs bring new hope to a cancer that lacks precision therapy
University of Chicago Medical Center

Two older drugs, designed for other purposes, produced promising results in the treatment of mice with triple negative breast cancer.

4-Mar-2019 3:05 PM EST
Estimates of Older Patients With Fractures Associated with Walking Leashed Dogs
JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association

Dog walking is often suggested as something older adults can do to improve their health. But older adults are at increased risk of fractures.

Released: 5-Mar-2019 10:05 AM EST
Kids with Cochlear Implants since Infancy More Likely to Speak, Not Sign
Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Researchers from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago present further evidence that deaf children who received cochlear implants (implanted electronic hearing device) before 12 months of age learn to more rapidly understand spoken language and are more likely to develop spoken language as their exclusive form of communication.

Released: 5-Mar-2019 10:05 AM EST
Bryan Hitchcock Joins the Institute of Food Technologists
Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) today announced that Bryan Hitchcock has joined the association as the Senior Director of Food Chain and Executive Director of the Global Food Traceability Center.

Released: 5-Mar-2019 7:00 AM EST
Scientists use machine learning to identify high-performing solar materials
Argonne National Laboratory

Thanks to a study that combines the power of supercomputing with data science and experimental methods, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Cambridge in England have developed a novel “design to device” approach to identify promising materials for dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs).

Released: 4-Mar-2019 1:05 PM EST
Chain Reaction Innovations project at Argonne National Laboratory aims to fill critical computing needs
Argonne National Laboratory

A nanoscientist’s work in silicon photonics may inspire more energy-efficient computing and data centers.

Released: 4-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EST
UIC offers BFA in art education
University of Illinois Chicago

The University of Illinois at Chicago is offering a BFA in art education, or BFAAE, to students for the first time in nearly a decade

Released: 4-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EST
Firearm Homicide Rate for Young Black Men in Chicago Drops, but Still Shockingly High
Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

The firearm homicide rate for black male adolescents in Chicago declined by 25 percent from 2016 to 2017. The lower 2017 rate for black male adolescents is still 35 times higher than that for U.S. adolescents and 13 times that of all other adolescents in Chicago.

27-Feb-2019 2:40 PM EST
Promising Strategy to Fight the Most Deadly Brain Tumor in Children
Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

A study published in Nature Communications found that an inhibitor of an enzyme called ACVR1 slows tumor growth and increases survival in an animal model of diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) – the most deadly brain tumor in children. Currently, there are no approved drugs for treating DIPG. This research opens the door to a promising new treatment strategy.

Released: 1-Mar-2019 12:05 PM EST
Argonne and Convergent Science join forces for better engines
Argonne National Laboratory

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory have developed a new software model that can help analyze the dynamics in the cylinders of spark-ignition engines during operation.

Released: 1-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EST
Frailty May Be a New Screening Criterion for Fitness for an Operation
American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Frailty is linked to more complications after an operation among adults of all ages, according to researchers of a large new study.

Released: 1-Mar-2019 7:00 AM EST
American Academy of Dermatology to Install New Officers and Board Members
American Academy of Dermatology

The American Academy of Dermatology will install four new officers and four new members of its board of directors on Tuesday, March 5, at the conclusion of the 2019 AAD Annual Meeting in Washington.

Released: 1-Mar-2019 7:00 AM EST
George J. Hruza, MD, MBA, FAAD, to Assume Presidency of American Academy of Dermatology
American Academy of Dermatology

Board-certified dermatologist George J. Hruza, MD, MBA, FAAD, will begin his one-year term as president of the American Academy of Dermatology on Tuesday, March 5, at the conclusion of the 2019 AAD Annual Meeting in Washington.

26-Feb-2019 8:00 AM EST
Artificial Intelligence Shows Promise for Skin Cancer Detection
American Academy of Dermatology

While this technology has performed well in research settings, there is still a lot of work to be done before it is appropriate for real-world use.

26-Feb-2019 8:00 AM EST
Tattoo Complications May Warrant a Trip to the Doctor
American Academy of Dermatology

Research indicates that 10 percent of people with tattoos experience some sort of complication; a board-certified dermatologist can help these individuals.

26-Feb-2019 8:00 AM EST
Study Indicates Isotretinoin Is Not an Independent Risk Factor for Depression
American Academy of Dermatology

Data presented at the 2019 AAD Annual Meeting in Washington indicate that there is no significant difference in the frequency of depression between acne patients treated with isotretinoin and those who receive other types of therapy.

26-Feb-2019 8:00 AM EST
Research Demonstrates Potential of Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy for Hair Loss
American Academy of Dermatology

A growing body of evidence indicates that PRP treatment can provide effective therapy for hair loss.

26-Feb-2019 8:00 AM EST
As Floodwaters Rise, So Do Dermatologic Conditions
American Academy of Dermatology

As more frequent and intense flooding events have occurred in recent years, both disaster victims and relief workers have experienced significant dermatologic problems.

26-Feb-2019 8:00 AM EST
Research Suggests Connection Between Excessive Sweating and Mental Health Conditions
American Academy of Dermatology

Research presented at the 2019 American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting in Washington indicates that people with hyperhidrosis are more likely than the general population to have anxiety, depression and attention deficit disorder.

Released: 28-Feb-2019 7:05 PM EST
Thirty years of fast food: Greater variety, but more salt, larger portions, and added calories
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Despite the addition of some healthful menu items, fast food is even more unhealthy for you than it was 30 years ago. An analysis of the offerings at 10 of the most popular US fast-food restaurants in 1986, 1991, and 2016, published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, demonstrates that fast-food entrees, sides, and desserts increased significantly in calories and sodium and entrees and desserts in portion size over time. It also shows that while the variety of entree, sides, and dessert options soared by 226 percent, new or discontinued items tended to be less healthy than those available throughout the study period.

Released: 28-Feb-2019 6:05 PM EST
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Opposes USDA’s Rollback of Professional Standards for School Nutrition
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics opposes a February 25 rule issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture that weakens hiring standards in small school districts, the second regulatory rollback from the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act in the last three months.

Released: 28-Feb-2019 1:05 PM EST
UI Health to celebrate new CPS-based federally funded community health center
University of Illinois Chicago

A ribbon-cutting ceremony on March 4 will celebrate the re-opening of a renovated federally funded school health center on Chicago’s South Side.

Released: 28-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST
Kwok named Outstanding Referee by American Physical Society
Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne distinguished fellow Wai-Kwong Kwok has been named a 2019 Outstanding Referee by the American Physical Society.

Released: 28-Feb-2019 10:00 AM EST
Babinec to coordinate Argonne’s grid energy storage program
Argonne National Laboratory

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory has appointed Susan Babinec to drive a comprehensive strategy that expands Argonne’s future grid vision to include a range of optimized energy storage capabilities. By integrating its deep resources in grid design and energy storage with national and industry needs, Argonne will provide innovative solutions for the future grid.

Released: 27-Feb-2019 5:05 PM EST
Easing bacterial traffic jams
Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne scientists have developed a way to control the motion of swimming bacteria using 3-D-printed microscopic pillars. This advance might eventually influence microscopic transport, biomedicine and even microrobotics.

Released: 27-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST
Two Loyola Doctors are Team Physicians at World University Games
Loyola Medicine

Loyola Medicine sports medicine physicians Douglas Evans, MD, and Haemi Choi, MD, will serve as official team physicians for American hockey teams competing in the 2019 Winter World University Games in Krasnoyarsk, Russia March 2-12.

26-Feb-2019 10:55 AM EST
Is Prenatal Vitamin Use by Moms Associated With Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder Recurrence in Young Siblings
JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association

This study examined whether prenatal vitamin use by mothers was associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) recurrence in high-risk families.

Released: 27-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST
Registration Opens for Conference Dedicated to Specialists in Diabetes, Prediabetes and Cardiometabolic Conditions
Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists (ADCES)

Diabetes specialists from across the U.S. and beyond can now register for AADE19, the largest conference dedicated to diabetes educators as well as nurses, dietitians, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals working with people affected by diabetes, prediabetes and other cardiometabolic conditions.

Released: 26-Feb-2019 4:05 PM EST
Harnessing Protected Data in Research Collaborations with Globus

For scientists who need to manage HIPAA-regulated data or other Protected Health Information (PHI), data management and movement can be a challenge.

Released: 26-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST
Arkansans Overwhelmingly Want a Physician to Administer Anesthesia and Respond to Emergencies
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) and the Arkansas Society of Anesthesiologists (ARSA) strongly oppose SB 184 and HB 1283, which will dismantle the anesthesia care team model in Arkansas by allowing nurse anesthetists to administer anesthesia without physician supervision. HB 1283 will also allow nurse anesthetists to provide analgesics, opening the door for nurses to provide powerful pain-relieving drugs such as opioids.

Released: 26-Feb-2019 8:00 AM EST
CEO and Bestselling Author to Deliver Keynote Speech at AAE19
American Association of Endodontists (AAE)

Futurist Mike Walsh, CEO of innovation consultancy Tomorrow and award-winning, bestselling author of Futuretainment, is delivering the keynote address at the American Association of Endodontists’ annual meeting known as AAE19 in Montréal, taking place April 10-13.

Released: 26-Feb-2019 7:00 AM EST
Spring Cleaning: Clear Your House and Your Nasal Passages
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

Cleaning your house of allergens that have built up over the winter can help ease spring allergy symptoms.

Released: 25-Feb-2019 1:05 PM EST
New Microfluidics Device Can Detect Cancer Cells in Blood
University of Illinois Chicago

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Queensland University of Technology of Australia, have developed a device that can isolate individual cancer cells from patient blood samples. The microfluidic device works by separating the various cell types found in blood by their size. The device may one day enable rapid, cheap liquid biopsies to help detect cancer and develop targeted treatment plans.

Released: 25-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST
Breakthrough Shines Light on Disease-Fighting Protein
Argonne National Laboratory

A combination of X-ray crystallography and cryo-electron microscopy assisted in a collaborative effort to obtain the highest-resolution structure of the fungal protein Hsp104, which may serve to hinder the formation of certain degenerative diseases.

Released: 25-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST
Chicago Parents Identify Top 10 Social Issues for Youth in the City
Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

In a new survey released by Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH), Chicago parents identified gun violence, bullying and poverty as the biggest social problems for children and adolescents in the city. The survey included parents from all 77 community areas in Chicago.

Released: 25-Feb-2019 10:30 AM EST
ADHA Joins AAP in Support of Pediatric Oral Health
American Dental Hygienists' Association

Every baby deserves the very best right from the start, including the best oral health. Starting in February, as the oral health community turned its attention to the pediatric population, the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) began partnering with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) on the Protect Tiny Teeth campaign.

Released: 22-Feb-2019 12:00 PM EST
Medicaid expansion in Kentucky led to an increase in screening and improved survival for colorectal cancer patients
American College of Surgeons (ACS)

The number of low-income patients screened for colorectal cancer more than tripled after Medicaid expansion in 2014, according to study findings in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.