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Newswise: UIC physicist earns innovation award from Microscopy Today
Released: 5-Aug-2020 5:15 PM EDT
UIC physicist earns innovation award from Microscopy Today
University of Illinois at Chicago

Groundbreaking approach in high-resolution electron energy loss spectroscopy has been judged to be one of the 10 best microscopy innovations in the 2020 Microscopy Today Innovation Award competition.

Newswise: UIC Library announces the Richard M. Daley Oral History Project
Released: 29-Jul-2020 12:50 PM EDT
UIC Library announces the Richard M. Daley Oral History Project
University of Illinois at Chicago

Consists of 45 interviews including discussions with Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush.

Newswise: UIC researchers to lead Illinois science assessment partnership
Released: 23-Jul-2020 6:35 PM EDT
UIC researchers to lead Illinois science assessment partnership
University of Illinois at Chicago

The educators will develop clusters of items to be used on the Illinois Science Assessment, or ISA, the state’s annual science test administered to students enrolled in a public school district in grades 5, 8 and 11.

Newswise: Fund to aid family advocacy initiative in UIC John Marshall Law School clinic
Released: 20-Jul-2020 11:05 AM EDT
Fund to aid family advocacy initiative in UIC John Marshall Law School clinic
University of Illinois at Chicago

Thanks to Ralla Klepak, who passed away in April 2019 at the age of 82, those in need of representation in family law matters will continue to have her advocacy via a new endowment fund formed at the University of Illinois at Chicago John Marshall Law School.

Newswise: UIC awarded $22M for translational research from NIH
Released: 16-Jul-2020 10:20 AM EDT
UIC awarded $22M for translational research from NIH
University of Illinois at Chicago

The Center for Clinical and Translational Science, or CCTS, at the University of Illinois at Chicago will receive $22 million in new funding from the National Institutes of Health, or NIH, to continue its work supporting critical clinical and translational health research programs.

Newswise: New antiplatelet drug shows promise for treating heart attack
Released: 15-Jul-2020 4:25 PM EDT
New antiplatelet drug shows promise for treating heart attack
University of Illinois at Chicago

Researchers have developed a new drug that prevents blood clots without causing an increased risk of bleeding, a common side effect of all antiplatelet medications currently available. A new study published in the journal Science Translational Medicine describes the drug and its delivery mechanisms and shows that the drug is also an effective treatment for heart attack in animal models.

Newswise: How long should you fast for weight loss?
Released: 15-Jul-2020 1:40 PM EDT
How long should you fast for weight loss?
University of Illinois at Chicago

Two daily fasting diets, also known as time-restricted feeding diets, are effective for weight loss, according to a new study. The study reported results from a clinical trial that compared a 4-hour time-restricted feeding diet and a 6-hour time-restricted feeding diet to a control group.

Released: 7-Jul-2020 5:10 PM EDT
Policies fall short on expanding access to birth control
University of Illinois at Chicago

Only 10.1% of Los Angeles County pharmacies provided this service and 77.4% imposed age-restrictions at 18 years or older, including in neighborhoods with the highest rates of unintended pregnancies and teen births.

Newswise: UIC Business announces the Stuart Handler Department of Real Estate
Released: 1-Jul-2020 1:25 PM EDT
UIC Business announces the Stuart Handler Department of Real Estate
University of Illinois at Chicago

The Stuart Handler Department of Real Estate joins the accounting, finance, information and decision sciences and managerial studies departments in serving the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Business Administration’s more than 3,000 undergraduate and 800 graduate students.

Newswise: UIC and UIS announce guaranteed pathway for undergraduates to earn UIC nursing degree
Released: 1-Jul-2020 10:35 AM EDT
UIC and UIS announce guaranteed pathway for undergraduates to earn UIC nursing degree
University of Illinois at Chicago

Under the program, first-time freshmen will have a guaranteed place in the UIC College of Nursing BSN program

Newswise: Chicago professor, nurse to lead National Institute of Nursing Research
Released: 30-Jun-2020 2:05 PM EDT
Chicago professor, nurse to lead National Institute of Nursing Research
University of Illinois at Chicago

University of Illinois at Chicago professor Shannon Zenk has been selected by the National Institutes of Health to lead its National Institute of Nursing Research, or NINR.

Newswise: Rising Latino studies scholars named IUPLR/UIC Mellon Fellows
Released: 29-Jun-2020 10:55 AM EDT
Rising Latino studies scholars named IUPLR/UIC Mellon Fellows
University of Illinois at Chicago

Presented by the Inter-University Program for Latino Research, or IUPLR, and the University of Illinois at Chicago, each fellow will receive a yearly stipend of $25,000, a faculty mentor in Latino studies, monthly teleconferences with other fellows and opportunities to present their research.

Newswise: Studies examine how race affects perceptions of law-involved Blacks, school discipline
Released: 29-Jun-2020 10:30 AM EDT
Studies examine how race affects perceptions of law-involved Blacks, school discipline
University of Illinois at Chicago

The extent of discriminatory treatment Black adults and children experience at every point of contact within the legal system and the biases that result in Black children’s behavior being managed more harshly in school are detailed in two new analyses from researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Newswise: UIC to make ACT/SAT exams optional for 2021-22 school year due to COVID
Released: 24-Jun-2020 9:55 AM EDT
UIC to make ACT/SAT exams optional for 2021-22 school year due to COVID
University of Illinois at Chicago

Along with many other universities in the nation, the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) will not require standardized tests for the '21-'22 school year.

Newswise: UIC named Illinois' best college for LGBTQ students
Released: 22-Jun-2020 11:55 AM EDT
UIC named Illinois' best college for LGBTQ students
University of Illinois at Chicago

The University of Illinois at Chicago has been named Illinois’ best college and university for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students, according to the 2020 edition of rankings from BestColleges, in partnership with Campus Pride.

Newswise: Jurors respond negatively to police overreactions to Black Americans
Released: 17-Jun-2020 11:35 AM EDT
Jurors respond negatively to police overreactions to Black Americans
University of Illinois at Chicago

Psychology and criminal justice researchers are now trying to determine the various influences of body-worn camera footage, such as its impact on trial outcomes.

Newswise: UIC joins network dedicated to preparing future STEM faculty
Released: 16-Jun-2020 11:15 AM EDT
UIC joins network dedicated to preparing future STEM faculty
University of Illinois at Chicago

The University of Illinois at Chicago has been named one of six new members of the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning, or CIRTL, an academic network of top research universities devoted to developing and expanding proven STEM teaching practices to educate diverse populations of students.

Newswise: COVID-19 vaccine to be tested in UIC clinical trial
Released: 15-Jun-2020 10:15 AM EDT
COVID-19 vaccine to be tested in UIC clinical trial
University of Illinois at Chicago

The University of Illinois at Chicago will soon test a vaccine for COVID-19. Expected to launch July 9, the trial — a phase 3 clinical study — will test the efficacy of a vaccine developed by biotech company Moderna.

Newswise: UIC College of Education science education expert named NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow
Released: 11-Jun-2020 3:05 PM EDT
UIC College of Education science education expert named NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Illinois at Chicago

The former high school teacher has spent 17 years teaching science with a focus on social justice

Newswise: Adult Stem Cell Study Shows Fish Oil May Help with Depression
Released: 11-Jun-2020 12:05 PM EDT
Adult Stem Cell Study Shows Fish Oil May Help with Depression
University of Illinois at Chicago

A study published in Molecular Psychiatry shows that patient-derived adult stem cells can be used to model major depressive disorder and test how a patient may respond to medication and that fish oil, when tested in the model, created an antidepressant response.

Newswise: Center for Alcohol Research in Epigenetics at UIC receives $8M from NIH
Released: 4-Jun-2020 4:25 PM EDT
Center for Alcohol Research in Epigenetics at UIC receives $8M from NIH
University of Illinois at Chicago

The University of Illinois at Chicago received $8.2 million from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism to continue the Center for Alcohol Research in Epigenetics and its research on how alcohol affects genes through epigenetics -- chemical changes to DNA, RNA or proteins that alter the expression of genes without directly modifying them.

Newswise: UIC’s campus-wide COVID-19 efforts
Released: 4-Jun-2020 11:55 AM EDT
UIC’s campus-wide COVID-19 efforts
University of Illinois at Chicago

The UIC Innovation in COVID-19 Working Group (ICWG) was organized at UIC to assign resources to and manage COVID-19 medical-related projects.

Newswise: Does Estrogen Influence Alcohol Use Disorder?
Released: 1-Jun-2020 6:05 PM EDT
Does Estrogen Influence Alcohol Use Disorder?
University of Illinois at Chicago

Researchers show that high estrogen levels may make alcohol more rewarding to female mice and reducing the number of estrogen receptors led to decreased drinking behavior, but only in female mice.

Newswise: University of Illinois Board of Trustees Chair commits $100K for UIC’s frontline health care workers
Released: 20-May-2020 12:25 PM EDT
University of Illinois Board of Trustees Chair commits $100K for UIC’s frontline health care workers
University of Illinois at Chicago

University of Illinois Board of Trustees Chairman Don Edwards and his wife, Anne Edwards, have pledged $100,000 to establish the UI Health Employee Relief Fund, which will support health care workers at the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System.

Newswise: UIC ranks 14th among public universities in ‘QS World University Rankings: USA’
Released: 20-May-2020 9:00 AM EDT
UIC ranks 14th among public universities in ‘QS World University Rankings: USA’
University of Illinois at Chicago

A national ranking has recognized UIC’s commitment to excellence, achievement and diversity.

Newswise: UIC receives $5.9M to study mood disorders, cognition
Released: 18-May-2020 4:40 PM EDT
UIC receives $5.9M to study mood disorders, cognition
University of Illinois at Chicago

The University of Illinois at Chicago has received $5.9 million from the National Institute of Mental Health for two studies that will use cognition data to predict relapses in mood disorders.

Newswise: UIC study examines impact of Chicago River reversal on region's aquatic environments, fauna
Released: 18-May-2020 2:05 PM EDT
UIC study examines impact of Chicago River reversal on region's aquatic environments, fauna
University of Illinois at Chicago

Prior to European settlement, wetlands, lakes and streams were the major landscape features of the Chicago region. Much of this has been altered or lost in the past 150 years, most notably by the reversal of the Chicago River in 1900 with the construction of the Sanitary and Ship Canal. Many animal species that lived in these habitats also disappeared.

Newswise: Report tackles quality of management in federal agencies
Released: 11-May-2020 4:40 PM EDT
Report tackles quality of management in federal agencies
University of Illinois at Chicago

A new report from researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs presents a plan for designing and implementing a government-wide initiative to measure the management quality of federal agencies.

Newswise: UIC graduates first BFA in art education students
Released: 11-May-2020 9:45 AM EDT
UIC graduates first BFA in art education students
University of Illinois at Chicago

As part of their program, CADA students had to take classes in the College of Education.

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

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

Newswise: UIC joins registry of COVID-19 frontline care providers, preventive drug trial
Released: 30-Apr-2020 4:10 PM EDT
UIC joins registry of COVID-19 frontline care providers, preventive drug trial
University of Illinois at Chicago

Health care workers at the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System, or UI Health, are participating in a national registry of frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The HERO Registry seeks to engage health care workers, understand their experiences and track health outcomes — from COVID-19 infection to stress and burnout.

Released: 27-Apr-2020 5:15 PM EDT
South Shore clinic expands COVID-19 testing
University of Illinois at Chicago

UI Health Mile Square Health Center — a network of federally qualified health centers, or FQHCs, in Chicago — is now providing COVID-19 testing to community members on the South Side who meet testing criteria at its South Shore clinic, located at 7037 S. Stony Island Ave.

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Released: 23-Apr-2020 3:55 PM EDT
Computer simulations explore potential COVID-19 therapeutics
University of Illinois at Chicago

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago recently published a study in the journal ACS Nano that details findings from computer simulations seeking to identify inhibitors, which eventually could assist chemists to develop new medicines to combat the coronavirus.

Newswise: UIC’s Lydia Diamond wins Horton Foote Playwriting Award
Released: 22-Apr-2020 11:10 AM EDT
UIC’s Lydia Diamond wins Horton Foote Playwriting Award
University of Illinois at Chicago

UIC clinical associate professor of theatre within the College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts, was named the 2020 Horton Foote Playwriting Award winner. The award comes with a $25,000 prize that will be awarded in July.

Newswise: A biological mechanism for depression
Released: 21-Apr-2020 5:15 PM EDT
A biological mechanism for depression
University of Illinois at Chicago

University of Illinois at Chicago researchers report that in depressed individuals there are increased amounts of an unmodified structural protein, called tubulin, in lipid rafts — fatty sections of a cell membrane — compared with non-depressed individuals.

Newswise: UIC library seeks submissions for new UIC COVID-19 story archive project
Released: 16-Apr-2020 1:25 PM EDT
UIC library seeks submissions for new UIC COVID-19 story archive project
University of Illinois at Chicago

New archival project dubbed Six Feet Apart: Stories from UIC during COVID-19.

Newswise: UIC chemical engineers get ‘muddy’ to develop renewable fuel cell
Released: 13-Apr-2020 2:55 PM EDT
UIC chemical engineers get ‘muddy’ to develop renewable fuel cell
University of Illinois at Chicago

University of Illinois at Chicago engineers digging for efficient ways to harness sustainable power found a surprising fuel source — mud and a common bacterium often found in it.

Newswise: 192 UIC medical students graduate early
Released: 10-Apr-2020 6:15 AM EDT
192 UIC medical students graduate early
University of Illinois at Chicago

Today, 192 medical students from the University of Illinois College of Medicine, one of the largest and most diverse medical schools in the country, will graduate early. Among the early grads, one-third have been matched to residency programs in Illinois.

Newswise: UIC leads largest nationwide effort to protect the monarch butterfly
Released: 8-Apr-2020 1:25 PM EDT
UIC leads largest nationwide effort to protect the monarch butterfly
University of Illinois at Chicago

The agreement may benefit up to 26 million acres of land managed by energy companies and departments of transportation across the United States

Newswise: University of Illinois Hospital and the Illinois Nurses Association Agree on COVID-19 Pay
Released: 3-Apr-2020 5:30 PM EDT
University of Illinois Hospital and the Illinois Nurses Association Agree on COVID-19 Pay
University of Illinois at Chicago

The University of Illinois Hospital and the Illinois Nurses Association agreed on a schedule of enhanced compensation for nurses working during the COVID-19 pandemic. This agreement makes the hospital, which is part of the University of Illinois at Chicago, the first and only in the state, and one of the few nationally, to announce differential pay for care providers with COVID-19 responsibilities.

Newswise: UIC receives $2.8M from private donor to increase early childhood education teacher preparation
Released: 2-Apr-2020 3:05 PM EDT
UIC receives $2.8M from private donor to increase early childhood education teacher preparation
University of Illinois at Chicago

Grant will develop and expand programing that will create a pipeline of early childhood education teachers.

Newswise: UIC clinical trials investigate COVID-19 treatments
Released: 2-Apr-2020 9:40 AM EDT
UIC clinical trials investigate COVID-19 treatments
University of Illinois at Chicago

The University of Illinois at Chicago is participating in two clinical trials for COVID-19 treatments.

Newswise: UIC shows continued strength in US News graduate schools rankings
Released: 17-Mar-2020 4:15 PM EDT
UIC shows continued strength in US News graduate schools rankings
University of Illinois at Chicago

UIC continues to climb in US News & World graduate school rankings.

Released: 12-Mar-2020 12:15 PM EDT
EVENT CANCELED: UIC to host 7th annual Young Men of Color Summit
University of Illinois at Chicago

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS

Newswise: Noncitizens are undertreated for heart attack, stroke risk factors
Released: 10-Mar-2020 10:35 AM EDT
Noncitizens are undertreated for heart attack, stroke risk factors
University of Illinois at Chicago

A new study shows that noncitizens in the United States are less likely to receive treatment for cardiovascular disease risk factors when compared with born or naturalized U.S. citizens.

Newswise: UIC opens occupational therapy clinic
Released: 9-Mar-2020 5:20 PM EDT
UIC opens occupational therapy clinic
University of Illinois at Chicago

The new Occupational Therapy Faculty Practice, which is part of UIC's College of Applied Health Sciences, is focused on working with adults experiencing chronic health conditions whose ability to participate in these daily activities is limited and with children who need extra support to develop new skills.

Newswise: UIC to host 7th annual Young Men of Color Summit
Released: 9-Mar-2020 3:10 PM EDT
UIC to host 7th annual Young Men of Color Summit
University of Illinois at Chicago

Approximately 500 CPS students to attend the 7th annual Young Men of Color Summit.

Newswise: Manipulating atoms to make better superconductors
Released: 3-Mar-2020 11:30 AM EST
Manipulating atoms to make better superconductors
University of Illinois at Chicago

A new study by University of Illinois at Chicago researchers published in the journal Nature Communications shows that it is possible to manipulate individual atoms so that they begin working in a collective pattern that has the potential to become superconducting at higher temperatures.


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