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UIC opens new state-of-the-art living and learning community

The Academic and Residential Complex is the 10th residential hall on the UIC campus and newest since 2007
18-Jul-2019 1:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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UIC becomes first public university in Illinois to offer public policy graduate program

The new Master of Public Policy degree, which will be offered by the UIC's College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, recently was approved by the Illinois Board of Higher Education and will begin admitting students for the spring 2020 semester.
17-Jul-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers describe new ALS biomarkers, potential new drug targets

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, is an adult-onset neurodegenerative disease that causes paralysis and ultimately death when the nerves enervating the lungs cease to carry the signals needed for breathing.
15-Jul-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Media Advisory: Ribbon-cutting ceremony for UIC Academic and Residential Complex

The building holds 83,000 square feet of residence space, including a mix of traditional dorm rooms and suite-style units.
15-Jul-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Can Illinois help its municipalities pay their pension bills – and is it?

A new report from the Government Finance Research Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago examines state intervention in municipal pension funding in Illinois
11-Jul-2019 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Robotic Pancreas Transplant Offers Hope for Obese Patients with Type 1 Diabetes

For patients with Type 1 diabetes who don’t respond well to insulin or have other serious medical complications caused by their disease, pancreas transplantation offers hope for a cure. But obese candidates who need a pancreas transplant often are...
10-Jul-2019 3:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

‘Chaos’ in the home linked to poor asthma control in children

A chaotic household, as well as child and parent depression, are risk factors for worse asthma outcomes in urban minority children, according to a new paper published in the journal Pediatrics.
9-Jul-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

What is driving the spike in black lung disease among coal miners?

Rates of severe coal workers’ pneumoconiosis — also known as black lung disease — among coal miners have been on the rise recently despite regulations on exposure to dusts associated with mining. Researchers believe the higher rates of more...
8-Jul-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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Researcher Available to Talk to the Media about Sexual Harassment and Assault in Academic Fieldwork

8-Jan-2018 4:30 PM EST

Manual of Style for Crowdfunding; Expert on Pitch Success Secrets

27-Jun-2017 9:10 AM EDT

Chicago Researcher Investigates Survivors of Violence

21-Feb-2017 10:05 AM EST

Book Looks at How ‘Gayby Boomers’ Are Aging

In “Queer Aging: The Gayby Boomers and a New Frontier for Gerontology” (Oxford Press, 2016), Jesus Ramirez-Valles, professor and head of community health sciences in the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, makes it clear...
1-Sep-2016 9:00 AM EDT

Father's Day Expert: Strengthening Relationships Between Fathers and Their Children

2-Jun-2016 8:00 AM EDT

#UIC expert available to discuss privatization of public infrastructure in the wake of South Carolina's flood damage

9-Oct-2015 11:05 AM EDT

#UIC Sociologist Available to Discuss Issues Surrounding Racial #Achievement Gap in Schools #Backtoschool #Education

18-Aug-2015 1:05 PM EDT

#UIC Disability Scholar Available to Address #ADA25 Anniversary

21-Jul-2015 5:05 PM EDT

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The University of Illinois at Chicago is a major research university located in the heart of one of the world’s greatest cities. UIC is Chicago’s largest and only public research university with more than 30,000 students, and an integral part of the educational, technological and cultural fabric of Chicago. UIC is recognized as one of the most ethnically rich and culturally diverse universities in America. With 15 academic colleges in all, including seven health science colleges, UIC prepares professionals in all areas of study and contributes to the economic development of Chicago and the state of Illinois.

The University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System provides comprehensive care, education and research to the people of Illinois and beyond. The UI Health System includes a 495-bed tertiary hospital; the University of Illinois at Chicago Colleges of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Applied Health Sciences, School of Public Health and the Jane Addams College of Social Work; 23 outpatient clinics located in Chicago; 13 federally qualified health centers throughout the city; and Colleges of Medicine and affiliated health care facilities in Urbana, Peoria and Rockford.

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