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Report on new Illinois law addressing early childhood expulsions

Kate Zinsser and researchers at UIC conducted a preliminary investigation of Illinois early childhood programs’ current and prior expulsion practices, in addition to their understanding of and responses to the new law.
11-Jun-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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UIC’s College of Education launches urban higher education master’s program

UIC has begun a Master of Education program for urban higher education institutions.
10-Jun-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New UIC report on racial inequity for Native Americans in Chicago

A new report from the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy documents the historical and ongoing contributions of Native Americans in Chicago and examines how racial inequity impacts members of this...
7-Jun-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Naloxone access law in Pennsylvania falls short

A study finds that only one-third of pharmacies in Philadelphia carry naloxone nasal spray, a medication used to rapidly counter the effects of opioid overdose, and that many of the pharmacies that do carry the drug require patients to have a...
7-Jun-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Recreating embryonic conditions at break sites can help bones heal faster

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Pennsylvania have developed a unique technique that uses stem cells and flexible implantable bone-stabilizing plates to help speed the healing of large breaks or defects. The...
5-Jun-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Diets of Latinos and blacks have greatest environmental impact per dollar spent

Despite spending less than white households on food overall, black and Latino households have more impact on the environment per dollar spent on food than white households, according to a new study published in Environmental Engineering Science. The...
3-Jun-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Most preventive antibiotics prescribed by dentists are unnecessary

A new study found that 81% of antibiotics prescribed by dentists to prevent infections prior to dental visits are unnecessary.
31-May-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

African Mole-Rats Immune to ‘Wasabi Pain’

A new report in Science provides the first evidence of a mammal — the highveld mole-rat — being immune to pain from exposure to allyl isothiocyanate, or AITC, the active ingredient of wasabi.
30-May-2019 4:50 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 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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