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For-Profit Hospitals Correlated with Higher Readmission Rates

Patients who receive care in a for-profit hospital are more likely to be readmitted than those who receive care in nonprofit or public hospitals, according to a new study published by University of Illinois at Chicago researchers.
18-Sep-2018 4:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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UIC Lauded with National Award for Diversity, Inclusion

Oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education recognizes UIC.
17-Sep-2018 4:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Shifting Focus From Life Extension to ‘Healthspan’ Extension

The Journal of the American Medical Association published an article by University of Illinois at Chicago epidemiologist S. Jay Olshansky on the need for researchers and clinicians to focus less on prolonging lifespan and more on prolonging...
17-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Point-of-Care Sensors to Detect Manganese From Single Drop of Blood

A three-year, $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will enable researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago to develop portable, easy-to-use sensors that can detect toxic metals in a single drop of blood. The sensors...
13-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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U.S. Department of Defense Funds UIC Research on Prostate Cancer

A new three-year grant totaling nearly $1 million from the U.S. Department of Defense will fund University of Illinois at Chicago research on the gene SELENOF and its role in the development of prostate cancer among black men.
13-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Program will educate, empower ER visitors with uncontrolled high blood pressure

A new $3 million, five-year grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute will allow researchers to determine whether a unique program designed to educate people with uncontrolled hypertension — also known as high blood pressure —...
12-Sep-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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UIC continues record enrollment growth with 31,683 students

UIC enrollment for fall semester maintains upward trend that began four years ago
12-Sep-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UIC company develops hybrid air-conditioning system with help from DOE

NETenergy, a clean tech startup company based on technology developed at the University of Illinois at Chicago and licensed from UIC, will commercialize its unique hybrid, super-efficient air-conditioning system with funding from the U.S. Department...
11-Sep-2018 12:05 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

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#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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