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Mechanism connects early binge drinking to adult behaviors

Intermittent exposure to high levels of alcohol in adolescent animals leads to increased levels of microRNA-137 in the brains of adults; blocking the molecule helps to reverse or reduce the lasting effects of youth drinking, such as increased...
18-Nov-2019 4:10 PM EST Add to Favorites

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UIC, IDPH receive $9.5M for maternal outcomes improvement project

A $9.5 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration will help the University of Illinois at Chicago and the Illinois Department of Public Health improve maternal outcomes in Illinois.
18-Nov-2019 10:15 AM EST Add to Favorites

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South African ensemble Ladysmith Black Mambazo to hold master class at UIC

The ensemble will take part in course, “Music and Career Forum,” to increase students’ perspectives on the way music and musicians operate.
14-Nov-2019 3:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Chicagoan gives $10M to UIC for outpatient surgery center

A $10 million donation funds a new center for outpatient surgery at UIC.
14-Nov-2019 2:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

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UIC to host WBEZ panel discussion on Asian Americans and politics

The event is being presented in partnership with UIC’s Asian American Resource and Cultural Center.
14-Nov-2019 11:35 AM EST Add to Favorites


Study reveals breach of ‘dancing’ barrier governs crystal growth

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago used computer-based simulations to analyze how atoms and molecules move in a solution and identified a general mechanism governing crystal growth that scientists can manipulate when developing new...
12-Nov-2019 1:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Cumulative environmental exposures increase diabetes risk in rural populations

Cumulative environmental exposures affect rural and urban populations differently when it comes to diabetes risk. Multiple environmental factors were associated with a greater risk for diabetes in rural and sparsely populated counties compared with...
30-Oct-2019 10:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Hospital to Host Halloween Costume Party, Trick-or-Treating Parade

The Children’s Hospital University of Illinois will host a trick-or-treating parade, costume contest and party for pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit patients and families on Halloween.
28-Oct-2019 4:55 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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