News

/News/

UI COM mourns the passing of former Executive Dean Truman O. Anderson, Jr.

July 9, 2019 Dr. Truman O. Anderson Jr. Dr. Truman O. Anderson Jr., a longtime faculty member and administrator in the College of Medicine, died July 6 after suffering a stroke the previous week. He was 92. Anderson, a longtime resident of Oak Park, was a former professor and emeritus professor [...]

By |2019-07-12T10:15:37-05:00July 9th, 2019|COM News, UICOM|Comments Off on UI COM mourns the passing of former Executive Dean Truman O. Anderson, Jr.

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

July 9, 2019 A chaotic household – one where things just don’t seem to run smoothly, there’s lots of noise, little gets taken care of in a timely manner, and where relaxation is difficult – as well as child and parent depression, are risk factors for worse asthma outcomes in urban minority children, [...]

By |2019-07-12T10:17:09-05:00July 9th, 2019|COM News, COM Research, UICOM|Comments Off on ‘Chaos’ in the home linked to poor asthma control in children

Docs should consider a patient’s weight before prescribing new chemotherapy drugs

July 1, 2019 A new class of cancer drugs just now entering the marketplace seems promising so far, but researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago urge doctors to take into account a patient’s weight and liver status before prescribing them. The drugs are known as PI3K inhibitors, and they dramatically decrease the activation [...]

By |2019-07-12T10:18:08-05:00July 2nd, 2019|COM News, COM Research, UICOM|Comments Off on Docs should consider a patient’s weight before prescribing new chemotherapy drugs

Researchers reveal key role of pressure-sensing protein in lung edema

June 11, 2019 Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago describe for the first time the role of a unique, pressure-sensing protein in the development of lung edema — a condition in which chronic high vascular pressure in the lungs causes fluid from the bloodstream to enter the air spaces of the lungs. The [...]

By |2019-07-12T10:19:07-05:00July 1st, 2019|COM News, COM Research, UICOM|Comments Off on Researchers reveal key role of pressure-sensing protein in lung edema

Ten UIC students selected for Schweitzer fellowships

June 27, 2019 Ten students from the University of Illinois at Chicago have been selected for the distinguished Schweitzer Fellowship, a year-long service learning program that helps address the health needs of underserved Chicago communities. Named in honor of humanitarian and Nobel laureate Dr. Albert Schweitzer, the Chicago Area Schweitzer Fellows Program, which is a program of [...]

By |2019-07-12T10:23:14-05:00June 27th, 2019|COM News, UICOM|Comments Off on Ten UIC students selected for Schweitzer fellowships

A drug to boost cardiac arrest survival

Dr. Terry Vanden Hoek, professor and head, emergency medicine, UIC College of Medicine and chief medical officer, UI Health. A new four-year, $2.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will allow researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago, together with colleagues from Johns Hopkins University and the University of Texas [...]

By |2019-07-02T11:41:59-05:00June 6th, 2019|COM News, COM Research, UICOM|Comments Off on A drug to boost cardiac arrest survival

US Surgeon General to speak Friday at UIC during opioid conference

U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams, October 18, 2018 at UIC (Photo: UIC/Elizabeth Monge) June 6, 2019 Addiction, pain medicine and public policy experts will discuss modern strategies for managing opioid use, abuse and overdose at the “Addressing Chicagoland’s Opioid Crisis: A Healthcare Response” conference on June 7 at the University of Illinois [...]

By |2019-07-12T10:25:52-05:00June 6th, 2019|COM Events, UICOM, UICOM Spotlight|Comments Off on US Surgeon General to speak Friday at UIC during opioid conference

New neurons form in the brain into the tenth decade of life, even in people with Alzheimer’s

May 24, 2019 New neurons continue to be formed in the hippocampus into the tenth decade of life, even in people with mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease (Illustration: Orly Lazarov, et al.) In a new study from the University of Illinois at Chicago, researchers examining post-mortem brain tissue from people ages 79 to 99 [...]

By |2019-07-12T10:28:07-05:00May 24th, 2019|COM News, COM Research, UICOM, UICOM Spotlight|Comments Off on New neurons form in the brain into the tenth decade of life, even in people with Alzheimer’s

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Tumblr email NGOs can help provide meds for Venezuelan refugees with HIV living in Colombia

May 20, 2019 The authors of a new white paper call for greater involvement of non-governmental organizations to address the HIV crisis among Venezuelan refugees living in Colombia. The lead authors of the paper, Dr. Stevan Weine, director of the University of Illinois at Chicago Center for Global Health, and Dr. Zaher Sahloul, president of MedGlobal, a [...]

By |2019-07-01T13:04:53-05:00May 20th, 2019|General|Comments Off on Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Tumblr email NGOs can help provide meds for Venezuelan refugees with HIV living in Colombia

NGOs can help provide meds for Venezuelan refugees with HIV living in Colombia

May 20, 2019 The authors of a new white paper call for greater involvement of non-governmental organizations to address the HIV crisis among Venezuelan refugees living in Colombia. The lead authors of the paper, Dr. Stevan Weine, director of the University of Illinois at Chicago Center for Global Health, and Dr. Zaher Sahloul, president of [...]

By |2019-07-12T10:20:38-05:00May 20th, 2019|COM News, COM Research, UICOM|Comments Off on NGOs can help provide meds for Venezuelan refugees with HIV living in Colombia