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Ferrans, Zenk invested in top faculty positions

Carol Estwing Ferrans, PhD ’85, MS ’82, RN, FAAN, and Shannon Zenk, PhD, MS ’99, MPH, RN, FAAN, formally took their places in two prestigious roles within the College of Nursing at an…

Sherman gift will endow nursing professorship

College of Nursing alumna Jane Ehlinger Sherman, PhD, MS ’75, accepted a faculty position at UIC just after her husband, Richard Sherman, MD, was diagnosed with cancer. “UIC was such a supportive place…

UIC Nursing honors preceptors

On Wednesday, Apr. 4, the UIC College of Nursing hosted its annual Preceptor Recognition Event to thank dozens of preceptors who make it possible for students to achieve required clinical hours and ultimately…

Algorithm shows differences between nurse, doctor care

A multidisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago, including Karen Dunn Lopez, assistant professor of nursing, has published the first quantitative study on the divergent scopes of practice for…

Alumni, students enjoy time together

Nearly 70 UIC College of Nursing students, alumni, faculty and staff gathered at Larkin Hall in Chicago’s West Loop on March 15 for an evening of networking and camaraderie at the 2018 Alumni…

Piano receives Distinguished Researcher Award

Mariann R. Piano, PhD ’88, MS ’84, RN, FAAN, FAHA, who studies the adverse effects of unhealthy drinking patterns on the cardiovascular system, was recognized for winning the 2017 UIC College of Nursing…

London Carroll shortly after birth at 24 weeks, in the hands of her father

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Collegiate Professor to address Chicago's "pharmacy deserts"

Recently named Nursing Collegiate Professor Shannon N. Zenk, PhD, MS ’99, MPH, RN, FAAN, has been selected as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar, which will support her efforts to reduce the…

Eileen Collins named to leadership role in research

Dean Terri E. Weaver has announced the appointment of Eileen Collins, PhD, RN, FAACVPR, FAAN, as associate dean for research at the UIC College of Nursing, effective Feb. 16, 2018. Collins is a…

Nurse researcher seeks to predict and prevent preterm birth

Ultrasound is traditionally used on pregnant women to study the anatomy, movement and blood flow of the developing fetus, but University of Illinois at Chicago nurse researchers are using the imaging technique to…

Students gave their all on Giving Tuesday

Nearly 700 donors across UIC raised $117,928 during Giving Tuesday 2017, which fell on Nov. 28 this year. Of those 700 donors, 171 were from the UIC Nursing community; 100 of those were…

UIC College of Nursing Alumni Reunion 2017

Nearly 100 alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends of UIC Nursing gathered on Sept. 9, 2017, for Alumni Reunion. The full day event kicked off with an engaging panel featuring alumni nurse leaders…

Scholarships rise, lifting students with them

For the 2017-18 academic year, the UIC College of Nursing awarded scholarships to more students than ever before. A total of 75 top-notch students received more than $550,000 in merit- and financial aid-based…

Acupuncture could ease women's vulvar pain

Acupuncture has been successfully used to treat such ailments as back and neck pain, osteoarthritis and headaches. Judith Schlaeger is working to discover whether it can help the up to 14 million American…

Students get new perspectives in India

For two weeks in August 2017, four UIC Nursing students extended their education in the hills of India. Graduate-entry MS students Ericka Garduno, Blair Jiang and Annie Shideler, along with DNP student Alina…

Nine UIC Nursing alumni among "40 Under 40" honorees

The UIC College of Nursing congratulates nine alumni, including three faculty members, who have been named to the Illinois Nurses Foundation’s 2017 list of “40 Under 40 Emerging Nurse Leaders.” The award ceremony…

Two faculty and two alumnae selected as fellows of AAN

Two distinguished faculty members from the College of Nursing, as well as two outstanding alumnae, have been selected by the American Academy of Nursing (AAN) to join its Class of 2017 fellows. Fellowship…

$5M gift to expand nursing school's simulation lab

The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing has received a $5 million donation from M. Christine Schwartz to expand upon an existing simulation laboratory that bears her name. The new center…

Two UIC Nursing students named Schweitzer Fellows

Two nursing students at UIC have been awarded Schweitzer fellowships, a service learning program for health professional students committed to helping Chicago’s underserved. The students will each design and implement year-long projects to…

Closing the gap between gay, heterosexual smokers

Gays and lesbians are more than twice as likely to use tobacco than heterosexuals, and University of Illinois at Chicago researchers have detailed how the disparity can be reduced. Smoking remains the leading…