UIC Nursing in the News

Faculty, students and alumni from the UIC College of Nursing are often featured in the media. Here are some mentions from the past 18 months.

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Local News

Chicago Tribune | Feb. 18, 2021
Inside University of Illinois at Chicago’s mass COVID-19 vaccination site
The first image in this photo gallery is of DNP student Paul Antczak Jr. administering a vaccine

Chicago Tribune | Feb. 18, 2021
‘In 22 minutes, everything was full’: Thousands of Chicagoans receive COVID-19 vaccine at UIC arena as dentistry, nursing and medical students pitch in
Noting the efforts of UIC Nursing students at the Credit Union 1 Arena vaccination site

Telumundo Chicago | Dec. 17, 2020
COVID-19: comienzan a vacunar a personal médico en hospitales del área de Chicago
Featuring undergraduate junior Freddy Lucena, who one of the first Latinos vaccinated against Covid-19 at Norwegian American Hospital, where he works as a CNA

WICS/WRSP (Springfield) | Dec  4, 2020
Local program looks to lessen Central Illinois nursing shortage
Featuring faculty member Sara McPherson

NBC5 Chicago | Dec. 3, 2020
Chicago-Area Nursing Students Gain Valuable Experience During Pandemic
Featuring student Raquel Real

Chicago Tribune | Nov. 29, 2020
Waubonsee Community College announces partnership with UIC College of Nursing
Quoting Dean Terri Weaver

WAND-TV (Central Illinois) | Nov. 23, 2020
U of I students going above and beyond to help homeless population
Featuring nursing students at our Urbana Campus (erroneously reported as “U of I”)

Kane County Chronicle | Nov. 20, 2020
Waubonsee Community College partners with University of Illinois Chicago to help nursing students
Quoting Dean Terri Weaver and Kate Tredway, director of the UIC Nursing RN to BSN degree completion program

WILL / Rising to the Challenge podcast | Sept. 21, 2020
Testing, Testing, 1, 2, 3, Testing
Featuring clinical assistant professor Rebecca Singer

Chicago Tribune | Sept. 15, 2020
Vaping ban: Huge win or missed opportunity?
Featuring Phoenix Matthews, Assoc. Dean for Equity and Inclusion

Chicago Tribune | Sept. 3, 2020
Flavored tobacco ban is crucial — and must include menthol cigarettes
Op-ed by Phoenix Matthews, Assoc. Dean for Equity and Inclusion

WBEZ | Sept. 1, 2020
Women have few options for giving birth on the south side. Two midwives want to change that.
Featuring alumna Karie Stewart, MS ’17

Chicago Tribune | Aug. 28, 2020
Chicago still doesn’t have standalone birthing centers, even as options for pregnant women on the South and West sides are dwindling
Featuring alumna Karie Stewart, MS ’17

Block Club Chicago | July 15, 2020
Move To Ban Flavored Tobacco In Chicago Gains Momentum
Featuring Assoc. Dean for Equity and Inclusion Phoenix Matthews

State Journal-Register | July 2, 2020
UIC, UIS announce pathway for undergraduates to earn nursing degree
Featuring comments from Springfield Campus director Cindy Reese

Chicago Sun-Times | June 29, 2020
Because Black lives matter, ban flavored tobacco sales in Chicago
Letter to the editor by Phoenix Matthews, Assoc. Dean for Equity and Inclusion

Crain’s Chicago Business | June 29, 2020
Crain’s 2020 Notable Health Care Heroes
Honoring former prof Donna Calvin and clinical instructor Megan Tress

Martha’s Vineyard Times | June 24, 2020
55Plus: Passion for painting
Featuring alumna Olga Church

Chicago Tribune / Daily Southtown | May 21, 2020
Nursing school graduate says Mexican heritage led to decision to focus on geriatric work
Featuring alumna Jessica Lechuga, BSN ’20

WGN Radio 720 | May 7, 2020
Recognizing our local nurses during Nurse Appreciation Week
Featuring UIC College of Nursing Dean Terri Weaver

ABC 7 Chicago | May 6, 2020
Special salute recognizes Chicago nurses on front lines of COVID-19 pandemic
Featuring UIC College of Nursing Dean Terri Weaver and donation from Frank Naeymi-Rad, PhD, Theresa Kepic, MD, and Leap of Faith Technologies Inc.

WGN-TV News | May 5, 2020
University of Illinois Hospital nurses treated to free meals ahead of National Nurses Week
Featuring donation from Frank Naeymi-Rad, PhD, Theresa Kepic, MD, and Leap of Faith Technologies Inc.

WLDS-WEAI (news radio for west central Illinois) | Apr. 16, 2020
UIC Nursing Program Touts Mac Connection, Scholarship Opportunity
Featuring Springfield Campus director Cindy Reese

WAND 17 (Decatur, IL) | Apr. 13, 2020
UIC College of Nursing-Springfield Campus marks $25K in scholarships for MacMurray nursing majors
Featuring comments from Springfield Campus director Cindy Reese

Chicago Tribune  | Apr. 3, 2020
Springfield nurse explains what it’s like to treat a COVID-19 patient
Featuring alumnus Thomas McClure, BSN ’18

WGIL 93.7 FM Galesburg | Mar. 6, 2020
Sandburg and U of I enter into dual-admissions pathway agreement for nursing

Crain’s Chicago Business | Feb. 3, 2020
UIC pens nursing degree pact with downstate community college

Alton (Illinois) Daily News | Feb. 2, 2020
Nursing School Agreement Between LC & UIC

Alton (Illinois) Telegraph | Jan. 30, 2020
New degree help available for Lewis & Clark nursing students

Chicago Tribune | Jan. 17, 2020
Film exploring risks, benefits and cultural aspects of circumcision to be screened in Morgan Park and at UIC
Featuring alumna Emily Fitzgerald, MS ’14

WBEZ  | Jan. 13, 2020
Chicago Wants A Nurse For Every School—Are There Enough?
Featuring clinical assistant professor Robin Adair Shannon

Crain’s Chicago Business | Nov. 12, 2019
Crain’s Notable Women in Health Care
Featuring UIC College of Nursing Dean Terri Weaver

Chicago Gazette | November 2019
With vaping crisis mounting, Illinois legislature weighs in
Featuring comments from executive associate dean Susan Corbridge

Crain’s Chicago Business | Aug. 5, 2019
Grant for UIC Nursing and Erie Health

National News

MSN / WUSA9 | Aug. 30, 2020
Black Nurses Matter march on DC streets helps fight for health disparities in Black community
Featuring alumna Alysha Hart, PhD ’20

Scientific American | May 4, 2020
Nurses Are Playing a Crucial Role in this Pandemic—as Always
Op-ed by alumna Janice Phillips, PhD ’93

Scientific American | Jan. 2, 2020
We should ban all menthol flavored nicotine products
Op-ed by Phoenix Matthews, Assoc. Dean for Equity and Inclusion

New York Times | Nov. 6, 2019
Can You Flip a Breach Baby in the Womb
Featuring asst. professor Judith Schlaeger, BSN ’80, MS ’88

Yahoo Finance | Sept. 17, 2019
Rita & Alex Hillman Foundation Announces $500,000 in New Grant Funding for Early-Stage Work in Innovative Nursing-Driven Programs

International News

Bubb Report (Caribbean) | June 21, 2020
Balancing COVID-19 with Caribbean Reopening (video)
Featuring assoc. professor Rohan Jeremiah

Specialty Medical Dialogues (India)| Dec. 8, 2019
Ultrasound can identify risk of preterm birth early
Featuring professor Barbara McFarlin

Daily Times (Pakistan) | Sept. 26, 2019
People don’t recognize heart attacks when symptoms come on slowly
Featuring alumna Sahereh Mirzaei, PhD ’19

HuffPost UK | Sept. 17, 2019
Gradual Heart Attacks ‘Not Taken Seriously’ – Here Are The Symptoms
Featuring alumna Sahereh Mirzaei, PhD ’19

Industry News

American College of Cardiology – Journal Scan | Feb. 18, 2021
Suicide Risk Management Protocol for Patients With Ischemic CVD Who Report Hopelessness
Featuring the research of assoc. professor Susan Dunn

Healthy Schools Campaign | Sept. 23, 2020
Saluting our School Nurse Leaders
Featuring clinical professor emerita Martha Dewey Bergren and retired director of the school nurse certificate program Phyllis Pelt, MS ’95, BSN ’67

Psych Congress Network | July 15, 2020
How COVID-19 is Affecting the Mental Health of Children and Adolescents
Featuring clinical professor Julie Carbray

McKnight’s Long-Term Care News | Sept. 12, 2019
Stealth heart attack symptoms often ignored, delaying care
Featuring alumna Sahereh Mirzaei, PhD ’19

Becker’s Hospital Review | Sept. 16, 2019
U of Illinois-Chicago opens 3 healthcare simulation centers

On campus: See our news items in UIC Today