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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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Ripon Commonwealth Press | May 24, 2022
Ripon College names Victoria Folse as its first-ever permanent female president
Alumna Victoria Folse, MS ’89, was selected as the first female president of Ripon College.

Chicago Tribune | May 17, 2022
Class of 2022 college grads wooed by employers, buoyed by hot job market
Featuring an interview with alumna Lisa Falen, BSN ’22, and showcasing a photo and note about the undergraduate pool jump in Chicago.

WSIL-TV | Feb. 10, 2022
Medical District Innovation: Lab Gives Nursing Students Hands-On Skills
Originated with a collaborative Illinois Medical District press release detailing UIC College of Nursing’s various clinical simulation resources, including the M. Christine Schwartz Experiential Learning & Simulation Laboratory.

ABC7 Chicago | Dec. 17, 2021
UIC, City Colleges of Chicago announce program to address nursing shortage, diversity
Coverage of new agreement between UIC Nursing and CCC that makes it easier for diverse nursing grads from Malcolm X College to complete their BSN at UIC.

Illinois Times | Nov. 11, 2021
The many sad faces of nursing home closures
Springfield campus clinical assistant professor Susan Hovey, PhD, RN, is featured in thie article about nursing home closures.

WREX-TV | July 26, 2021
Inspiring 815: Terese Knake
Feature news profile of alumna Terese Knake, who was recently recognized by the Illinois Nurses Foundation as one of 40 outstanding, emerging nurses in Illinois under the age of 40.

City of Chicago | July 26, 2021
31st Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act
Speech by Mayor Lori Lightfoot celebrating the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, in which she recognizes UIC Nursing BSN student Stacy Wood

The Pantagraph | July 26, 2021
Business Achievements: Chestnut Health names Annie Robbins Mental Health Practitioner
Local news story about alumna Annie Robbins, DNP ’20, becoming a mental health nurse practitioner at Chestnut Family Health Center.

The Pantagraph | July 10, 2021
Couple endows nursing chair
Coverage of recent gift to establish the Kathleen M. Irwin Endowed Chair Professorship in Outstanding Nursing Practice

City of Chicago | June 15, 2021
Recent Deaf Nursing Grad Vaccinates Hundreds at UIC
Coverage of BSN student Stacy Woods’ volunteer work to vaccinate Chicagoans against COVID-19

Block Club Chicago | Mar. 26, 2021
All Humboldt Park Adults Can Get Vaccinated At This Neighborhood Clinic. Here’s How To Make An Appointment
Featuring the college’s nurse-led clinic and quoting Charles Yingling, associate dean for practice and community partnerships

Crain’s Chicago Business | Mar. 8, 2021
Crain’s 2021 Notable Health Care Heroes
Honoring clinical assistant professor Rebecca Singer

WBBM-AM (Radio) | Mar. 7, 2021
UIC Nursing in QS World University Rankings
Coverage of newly released rankings for nursing programs globally

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

Telemundo Chicago | Dec. 17, 2020
COVID-19: comienzan a vacunar a personal médico en hospitales del área de Chicago
Featuring undergraduate junior Freddy Lucena, who was 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

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Jezebel | June 21, 2022
We Are Losing Black Girls
This article, which cites research published by assistant professor Natasha Crooks, PhD, RN, examines rising rates of suicide among black girls.

Yahoo Finance | Feb. 10, 2022
Medical District Innovation: Lab Gives Nursing Students Hands-On Skills
A shared Illinois Medical District press release detailing UIC College of Nursing’s various clinical simulation resources, including the M. Christine Schwartz Experiential Learning & Simulation Laboratory

Becker’s Healthcare | July 26, 2021
Illinois university creates partnership between dental, nursing schools to benefit pediatric patients
Coverage of UIC Nursing’s partnership with UIC Dentistry to provide required health screenings for pediatric dental patients

1A  (NPR) | June 16, 2021
Putting The B In LGBTQ
Featuring assoc. professor Wendy Bostwick

U.S. News & World Report | Feb. 16, 2021
Pandemic Has People Cleaning, and That Means More Asthma Attacks
Featuring the research of assoc. professor Kamal Eldeirawi | Feb. 12, 2021
Sex workers are fighting to get the COVID vaccine
Citing a call-to-action co-authored by faculty researchers Randi Singer, Natasha Crooks and Phoenix Matthews

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

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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

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Vanguard Law Magazine| May 25, 2022
Anthony Wilson – Silver Cross Hospital
Feature article about alumnus Anthony Wilson, BSN’ 04, chief corporate compliance officer and director of ERM at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox, Illinois.

Microfinance News Today | May 16, 2022
Gay Landstrom, SVP and Chief Nursing Officer at Trinity Health, Joins Hallmark Health Care Solutions’ Board of Directors
Published press release about alumna Gay Landstrom, MS ’88, joining the Hallmark Health Care Solutions Board of Directors.

OR Today Magazine | May 1, 2022
Spotlight On: Marisa Streelman
Feature news profile of alumna Marisa Streelman, MS ’12.

U.S. News & World Report | March 29, 2022
U.S. News Ranks 2023 Best Graduate Schools
Rankings of this year’s top-rated graduate schools, including UIC Nursing’s No. 13 ranked master’s program, No. 11 ranked DNP program and No. 8 ranked AG-ACNP program.

Medpage Today’s | Feb. 22, 2022
Nurses are in need of racial healing
Editorial written by alumna Janice Phillips, PhD ’93, RN

Diverse Issues in Higher Education | Feb. 17, 2022
Meeting the Need: How Nursing Schools Are Addressing the RN Shortage Exacerbated by COVID-19
Featuring comments by Kate Treadway, director of the RN-BSN degree completion program

Anatomy Now | Dec. 15, 2021
2022 Annual Meeting Plenary Speaker: Dr. Julienne Rutherford on How Early Environments Impact Development and Success
Profile of associate professor Julienne Rutherford, PhD.

Healio | Oct. 1, 2021
Black Nurses Matter: On the Frontlines
Guest editorial written by alumna and postdoctoral research associate Alysha Hart, PhD ’20

Pulmonology Advisor | Oct. 14, 2021
Nurse-Led Program Boosts Medication Adherence Discussions
An article detailing the research and efforts of clinical professor Valerie Gruss, PhD, APRN, CNP-BC, FAAN, to develop an education program on improving medication adherence

American Board of Medical Specialties – Press Release | Aug. 18, 2021
Amy Gibson, MS, RN Joins ABMS as Vice President, Policy and Public Affairs
Press release from the American Board of Medical Specialties naming alumna Amy Gibson, BSN ’93, as vice president of policy and public affairs.

The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education | Aug. 18, 2021
Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans
An article highlighting the Midwest Nursing History Research Center’s recent grant to create the Chicago Black Nurses Archive Mapping project

The Cancer Letter | June 25, 2021
Fly the pride flag—and free the LGBTQ+ community from the oppression of smoking
A guest editorial written by Phoenix Matthews, associate dean for equity and inclusion

American Healthcare Leader | June 28, 2021
Catherine Garvey Goldthorpe Will Always Be a Nurse at Heart
A profile of alumna Catherine Garvey Goldthorpe, JD, BSN ’84

The Cancer Letter | May 7, 2021
Menthol ban has been a no-brainer for decades—will it finally happen?
A guest editorial co-written by Phoenix Matthews, associate dean for equity and inclusion

Chronicle of Higher Education | Apr. 27, 2021
Race on Campus: How to Be a More Inclusive Mentor
Featuring executive associate dean Susan Corbridge and Phoenix Matthews, associate dean for equity and inclusion

Leader to Leader: News from the National Council of State Boards of Nursing | Spring 2021
An Historic Moment for Nursing Students
Featuring instructor Jennie Van Schyndel and students Presches Keck and Karly Schmitz, p. 7-8

Illinois Association of Colleges of Nursing | Mar. 13, 2021
Strengthening Nurse Presence in Public Health
Quoting Dean Terri Weaver

American Nurses Association – Illinois | Mar. 7, 2021
Reporting on Lauren Underwood’s appearance at UIC Nursing

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

On campus: See our news items in UIC Today