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

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.

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 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

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

National News

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

Vice.com | 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

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

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

Industry News

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

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