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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.

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WBEZ Chicago | Sept 20, 2023
Midwives could help prevent more deaths. Why don’t more Chicago-area hospitals have them?
Story about lack of investment in midwives at various Chicago-area hospitals, featuring commentary from current PhD student and UI Health midwife Karie Stewart.

FOX 32 | Sept. 7, 2023
Community program offers cooking classes for healthy living
FOX 32 interviews UIC Nursing assistant professor Saria Lofton, PhD, RN, about the “Food is Medicine: Healing Together” program and it’s aim to assist black women with hypertension and obesity improve their health using cooking classes and nutrition seminars.

NBC 5 Chicago| Aug. 30
Cooking classes empower, improve health of women with hypertension
Assistant professor Saria Lofton, PhD, RN, discusses the “Food is Medicine: Healing Together” program – a community-based partnership aimed at assisting black women with hypertension and obesity improve their health using cooking classes and nutrition seminars.

ABC 7 Chicago| Aug. 6
Gov. JB Pritzker signs legislation aimed at improving way IL schools address student trauma
News about new legislation aimed at improving the way Illinois schools address student trauma featuring school nurse program director Eileen Moss, DNP, RN, PEL-CSN, NCSN.

WAND-TV | July 20
Illinois lawmakers discuss shortage of school psychologists, nurses, and other personnel
News featuring school nurse program director Eileen Moss, DNP, RN, PEL-CSN, NCSN, about the Illinois legislature’s attempts to address teacher and school nurse shortage across the state.

Prairie State Wire | July 2
Durbin Visits Genesis Medical Center To Address Health Care Workforce Shortages In Rural Illinois
News about U.S. Senator Dick Durbin’s news conference highlighting his “Roadmap to Grow Illinois’ Rural Health Workforce.” UIC Nursing-Quad Cities campus director Kathleen Sparbel, PhD, spoke at the news conference and is featured in the article.

Chicago Sun-Times | June 21
Food is medicine programs can improve health, reduce food insecurity
Op-ed co-authored by UIC College of Nursing professor Saria Lofton, PhD, RN, about the benefits of expanding “food is medicine” programs in Illinois.

NPR Illinois | May 16
The UIC nursing program at UIS helps educate the next generation of healthcare professionals
Springfield campus director Sara McPherson, PhD, RN, CNE, is featured in this episode of NPR Illinois Community Voices.

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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

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Advance, A program of Government Information Service of Grenada | Sept. 12, 2022
Episode: Men’s Health
Featuring Rohan Jeremiah, interim assoc. dean for global health

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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Diverse | July 5, 2023
Seeking Equity in Healthcare Education
PhD student Sabrina Ali Jamal-Eddine is profiled in this feature article.

American Heart Association News | March 17, 2023
These healthy habits might also lead to a happier life
Associate dean and professor Rosalba Hernandez is quoted in this American Heart Association News story

Endocrine Today | Jan. 11, 2023
Behavioral sleep intervention may improve sleep duration, regularity in type 1 diabetes
Article summarizing a pilot study led by associate professor Pamela Martyn-Nemeth, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN, that was originally published in the peer-reviewed journal The Science of Diabetes Self-Management and Care.

Nursing | Dec. 1, 2022
Nurse-led strategies to decrease preoperative patient anxiety
Clinical assistant professor Rebecca Vortman, DNP, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC, responds to a question regarding ways to ease anxiety in patients awaiting surgery.

Nursing Educator Podcast | Nov. 2, 2022
Nursing Handoff Education Using Experiential and Virtual Innovations
Nursing Educator Podcast episode featuring a discussion with clinical assistant professor Kathryn Vanderzwan  DNP, APRN, CHSE, about recent innovations in nursing education curriculum.

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