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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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Rebellious Magazine | Feb. 13, 2024
Black Love Matters: How Can We Improve Black Love for Black Women?
Assistant professor Natasha Crooks, PhD, RN, writes about the complexities of Black love — and advocates for its well-being.

Chicago Tribune | Feb. 12, 2024
‘A horrible, perfect storm’: Frustrations rise as shortage of Adderall, other ADHD medication continues (subscription required)
Article quotes adjunct clinical professor Julie Carbray

WVON 1690AM | Feb. 3, 2024
Equal Hope
Program host host Dana Davine interviews assistant professor Natasha Crooks on the topic of Black female reproductive and sexual health.

KLJB-DAV (FOX) | Jan. 25, 2024
OurQuadCities News at 8am
Televised news segment about a study led by professor Barbara McFarlin, PhD, CNM, RDMS, FACNM, FAAN, to investigate whether ultrasound technologies can be used to predict the risk of premature delivery.

Crain’s Chicago Business | Jan. 24, 2024
University of Illinois researchers might have a game-changer for predicting preterm births
Article detailing a study led by professor Barbara McFarlin, PhD, CNM, RDMS, FACNM, FAAN, to investigate whether ultrasound technologies can be used to indicate the likilihood of premature delivery.

Chicago Sun-Times | Dec. 21, 2023
U.S. Census says I’m ‘white,’ but I’m not
Assistant professor Sarah Abboud, PhD, RN, offers this commentary about faults in the U.S. Census classification of people who trace their ancestry to countries in the Middle East, North Africa or Southwest Asia as “white” and why this classification has created a form of systematic invisibility within this population.

Chicago Sun-Times | Dec. 14, 2023
Sex trafficking of Black girls demands more attention
Assistant professor Natasha Crooks, PhD, RN, writes about the need for schools to equip youth with the knowledge and awareness not to fall prey to sex trafficking.

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 four UIC Nursing alumni: Kathleen Harmon, MS ’95; Annette Payot, MS ’07; Leslie Sanchez, DNP ’19, MS ’11, BSN ’07; and current PhD student Karie Stewart, MS ’17.

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.

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Ms. Magazine | Feb. 5, 2024
Is Academia Safe for Black Women? How Bias and Racism Affect Faculty Mental Health
Assistant professor Natasha Crooks, PhD, RN, writes about the issue of marginalizing Black women within the predominantly white male academic space.

Fulcrum | Dec. 28, 2023
As war rages in Gaza, campuses need to foster civil discourse
Clinical assistant professor Rebecca Singer, DNP, RN, writes about the lack of civil discourse on college campuses, and the negative effects this lack of discourse has on students, faculty and staff to talk coherently through differences of opinion or perspective on the Hamas-Israeli conflict.

Fulcrum | Dec. 8, 2023
Stay safe: Black women need tools to end violent relationships
Assistant professor Natasha Crooks, PhD, RN, writes about the critical need to address Black women’s experiences in situations involving intimate partner violence.

Ms. Magazine | Dec. 6, 2023
Stop Stereotyping Black Girls: Offer Inclusive Sex Education in Schools
Assistant professor Natasha Crooks, PhD, RN, writes about the negative effects of inadequate sex education on all children, and Black girls in particular.

USA TODAY | Nov. 8, 2023
‘We will kill you’: I was held hostage in a war zone. Years later, the trauma remains.
Clinical assistant professor Rebecca Singer, DNP, RN, shares her own harrowing hostage experience and the impact of that trauma in the wake of the Israel-Hamas war in this USA TODAY op-ed.

VISIBLE Magazine | Oct. 9, 2023
Home At Last: How I Found My Queer Arab Community
Assistant professor Sarah Abboud, PhD, RN, writes about her experience as a queer Lebanese immigrant woman and the ways queer people with Southwest Asian and North African heritage are marginalized and discriminated against.

The 19th | May 17, 2023
‘Systematically erased’: Middle Eastern and North African women and LGBTQ+ Americans don’t see themselves in U.S. data
Assistant professor Sarah Abboud, PhD, RN, shares her expertise in this article about efforts to add a new category to the U.S. census, which could benefit the health needs of LGBTQ+ Arab or Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) populations.

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United Press International | Jan. 26, 2024
Quantitative ultrasound may predict which moms will deliver prematurely
Article highlighting research conducted by professor Barbara McFarlin, PhD, CNM, RDMS, FACNM, FAAN, investigating whether ultrasound scans that pick up “microstructural” changes in a woman’s cervix could indicate a higher risk for preterm birth.

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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HealthDay | Jan. 25, 2024
High-Tech Ultrasound Might Predict Risk for Premature Delivery
Article outlining a study led by professor Barbara McFarlin, PhD, CNM, RDMS, FACNM, FAAN, to investigate whether ultrasound technologies can be used to indicate the likelihood of premature birth.

U.S. News & World Report | Jan. 25, 2024
High-Tech Ultrasound Might Predict Risk for Premature Delivery
Article outlining a study led by professor Barbara McFarlin, PhD, CNM, RDMS, FACNM, FAAN, to investigate whether ultrasound technologies can be used to indicate the likelihood of premature birth.

Health Imaging | Jan. 24, 2024
Premature births can be predicted at 23 weeks using ultrasound
Article about a study led by professor Barbara McFarlin, PhD, CNM, RDMS, FACNM, FAAN, to investigate whether ultrasound technologies can be used to predict premature birth.

Pain Medicine | Nov. 7, 2023
A network analysis of pain intensity and pain-related measures of physical, emotional, and social functioning in US military service members with chronic pain
Study article co-written by professor Ardith Doorenbos, PhD, RN, FAAN.

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

State of Illinois | June 27, 2023
Illinois Department of Public Health Welcomes Health Equity Champion and Nursing Leader as New Assistant Director
Press release announcing the appointment of UIC Nursing alum Janice Phillips, PhD, RN, CENP, FAAN, as the Illinois Department of Public Health’s new assistant director.

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.

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