UIC Nursing in the News

Faculty and alumni from the UIC College of Nursing are often featured in the media. Here is a collection of some from the past year.

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Local News

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

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

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

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

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

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