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Acupuncture could ease women’s vulvar pain

Judith Schlaeger, PhD, CNM, LACAcupuncture has been successfully used to treat such ailments as back and neck pain, osteoarthritis and headaches. Judith Schlaeger is working to discover whether it can help the up to 14 million American women who experience genital pain.

Schlaeger, assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s College of Nursing, has received a $2 million, five-year grant from the National Institute of Health’s National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to study whether acupuncture can treat vulvodynia, a women’s chronic pain condition.

 

Simulation Lab Groundbreaking

UIC College of Nursing seniors taking the plungeNearly 100 alumni, faculty, staff, colleagues and friends of UIC Nursing gathered on Sept. 9, 2017, to celebrate the groundbreaking of the simulation laboratory in the Chicago campus building’s lower level. The guest of honor was alumna and donor M. Christine Schwartz, whose $5 million gift has enabled the project.

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