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Nine UIC Nursing Faculty and Alumni Inducted as American Academy of Nursing Fellows

On Saturday, October 18th, the American Academy of Nursing inducted nine College of Nursing faculty and alumni as Fellows during the Academy’s 2014 Transforming Health, Driving Policy Conference in Washington, DC.  The College of Nursing faculty being celebrated are Dr.’s Sandra Drozdz Burke, Eileen Danaher Hacker, Brigid Lusk, and Linda L. McCreary.  Additionally, five alumni are also being honored.  They are Dr.’s Mollie Cummins, Lisa Kane Low, Leslie Nicoll, Mark Parshall, and Wendy Lee Mann Woith.

IPE Grand Rounds Series : Silos to Teamwork (Dr. Judith Haber)

Interprofessional Education (IPE) Grand Rounds Series: "Silos to Teamwork: Shaping an IP Oral Health Education and Practice Culture Presented by Dr. Judith Haber"

October 30, 2014, 11:30 pm -1:00 pm

Third Floor Conference Center, UIC College of Nursing, Chicago (Webcast in Peoria, Rockford, Quad Cities, & Urbana).  Lunch will be provided by RSVP: Alexis Adams-Wynn at

Free Continuing Education Credits (1.16) will be issued.

Addressing Asthma-Related Disparities in Mexican-American Children

Dr. Kamal Eldeirawi has first-hand experience of the profound impact that poverty can have on the level and the quality of health care one can receive. As an immigrant, born in Palestine’s Gaza Strip, he saw the challenges his family and others faced in his native country when seeking health care and then again as an immigrant arriving in the U.S. His history spurred Dr. Eldeirawi to pursue a career in nursing and to search to uncover why immigration status is such an extreme risk factor in health care.