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Research Day 2017

Student Research Day 2017 was held on Friday, March 3, 2017.  It began at 9am with presentations given concurrently in three different locations.  JoEllen Wilbur, PhD '84, MS '75 was the keynote speaker.  Her presentation was titled, "Love self, embrace health: The Women’s Lifestyle Physical Activity Program - 25 years of improving midlife women’s health".  Following the keynote presentation, research awards were given out.

Karyn And Terrance Holm Visiting Scholar Award

Karyn Holm, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAHA, a distinguished nurse scholar who has served in leadership positions at DePaul University, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Loyola University Chicago, and her husband Terrance, have generously established this annual award in honor of their parents.  

The award is designed to create opportunities for researchers from across the country and around the world to utilize the Midwest Nursing History Research Center’s collections as well as other Chicago-area nursing and healthcare archives. The selected scholar will receive a travel and lodging stipend of up to $1,500.

Prestigious Grant Will Prepare PhD Nurses

The UIC College of Nursing is one of only 28 nursing schools nationwide to receive a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Future of Nursing Scholars program, which provides  financial support, mentoring and leadership development to nurses who commit to earn their PhDs in three years. The college has received the Future of Nursing Scholars grant every year since the program was inaugurated in 2014.

Online Bachelor’s Degrees Rank Among Top 10

UIC is ranked No. 8 in the 2017 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs in bachelor’s degrees.

UIC offers three online bachelor’s degree programs, with our college’s RN-to-BSN program accounting for 87% of that student body. (The two other programs are in health information management and business administration.) Online learning combines the high quality academic rigor of UIC with the flexibility of any-time access to learning, said Gayla Stoner, executive director of UIC Extended Campus.

College of Nursing to Continue Study of Risky Behavior by Sexual-Minority Women

The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing has received a $3.25 million federal grant to continue its research to identify risk and protective factors related to drinking and drinking-related problems among sexual-mPhoto of Prof. Hughesinority — lesbian or bisexual — women.

The five-year study, led by Tonda Hughes, PhD, RN, FAAN, professor of Health Systems Science and Associate Dean for Global Health, will examine how stressful experiences in a person’s life — childhood sexual abuse, adult sexual assault or discrimination based on race/ethnicity or sexual orientation — are related to psychological suffering and hazardous drinking in adult sexual-minority women.

Now in its 17th year, Hughes’ study is the longest-running project of its kind, and one of the only longitudinal studies focusing on sexual-minority women’s drinking and health.

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