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  • State Journal Register Logo“We’re on the cutting edge of what’s going on in nursing and in health care,” Springfield director, Cynthia Reese, tells reporters in an article published last week in the State Journal-Register.  See complete article:  Olsen, Dean, "New UIS-UIC nursing program difficult but high-quality, students say", State Journal-Register (10/8/2017).


  • 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.


  • 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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    The UIC College of Nursing congratulates nine alumni and faculty who are among the recipients of this year’s "40 Under 40 Emerging Nurse Leaders Award."


  • Two Faculty and Two Alumnae Selected As Fellows of AAN

    Two distinguished faculty members from the College of Nursing, as well as two outstanding alumnae, have been selected by the American Academy of Nursing (AAN) to join its Class of 2017 fellows.  Fellowship in the AAN is considered the highest honor in the nursing profession.

  • The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing has received a $5 million donation from M. Christine Schwartz to expand upon an existing simulation laboratory that bears her name.

  • Photo of Dean WeaverThe UIC College of Nursing is delighted to share two impressive recognitions for Dean Terri E. Weaver, PhD, RN, FAAN.



  • Asst. professor Sarah Abboud (far left) with her class of REIDS fellows at Yale School of Public HealthSarah Abboud, assistant professor of women, children and family health science, was among eight junior faculty from around the country who participated in an intensive four-week program at the Yale School of Public Health and the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA) this summer.

  • Photo of Alexandra and ErinTwo nursing students at UIC have been awarded Schweitzer fellowships, a service learning program for health professional students committed to helping Chicago’s underserved.


  • Gays and lesbians are more than twice as likely to use tobacco than heterosexuals, and University of Illinois at Chicago researchers have detailed how the disparity can be reduced.

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