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UIC College of Nursing Alumni Reception 2016

The UIC College of Nursing Alumni Board and the Office of Advancement invite you to an evening out with fellow alumni! Help us celebrate milestone anniversary years (all years ending in "6" and "1"), meet student scholarship recipients, reconnect with mentors, and network with fellow alumni over appetizers and drinks at the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame (1431 W. Taylor Street, Chicago, IL). Nursing alumni from all years are invited to attend!

Dr. Paula P. Meier Receives 2016 Judith L. Storfjell Distinguished Award for Scholarly Practice

Photo of Dr. MeierIt has been announced that Paula P. Meier, PhD, BSN ’71, RN, FAAN will receive the UIC College of Nursing Judith Lloyd Storfjell Distinguished Award for Scholarly Practice.  The award recognizes a UIC College of Nursing faculty or alumnus who has made an outstanding contribution to nursing practice.  Dr. Meier is most deserving of this prestigious honor.

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Dr. Valerie Gruss to Receive Teaching Recognition Program (TRP) Award

Dr. Valerie Gruss has been selected to receive the 2015-2016 Teaching Recognition Program (TRP) Award. The Teaching Excellence Review Committee (TERC) concluded that Valerie’s teaching is an excellent example of the high quality of instruction that characterizes the best of UIC and was impressed with the range of her teaching activities and program development.


Dr. Shannon Zenk - 2016 UIC Rising Star Award

Dr. Shannon Zenk is the recipient of the 2016 UIC Rising Star Award. This award is given to only 5 UIC early career researchers/scholars who have demonstrated outstanding promise to become future leaders in their area of expertise. Shannon shows more than outstanding promise to become a future leader in her area of science - she is already there! She is at the forefront of science on neighborhood environments, particularly the food environment and health. Her work has significant international impact on policy and environmental changes. As noted in the award announcement below, she has published 64 peer reviewed articles, 7 book chapters, and has been PI or Co-I on grants totaling over $42 million.

Dr. Mary Kapella Appointed Interim Director of Center for Narcolepsy, Sleep and Health Research (CNSHR)

Dr. Mary Kapella, Asst Professor in the UIC College of Nursing’s (CON) Department of Biobehavioral Health Science, has been appointed Interim Director of the Center for Narcolepsy, Sleep and Health Research (CNSHR).  A national and international search is currently underway for the next Director of the CNSHR.



Dr. Krista Jones Named Director of UIC CON Urbana Campus

Photo of Dr. JonesDr. Krista Jones has been appointed Director of the UIC College of Nursing (CON) Urbana Regional Campus. Dr. Jones has been a member of our faculty since 2007. During her tenure, she has served as the Associate Director of the Urbana Regional Campus from 2012-2015 and Interim Director since May 2015, in which she has provided outstanding leadership to the faculty and staff of the Urbana Regional Campus and to the CON.  (Read more...)