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Study gives hope for predicting and intervening in pregnancy-related heart failure

Mulubrhan Mogos, PhD, MSc.In 2018, more American women are dying of pregnancy-related complications than any other developed country. The rate of pregnancy-related deaths in the U.S. has more than doubled in the past 30 years, with the leading cause being heart disease, including heart failure. Yet little is known about how to combat this trend.



Dr. Valerie Gruss Receives 2018 Judith L. Storfjell Distinguished Award for Scholarly Practice

Photo of Dr. GrussValerie A. Gruss, PhD, CNP-BC has been awarded 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. Gruss was recognized for a career of work that is changing the face of care for aging adults.


Springfield Director and Students Featured in Article on Development of Springfield Regional Campus

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).


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.