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  • When UI Health nurse practitioner Mary Pasquinelli, MS ’14, identified that lung cancer screening guidelines didn’t seem to have the desired effect for her patient population, she knew she needed to dig deeper.




  • Professor and associate dean for research Eillen Collins selected as fellow in 2018-19 President’s Executive Leadership Program





  • Five UIC College of Nursing faculty have been selected by the American Academy of Nursing to join its class of 2018 fellows. Fellowship in AAN is considered the highest honor in the nursing profession.


  • Lorna Finnegan, associate professor and executive associate dean at the UIC College of Nursing, was one of just 30 academic nurse leaders selected from across the nation to participate in the 2018 Wharton Executive Leadership Program this August, which is presented by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.



  • A full 40 percent of those named to the Illinois Nurses Foundation’s 2018 "40 Under 40 Emerging Nurse Leaders" are alumni, faculty members and/or students of the UIC College of Nursing.




  • Ardith DoorenbosAs part of a University of Illinois System initiative to recruit world-class faculty, the UIC College of Nursing has hired Ardith Z. Doorenbos as a Nursing Collegiate Professor.




  • Kelly D. Rosenberger, clinical assistant professor and director of the College of Nursing's Rockford Campus, has been selected as one of 64 nurse practitioner leaders nationwide for induction as a fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.



  • People walking on sidewalkA national study will allow researchers in the UIC College of Nursing to look at how community zoning policies and environments—such as walkability and access to parks and fitness centers—affect the health of residents.   



  • UIC Nursing Dean Terri Weaver and associte dean for research Eileen Collins were both inducted into the first class of fellows of the American Thoracic Society.




  • Phoenix MatthewsPhoenix Matthews, PhD, a College of Nursing professor whose research is aimed at reducing cancer-related health disparities, has been chosen to receive the 2018 UIC College of Nursing Distinguished Researcher Award.




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