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  • 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, including three faculty members, who have been named to the Illinois Nurses Foundation’s 2017 list of "40 Under 40 Emerging Nurse Leaders."

  • 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.

  • Photo of Dr. Zenk in her officeShannon Zenk, PHD, MPH, RN, FAAN, professor in the Department of Health Systems Science, has been selected as a Nursing Collegiate Professor. This is one of the highest honors in the UIC College of Nursing, offered to faculty members who demonstrate a record of excellence in research, scholarship and teaching.

  • An old pharmaceutical product may be a new treatment for obstructive sleep apnea, according to new research presented today by University of Illinois at Chicago and Northwestern University scientists at the SLEEP 2017 annual meeting in Boston.

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