Campus News: men, cars and health

Tesla car decorated for "Drive for Men's Health"

The all-electric Tesla Model S visits UIC today to raise awareness of men’s health.



The all-electric Tesla Model S visits UIC today as it journeys across the country to raise awareness of men’s health and encourage men to visit their doctors more often.

The car will be at the UIC Innovation Center, 1240 W. Harrison St., today from 4 to 5 p.m.

The Drive for Men’s Health, sponsored by two Florida hospitals, will make more than 60 stops on its way from Florida to New York and then west, arriving June 20 in Los Angeles.
A survey by sponsor Orlando Health found that 80 percent of men remember the make and model of their first car, but only half remember the last time they went to the doctor for a check-up.

Viewers can check out the car up close and learn more about men’s health issues from three UIC physicians: Craig Niederberger, professor and head of urology and a leading expert on male infertility, Michael Abern, assistant professor of urology and director of urologic oncology, and Ervin Kocjancic, professor and vice chair of urology.




Nominations are due for four employee awards for excellence in work performance and leadership.

The UIC Award of Merit recognizes up to 30 academic professional and civil service employees. To be eligible for the $2,500 award, employees must be at least 50 percent time and have worked at UIC for at least three years.

Nominations are due June 26.

The Chancellor’s Academic Professional Excellence Award honors six academic professional employees. The CAPE award includes a $1,000 salary increase and one-time $2,000 cash award. Deadline is June 26.

The INSPIRE Award recognizes eight employees. All employee categories at Chicago, Peoria and Rockford are eligible, including civil service, academic professional, faculty, teaching and research assistants and student workers.

Deadline is June 26; nomination forms are available online

The Janice Watkins Award for Distinguished Civil Service is awarded to a civil service employee in memory of a staff worker killed in 1974. Nominations are due July 10; nomination forms are available online.


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