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November 20, 2012Conference Focuses on Emerging Health Issues in Underrepresented Minorities
“Bridging the Gap: Emerging Health Issues in Underrepresented Minorities,” a symposium for clinicians, healthcare leaders and basic researchers to raise awareness of disparities in minority health care and provide viable emerging treatment options.
November 13, 2012Glaucoma Specialist Named Head of Ophthalmology at UIC
Dr. Rohit Varma, a leading eye specialist and epidemiologist at the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine, has been named head of ophthalmology and visual sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, pending approval by the UI Board of Trustees.
October 24, 2012Laser boosts accuracy in cataract surgery
A new laser system for cataract surgery, with accuracy to a few hundred-thousandths of an inch, allows eye surgeons to optimize and customize the incision and ensure the best possible outcome.
October 24, 2012UI Hospital, Chicago Fire Partner for Breast Cancer Awareness
The University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System and the Chicago Fire Soccer Club have partnered to raise awareness for the fight against breast cancer.
October 17, 2012Mile Square adds Englewood clinic
The Mile Square Health Center is now providing primary care with an emphasis on women’s and children’s health at the Englewood Clinic on Chicago’s South Side.
October 17, 2012Health system ‘making progress’
Speaking to a standing-room-only crowd last week, Joe G.N. “Skip” Garcia, university vice president for health affairs, outlined the progress, challenges and opportunities for the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System.
October 17, 2012‘Patients are alive because of what you’re doing’
Why take an hour of your day to donate blood? Levarr Butler, 11, is one reason.
October 17, 2012Study Evaluates Treating Mothers with ADHD to Improve Outcomes in Kids
University of Illinois at Chicago researchers are conducting a study […]
October 17, 2012UIC Hosts ‘Managing the Safety Net’ Health Care Seminar Oct. 19
WHAT: “Managing the Safety Net in an Era of Austerity […]
October 11, 2012New Gene Test Flags Risk of Serious Complications in Sarcoidosis
Researchers at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System have identified a genetic signature that distinguishes patients with complicated sarcoidosis, an inflammatory lung disease that can be fatal, from patients with a more benign form of the disease. The gene signature could become the basis for a simple blood test.