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September 6, 2012

Genetic Test Will Help Dose Blood Thinner

Patients suffering from dangerous blood clots will receive genetic testing to help health professionals at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System prescribe the proper dose of the blood-thinner warfarin.

September 6, 2012

Genetic Link to Prostate Cancer Risk in African Americans Found

Prostate cancer in African-American men is associated with specific changes in the IL-16 gene, and by establishing the link in men of African as well as European descent, researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine may have found a useful new biomarker for prostate cancer.

September 6, 2012

Governor Announces New Advanced Science Building at UIC

Gov. Pat Quinn announced today that the State of Illinois has released $64 million for the new Advanced Chemical Technology Building at the University of Illinois at Chicago, a project that will strengthen biotechnology research in Illinois and bolster the state’s economy.

September 6, 2012

‘Future of Chicago’ Lecture Series Begins Sept. 12

The University of Illinois at Chicago’s annual “Future of Chicago” lecture series, which brings civic leaders to campus to examine issues with students and the community, starts Sept. 12.

September 4, 2012

Book Says Black Women Face More Violence Under ‘Prison Nation’

Black women in poor neighborhoods have faced increasing violence because public policy has focused on unconditional punishment, not prevention, according to a new book by a public policy expert at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

September 4, 2012

International Artists Perform in UIC’s Free ‘Tuesday-at-1’ Concerts

The University of Illinois at Chicago’s Tuesday-at-1 concert series brings artists from around the world and from UIC to perform in a wide range of musical styles. All concerts take place in Recital Hall L060 on the lower level of the Education, Performing Arts and Social Work Building at 1040 W. Harrison St. Admission is free and open to the public.

September 4, 2012

$2.4M Gift To Establish Russian History Chair at UIC

A $2.4 million gift to the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Liberal Arts and Sciences from the estate of Marianna F. Thaden will establish the Edward and Marianna Thaden Chair in Russian and East European Intellectual History.

August 31, 2012

First Simultaneous Robotic Kidney Transplant, Sleeve Gastrectomy Performed

A 35-year-old Chicago woman is the first patient in the world to have a combined procedure that offers new hope for obese kidney patients.

August 23, 2012

New Program Helps Young People in Foster Care to Independence

Making the transition from foster care to adulthood can be overwhelming. A new program being studied at the University of Illinois at Chicago, in partnership with Children’s Home + Aid, may help young adults facing this transition to succeed in independent living, college or vocational placement.

August 23, 2012

UI Hospital To Receive $2.5 Million for Heart Rescue Project in Illinois

The University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System has received a $2.5 million grant from the Medtronic Foundation to coordinate Illinois Heart Rescue, an ambitious statewide all-volunteer effort to more than double survival from sudden cardiac arrests in Illinois.