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October 11, 2012

New 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.

October 11, 2012

White Construction Workers in Illinois Get Higher Workers’ Comp Settlements: Study

White non-Hispanic construction workers are awarded higher workers’ compensation settlements […]

October 10, 2012

Symposium to Present Latest Findings on Natural Products for Women’s Health

The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy will host a symposium Oct. 20 on how botanical dietary supplements can benefit women’s health.

October 10, 2012

U of I Foundation Names Top Fundraiser President, CEO

The University of Illinois Foundation has selected Thomas J. Farrell, former vice president for alumni relations and development at the University of Chicago, as its new president and CEO. He assumes leadership of the foundation, which secures and administers private gifts for the three campuses of the university, on Jan. 1.

October 9, 2012

Simple Test May Ease Management of Eosinophilic Esophagitis

A simple new test, in which the patient swallows a string, can monitor treatment of eosinophilic esophagitis as effectively as an invasive, expensive and uncomfortable procedure that risks complications, particularly in children.

October 4, 2012

Grant to Fund Study of Pastoral Counseling

The University of Illinois at Chicago’s Jane Addams College of Social Work has a received a grant from the John Templeton Foundation to study pastoral counseling.

October 4, 2012

UIC Conference Marks 250th Anniversary of Rousseau’s Social Contract

Three centuries of human rights theory and practice around the world will be examined and discussed by top scholars and social justice activists at a conference Oct. 17-19 hosted by the University of Illinois at Chicago.

October 3, 2012

UIC Helps Chicago Launch Groundbreaking Budget Process by and for Ward Residents

Beginning this year, four Chicago wards will undertake “participatory budgeting,” a process used by only two other U.S. cities. Ward residents will be empowered to decide directly how to spend $4 million in taxpayer dollars. The University of Illinois at Chicago’s Great Cities Institute will help coordinate the process.

October 3, 2012

Open House at New Mile Square Englewood Clinic

The University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System is celebrating the newest addition to the Mile Square federally qualified health center network, the Englewood Clinic, with an open house and tour on Oct. 4.

October 3, 2012

UI Hospital Unveils Renovated Blood and Marrow Transplant Unit

The University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System will unveil its newly remodeled 10-bed Blood and Marrow Transplant Unit Thursday, Oct. 4, from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.