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November 27, 2012

Mexican Singer Vicente Fernández Gómez Receives Life-Saving Surgery at UI Hospital

Renowned Mexican singer Vicente Fernández Gómez underwent a robotic left hepatectomy, a surgical procedure to remove a portion of the liver, Nov. 8 at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System.

November 27, 2012

Domestic Workers Suffer Abuses Illegal in Most Jobs: Survey

Nearly half of domestic workers earn wages too low to support a family, and nearly a quarter earn less than minimum wage, according to a report co-authored by a University of Illinois at Chicago researcher after a survey of workers in 14 American cities.

November 26, 2012

UIC Scientists Find Ancient Microbes in Salty, Ice-Sealed Antarctic Lake

Shedding light on the limits of life in extreme environments, scientists have discovered abundant and diverse metabolically active bacteria in the brine of an Antarctic lake sealed under more than 65 feet of ice.

November 26, 2012

Dean of UIC College of Architecture and the Arts Stepping Down

Judith Russi Kirshner, an internationally recognized arts scholar and advocate, will resign as dean of the College of Architecture and the Arts at the University of Illinois at Chicago effective Dec. 31. She will remain a member of the UIC faculty after stepping down as dean.

November 20, 2012

Pediatric Cancer Patients Celebrate at Thanksgiving Party

Children’s Hospital University of Illinois will host a Thanksgiving party for more than 120 pediatric cancer patients and their families.

November 20, 2012

Conference 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 20, 2012

Brundage Scholarships Available

University of Illinois students who excel in both academics and athletics are encouraged to enter the 2013-2014 Avery Brundage Scholarship competition.

November 19, 2012

Alcohol Provides Protective Effect, Reduces Mortality Substantially After Injury

Injured patients were less likely to die in the hospital if they had alcohol in their blood, according to a study from the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health — and the more alcohol, the more likely they were to survive.

David Pepperber

November 16, 2012

Photo-switch for nerve cells in eye and brain

UIC research could be a first step to overcoming degenerative eye diseases or to quieting epileptic seizures.

November 13, 2012

Glaucoma 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.