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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, 2012Nursing helps improve health services in Rwanda
UIC is one of five U.S. nursing schools selected to participate in the new Rwanda Human Resources for Health initiative.
October 17, 2012Mixed blessing
“It is a mixed blessing succeeding somebody who is inept. On one hand, the bar is low, and on the other hand, things are a mess.”
October 17, 2012So you think you can dance your dissertation?
If it’s difficult to explain your research to friends, family and the world at large — why not dance it?
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 10, 2012Moving research from lab to market
Once researchers have discovered a way to turn basic science into a potentially viable commercial product, they have to actually develop the product.
October 10, 2012Developing a blood test for heart failure
Samuel Dudley is developing a diagnostic blood test that could help save the lives of patients who come to the ER with heart failure.
October 10, 2012An alternative to colonoscopy
Too many people refuse screenings for colorectal cancer because the tests are uncomfortable and costly. Xavier Llor has a better idea.
October 10, 2012Targeting liver disease with gene therapy
There’s no treatment for liver fibrosis, a disease that kills about 29,000 Americans each year. Hayat Onyuksel and her team of researchers are working to change that.
October 10, 2012UI Hospital unveils new transplant unit, research center
The UI Hospital unveiled two new units last week that focus on healing patients with devastating chronic diseases.