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October 17, 2012

Health 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.

Bill Clinton

October 17, 2012

Nursing 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.

Toni Preckwinkle

October 17, 2012

Mixed 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, 2012

So 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?

Levarr Butler

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.

Katherine Warphea

October 10, 2012

Moving 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.

Samuel Dudley

October 10, 2012

Developing 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.

Xavier Llor

October 10, 2012

An alternative to colonoscopy

Too many people refuse screenings for colorectal cancer because the tests are uncomfortable and costly. Xavier Llor has a better idea.

Hayat Onyuksel

October 10, 2012

Targeting 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, 2012

UI 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.

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