Weekly Advisory: January 20, 2014

UIC Experts

Acetaminophen Alert: Limiting the amount of combination drugs containing no more than 325 milligrams per dosage unit of acetaminophen can reduce the possibility of liver damage, which could lead to liver failure, liver transplant and death, warns the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Jan Engle, UIC professor of pharmacy practice, can comment. Contact Sam Hostettler, (312) 355-2522; samhos@uic.edu

Material World: A UIC researcher warns that impoverished youngsters are more prone to becoming materialistic. Lan Nguyen Chaplin says teens living in poverty are more materialistic than their more affluent peers due to lower self-esteem. Contact Jeffron Boynés, (312) 413-8702; jboynes@uic.edu

UIC Events

(A complete listing of UIC events is online.

21, Tuesday. Grand Opening Ceremony for the new Mile Square Health Center. University of Illinois President Robert Easter, Congressman Danny Davis, University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System and University of Illinois at Chicago faculty and administration, and members of the community celebrate the official opening. 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. 1220 S. Wood St.

25, Saturday: Free Dental Screenings. For patients ages 18 and older. UIC College of Dentistry, 9 a.m. – noon, 801 S. Paulina St. No appointment is necessary. Screenings will also be held Feb. 1 and 15.

29, Wednesday: “How Does Financialization Affect Manufacturing Investment?” Susan Christopherson, Cornell University. 3 – 4:30 p.m. Great Cities Institute, Suite 400, 412 S. Peoria St. Free. Call (312) 996-8700.

Thru March 1: “Ghost Nature.” Group show on extreme interaction between humans and nature. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Tuesday – Friday; noon – 6 p.m., Saturday. Gallery 400, 400 S. Peoria St. Free. Call (312) 996-6114.

Thru May 9“Chicagoaxaca.” Exhibition. 1 – 4 p.m., Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Pop Up JUST Art Center, 729 W. Maxwell St. Free. Call (312) 355-5922.

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