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November 28, 2011

UIC Researchers Test Effects of Vitamin D on Asthma Severity

News Release   [Writer] This is research news from U-I-C – the University of Illinois at Chicago. Today, Jerry Krishnan, professor of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine talks about his clinical study on the effect of Vitamin D on asthma severity. Here’s Doctor Krishnan: [Krishnan] Vitamin D is also one of those things that you tend […]

October 26, 2011

Boaters’ Risk of Illness on Chicago River Similar to Other Waterways

News Release   [Writer] This is research news from U-I-C – the University of Illinois at Chicago. Today, Dr. Samuel Dorevitch, associate professor of environmental and occupational health sciences in the UIC School of Public, talks about the health effects associated with using the Chicago River for recreation. Here’s professor Dorevitch: [Dorevitch] For many years people thought of […]

October 5, 2011

New Book Explores Latino Gay Activists

News Release   [Writer] This is research news from U-I-C – the University of Illinois at Chicago. Today, Jesus Ramirez-Valles, UIC professor of community health sciences, talks about his new book examining how gay, bisexual, and transgender Latino activists and volunteers are transformed by the AIDS epidemic. Here’s professor Ramirez-Valles: [Ramirez-Valles] Compañeros is a group of individuals that […]

September 14, 2011

Study to Examine Direct-to-Consumer Drug Ads on TV

News Release   [Writer] This is research news from UIC – the University of Illinois at Chicago. Today, Sherry Emery, as senior research scientist at the UIC Institute for Health Research and Policy, talks about her study examining whether or not televised drug commercials educate patients and improve health, or help to drive drug sales. Here’s Professor […]

August 4, 2011

‘The Interrupters’ Premieres in Chicago Aug. 12

News Release   [Writer] This is research news from U-I-C – the University of Illinois at Chicago. Today, Gary Slutkin, professor of epidemiology and director of CeaseFire at the University of Illinois at Chicago, talks about the violence prevention project he founded and the filming of “The Interrupters” — a documentary that features the work of CeaseFire Chicago. Here’s […]

April 14, 2011

Older Workers Benefit from High-Tech, High-Touch Health Promotion

News Release   [Writer] This is research news from U-I-C – the University of Illinois at Chicago. Today, Susan Hughes, professor of community health sciences and co-director of UIC’s Center for Research on Health and Aging, talks about her research that found older workers benefit most from a high tech, high touch wellness program. Here’s Professor Hughes: […]

March 24, 2011

Paleo-Indians Settled North America Earlier Than Thought, Study Suggests

News Release   [Writer] This is research news from U-I-C – the University of Illinois at Chicago.  Today Steven Forman, professor of earth and environmental sciences, talks about work that he and a team of researchers conducted to scientifically date human artifacts excavated in central Texas.  Their findings provide evidence that humans settled in North America earlier than previously […]

March 9, 2011

Summer Camp for Kids with ADHD

News Release   [Writer] This is research news from U-I-C – the University of Illinois at Chicago. Today, Mark Stein, professor of psychiatry at UIC’s Institute for Juvenile Research and director of Camp STAR, talks about Chicago’s only therapeutic summer camp for kids with ADHD and research aimed at improving children’s sleep patterns. Here’s Professor Stein: [Stein] […]

December 13, 2010

Iapetus, Saturn’s Strange Walnut Moon

News Release   [Writer] This is research news from U-I-C – the University of Illinois at Chicago. Today Andrew Dombard, associate professor of earth and environmental sciences, describes a hypothesis he and colleagues developed about how a peculiar mountain range was created around the equator of Saturn’s moon Iapetus. Collaborators include William McKinnon of Washington University in St. Louis, […]

December 1, 2010

A Third of LGBT Youth Suffer Mental Disorders

News Release   [Writer] This is research news from U-I-C – the University of Illinois at Chicago. Today, Brian Mustanski, assistant professor of psychiatry talks about the prevalence of mental health disorders in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth. Here’s professor Mustanski: [Mustanski] The project that we just had the results come out from in the […]