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Celebrating The Life of Tom Stamos, MD, MPH, FACC

Dear Colleagues, It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our colleague and friend, Dr. Thomas Stamos, professor of medicine. Dr. Stamos was revered for his exemplary leadership. In the Division of Cardiology, he held positions as clinical chief, director of Heart Failure, director of the Echocardiography Lab, medical center director for [...]

By |2018-12-12T14:39:55+00:00December 12th, 2018|Department of Medicine, DOM Cardiology News|Comments Off on Celebrating The Life of Tom Stamos, MD, MPH, FACC

Introduction to Dissemination and Implementation Science for Healthcare Professionals and Researchers

Title: Introduction to Dissemination and Implementation Science for Healthcare Professionals and Researchers Date: Saturday, November 10th Time: 8:30am – 3:30pm Location: UIC College of Medicine Research Building 7175 909 South Wolcott Avenue, Chicago, IL 60612

By |2018-11-19T13:22:47+00:00October 30th, 2018|DOM CDIS Events|Comments Off on Introduction to Dissemination and Implementation Science for Healthcare Professionals and Researchers

PHAT LIFE project featured in an NIH News Release

PHAT Life, a group risk-reduction intervention that uses role-playing, videos, games, and skill-building exercises to promote knowledge about HIV/AIDS, positive coping, and problem-solving skills for high-risk teens in the juvenile justice system, showed great potential for reducing sexual risk-taking. The findings were published in Health Psychology, funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and [...]

By |2018-11-19T11:12:44+00:00October 30th, 2018|DOM Center for Dissemination and Implementation News|Comments Off on PHAT LIFE project featured in an NIH News Release

IMARA workshops beginning August 11th

IMARA stands for Informed, Motivated, Aware, and Responsible about AIDS. IMARA is an HIV prevention program featuring workshops aimed at helping African American teenagers and their female caregivers/mothers work together to address risk behavior, improve parent-teen communication about sex and other topics, develop affect management skills, practice conflict resolution, and incorporate issues of gender, power, [...]

By |2018-11-19T11:14:52+00:00October 30th, 2018|DOM Center for Dissemination and Implementation News|Comments Off on IMARA workshops beginning August 11th

Implementation Science Workshop at Atma Jaya Catholic University – Jakarta

In July 2018, Geri Donenberg, CDIS Director, traveled to Atma Jaya Catholic University in Jakarta, Indonesia to conduct a workshop on translation science entitled “Implementation Science: Why, What and How?” The workshop was conducted as a part of the UIC/AJCU Training Program in Advanced Research Methods and Translational Science, sponsored by NIH’s Fogarty International Center, [...]

By |2018-11-19T11:15:59+00:00October 30th, 2018|DOM Center for Dissemination and Implementation News|Comments Off on Implementation Science Workshop at Atma Jaya Catholic University – Jakarta

Developing an automated virtual health coach

An interdisciplinary group of researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago has received a grant from the National Science Foundation to create an SMS-based virtual health coach that would help overweight people set and achieve healthy eating and exercise goals. The $1.2 million, four-year grant will enable the development of an automated virtual health [...]

By |2018-10-22T15:52:19+00:00October 22nd, 2018|Department of Medicine, DOM AIM News|Comments Off on Developing an automated virtual health coach

Global Blood & Marrow Transplant (BMT) training program supports development of international bone marrow transplant programs

Training program participants and staff (from left): Dr. Ariel Amaru (San Andres University, La Paz, Bolivia); Dr. Kateryna Filonenko (National Cancer Institute, Kyiv, Ukraine); Dr. Olowoselubaba Olowoselu (University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria); Amanda Rivera, Global BMT program assistant, UIC hematology-oncology staff; Damiano Rondelli Global BMT initiative founder and director and chief of hematology/oncology; Dr. [...]

By |2018-08-17T12:31:22+00:00August 17th, 2018|Department of Medicine, DOM Hematology and Oncology News|Comments Off on Global Blood & Marrow Transplant (BMT) training program supports development of international bone marrow transplant programs

Rate of Catheter-Related Infections Reaches Zero

Alfredo Jose Mena Lora, MD Catheter-related infections occur when bacteria originating from the catheter travels into a patient’s bloodstream or urinary tract.  These infections are common, costly, and can result in serious harm or death to the patient.  Alfredo J. Mena Lora, M.D., was able to reduce the rate of infection by 90% [...]

By |2018-10-12T11:43:32+00:00August 14th, 2018|Department of Medicine, DOM Infectious Diseases News|Comments Off on Rate of Catheter-Related Infections Reaches Zero

UI Health recognized for achievement in heart failure care

UI Health recently received a prestigious award from the American Heart Association (AHA) that recognized our commitment to providing effective heart failure care using the most advanced procedures available. The AHA honored UI Health with the Get with the Guidelines®-Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Heart Failure Honor Roll. UI Health earned [...]

By |2018-08-01T11:12:26+00:00August 1st, 2018|Department of Medicine, DOM Cardiology News|Comments Off on UI Health recognized for achievement in heart failure care

$1.4 million new training grant will train fellows in precision lifestyle medicine

A $1.4 million, five-year institutional training grant from the National Institutes of Health will support post-doctoral fellows at the University of Illinois at Chicago interested in clinical and translational research in lifestyle precision medicine — an emerging field that tailors behavioral treatments and lifestyle modification recommendations based on an individual’s genetics, lifestyle and environment. Lifestyle-based [...]

By |2018-08-14T11:27:19+00:00July 27th, 2018|Department of Medicine|Comments Off on $1.4 million new training grant will train fellows in precision lifestyle medicine