Dr. Susan Bleasdale weighs in on new drug resistant fungus

Dr. Susan Bleasdale is quoted in an article on about the new multi-drug resistant fungus Candida auris, which is taking hold at hospitals across the country. The patients Dr. Bleasdale has seen in Illinois, for example, are chronically ill people who acquired the fungus in long-term care facilities, where they receive a number of other medical treatments. Fortunately, most of the cases she's seen have still been treatable with common antifungals, but she added that the appearance of C. [...]

22 department of medicine providers named among the region’s top physicians

Twenty two department of medicine providers were named among the region's top physicians by Castle Connolly, the consumer healthcare guide. Seven of the recognized providers were featured in Chicago magazine's January 2019 "Top Doctors" list. More News

UIC Needle Exchange and HIV Testing Site Expands Medical Services

Clinical services to prevent and treat wounds, abscesses and infections caused as a result of injection drug use are now being offered at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Community Outreach Intervention Project’s, or COIP, west side field office. Services will be provided by physicians, nurses and students from UIC’s Urban Global Medicine Program and the UIC College of Nursing. COIP provides clean needles to injection drug users, performs testing for hepatitis C and HIV and offers overdose prevention education. [...]

Reducing HIV, other STIs among young black women in South Africa

Geri Donenberg The University of Illinois at Chicago is one of eight universities awarded funding by the National Institutes of Health to prevent and treat sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, among adolescents and young adults in Africa and Brazil. Collectively, the international projects are known as Prevention and Treatment through a Comprehensive Care Continuum for HIV-affected Adolescents in Resource Constrained Settings (PATC3H). As one of the PATC3H participants, UIC received a two-year, $1.2 million grant to tailor a [...]

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% in 2017 at Saint Anthony Hospital by adopting tools and strategies from AHRQ’s Comprehensive Unit-Based Safety Program (CUSP).  He incorporated these strategies into a hospital-wide [...]

Dr. Paula Allen-Meares served on committee that produced report released by National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

In mid-May, 2018, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NAM) released a report detailing a proposal to focus on long-term goals and coordination of care across service sectors for programs and services for children with disabilities. Dr. Paula Allen-Meares is an elected member of NAM and was invited to serve, by the president and ceo, on the Committee on Improving Health Outcomes for Children with Disabilities for over a year to produce the report. The report concludes that [...]

INSTRUCTIONS: In order to add a sidebar anchor:

  1. Duplicate the existing item, listed as a 1/6 text field. (Or create a 1/6 column and add a text field, modify the class so it’s exactly “additionalAnchor”).
  2. Modify the text field inside the 1/6 column. Inside there, modify the HYPERLINK so that it would go to a corresponding section with a “#” in front of it. (Example, we have a “chief” section on the page, then it would make sense to have the hyperlink go to “#chief”)
  3. Then change the hyperlink TEXT to a appropriate label.
  4. IMPORTANT: If not done already, go into that CONTAINER that corresponds to your anchor (i.e. Meet The Chiefs), and add an ID matching the anchor’s HYPERLINK WITHOUT the “#”, i.e. “chief”.
  5. (If using side bar widget box, then there’s a saved copy of a widget box COLUMN, grab it in the column library, it should 1/6 of a length of a column.)

NOTE: Order added to the sidebar is from last to first.