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 [...]

Former ambassador to Dominican Republic to be honored at UIC Urban Global Medicine gala

The Urban Global Medicine program trains future physicians to work on health issues around the globe, with projects in the Dominican Republic and India. The University of Illinois at Chicago’s department of medicine, in conjunction with the UI Health Community Clinic Network, will hold the 5th Annual Urban Global Medicine Gala on Friday, May 11 at the Willis Tower’s Metropolitan Club. Tickets start at $150 and are available online. Proceeds and donations will benefit the Urban Global [...]

5th Annual Urban Global Medicine Gala – May 11, 2018

Join the University of Illinois at Chicago's Department of Medicine's 5th Annual Urban Global Medicine Gala. We are proud to be part of a nationwide movement to promote urban global health awareness and activism that will benefit our community, state and nation to further the cause of international understanding and improvement to health delivered globally. Our proceeds and donations benefit our Urban Global Medicine Program in support of our clinical, educational and scholarly activities in Chicago and abroad and the [...]

Trial to compare injection to daily pills for HIV prevention

The University of Illinois at Chicago will begin recruiting participants for a clinical trial to compare the efficacy of a newly-developed injectable drug to prevent new infections of the HIV virus with Truvada, the only FDA-approved drug currently available to prevent the spread of HIV. Truvada, approved in 2012, is a pill that is taken every day to prevent becoming infected with HIV, said Dr. Richard Novak, the Harry F. Dowling Professor and chief of infectious disease in the UIC [...]

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.