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City, UIC Form Academic Public Health Department

WTTW, January 25, 2017
The overarching benefit of this partnership is the sharing of resources," said Dr. Griselle Torres, director of the Coordinating Center for Public Health Practice.

Are gunshot victims in Chicago are under-treated?

CNN, January 19, 2017
"I was not surprised by the number of cases treated in hospitals without trauma units," said Lee Friedman, associate professor of environmental and occupational health sciences.

Water quality testing at Chicago beaches to expand this summer

Chicago Tribune, January 11, 2017
The Chicago Park District, which oversees the city's beaches, plans to expand real-time water testing for bacteria to all city beaches through a contract with the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health’s division of environmental and occupational health sciences.

Researchers Begin to Look at Gun Violence as Public Health Issue

NPR, January 7, 2017
Cure Violence is discussed as a way of treating violence as a contagious disease in Chicago.

Advanced Black Lung Cases Surge in Appalachia

NPR, December 15, 2016
"I can't say that I've heard really anything worse than this in my career," said Robert Cohen, clinical professor of environmental and occupational health sciences.

Keeping seniors active at home

UIC News, November 30, 2016
"Keeping people healthy and out of nursing homes in one of the most important ways to reduce the burden of caregiving placed on families," said Naoko Muramatsu, associate professor of community health sciences.

UIC bachelor's degree in public health ranked 12th in U.S.

UIC News, November 15, 2016
"By creating this undergraduate degree, we are helping build a public health workforce with more experience with key public health concepts," said Paul Brandt-Rauf, former dean.

Cure Violence founder named a Chicago Humanitarian of the Year by UNICEF

UIC News, July 20, 2016
“I’m deeply honored to receive this award from UNICEF,” said Gary Slutkin, professor of epidemiology and founder of Cure Violence. “It’s also a privilege for Cure Violence to be working with the organization on the new Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children.

Smartphone app could help high-risk HIV men stay on their meds, July 20, 2016
“This app was created to try and teach them things they may not know, motivate them to make behavioral change, and make them aware of behavioral skills they may lack,” said Mark Dworkin, professor of epidemiology.

Cure Violence rises to No. 14 on Top 500 global NGO list

UIC News, June 23, 2016
“We’re very grateful for this ranking and see it as a recognition of both the importance of the work of reducing violence and the impact of the public health approach in addressing the problem,” Gary Slutkin, Founder of Cure Violence, said.

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