2nd Annual Research Uncorked
Join us for the Second Research Uncorked on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 from 3 PM to 5 PM in the gym! Faculty and students will have an opportunity to meet and network with colleagues to discuss research interests. Research posters from current projects will be available for viewing. The goal of the event was to foster new collaborations and scholarly activity. Refreshments will be served!
Making a Difference: SPH Researchers in the News
Most Illinois coal mining injuries go unreported: study
Two-thirds of injuries and illnesses among Illinois miners aren't reported to the federal agency that would investigate them, according to a new study from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Illinois was the fourth-largest coal-producing state in the country in 2015, with 56 million short tons being dug from 23 mines. The industry has received a boost under President Donald Trump as he opens federal lands to mining, and companies working the Illinois coal basin are busy shipping to Europe and Asia. It remains dangerous work. Mines are required to report injuries and illness to the Mine Safety & Health Administration, a branch of the U.S. Department of Labor. Robert Cohen, a clinical professor of environmental and occupational health sciences at UIC's School of Public Health, led three researchers who examined mining injuries and illnesses in Illinois between 2001 and 2013.
In Chicago communities ravaged by gun violence, students hope Parkland movement will finally bring change
Charlie Ransford, director of science and policy for Cure Violence, a program based at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, was quoted in an article in the Chicago Tribune today. The article is about Chicago students organizing for safer communities in the wake of the parkland shooting in Florida. "I really do feel that this is different," said Ransford in the article. "If the (young activists) keep going, they just have a ton of power and influence that can push for solutions for preventing mass shootings and for violence in cities like Chicago."
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