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Research Highlights


Research Uncorked



SPH hosted its first Faculty Research Mixer on Thursday, January 26, 2017. Faculty and students had an opportunity to meet and network with colleagues to discuss research interests. Research posters from current projects were available for viewing. The  goal of the event was to foster new collaborations and scholarly activity.

Researcher and Scholar of the Year Award 2016

Distinguished Researcher: Jamie F. Chriqui, Ph.D., MHS, Professor, Division of Health Policy and Administration and Institute for Health Research and Policy, School of Public Health

Making a Difference: SPH Researchers in the News

(Source: Sharon Parmet, Associate Director, News Bureau, Office of Public and Government Affairs, UIC,


Anthony LoSasso, professor of health policy and administration and government and public affairs at UIC, was part of a panel of experts who appeared on WTTW's Chicago Tonight on Monday night to discuss the failure of the Trump administration to vote on the American Health Care Act, which would have made significant changes to the Affordable Care Act. Watch the segment here:

The International Business Times quotes UIC School of Public Health professor, S. Jay Olshansky, in an article on his recent report on the number of lives saved thanks to a single discovery in 1962 that allowed for the safe production of vaccines against several common infectious diseases. The report, in AIMS Public Health, stated that the development of human cell strain WI-38, which is used to grow the viruses needed to make vaccines, has saved approximately 10 million lives worldwide. "It is ironic that in the anti-vaccination community, the very people who are denying protection to their children by foregoing vaccination are healthy and alive today because they, and possibly their parents, were vaccinated," Olshansky is quoted as saying in the article. Read it here:


The Chicago Tribune covered research by Maria Argos, assistant professor of epidemiology in the UIC School of Public Health that appeared recently in the journal Epidemiology. Argos and colleagues found that people who eat a gluten-free diet may be at risk for increased exposure to arsenic and mercury. Read the article here:

Dr. Linda Forst, professor of the environmental and occupational health sciences in the UIC School of Public Health, is featured in a news segment that ran on Univision Chicago News this past Monday. The segment covered a press conference to support the Responsible Job Creation Act (HB 690), sponsored by State Representative Carol Ammons (D-103), which aims to reform the temp industry by pushing businesses to provide healthier and safer workplaces for temp workers. View the segment here:

Chicago Magazine wrote about a study by Lee Friedman, associate professor of environmental and occupational health sciences in the UIC School of Public Health, that appeared last month in JAMA Surgery. The study found that many gunshot victims in Cook County that meet the  criteria for treatment at a level 1 trauma center are instead treated at hospitals without these centers. Read the article here:






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