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.
Making a Difference: SPH Researchers in the News
Toxic Metals Study Examines Kids’ Toenails on Chicago’s Southeast Side
A new study aims to measure the health impact of toxic metals in children on Chicago’s Southeast Side, an area that remains polluted despite the decline of heavy industry.Victoria Persky and Maria Argos, researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s School of Public Health, launched the study to examine the relationship between exposure to metals and lung function in children with asthma.
Faster bacteria testing solves decades-old dilemma at Chicago beaches
Dr. Samuel Dorevitch, associate professor of environmental and occupational health sciences, is quoted in a Chicago Sun-Times article about a Chicago Park District partnership with UIC for same-day bacteria level testing in the city's beaches.
Read the article: http://bit.ly/2tQBB3z
Naperville residents want chemical weed killer ban made permanent in parks
Dr. Susan Buchanan, clinical associate professor of environmental and occupational health sciences, is quoted in a Chicago Tribune article about pesticide use in Naperville city parks.
Read the article: http://trib.in/2weTKcb