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Research Highlights

Vincent Freeman photo.

Linking body size and prostate cancer risks

New research from SPH's Vincent Freeman is exploring how men with elevated body mass indexes may be at heightened risk for prostate cancer and earlier metastases of tumors.

Coal miners walk together after a work shift.

Modern coal miners suffering higher fatality rates from lung diseases

Coal miners have significantly increased odds of death from lung diseases compared to the U.S. general population, and this disparity has also worsened over time with modern miners facing greater risk than their predecessors.

Residents of Kathmandu wash vegetables in raw river water.

SPH professor launches novel method for water testing

Access to water testing labs is expensive and scarce in many parts of the world, but a novel portable testing system devised by SPH's Abhilasha Shrestha could make rapid testing far more accessible.

An SPH researcher shares information at a public presentation.

UIC posts new record research funding totals

More than $460 million in research funding at the university included numerous projects led by SPH researchers, including initiatives aimed at addressing long COVID and building health collaboratives in Chicago neighborhoods.