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UIC Nursing News

$5 million gift will expand simulation lab

The largest-ever donation to the UIC College of Nursing will create a world-class, 15,000-square-foot teaching and learning hub. READ MORE

Join us on Saturday, September 9, for our Simulation Lab Groundbreaking.


Four UIC Nursing faculty, alumnae selected for AAN fellowship

Two distinguished faculty members in our college, as well as two outstanding alumnae, have been selected by the American Academy of Nursing to join its fellows class of 2017. Fellowship in the AAN is considered one of the highest honors in the nursing profession. READ MORE


Closing the gap between gay, heterosexual smokers

Gays and lesbians are more than twice as likely to use tobacco than heterosexuals. Professor Phoenix Matthews' newly published research includes five policy recommendations to reduce the disparity. READ MORE


UIC Nursing students named Schweitzer Fellows

Two impassioned master's students will use their fellowship grants to design health-promotion and -education programs for underserved people in Chicago. READ MORE


Anti-nausea drug could help treat sleep apnea

Professor emeritus David Carley has discovered that dronabinol, approved by the U.S. FDA more than 25 years ago to treat symptoms in chemotherapy patients, can help people who suffer from sleep apnea. READ MORE


Alumni and Student Events

Saturday, September 9 – REUNION
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Chicago campus, 845 S. Damen Ave.

Event highlights:

  • Networking
  • Panel of alumni nurse leaders
  • Alumni Lunch, with certificates for alumni who graduated in years ending in 2 or 7, and medallions for alumni celebrating 25-year and 50+-year anniversaries
  • Simulation Lab Groundbreaking

Registration closing soon! Visit the event website for more information. For questions, contact Sara Almassian at

Saturday, October 28 – UIC Campaign Kick-Off Event, 5 to 8:30 p.m. Click here for details. 

Friday, November 10 – Power of Nursing Leadership, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Hilton Chicago. Keep an eye on the event website for more information.

Visit our website for a for a full list of upcoming events across the state.  


Donor Spotlight

Karyn and Terrance Holm establish Visiting Scholar Award

Distinguished nursing scholar Karyn Holm, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAHA, and her husband, Terrance, have generously established an annual award to help researchers from around the world to utilize collections housed at UIC's Midwest Nursing History Research Center as well as other Chicago-area nursing and healthcare archives. READ MORE


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