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Conservative Prescribing Could Save Lives, Money

Conservative Prescribing Could Save Lives, Money

Lives and money could be saved if a more cautious approach were taken by medical professionals who prescribe drugs, according to a new study from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy. The study appears in the online edition of the Archives of Internal Medicine as part of the journal’s “Less is More” series.

UIC Pharmacy Students Win National Award for Disease Prevention

UIC Pharmacy Students Win National Award for Disease Prevention

Students at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy want to help prevent diseases before they occur. The college’s chapter of the American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists received the organization’s National Patient Care award for their programs involving vaccinations and educational materials to inhibit maladies such as diabetes, heart disease, smoking and influenza.

Enzyme May Drive Breast Cancer Growth

Enzyme May Drive Breast Cancer Growth

A recently discovered enzyme drives the production of a potent form of estrogen in human breast cancer tissue, researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine have found. The extra-strength estrogen, called estradiol, then drives the production of even more enzyme, in what may be a lethal feed-forward mechanism.

Commencement at UIC

Commencement at UIC

Chicago Public Schools interim CEO Terry Mazany, University of Illinois Board of Trustees Chairman Christopher G. Kennedy, and other civic and business leaders are the featured speakers at college commencements at the University of Illinois at Chicago, May 4-8.

Job market looking better for college grads

Job market looking better for college grads

This year’s college graduates can breathe a little easier. Experts say they are seeing gradual improvements in the job market. Lonnie Dunlap, the director of career services at Northwestern University,… Read more »

University of Chicago charter school’s Woodlawn students excel in first year of debate competition

University of Chicago charter school’s Woodlawn students excel in first year of debate competition

In a spirited conversation that recently took place at the UChicago charter school Woodlawn Campus, two high school students practiced their debate skills as they took differing positions on the role of military troops on the Japanese island of Okinawa. “Okinawa has a large American base and people have protested having it on the island,” said junior A’Shonti McHenry.

Two UIC Math Students Recognized by Goldwater Scholarship Foundation

Two UIC Math Students Recognized by Goldwater Scholarship Foundation

Two University of Illinois at Chicago juniors have been recognized by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation for academic merit in the fields of mathematics and science.

More trouble for troubled College Illinois

More trouble for troubled College Illinois

April 7, 2011 SPRINGFIELD –  College Illinois, one of the state’s troubled pre-paid tuition programs, could be facing new trouble after an audit questions how and why the program invested $12 million back in 2008.  The  report  from Illinois Auditor General Bill Holland’s office raised red flags about the program and whether there was any oversight in how officials invested millions. Holland’s auditors found a series of issues, focusing on a $12.78 million investment which was authorized in September 2008.  But the report cites problems dating back to January 2008, when Holland’s auditors say the Illinois Student Assistance Commission did not properly bid the contract for the program.

Illinois Student Assistance Commission Announces Money Smart Week Events – College Smart Fair Highlights Statewide Schedule of ISAC Money Smart Week Presentations April 2-9

Illinois Student Assistance Commission Announces Money Smart Week Events – College Smart Fair Highlights Statewide Schedule of ISAC Money Smart Week Presentations April 2-9

CHICAGO — The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) will participate in 7 events throughout Illinois as part of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s Money Smart Week, April 2-9, which provides free financial classes to consumers throughout Chicago and the state.  The week is highlighted by the day-long ISAC College Smart Fair April 6, presented by ATG Credit, LLC.  “Now more than ever, it’s important to be ‘money smart’ when it comes to saving for and paying for college,” said ISAC Executive Director Andrew Davis.  “Money Smart Week is an excellent opportunity to provide free and valuable information to students and families throughout the state.” A schedule of events is listed below and may also be found at www.collegeillinois.org/outreachcalendar .

Flat budget may still mean pain for Illinois’ community colleges

Flat budget may still mean pain for Illinois’ community colleges

By Benjamin Yount   Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD — Illinois’ community colleges likely won’t lose any state money in the next state budget. But even a flat budget from Springfield could hurt because the schools have been shorted in the past.

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