On Tuesday, April 24th, the University will hold a forum for the Vice Chancellor for Research candidate, Joanna Groden, Professor and Vice Chair in the Department of Cancer Biology & Genetics at The Ohio State University (OSU) College of Medicine. Dr. Groden will share her background and vision for our research enterprise and future economic development.
Dr. Groden completed her BA degree in Biology at Middlebury College, a PhD in Cell Biology and Genetics at the Cornell University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Human Genetics/Howard Hughes Medical Institute at the University of Utah.
She joined the OSU faculty in 2005 and served in various administrative roles in the College of Medicine, such as, Associate Dean for Basic Science Research from 2007 to 2011, Associate Dean for Graduate Education from 2011 to 2013 and finally as Vice Dean for Research from 2013 to 2017. She currently serves as the Co-Director of the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program, the Director of the Pelotonia Fellowship Program and is the Education Program Leader for the OSU CTSA-supported Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences. Prior to her tenure at OSU, she served on the Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry, and Microbiology faculty of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine from 1993 to 2005 and, during her last two years there was the College of Medicine Vice Dean for Research.
Dr. Groden is a human geneticist, who is internationally recognized for her research in identifying key genetic causes of colon cancer and other inherited cancers through the identification and characterization of two human disease genes. Her research has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health since 1994 and by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute from 1997 to 2004. Dr. Groden has served on numerous boards and advisory panels including the NCI Board of Scientific Counselors, and actively participates in the peer review process for AACR, NIH, DOD, and numerous other national and international funding agencies and scientific journals. With numerous publications and patents, Dr. Groden has been elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and a Fellow of the American Gastroenterological Association.
The candidate forum will begin at 3 p.m. at the Student Services Building, 1200 West Harrison, Rooms B and C, with a reception immediately following. Complementary and relocation parking will be available in the Harrison Street Parking Structure, with parking coupons available at check-in. The forum will also be webcast live at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Rw8_fmXbRI
We welcome your feedback of the Vice Chancellor for Research candidates and hope you will take a few minutes to complete the evaluation form found at the link provided: https://uic.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1ENg82EqCVEt5HL
Additional information about the search for the Vice Chancellor for Research is available online (http://chancellor.uic.edu/search-vice-chancellor-research/vice-chancellor-for-research-candidate-interviews-and-forums/). Thank you in advance for your participation.
Michael D. Amiridis
Dean, School of Public Health
Vice Chancellor for Research Search Committee, Co-Chair
Dean, College of Engineering
Vice Chancellor for Research Search Committee, Co-Chair
UIC Students, Faculty and Staff,
The UIC Police Department has arrested two subjects in connection with a series of burglaries and thefts from the UIC Physical Education Building. During the past six months, UIC Police received several reports in which unknown offenders, on separate occasions, entered the building and removed valuable items including jewelry, electronics, clothing, and recording equipment.
In each incident, surveillance footage captured the same suspects inside the building during the time of the reported thefts. In the course of the investigation, the suspects were positively identified as the offenders wanted in connection with these crimes. The UIC Police Department has recovered most of the stolen items. The suspects, who are not affiliated with UIC, are each charged with four counts of felony burglary. A third offender remains at large and is wanted for questioning.
As we approach the final weeks of the semester and the weather is increasingly getting warmer, I would like to remind you of some basic safety tips.
* Make sure doors are secure when leaving buildings after hours and do not leave doors propped open.
* Immediately report any door that is not secure to the police.
* Report suspicious people and activity immediately.
* Unplug your ears. Take headphones off or have the volume turned down so you know what is happening around you.
* Utilize the campus or city transportation system while out late at night.
* If you choose to be out late, please don’t walk alone.
I would like to thank everyone who assisted with the investigation. It takes a team effort to keep our campus and community safe.
UIC Police are available 24/7 to answer questions. Please contact us immediately if you see any suspicious activity or if you have been a victim of a crime.
Chief Kevin Booker
An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) dramatically increases the rates of survival in the event of cardiac arrest. The Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHSO), with support from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services, has now installed an AED in every building on campus. The AED in your building is found on the first floor near the vicinity of the elevator lobby or common area. Some taller buildings, such as University Hall, may have additional AED units strategically placed on other floors to reduce travel time.
On UIC’s campus, at least two lives have been saved with the use of an AED and delivery of effective CPR, including one individual who was rescued this past January. Please take time to familiarize yourself with the AED locations (https://www.ehso.uic.edu/UserFiles/Servers/Server_82316/File/CPR%20and%20AED/UIC%20Campus%20AED%20Locations.pdf) to avoid wasting precious minutes in an emergency. Contact Mark Gaunky, Assistant Director of Fire and Life Safety, with any questions related to AEDs (email@example.com).
The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services is supporting free training for students and staff seeking certification in CPR. EHSO and Campus Recreation will be offering CPR/AED training for the UIC community at no cost from May 2018 through December 2018. Course space is limited, so register promptly. Please see course options below:
EHSO CPR/AED Training
EHSO offers the Heartsaver CPR/AED training course which is designed for everyone interested in learning CPR and the use of an AED. This course will prepare you to provide CPR and use an AED on adult victims experiencing cardiac arrest. Our courses are supported by the American Heart Association (AHA). For more information and to register for training visit the EHSO website (https://www.ehso.uic.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=82400&pageId=686472).
Campus Recreation Facilities CPR/AED Training
Campus Recreation Facilities offers CPR courses from the American Red Cross (ARC). For more information and to register for training visit the Campus Recreation website (http://recreation.uic.edu/aquatics-2/safety-classes/uic-campus-adult-cpraed/).
If you have any questions about registration or how to choose the CPR class that is best for you, please contact the EHSO Training & Development Specialist, Randi Provost (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services