Teresa A. Savage, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor, Research
Department of Women, Children and Family Health Science
UIC College of Nursing
845 South Damen Avenue (MC 802)
Chicago, IL 60612-7350
Research / Discovery
She is interested in all ethical issues, but particularly issues in pediatrics, disabilities, and research ethics. She was a co-investigator on Dr. Karen Kavanaugh's study “Life Support Decisions in Extremely Premature Infants.” Dr. Savage is currently conducting a study to explore end-of-life care for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities as part of the End-of-Life Transitions Research Center at the UIC College of Nursing.
Teaching / Learning
She lectures on ethics in a number of courses in the college, teaches online courses in advanced leadership for the DNP program, and social and cultural issues in palliative care. Her clinical expertise is in developmental disabilities and pediatric neurology, and she has taught in four university colleges/schools of nursing.
Service / Practice
She is part-time in the College and is a consultant for the Donnelley Ethics Program at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. She serves on the Hospital Ethics Committee of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and the UIMCC Ethics Committee.
When not playing tennis, she loves reading non-fiction and is an avid Star Trek: The Next Generation fan.