News & Events
2009 News Archives
Beverly McElmurry received the International Leadership Award from the Alpha Lambda Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau. (12/09)
12th Annual Power of Nursing Leadership Event
Thank you to all who participated in the 12th Annual PNLE. For more information on the event please visit the PNLE website! To view the PNLE 2009 Slideshow click here.
Alvie Griffin Bailey Award
Congratulations to staff members Bala Ramaraju, Mark Mershon and Kathy Lesinski for receiving the 2009 Alvie Griffin Bailey Award. The award provides recognition to outstanding staff associates who exemplify leadership abilities, commitment, a level of excellence in work habits and are team players throughout the College of Nursing.
Suzanne Feetham received the 2009 ISONG Founders Award at the Annual International Society of Nurses in Genetics (ISONG). (11/09)
Judith McDevitt has been awarded the 2009 Marie Lindsey Spirit of Advanced Practice
Nursing Award from the Illinois Society for Advanced Practice Nursing (ISAPN). (11/09)
Dr. Beverly McElmurry has been selected as one of 100 University of Minnesota’s Distinguished Nursing Alumni. (11/09)
Beverly McElmurry received the 2009 Joan L. Shaver Illinois Outstanding Nurse Leader Award at the 12th Annual Power of Nursing Leadership Event. (10/09)
Yoko Shimpuku has been selected to receive an International Doctoral Fellowship from the American Association of University Women (AAUW) for the 2009-2010 academic year. (06/09)
New CON Leadership
Congratulations to Dr. Julie Zerwic who has been named the new Interim Executive Associate Dean, Dr. Mariann Piano who has been named the Interim Department Head, Biobehavioral Health Science Department and Dr. Tonda Hughes who has been named the new Interim Department Head, Health Systems Science Department.
College of Nursing Interim Dean Announced
Dr. Mi Ja Kim has been named Interim Dean of the College of Nursing. Please see Provost Tanner's announcement here.
Alicia Matthews received a two year R21 from NINR entitled Development of a Culturally Targeted Patient Navigation Curriculum for LGBT Adults. The study will take place at the Howard Brown Health Center.
Michele Issel and Kathy Baldwin received a five year HRSA grant entitled Keeping RNs to Improve and Strengthen Population Health (KRISP). They are joined by co-i's Judy Storfjell and Laura Szalacha.
Tonda Hughes, grant entitled Cumulative Stress and Hazardous Drinking in a Community Sample of Lesbians, NIH/NIAAA, co-investigators: Timothy Johnson, PhD Alicia Matthews (UIC); Laura Szalacha, PhD (Arizona State University); Sharon Wilsnack, PhD (University of North Dakota).
Lorna Finnegan, NCI RO1 grant entitled Symptom Cluster Subgroups in Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancers. Carol Ferrans and Dick Campbell are co-investigators.
Beverly McElmurry, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant for the purpose of improving physical activity in low-income communities.
Rosemary White-Traut received the 2009 Jonas Salk Health Leadership Award from the March of Dimes. (09/09)
Gerry Gorman was named Nurse Hero by the American Red Cross of Greater Chicago.
Please click here for more information. (08/09)
Mi Ja Kim received an Honorary Fellowship from the Royal College of Nursing. (5/09)
World Health Organization
The World Health Organization has just published a Compendium of Primary Care Case Studies (PDF) . The compendium highlights exemplars of primary care models that are "both interesting and illuminating." We are proud to announce that 4 of the 38 case studies are UIC College of Nursing programs. Learn more here.
The College of Nursing NIH ranking
The College of Nursing has ranked third in the country for National Institutes of Health research funding. More information here!
Newly Funded Projects
Carmen Giurgescu, Race Related Stressors and Preterm Birth in African American Women, NINR R03.
Patricia Hershberger, PGD: Couples' Decision Making At The Genetic And Reproductive Interface, NINR R03.
Mary Kapella, Nurse Managed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia in People with COPD, NINR K01. (6/08)
Jean Berry, Addressing Cardio-Metabolic Risk in Advanced Practice Nursing, HRSA. Sandy Burgener, Laurie Quinn, Eva Smith and Connie Zak are co-investigators. (6/08)
Departmental Teaching Excellence Award
Congratulations to the faculty and staff from the Department of Biobehavioral Health Science for being awarded the Departmental Teaching Excellence Award by the UIC Council for Excellence in Teaching and Learning!
Alumni Phd 2009 Reunion Slideshow click here.
Judy Davis recieved the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties Outstanding Electronic Poster Award. (04/09)
Lorna Finnegan received the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties Outstanding Researcher Award. (04/09)
Catherine Tredway has been selected as a recipient for the 2009 Silver Circle Award for Excellence in Teaching. (04/09)
Carrol Smith and Gerry Gorman who have been awarded a Council for Excellence in Teaching Curriculum and Improvement grant for their project: Interpreting Social Issues Through an Ethnographic Lens: Writing Performance Texts. (04/09)
Arts Day 2009 Slideshow click here.
PDF Photos click here.
CCNE Accreditation Site Visit April 2009
The UIC College of Nursing hosted an on-site evaluation visit from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) from April 20-22, 2009.
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Congratulations to CON staff member Tracy Bartholomew who has been selected to receive a 2009 INSPIRE Award.
Gerry Gorman was selected by the American Red Cross of Greater Chicago to receive a 2009 Hero Award. (03/09)
Tonda Hughes was appointed as an Honorary Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne. (02/09)
Associate Dean for Nursing Science Studies Announcement
Dr. Barbara Dancy has been announced as the new Associate Dean for Nursing Science Studies. Dr. Dancy is a Professor in the Department of Health Systems Science. Her research focuses on the development and testing of innovative, culturally sensitive, HIV-risk reduction programs for vulnerable, underserved populations.
American Academy of Nursing Honors UIC Faculty and Alumni
Dr. Judy Storfjell and Dr. Julie Zerwic were inducted into the American Academy of Nursing at the 35th Annual Meeting and Conference held on November 6-8, 2008. Dr. Helen Grace, (Dean 1977-82), was honored as a Living Legend at the event. Sheila Dinotshe Tlou (PhD '90) and Naeema Al-Gasseer (MS '87, PhD '90) were honored with 2008 President's Awards.
Research Day 2009 Evaluation Survey
The Office for Research Facilitation would like all Research Day participants to fill out evaluation surveys. Faculty and staff please visit the survey page here, students please visit the student survey page here.
Kamal El Deirawi received an MNRS New Investigator Seed Grant for his study “A ntioxidant Levels of Mothers and their Children.” (01/09)
Patrick Robinson has been awarded a Nurse Educator Fellowship for 2009 and has been selected to receive a 2009 Teaching Recognition Program award from the Council for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL). (01/09)