Centers & Projects
Center for Reducing Risks in Vulnerable Population (CRRVP)
Established as a P30 Center with funding from the National Institutes of Health, the overall purpose is to advance the science of biobehavioral health for vulnerable populations. Our scholarship emphasizes issues associated with vulnerability related to age (very young or old), minority status, and lower socioeconomic status; and disparities in disease/illness. We support research training by providing core services and resources to investigators.
Center for Narcolepsy, Sleep and Health Research
The University of Illinois Colleges of Nursing and Medicine have joined together to rededicate and expand the donor-established Center for Narcolepsy, Sleep and Health Research (formerly the Center for Narcolepsy Research). Our primary goal is to conduct important basic, clinical and bio-behavioral research for improving, preserving or promoting health through good sleep. Through the Center, we continue to be an important source of sleep science and health expertise for colleagues and aspiring sleep researchers, and for clinicians, patients and families.
Center for Women's Health and Chronic Illness
Our mission is to influence positively the health and well being of diverse groups of women, particularly those experiencing multiple forms of chronic illness or challenges to their health associated with pregnancy. Our current emphasis includes symptom expression and management of fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome; manifestations and prevention of cardiovascular disease and cancer, physical activity for health promotion/disease prevention, health challenges related to immigration and cultural change; sleep loss and disruption; lesbian sexual orientation and health risks; risky sexual behaviors; facilitating healthy pregnancies and preventing premature labor and birth.
Center for End-of-Life Transition Research (CEoLTR)
The CEoLTR is funded as a P30 Center from the National Institutes of Health. Its purpose is to advance the science of care for people facing the end-of-life transition across the life span (e.g., infants, children, adolescents, adults, and older adults). The center plans to do this by emphasizing patient-centered, family-focused respectful death with planning for end-of-life care that is consistent with the patients’ and families’ values and priorities (e.g., awareness about ways people die and advance care planning) and expected death experiences (e.g., palliative care, approaching dying, and bereavement).
UIC Institute for Health Care Innovation (IHCI)
As part of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing, through the Institute, we advance health care leadership through a variety of mechanisms. With access to a broad array of nursing resources, we are engaged in innovative practice partnerships, career-path education and professional developm ent, consulting, and solving health service and policy issues. Our business focus, linked to outstanding health care leadership, is complemented by entrepreneurial flexibility.
Integrated Health Care
A nurse-managed center of the UIC College of Nursing through which we, as nursing faculty clinicians, provide integrated primary physical and mental healthcare service s for people with serious mental illness (SMI) and with or at risk for co-morbid chronic physical diseases. Since 1998, the CON has partnered with Thresholds, the leading interdisciplinary freestanding psychiatric rehabilitation agency serving metropolitan Chicago , to provide integrated health care to their clients with SMI (called “members”) in small clinics located in existing psychiatric rehabilitation service centers.
WHO/PAHO Collaborating Centre for International Nursing Development in Primary Health Care
As the first World Health Organization-designated Collaborating Centre for Nursing and Midwifery Development in the U.S., our center is part of a global network of over 40 such Collaborating Centres. We provide leadership for global primary health care initiatives encompassing individuals, families, and communities. As well, we help build nursing leadership capabilities in other countries to effect the changes required in nursing practice, research, education, and service. Advancing global health through nursing leadership requires special emphasis on PHC systems and service development in areas of women's and children's health and development, safe motherhood, adolescent health, TB, STD's, and HIV/AIDS, all areas consistent with the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.
Primary Health Care
The Primary Health Care program is focused on nursing leadership to advance research, education, practice, and policy in community-based health care. Overall, primary health care (PHC) is an approach to health care emphasizing the promotion of health and the prevention of diseases, through comprehensive care which is collaboratively and cooperatively provided by community people and multiple health relevant disciplines. A basic goal is build the capacity of communities to ensure that PHC or essential health care is available to everyone in the community.
Community Partners in Health Promotion
The Chicago Partnership for Health Promotion (CPHP) represents a network of partnerships organized to support community based interventions to improve nutrition and reduce disparities in outcomes associated with nutritional diseases including obesity and malnutrition. Partnered with the College of Nursing and guided by the University of Illinois at Chicago, Neighborhoods Initiative, the CPHP provides high quality, age, gender and ethnically specific nutrition education in a variety of venues across the city.
Bel-Air Hospital Project, Panchgani, Maharashtra, India
Bel-Air Sanatorium and Hospital was started in 1912 by Dr. R.B. Billimoria. The lush 44-acre Bel-Air campus is located in the Ghat mountains, in Panchgani (population 15,000), Satara District (population 3 million). Its core mission is to provide affordable, non-discriminatory, effective care to people with TB and/or HIV/AIDS. Another important goal of Bel-Air Hospital is providing general health care services to people in the surrounding community. Bel-Air Hospital is an IRCS project managed by the MCBS.