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2012 Archive: UI Health System in the Media

December 4, 2012
Dr. Jessica Shepherd, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology, and a patient with hyperemesis gravidarum were interviewed by NBC 5 reporter Nesita Kwan about how the condition is different from typical morning sickness. The story is scheduled to air today at 5 p.m.

November 27, 2012
Dr. Jose Oberholzer, chief of transplantation surgery, was interviewed by ABC 7 about patient Vicente Fernández, the renowned Mexican singer who underwent a successful robotic left hepatectomy at the University of Illinois Hospital.

November 19, 2012
Dr. Dalia Wenckus, maternal fetal medicine fellow, Dr. Sachin Amin, neonatologist, and the mother of "spontaneous" quadruplets -- conceived without the use of fertility drugs -- who were born at the University of Illinois Hospital will be featured on Monday, November 19, at 4 p.m. on ABC 7. The story will air again at 10 p.m.

November 17, 2012
Univision Chicago aired a segment on "Bridging the Gap: Emerging Health Issues in Underrepresented Minorities," a symposium at the UIC Forum. Dr. Joe G.N. "Skip" Garcia, vice president for health affairs, was interviewed at the conference. Dr. Jose Oberholzer, chief of transplantation surgery, appeared live in-studio on Univision's newscast discussing the conference and minority health issues.

November 15, 2012
Dr. Iris Kassem, pediatric ophthalmologist and senior research scientist in the department of visual sciences and ophthalmology, is featured in an investigative story on the dangers that wire hampers pose to children which aired on CBS2. The story and video can be viewed at Chicago CBS 

October 14, 2012
The Bariatric Surgery Program at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System was featured on WGN's Living Healthy program on Sunday, October 14th. After successful weight loss surgeries, two patients accredit Subhashini Ayloo, Director of Bariatric Surgery Program, and her team with helping them a healthy life back.

October 5, 2012
WBBM News Radio, Fox News, ABC 7, and WCIU covered the ribbon cutting ceremony and unveiling of the Bernie Mac Sarcoidosis Translational Advanced Research clinic at the UI Hospital & Health Sciences System today.

September 25, 2012
Dr. Fady Charbel, professor and head of neurological surgery, is quoted in a Crain's Chicago Business article about the launch of a new app that contains 350 digitized slides of Albert Einstein's brain taken during his autopsy.

September 24, 2012
Chicago magazine's blog features research by S. Jay Olshansky, professor of epidemiology in the UIC School of Public Health, and discusses why life expectancy for less-educated whites is declining. The blog includes the UIC video, "The Changing Face of Aging in America."

September 21, 2012
The New York Times features research published by S. Jay Olshansky, professor of epidemiology in the UIC School of Public Health, that finds Americans with less than a high school education have shortened life expectancies, particularly whites. The study is published in the August issue of the journal Health Affairs. Dr. Olshansky was also interviewed by CBS Radio, CBS Evening News, NPR (Los Angeles), Al Jazeera English and the BBC about this study.

September 11, 2012
Dr. Krystal Revai, clinical chief of general pediatrics and adolescent medicine at Children's Hospital University of Illinois, is quoted in a Chicago Tribune article about the introduction of new foods to infants and the risk of food allergies.  

August 24, 2012
WGN medical reporter Dina Bair interviewed Dr. Khaled Abdelhady, assistant professor of cardiothoracic surgery, and UI Hospital patient Angela Thompson about a device that helps ALS patients to live longer without a mechanical ventilator.

August 22, 2012
The press conference launch of the Illinois Heart Rescue initiative, which will be led by Dr. Terry Vanden Hoek, professor and chair of emergency medicine, was attended by Governor Pat Quinn, Chicago Fire Commissioner Jose Santiago and representatives of a number of the many partners in the state-wide collaborative effort to improve survival after sudden cardiac arrest in Illinois. ABC7, NBC5, WLS radio, the Chicago Tribune, the Associated Press and the Medill News service covered the event.

August 16, 2012
Angela Odoms-Young, assistant professor of kinesiology and nutrition, is quoted in an article in the Chicago Tribune on Top Box, a new not-for-profit food distribution program developed by UI Board President Chris Kennedy.

August 10, 2012
Dr. Mark Stein, professor of psychiatry and director of the HALP Clinic, is scheduled to appear on ABC 7 Sunday morning during the 8 a.m. newscast to discuss Camp STAR. Stein is clinical director of the summer camp which provides treatment for children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, and other behavioral and social difficulties.

August 7, 2012
Dr. Jennifer Hirshfeld-Cytron, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology, is quoted in a Chicago Tribune article about the costs of delaying childbearing for social reasons. She is the author of a study published in the March edition of the Journal Fertility and Sterility.

July 27, 2012
correspondent Jay Levine interviewed Susan Hughes, professor of community health sciences and director of the center for research on health and aging, about the launch of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's wellness program to improve the health of 47,000 city workers and their spouses.  

July 20, 2012 
CBS 2 interviewed Dr. Susan Buchanan, assistant professor of environmental and occupational health sciences, about the recent report of vinyl chloride in the municipal water supply in Sauk Village.

July 20, 2012
Dr. K. Luan Phan, professor of psychiatry and director of the stress and anxiety disorders program, was interviewed by ABC 7 about the psychological impact of the movie theater shootings in Aurora, CO.

July 17, 2012
Dr. Damiano Rondelli, professor of medicine and director of the blood and marrow transplant program, and patient Ieshea Thomas are quoted in a Chicago Tribune article about Thomas' successful stem cell transplant -- performed without chemotherapy -- to cure her sickle cell disease.  More at Chicago Tribune

 July 13, 2012
The Associated Press reported on the appointment of Dr. Howard Ozer as director of the University of Illinois Cancer Center. The AP story was picked up by media outlets in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Oklahoma. Veteran researcher to lead University of Illinois Cancer Center