•  Former BIRCWH scholar Julienne Rutherford’s SAFE study was ranked #38 in Altmetric’s Top 100 list of papers that received the most online attention.  It is the only paper from UIC in the list, and 1 of 3 in the entire University of Illinois system.


  • BIRCWH associate Laura Hirshfield was chosen as the 2016 Chicago Area Study Faculty Investigator for her research proposal “Does Cultural Competence Really Impact Minority Patient Satisfaction and Care?”  The Chicago Area Study (CAS) is a biennial study that collects social science data on issues of importance to the Chicago metropolitan area funded by various UIC departments and programs while providing hands-on training in survey methods to UIC graduate students.


  • BIRCWH scholar Faith Fletcher had the following grant funded:

Principal Investigator: Faith Fletcher, PhD, MA; Co- Investigator: Alicia Matthews, PhD
Targeted Smoking Cessation Intervention for Women Living with HIV/AIDS
Chicago Developmental Center for AIDS Research (D-CFAR) and Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS)