Category: CRWG

CRWG Collaborates on Needs Assessment to Prevent Maternal Mortality in Tanzania

CRWG director Stacie Geller and collaborator Crystal Patil, associate professor of medical anthropology in the College of Nursing, are recipients of the inaugural Global Health and Wellbeing Seed Grant Program, established by the Chancellor’s Global Excellence Task Force and the College of Medicine’s Center for Global Health. The seed grant program was created to support projects that improve the lives of people around the world. The program provided start-up funding for three multidisciplinary research projects, to assist researchers in seeking external funding in the future.

Drs. Patil and Geller will work together to conduct a needs assessment in urban Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, with a focus on reducing maternal mortality. Based on the needs assessment, they will adapt a continuum-of-care approach for city residents. The continuum of care approach has successfully reduced maternal deaths from postpartum hemorrhage in rural areas of the developing world. The goal of the research is to identify factors that put urban women at risk of dying from postpartum bleeding.

For more information, visit: http://news.uic.edu/seed-grants-foster-research-projects-in-global-health#sthash.LDbcKNJm.dpuf


BIRCWH Seminar featuring Dr. Pauline Maki on November 18th, 2014

Dr. Pauline Maki will present the BIRCWH Seminar titled “Sex Differences in Alzheimer’s Disease” on November 18th.  The seminar will be held in the College of Medicine Research Building in Room 2175 at 11:00 AM.  The seminar will last approximately one hour and no RSVP is necessary.


Former BIRCWH Scholar Julienne Rutherford Interviewed on WBEZ’s Morning Shift

Julienne Rutherford, assistant professor in the College of Nursing and former BIRCWH scholar, was interviewed by WBEZ’s Morning Shift about her new study concerning harassment and assault of female researchers in field settings. Listen to the story at: http://m.soundcloud.com/morningshiftwbez/new-study-finds-women-in-stem


Congratulations to our 2014 Dan Dissertation Award Winners!

The Center for Research on Women and Gender is pleased to announce the 2014 Alice J. Dan Dissertation Research Award winners. The winners are Molly McGown from the Department of Anthropology, Norma Jane Mejias from the Department of Disability and Human Development, and Cara Smulevitz from the Departments of Art History and Gender and Women’s Studies. The annual Dan Dissertation award encourages original and significant research about gender and/or women by UIC doctoral students. Recipients are awarded monetary support to assist with their research. To learn more about the Dan Dissertation Award, visit our Dan Award page.


CRWG Director Receives Chancellor’s Discovery Fund Award

Congratulations to CRWG Director Stacie Geller and colleagues, recipients of the Chancellor’s Discovery Fund for Multidisciplinary Research! Their project is titled, “Testing of a Prototype Obstetrical Medical Device for Auto Transfusion in Life Threatening Postpartum Hemorrhage.” The multidisciplinary team includes collaborators from the Emergency Medicine, the Center for Global Health, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Cardiothoracic Surgery in the College of Medicine, as well as the Bioengineering Department in the College of Engineering.


Fall 2012 Building Research Connections 20th Anniversary Edition Newsletter is Available!

The new Building Research Connections (BRC) newsletter is now available. Read it here!


Congratulations to Abstract and Poster Winners from Women’s Health Research Day!

Abstract Winners
Student:  Nanci Alanis, Department of Psychology and Honors College, for “How do different stressors relate to body mass index among U.S.-born and immigrant Latinas?”

Faculty:  Heather Sipsma, Assistant Professor of Women, Children and Family Health Science, College of Nursing, for “Mental health of young parents from pregnancy through 1 year postpartum”

Poster Winners
Undergraduate Student:  Beelet Dawood, Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, for “The association between vasomotor symptoms and sleep disturbance among menopausal women: a comparison of physiological and self-reported measures”

Graduate Student:  Hitisha Patel, Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmocognosy, College of Pharmacy, for “Estrogen receptor partial agonists as therapeutics for tamoxifen resistant breast cancer”

Faculty/Fellow/Staff:  Susan Magasi, Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy, College of Applied Health Sciences, for “Screen-ABLE: A mixed methods study examining disparities in breast and cervical cancer screening among women with disabilities in Illinois”


Congrats to Kris Zimmermann on Winning the CAPE Award!

The CRWG congratulates assistant director Kris Zimmermann on being named a 2013 recipient of the Chancellor’s Academic Professional Excellence (CAPE) Award. The annual CAPE Award honors excellence demonstrated by academic professional employees in the areas of leadership, teamwork, contributions to the employee’s department and to the University, and contributions to the employee’s community and professional field.


CRWG Fall 2013 Newsletter

2013 Fall
  • Featured Researcher: Natasha Devroye
  • Is There Really a Shortage of Eligible Black Men? by Chisina Kapungu
  • A “Womb to Womb” Approach: Julienne Rutherford, PhD, Awarded RO1 to Study Study Developmental Programing
  • Viewpoints: Women and the Affordable Care Act, by Leslie Carnahan
  • Featured Alumni: AllisonDahlke and Rajmonda Caceres

2013 Dan Dissertation Award Winners Announced!

The Center for Research on Women and Gender is pleased to announce the 2013 Alice J. Dan Dissertation Research Award winners. The first place winners are Amy Brainer and Rachel Allison from the Department of Sociology, and Camille Quinn from the College of Social Work. The second place award was given to Smita Das from the Department of English. The annual Dan Dissertation award encourages original and significant research about gender and/or women by UIC doctoral students. Recipients are awarded monetary support to assist with their research. To learn more about the Dan Dissertation Award, visit Dan Award.