UIC, IDPH receive $9.5M for maternal outcomes improvement project

A $9.5 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration will help the University of Illinois at Chicago and the Illinois Department of Public Health improve maternal outcomes in Illinois. https://today.uic.edu/uic-idph-receive-9-5m-maternal-outcomes-improvement-project


Stacie Geller, PhD 2019 Innovator of Today

Dr. Stacie Geller, CRWG director, was honored as the 2019 Innovator of Today by the UIC College of Medicine. Congratulations, Stacie! https://vimeo.com/372688899.

 


Leslie Carnahan receives the American Association for Cancer Research’s (AACR) Scholar-in-Training award

Leslie Carnahan, Research Specialist at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s (UIC) Center for Research on Women and Gender and PhD Candidate in the School of Public Health, received the American Association for Cancer Research’s (AACR) Scholar-in-Training award. This funding will allow them to attend the 12th AACR Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved in San Francisco in September 2019. At the conference, they will present findings from the Illinois Rural Cancer Assessment (PI: Dr. Yamile Molina) describing associations between quality of life and multilevel social factors (e.g., socioeconomic context, survivor-caregiver networks, and social functioning) among rural cancer survivors. Information about the AACR can be found here:   https://www.aacr.org/Pages/Home.aspx.


Award for Graduate Research Leslie Carnahan

Leslie Carnahan, Research Specialist at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s (UIC) Center for Research on Women and Gender and PhD Candidate in the School of Public Health, was awarded UIC’s Award for Graduate Research (AGR) in May 2019 for her dissertation project, “Characterizing the Role of Social Factors on Quality of Life and Survival in Health Disparity Populations.” Specifically, the AGR funds will be used to acquire National Death Index Data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to conduct a survival analysis. This analysis will help broaden our understanding of how social factors are associated with survival among urban cancer survivors by 1) characterizing the multilevel social environment of urban cancer survivors, and by 2) comparing the relationships between the multilevel level social factors and survival. The Award for Graduate Research is the Graduate College’s longest-running support for research by graduate students at UIC. More information can be found here: http://grad.uic.edu/fellowships-awards/award-graduate-research


Dr. Stacie Geller was recently honored as the “Women for Science, Vision & Impact” awardee by ACWIS.

The American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science presented the 2019 Vision & Impact Award to Stacie Geller, PhD, from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Geller’s contributions to women’s maternal health and mortality have far-reaching implications for the medical community and women throughout the world. She has participated in specific initiatives and research to improve the healthcare and outcomes for women residing in impoverished nations.


Lillian Oluchi Nwigwe presented her research poster

Lillian Oluchi Nwigwe, an undergraduate senior majoring in Integrated Health Studies, presented her research poster, The Challenges of Engaging Rural African American Women in Cancer Research: Which Recruitment Strategies Work Best?,  at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s annual Impact and Research Day. Lillian joined CRWG’s Illinois Rural Cancer Assessment (IRCA) study team, led by Dr.  Yamilé Molina, in early 2018. Lillian led the component of the study which include direct outreach to rural households in Illinois in order to recruit rural cancer survivors and caregivers.

 

Photo: Lillian Oluchi Nwigwe (L) is pictured with Leslie Carnahan (R), a co-investigator of the IRCA

2018 Alice J. Dan Dissertation Award Recipient

The 2018 Alice J. Dan Dissertation Research Award recipient is Allison Helmuth, a PhD candidate in the UIC Department of Sociology. Ms. Helmuth’s dissertation is titled, “Renting the West Side: Women of Color Landlords in Chicago’s Low-Income Neighborhoods.”


2018 Women’s March Chicago

 CRWG staff participated in the Women’s March Chicago on January 20, 2018.


Research Survey for Rural Cancer Survivors and Caregivers

Our research team is conducting a survey concerning the needs and experiences of rural cancer survivors and caregivers in Illinois. The goal of the study is to to understand racial/ethnic, gender, and class-based cancer disparities. This is a self-report assessment of physical and mental health, cancer screening, and use of healthcare services in Rural Illinois.

Please see our flyers below for more information.

IL Rural Cancer Assessment General Flyer

IL Rural Cancer Assessment  African American/Survivor Caregiver Flyer

IL Rural Cancer Assessment Male Survivor/Caregiver Flyer

Rural Cancer Flyer

AA Rural Cancer Flyer

IL Rural Male Cancer Survivor

IL Rural Cancer Assessment Survivor Flyer

IL Rural Cancer Assessment Caregiver Flyer

IL Rural Cancer Assessment Childhood Survivor Flyer

IL Rural Cancer Flyer - 18 years and older

IL Rural Cancer Caregiver Flyer

IL Rural Childhood Cancer Survivor

 


Mela Project trains future leaders in Ethiopia

Stacie Geller -Mela Project

“…mentoring has been shown to increase career satisfaction, improve career advancement and increase recruitment and retention.” CRWG director Stacie Geller, professor of obestetrics and gynecology at provided leadership and mentoring training to health science faculty during a recent visit to Ethiopia. Read more…