UIC Official http://www.uic.edu/uic/feeds/official.rss Official, urgent and emergency campus announcements en-us Wed, 10 Apr 2013 22:02:53 -0500 60 UIC Official http://www.uic.edu/favicon.png http://www.uic.edu/uic Official, urgent and emergency campus announcements 2015 UIC Convocation - Save the Date <br /> <br />Click here to see this online [http://chancellor.uic.edu/files/messages/2015_0504.html]<br /> <br />U I C Office of the Chancellor<br /> <br /> <br />Dear Colleagues,<br /><br />I hope you are looking forward as I am to welcoming our new incoming students to campus during the UIC Convocation. The Class of 2019 and I will begin our first fall term together.<br /><br />In order to promote the success and first year experience of our new students, the tenth annual UIC Convocation will be held to kick-off the 2015-2016 academic year. The UIC Convocation marks the official beginning of new students’ entry into our academic community. I ask that you save the date below on your calendar and encourage your college faculty and unit staff to be a part of this important event to welcome new students. The schedule is as follows:<br /><br />Sunday, August 23, 2015 <br />3:00 p.m. <br />UIC Pavilion<br /><br />All new students, their families, as well as university faculty and staff are invited to attend this event. UIC Convocation will be followed immediately by the Chancellor’s New Student Welcome Picnic during which time new students and their parents will join us for food, games, prizes, entertainment, and an opportunity to reconnect with their summer orientation leader, faculty, and academic college staff.<br /><br />The involvement of faculty and administrators at our university is critical to the success of new students who have chosen to invest their future with us. Your presence at the UIC Convocation will help to warmly welcome our new students and their families, and reinforce their decision to become a part of the UIC family. Last year, the Convocation was attended by 1389 new students and 1670 guests.<br /><br />Incoming students should know we value their decision to attend UIC, and your presence is key to this goal. Please expect a formal invitation in early August, and I look forward to seeing you.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Michael D. Amiridis<br />Chancellor<br /><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />© Copyright 2015 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois<br /><br /> <br /> <br /> officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Mon, 04 May 2015 14:00:28 -0500 Mon, 04 May 2015 14:00:28 -0500 Student Account Payment Plan Enrollment Period Enrollment for the University of Illinois Fall 2015/Spring 2016 (Annual) and Fall 2015 (Semester) Payment Plans began May 4, 2015.<br /><br />The University of Illinois provides an optional Payment Plan which allows parents/students to spread payment of anticipated tuition, mandatory fees, room, and board expenses over a number of months. The sooner you sign up, the more payments options there will be available. The Payment Plan is an alternative option to the regular University payment policy [https://paymybill.uillinois.edu/PaymentDueDates] and is administered by Nelnet Business Solutions. Student Accounts will not be assessed monthly late payment fees while enrolled in the Payment Plan. <br /><br />ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS<br /><br />Any University of Illinois undergraduate, graduate, or professional school student, or the authorized payer of such student, is eligible to participate in the Payment Plan. <br />Enrollment is not automatic for current participants. A student must be re-enrolled on a yearly (or semester) basis.<br />Your student account must be in good standing. Students with past due balances must contact USFSCO Customer Service to find out about alternative arrangements.<br />You must be willing to allow automatic withdrawals from your checking or savings account.<br />Only charges bill through Student Accounts Receivable are eligible to be included in your Payment Plan budget – a minimum budget of $500.00 is required.<br />COST TO PARTICIPATE<br /><br />$45 per semester or $75 annual nonrefundable enrollment fee (ACH)<br />$30 fee if a payment is returned<br />ENROLLMENT INSTRUCTIONS <br />The online enrollment form for Payment Plan is available through the University Student Financial Services website at http://paymybill.uillinois.edu. To access the online enrollment form, follow the steps below:<br /><br />Students<br /><br />Select the Pay My Bill icon<br />Select appropriate link and log on<br />Select appropriate options to view your student account<br />Select Payment Plan from the menu options on the left and follow the instructions.<br />Authorized Payers<br /><br />Select the Pay My Bill icon<br />Select Authorized Payer<br />Enter your Login Name and Password<br />Select Payment Plan from the menu options on the left and follow the instructions.<br />For additional information about the Payment Plan, please visit http://paymybill.uillinois.edu. <br /><br />Please do not reply directly to this email, as this is an outgoing email account only. Send all email correspondence to usfscohelp@uillinois.edu. <br /><br />Sincerely, <br />Customer Service<br /><br />University Student Financial Services and Cashier Operations<br />Phone (312) 996-8574<br />usfscohelp@uillinois.edu officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Mon, 04 May 2015 12:48:36 -0500 Mon, 04 May 2015 12:48:36 -0500 Farewell Dear colleagues:<br /><br />As I look ahead to retirement on May 17 after more than four decades with the University of Illinois, I’m reminded of a quote by A.A. Milne, best known for his Winnie the Pooh book series:<br /><br />“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”<br /><br />I could never have imagined the experiences ahead when Cheryl and I rolled our U Haul into Champaign-Urbana to begin my graduate studies back in 1973. This great University has been our home ever since, and I still marvel that I was given the opportunity to see it from nearly every angle – as a student, alumnus, donor, faculty member, department head, dean, interim provost and chancellor and, for the last three years, as president.<br />Over those years, the University’s growth has been remarkable – in enrollment, in facilities, in service to our students and our state, in research discovery, and in global prestige. It has risen to a place among the world’s best thanks to all of you – our students and alumni, faculty and staff, administrators and trustees, donors and friends – and it is our relationships with all of you that Cheryl and I will cherish most.<br /><br />The University is currently at a crossroads. Government funding declines, online education and growing global competition have combined to threaten access, affordability and the excellence that is synonymous with the University of Illinois.<br /><br />But I’m confident that our future is bright. I have had the opportunity to work closely with President-designate Tim Killeen and he has the right kind of experiences to elevate our educational and research missions, a personality and collaborative style that fits the needs of the role, and a deep commitment to serving our students, our state and our nation.<br /><br />He also has all of you. Your hard work, scholarship, integrity and passion lifted the University to where it is today and will help lead it to a new era of service that matches the legacy of its past.<br /><br />Thank you for your support, your kindness and your dedication and loyalty to the University of Illinois. <br /><br />Robert A. Easter<br />President officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Mon, 04 May 2015 10:00:14 -0500 Mon, 04 May 2015 10:00:14 -0500 Crime alert On May 3, at about 3:00 a.m., a man waiting for a bus was the victim of an armed robbery near 1845 W. Roosevelt Rd. The victim, who is not affiliated with UIC, reported that a red Pontiac Grand Prix pulled up and a male offender approached him demanding cash. The victim was struck in the head with a crowbar and a male offender took $45 in cash. The victim was transported to University of Illinois Hospital for treatment. The offender(s) remain at large.<br /><br />The Chicago Police Department is leading the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call 311.<br /><br />Crime location mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/UcIwZ<br /><br />***UIC Police strongly recommend complying with an armed or violent offender whose intent appears to be theft of property or valuables.***<br /><br />Other security tips:<br /><br />--Be aware of your surroundings. Use all your senses to be alert for danger, and when walking alone, don't wear headphones or earbuds.<br />--Don't display electronic devices in public.<br />--Try to travel in groups when possible, particularly after dark.<br />--Use well-lit walkways.<br />--On campus, look for the location of the nearest emergency call box (there are more than 1,500 across campus.)<br />--The emergency number for UIC Police is 5-5555 or 312-355-5555, which should be set on speed-dial on your cell phone.<br />--Report crime promptly to police.<br /><br />---------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />Crime alerts are distributed to the university community in compliance with the federal Clery Act. UIC Police also issue notifications for off-campus crimes in the interest of public-safety awareness. Security tips are standard precautions, not special or incident-specific measures. Offender descriptions and precise locations are provided only to aid in the identification of possible suspects. Updates to investigations are not sent by email but will be posted online at: http://www.uic.edu/uic/studentlife/campus/crime-alerts.shtml<br /><br />UIC Annual Security Report <br />http://www.uic.edu/securityreport/index.shtml<br /><br />Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents <br />http://gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm<br /> urgent http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentFeed Sun, 03 May 2015 08:45:30 -0500 Sun, 03 May 2015 08:45:30 -0500 Message from the Interim Vice President for Health Affairs Dear Colleagues: <br /><br />I write to announce that Lon Kaufman, Assistant Vice President for Corporate and Community Relations, Office of the Vice President for Health Affairs, is leaving UIC to serve as Provost at Hunter College in New York. I will be hosting an Open House event to honor him; the details follow at the end of this message.<br /><br />Lon has been a part of the University family for 30 years, first as a professor of biological sciences, and later as a department head, Dean of the Honors College and Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs, Vice Provost for Planning and Programs, and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost. <br /><br />In Lon’s years of service to the University, his accomplishments have been many and varied, with lasting impact. For example, under his 11-year tenure as Vice Provost and then Provost, enrollment grew by 11%, the graduation rate increased by 17%, and UIC became a local and national leader in undergraduate success. Working closely with the faculty, Lon led initiatives to redesign remedial math and create Summer College for incoming students, to overhaul the campus General Education program, to open two campus learning centers, and to develop the undergraduate research experience. The highly successful open-enrollment UIC College Prep High School was founded under his leadership. He served as chair or co-chair on and/or charged major campus plans including the UIC Campus Master Plan, the UIC Diversity Strategic Plan, the UIC Sustainability Plan, and others. Lon has mentored students and colleagues alike, and taught and received federal funding continuously for over 25 years. His dedication to the student experience has been appreciated by all who have worked with him over the years.<br /><br />I know that many of his friends and colleagues from both sides of campus will be eager to congratulate Lon and bid him farewell. Please join me at an Open House in his honor on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, from 3:00 – 5:00 pm in the College of Medicine Faculty Alumni Lounge, Room 118, 1819 West Polk Street. RSVP to Laurie Kennard at lkennard@uic.edu or 312-355-1199 by May 20, 2015. <br /><br />Sincerely, <br /><br />Jerry Bauman<br />Interim Vice President for Health Affairs officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Thu, 30 Apr 2015 15:23:08 -0500 Thu, 30 Apr 2015 15:23:08 -0500 UIC Students' Well-Being Dear Students,<br /><br />As the semester comes to a close, any student can feel overwhelmed. Studying for exams, preparing class presentations, and working to complete papers can be demanding. With all of the tasks you must complete, there may also be pressures due to family, your job, and social obligations. <br /><br />During these times, the stress or anxiety you might experience is normal; however, when you feel like you can't take it and you don't know where to turn, assistance is available. I remind you there are many resources in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs to help guide you through the difficult times.<br /><br />The professional staff in the Counseling Center, Office of the Dean of Students, and other support service areas are ready and available to help you when pressure and uncertainty are obstacles and, especially, before you consider inappropriate ways to deal with the stress. Your well-being, safety, and success are of prime concern to us. No UIC student should face difficult times alone and without support. We are here to assist you.<br /><br />I encourage you to familiarize yourself with the services available by visiting our website at www.vcsa.uic.edu or by writing to my office at ovcsa@uic.edu. If you prefer to speak with someone, please call the Office of the Dean of Students at (312) 996-4857.<br /><br />I wish you the best for a successful end of the semester.<br /><br />Sincerely, <br /><br />Barbara Henley<br />Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Thu, 30 Apr 2015 15:15:23 -0500 Thu, 30 Apr 2015 15:15:23 -0500 Meet the New University of Illinois leadership team University of Illinois President-designate Timothy L Killeen and Chancellor Michael D. Amiridis invite you to <br /><br />"A Conversation About Our Common Future" <br /><br />Town Hall Meeting with Urbana-Champaign Chancellor Phyllis M. Wise and Springfield Chancellor Susan J. Koch<br /><br />Tuesday, May 19, 2015<br />2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.<br /><br />UIC Student Services Building<br />Conference Rooms A, B & C<br />1200 W. Harrison St.<br />Chicago, Illinois<br /><br />Reception immediately following in the Student Services Building Atrium<br /><br />Please RSVP to uicchanc@uic.edu<br /><br />The moderated town hall sessions will include a discussion among the University leaders and Q&A with the audiences about the University’s aspirations, challenges and plans to be among the best in the world. Suggested questions and topics are welcome at http://go.uillinois.edu/conversation<br /><br />This Town Hall meeting has been designated as an approved event for non-exempt civil service employees. These employees may attend, without having to charge a benefit, operations permitting and with prior supervisory approval. official http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialFeed Wed, 29 Apr 2015 17:27:57 -0500 Wed, 29 Apr 2015 17:27:57 -0500 Meet the New University of Illinois leadership team University of Illinois President-designate Timothy L Killeen<br />and<br />Chancellor Michael D. Amiridis<br />invite you to<br />“A Conversation About Our Common Future”<br />Town Hall Meeting<br />with<br />Urbana-Champaign Chancellor Phyllis M. Wise<br />and<br />Springfield Chancellor Susan J. Koch<br /> <br />Tuesday, May 19, 2015<br />2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.<br /> <br />UIC Student Services Building<br />Conference Rooms A, B & C<br />1200 W. Harrison St.<br />Chicago, Illinois<br /> <br />Reception immediately following in the Student Services Building Atrium<br /> <br />Please RSVP to uicchanc@uic.edu<br /> <br />The moderated town hall sessions will include a discussion among the University leaders and Q&A with the audiences about the University’s aspirations, challenges and plans to be among the best in the world. Suggested questions and topics are welcome at http://go.uillinois.edu/conversation<br /> <br />This Town Hall meeting has been designated as an approved event for non-exempt civil service employees. These employees may attend, without having to charge a benefit, operations permitting and with prior supervisory approval. official http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialFeed Wed, 29 Apr 2015 16:39:09 -0500 Wed, 29 Apr 2015 16:39:09 -0500 Jane Byrne Interchange Construction Update Steel beams for the Halsted Street Bridge will be lifted into place beginning Thursday, April 29, and continuing until Sunday, May 10. <br /><br />The beams will be delivered during the day and placed on the new bridge supports at night.<br /><br />Traffic on Harrison Street in that area will be affected as contractors deliver and store the beams. From April 29 to May 6, one westbound lane on Harrison Street may be blocked. From May 7 to May 10, one eastbound lane on Harrison Street may be blocked. <br /><br />On residence hall move-out day May 9, Harrison Street and Harrison Field will be open and the beams will be stored by the northbound lane on Halsted.<br /><br />Construction Schedule Updates<br />• Harrison Bridge: open to traffic fall 2015<br />• Halsted Bridge lane switchover: late June 2015<br />• Halsted Bridge: all lanes open to traffic fall 2015<br />• Peoria Bridge and CTA Station: complete late July 2015<br />• Utility work in Harrison Field: approval from the City of Chicago is imminent. The contractor will start immediately after receiving approval. <br /><br />During the next four weeks, the UIC community should expect several lane and traffic modifications. Please be alert for changes and continue to exercise caution when walking or driving through the work zones. <br /><br />Michael Landek<br />Executive Associate Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services<br /> official http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialFeed Wed, 29 Apr 2015 15:26:24 -0500 Wed, 29 Apr 2015 15:26:24 -0500 Summer 2015 CTA Ventra U-PASS Summer 2015 CTA Ventra U-PASS is available to all full-time UIC students. All eligible students will be assessed the $108 nonrefundable CTA Transportation Fee for Summer Session, which includes Faculty/Staff, taking a full-time course load. Students are responsible for paying the fee even if they choose not to pick up their U-PASS. The U-PASS is not available to part-time students.<br />If you are registered as a Full-Time Student for Summer by May 5, 2015, your current Ventra U-Pass will activate effective May 13, 2015. If you have never had a Ventra U-PASS in the past, are registered by May 5, and have taken your i-card photo by that same date, your new Ventra U-PASS will be available for pickup starting May 13. Please note if you do not register or have your i-card photo taken by May 5, 2015, you will have to allow extra time for your U-Pass to properly load or be printed; you also run the risk of incurring pay per ride fare charges that result in a negative transit account balance. Any outstanding balance will have to be paid to CTA before your UIC Ventra U-PASS will be loaded. You can check the status of your card's transit account balance and U-Pass feature by visiting https://www.ventrachicago.com/balance/ and typing in your card's serial number and expiration date.<br /><br />The UIC U-PASS is always valid 5 days prior to the first day of classes listed on the academic calendar, and expires 5 days after the last day of finals listed on the academic calendar. It is valid for unlimited travel aboard all CTA buses and trains during this time.<br />One of the conveniences of Ventra is that students can continue to use their same U-Pass card during the Summer and semester breaks. In order to do so, they will need to add funds to their account and will be charged regular, full fares instead of receiving their U-Pass unlimited riding privileges on days school is not in session. This practice replaces the need for students not in session to use a separate fare card during school breaks. <br /><br />Students can load transit value or CTA passes to their cards online at www.VentraChicago.com, at Ventra Vending Machines located at CTA rail stations and at participating retail locations – visit VentraChicago.com to find a location. <br /><br />If while using the U-Pass between semesters and students find themselves in a circumstance where their account is not in good standing, such as a negative balance, U-Pass privileges will not work when the semester begins because the account will be suspended. <br /><br /> The Ventra U-Pass unlimited riding privilege automatically resumes for the next semester 5 days before the first day of school.<br /><br />U-PASS Distribution Policies<br /><br />- Your valid i-card is required to pick up your U-PASS.<br />- You may not pick up another student's U-PASS.<br />- You must currently be registered as a full-time student.<br />- Depending on when you registered, you may be asked to login to the Student Self Service system to provide proof of status.<br /><br />PARATRANSIT SERVICE<br /><br />The U-Pass program now includes paratransit services for eligible students. Students who are unable to use fixed route public transportation due to a disability, may be eligible for Paratransit Service, a shared ride program offered by the Regional Transit Authority (RTA). Students must be certified by the RTA in order to use the service. For additional details, please visit our website, http://www.uic.edu/depts/idcenter/upass.shtml, or contact the ID Center (312-413-5940) or the Disability Resource Center (312-413-2183).<br /><br />REPLACEMENT U-PASSES<br /><br />For information on replacing a lost or stolen U-PASS, as well as information regarding damaged or captured U-PASSes, visit our U-PASS Replacement FAQ.<br />http://www.uic.edu/depts/idcenter/upass_faq.shtml#replace<br /><br />The Board of Trustees approved the U-PASS program and nonrefundable CTA transportation fee for undergraduate students after a recommendation from the campus, based upon significant student input, including two referenda. The Board of Trustees approved the addition of graduate students from the Graduate College, College of Pharmacy and School of Public Health beginning Fall 2002 after recommendations from the campus based on a student referendum held in April 2002. The Board of Trustees approved the renewal of the CTA U-PASS contract beginning fall 2005 as well as the addition of College of Dentistry students and M1 and M2 students from the College of Medicine to the program. By vote of the College of Medicine, all College of Medicine students became eligible for U-PASS beginning Summer 2007.<br /><br />Students who are ineligible to participate in the U-PASS program will face disciplinary procedures for fraudulently obtaining, attempting to obtain or selling a U-PASS. Additionally, the CTA may pursue criminal charges for fraudulent behavior related to U-PASSes.<br /> official http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialFeed Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:18:27 -0500 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:18:27 -0500 University Library extended hours begin April 26 The Richard J. Daley Library (801 S. Morgan) and the Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago (1750 W. Polk) will be open extended hours for the end of spring semester and finals week beginning Sunday, April 26.<br /><br />The Daley Library will be open continuously from 10 a.m., Sunday, April 26, through 7 p.m., Friday, May 8. Only patrons with valid i-cards will be able to enter the building from 9 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.<br /><br />LHS-Chicago's extended hours will be between Sunday, April 26 - Thursday, May 7:<br />Sundays, 9 a.m. ¬ 2 a.m.<br />Mondays - Thursdays, 7 a.m. 2 a.m.<br />Friday, 7 a.m. - midnight<br />Only UIC students, faculty, and staff will be admitted after 7 p.m.<br /><br /><br />Mary Case<br />University Librarian and Dean of Libraries <br /> official http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialFeed Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:08:54 -0500 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:08:54 -0500 Excellence through Sustainability at UIC - Report and Townhall We are pleased to share with you the report To Green and Beyond: Excellence through Sustainability at UIC [http://sustainability.uic.edu/get-involved/sustainability-strategic-thinking/]. This report, after two and a half years of work by the Sustainability Strategic Thinking steering and advisory committees, presents recommendations for UIC to develop, integrate and apply sustainability principles and practices across its educational mission, the research enterprise, and all campus operations.<br /><br />We invite you to learn more and ask questions about the report at a Town Hall [http://sustainability.uic.edu/events/sustainability-strategic-thinking-report-town-hall/] on Monday, April 27 from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. in the Latino Cultural Center, Lecture Center B2. We hope you will take the opportunity to share your thoughts about UIC’s role in advancing sustainability through education, research and leadership. RSVP to Carla Gini at gini@uic.edu. If you are unable to attend, please submit comments here [http://sustainability.uic.edu/get-involved/sustainability-strategic-thinking/#Resources].<br /><br />Eric Gislason<br />Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost<br /><br />Mark Donovan<br />Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services<br /><br />Co-Chairs of the Sustainability Strategic Thinking Committee:<br /><br />Cindy Klein-Banai <br />Associate Chancellor for Sustainability<br /><br />Saul Weiner<br />Vice Provost for Planning and Programs official http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialFeed Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:20:20 -0500 Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:20:20 -0500 Urgent Official Announcement On April 17, at about 9:35 p.m., UIC and Chicago Police responded to a call off campus, near the corner of Congress Parkway and Morgan.<br /><br />Witnesses reported shots were fired from one car into another nearby car, striking the driver. The victim, who is not affiliated with UIC, fled the area and crashed several blocks away at 550 W. Van Buren. <br /><br />The offender’s vehicle, make and model unknown, fled the scene in an unknown direction.<br /><br />The Chicago Police Department is leading the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call 311.<br /><br />Crime location mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/kaL0k<br /><br />Other security tips:<br /><br />--Be aware of your surroundings. Use all your senses to be alert for danger, and when walking alone, don't wear headphones or earbuds.<br />--Don't display electronic devices in public.<br />--Try to travel in groups when possible, particularly after dark.<br />--Use well-lit walkways.<br />--On campus, look for the location of the nearest emergency call box (there are more than 1,500 across campus.)<br />--The emergency number for UIC Police is 5-5555 or 312-355-5555, which should be set on speed-dial on your cell phone.<br />--Report crime promptly to police.<br /><br />---------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />Crime alerts are distributed to the university community in compliance with the federal Clery Act. UIC Police also issue notifications for off-campus crimes in the interest of public-safety awareness. Security tips are standard precautions, not special or incident-specific measures. Offender descriptions and precise locations are provided only to aid in the identification of possible suspects. Updates to investigations are not sent by email but will be posted online at: http://www.uic.edu/uic/studentlife/campus/crime-alerts.shtml<br /><br />UIC Annual Security Report <br />http://www.uic.edu/securityreport/index.shtml<br /><br />Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents <br />http://gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm<br /><br /> urgent http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentFeed Sat, 18 Apr 2015 00:13:07 -0500 Sat, 18 Apr 2015 00:13:07 -0500 UI Health: The Importance of Patient Experience Text Only Version: <br /><br />http://hospital.uillinois.edu/About_Us/Newsletter/2015-04/April_Newsletter.html<br /><br />Personal trainer Brian Schoenborn was diagnosed with a type of pancreatic cancer. Dr. Pier C. Giulianotti performed a whipple procedure using robotic surgery that saved his life.<br />http://hospital.uillinois.edu/About_Us/Newsletter/2015-04/Patient_Story_-_Brian_Schoenborn.html<br /><br />Our tagline is "Changing Medicine. For Good." To me, this means UI Health is providing "Cutting edge healthcare in a comprehensive academic medical center... For all."<br />http://hospital.uillinois.edu/About_Us/Newsletter/2015-04/UI_Health_Update.html<br /><br />Insurance Enrollment Provides Big Gains<br />Thousands enrolled and reduction in unreimbursed costs.<br />http://hospital.uillinois.edu/About_Us/Newsletter/2015-04/Insurance_Enrollment_Provides_Big_Gains.html<br /><br />The Patient Voice<br />A new survey called CG-CAHPS (Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) will give providers an opportunity to build their brand and reputation.<br />http://hospital.uillinois.edu/About_Us/Newsletter/2015-04/The_Patient_Voice.html<br /><br />UNISON Survey Results Unlock Interesting Findings About the Needs of our Communit<br />Last year UNISON Health conducted an in-person health needs assessment of 890 people living in the communities we serve.<br />http://hospital.uillinois.edu/About_Us/Newsletter/2015-04/UNISON_Survey_Results.html<br /> officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:14:59 -0500 Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:14:59 -0500 Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs search and website Dear Faculty, Staff and Students: <br /> <br />The search advisory committee charged with the recruitment of the UIC Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs (VCHA) has been working diligently with Witt/Kieffer, a firm specializing in academic health, to formally launch the search for this important position. As co-chairs of the committee, we write to request your nominations and your assistance to encourage candidates to apply. Your input is critical to the success of this recruitment. <br /> <br />The search website, which is located at http://vchasearch.publish.uic.edu/, provides a link to the nomination form, position announcement, position profile, and committee membership. The website will be updated with more information as the search progresses. <br /> <br />We are confident that, with your support, the committee will be able to identify an excellent set of final candidates to forward to Chancellor Amiridis for consideration. <br /> <br /><br />Sincerely, <br /> <br />George Crabtree<br />Professor of Physics <br /><br />Terry Vanden Hoek<br />Professor and Head of Emergency Medicine<br /><br />Co-chairs, VCHA search advisory committee <br /> officialx http://www.uic.edu/uic OfficialxFeed Wed, 15 Apr 2015 15:22:16 -0500 Wed, 15 Apr 2015 15:22:16 -0500