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The University of Illinois at Chicago has received $6.75 million from the National Institutes of Health to establish a specialized Center of Excellence in minority health and health disparities research.

Four physicians from Cuba are working in Chicago to improve maternal health and birth outcomes in Englewood.

Gays and lesbians are more than twice as likely to use tobacco than heterosexuals, and University of Illinois at Chicago researchers have detailed how the disparity can be reduced. Assisting the author Phoenix Matthews, professor of biobehavioral health sciences and a clinical psychologist, in the policy recommendations were Lisa Sanchez-Johnsen, Marian Fitzgibbon, Karriem Watson, Elizabeth Breen, Raymond Ruiz, and Dr.

CHICAGO -- She unknowingly made medical history by giving doctors some of their biggest breakthroughs in the fight against cancer.  Today, the University of Illinois is paying tribute and preserving the legacy of Henrietta Lacks. 

Sharon Parmet June 22, 2017Family members of Henrietta Lacks, a black woman whose cancer cells became one of the most important cell lines in medical history, will be at the University of Illinois at Chicago to discuss the impact of her legacy on medical research.

Who was Henrietta Lacks and how did she change the course of modern medicine while kick-starting the field of bioethics?

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