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Office of Public and Government Affairs                    (312) 996-3456 / newstips@uic.edu

Week of July 25, 2016

 
Stroke Prevention and Atrial Fibrillation
 
Contact Jackie Carey: (312) 996-8277 / jmcarey@uic.edu

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that anywhere from 2.7-6.1 million people in the U.S. have atrial fibrillation, a condition where the heart quivers or beats irregularly. The most serious complication of atrial fibrillation is stroke, which is commonly managed with blood-thinning medication. However, many patients are unable to use blood thinners due to age, profession or lifestyle, says Dr. Adhir Shroff, associate professor of cardiology in the UIC College of Medicine. To help these at-risk patients, UI Health is offering a new procedure to prevent stroke and significantly improve quality of life. Dr. Shroff is available to discuss atrial fibrillation, stroke and treatment options.  

 

 
Conventions and media
 
Contact Brian Flood: (312) 996-7681 / bflood@uic.edu

Presidential nominating conventions are the intersection of mass media and politics. Walter J. Podrazik, UIC adjunct lecturer in communication, has experienced, firsthand, history-in-the-making in handling media logistics at several of the Democratic Party's conventions. Podrazik, who is also television curator at the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago, can provide perspective on media preparations for conventions, key speeches over the years, advances in technology, and contemporary media coverage of the political gatherings. 

 
 
Contact Brian Flood: (312) 996-7681 / bflood@uic.edu

new report from the Urban Transportation Center at UIC features proposed ways to improve and enhance the Illinois Department of Transportation’s public engagement practices, especially those involving underserved or disadvantaged populations. Joseph Hoereth, director of UIC's Institute for Policy and Civic Engagement, can discuss the findings and how the recommendations can be applied to demographic groups of all kinds. 

 
 
 
28, Thursday | Free

On World Hepatitis Day, UI Health will offer free hepatitis C testing. UI Health's Project HEAL team will be promoting HCV awareness by providing educational materials. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., first floor lobby, Outpatient Care Center, 1801 W. Taylor St.

 
 
27, Wednesday | Free | Call: (312) 355-5922

"Holá Cuba!" series presents two short films. "Maestra" explores the experiences of nine women, who as young girls were among the youngest teachers involved with the 1961 Cuban Literacy Campaign. (33 min.) "With a Stroke of the Chaveta" takes viewers into the legendary cigar factories of Cuba to witness the unique practice of “la lectura de tabaquería,” the collective reading of literature while tabaqueros roll habanos. (28 min.) 6 p.m. Pop Up JUST Art Gallery, 729 W. Maxwell St.

 
 
Aug. 3 | Free | Call: (312) 355-5922

"Holá Cuba!" series presents film that takes a candid look at one of Cuba's most controversial human rights issues: the treatment of gay and lesbian people since the Cuban Revolution of 1959. (57 min.) 6 p.m. Pop Up JUST Art Gallery, 729 W. Maxwell St. 

 
 
Thru Aug. 11 | Free | Call: (312) 996-9549

Exhibition focuses on the theme of "environment" with fine art photographs, mixed media and paintings. Series marks 25th anniversary of African American Cultural Center at UIC. Open Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; and by appointment. UIC African American Cultural Center Gallery, Room 207, Addams Hall, 830 S. Halsted St.

 
 
Aug. 11 | Free | Call: (312) 996-9549

Closing event for exhibition focused on the theme of "environment" with fine art photographs, mixed media and paintings. Series marks 25th anniversary of African American Cultural Center at UIC. 3:30 - 5 p.m. UIC African American Cultural Center Gallery, Room 207, Addams Hall, 830 S. Halsted St.