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Week of May 15, 2017

Is exercise misguided?
Contact Jackie Carey: (312) 996-8277 /

News outlets are reporting that President Donald Trump views exercise as "misguided." David Marquez, UIC assistant professor of kinesiology and nutrition, is available to discuss the clinical research around exercise and current national guidelines.

NASEM report on assistive devices
Contact Jackie Carey: (312) 996-8277 /

On May 9, the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine released a new report on the use of assisted technologies for people with disabilities. Fabricio Balcazar, professor of disability and human development at UIC, served on the NASEM report's committee and is available for interviews. "This report demonstrates the critical role of assistive technologies in helping people with disabilities achieve healthier lives and fuller engagement with society," Balcazar said.

Contact Brian Flood: (312) 996-7681 /

According to a new report from UIC's Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy, racial and ethnic inequality in Chicago is "so pervasive, persistent, and consequential" that the investigators describe life for white, black and Latino residents in Chicago today as a "tale of three cities." Report co-authors Amanda Lewis, director of the institute, and Kasey Henricks, postdoctoral associate, can discuss the different conditions for blacks, Latinos and whites in the areas of housing, economics, education, justice and health.