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Office of Public and Government Affairs                    (312) 996-3456 /

Week of Feb. 08, 2016

Texting Recommended
Contact Sam Hostettler: (312) 355-2522/

Patients with chronic diseases are more likely to take their medications as prescribed if they receive text reminders from their doctor’s office, according to a new analysis. Half of all patients do not take their medications as recommended, and more than one in five new prescriptions go unfilled. Potential savings from adherence and related disease management could reach $290 billion annually. Daniel Touchette, UIC associate professor of pharmacy systems, outcome and policy, can comment.

Zika Virus
Contact Sharon Parmet: (312) 413-2695 /

Many families and students with travel plans to the Caribbean and South America are concerned about Zika virus. Dr. Susan Bleasdale, medical director of infection control at UI Health, expects that the number of people infected in Illinois will rise as people return from trips. Bleasdale says the virus can be spread through sexual contact, so both men and women need to be careful, especially if trying to conceive or already pregnant, because the virus can cause severe birth defects including very small head. Bleasdale recommends following CDC travel guidelines.

09, Tuesday | Free | Call: (312) 996-6114

Riva Lehrer's talk is both a memoir of sexual identity and an examination of the social wall that separates the disabled from inclusion in corporeal delight. Images will be shown from the history of Lehrer's art, which strives to uncover the glamor inherent in non-normative bodies. 2 - 4 p.m. Gallery 400, 400 S. Peoria St.

11, Thursday | Free | Call: (312) 9960-6114

Janet Ecklebarger will instruct recent grant recipients and applicants on how to properly claim grants on their taxes and how to account for artwork sales, honoraria, and more. Hosted by Propeller Fund. 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Gallery 400, 400 S. Peoria St.

16, Tuesday | Free | Call: (312) 996-6068

Grammy-nominated bassist Rufus Reid joins the UIC jazz faculty for a free lunchtime performance.

17, Wednesday | $10 / $5, students & seniors | Call: (312) 996-6068

Grammy-nominated Rufus Reid, a premiere bassist on the international scene, joins the UIC Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Andy Baker for an evening of jazz, celebrating the culmination of the annual UIC High School Jazz Festival.

Thru March 12 | Free | Call: (312) 996-6114

Group show, curated by Olga Stefan, explores life in post-communist Romania, a time of hope and disappointment.