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

Week of June 06, 2016

Father's Day
Contact Jeffron Boynes: (312) 413-8702 /

Father’s Day is a special Sunday when the focus is on the bond between father and child. Researchers at UIC are studying ways to help fathers, who have a criminal justice and mental health history, to have effective relationships with their children (sons and daughters) -- whether the dad is physically present in the home or not. Henrika McCoy, UIC assistant professor of social work, can explain.

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

Infectious disease experts are warning travelers to South America, as well as to the southernmost United States, to protect themselves from mosquitos which could carry the zika virus. Dr. Susan Bleasedale, medical director of infection control at UI Health can talk about travel concerns and zika.