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The Office of Community Affairs has hosted the annual Volunteer Appreciation since 1940--the year after Catherine Washington graduated from nursing school. She became the first African American nurse in the County Hospital operating room and has been a UCMC volunteer since 1993. ABC Channel 7 profiled her as someone you should know.

Pediatric Neurology nurse Jackie Miller's six-year-old son Zenin has written a book about their former neighbor Barak Obama that mentions how "sick children are taken care of" at Comer Children's Hospital. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the hot-selling "It's me, Zenin! President Barack Obama's Kid Neighbor" go to a charity for homeless children. See Zenin's interview on Channel 7.

Therapy Times profile of the Comer Children’s Hospital NICU.

Out of Africa: OR Nurse Answers a Higher Calling
Jacalyn Griffin, BSN, surgical nurse, is profiled for her extensive charity work in Tanzania and other African countries.
MD Publishing
 
Male Nurses? They're Simply Nurses
Katherine Pakieser-Reed, RN, PhD, director of the Center for Nursing Professional Practice and Research, Marlito Arquillano, RN, and Johnny Tazbir, RN, are quoted in an article about the increase in men who pursue careers in nursing.
Chicago Tribune

Taking on Breast Cancer
Janice Phillips, RN, PhD, is profiled for her influence and drive toward breast cancer research and the passing of the Reducing Breast Cancer Disparities Act. There is also a link to an audio taped interview with Phillips.
Advance for Nurses

UCMC Team Relieves Doctors in Devastated Haiti
Eighteen physicians, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, a pharmacist, and an administrative worker will replace groups in Port-au-Prince and the small town of Fond Parisien, near the Dominican border.
Chicago Maroon
 
Chicago Doctors Cut Through Red Tape for Haiti Victims
A team of doctors, nurses and pharmacists from the Medical Center are in Haiti to provide medical care for earthquake survivors.
Chicago Tribune

Chicago Medical Teams to Head to Haiti
Today, a team from the Medical Center, including two Haitian nurses, is leaving for a town on the Haiti-Dominican Republic border that has been overwhelmed by victims of the earthquake. Look for additional coverage on Channel 9 and Channel 32.
ABC 7 Chicago
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Please Wash Your Hands
Watch a video about the popular Comer Children's Hospital Hand Hygiene exhibit. Nurses involved were Cynthia Lafond , RN, clinical nurse educator, Katherine Pakieser-Reed, RN, PhD, director of the Center for Nursing Professional Practice and Research, and Rhonda Blender, RN.
Advance for Nurses
 
Difference Maker
Janice Phillips, RN, assistant professor at the Center for Clinical Cancer Genetics and Global Health, helped pass the Reducing Breast Cancer Disparities Act. Now thousands of minority women will benefit from her determination.
UIC Alumni Magazine

Give Her a (Clean) Hand
The Comer Children's Hospital Hand Hygiene exhibit is featured in this article with an accompanying slideshow. The popular exhibit and the video that followed were developed by Cynthia Lafond, RN, clinical nurse educator, Katherine Pakieser-Reed, PhD, RN, director of the Center for Nursing Professional Practice and Research, and Rhonda Blender, MSN, RN.
Advance for Nurses

Chicago breast-cancer groups reach out to African-American women
Janice Phillips, RN, PhD, FAAN, nurse researcher, is quoted in an article that examines health care disparities in breast cancer outcomes.
Chicago Tribune

Health Care Recruitment: Preparing for Another Nursing Shortage
Monster.com

An HIV Adoption Story
Parenting.com

Nurses’ Growing Role in Chronic Care and Disease Management
Nursezone.com

Special Segment: And Baby Makes Eleven
ABC 7 Chicago

10 Behavior Modification Tips for Nurses: How to Help Patients Help Themselves
Nursezone.com

The Nurse's Role as Patient Advocate
Nursezone.com

University of Chicago Medical Center Salutes Caregivers
Advanceweb.com

Greater Chicago Notable Nurses
News.nurse.com

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