E-News December 2017

Symposium Addresses Successful Aging

CHART - Collaborations in Health, Aging, Research, and Technology

The Center on Health, Aging, and Disability held a symposium on its newest research initiative, Collaborations in Health, Aging, Research, and Technology, or CHART, directed by Dr. Wendy Rogers. Learn more about the CHART program.

AHS Honors Mannie Jackson

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Author and philanthropist Mannie Jackson received the 2017 AHS Distinguished Alumni Award in a ceremony held on October 27. Read about him here.

Driscoll Receives Scharper Award

Jean Driscoll

Jean Driscoll, award-winning wheelchair athlete and motivational speaker, was honored with the 2017 Harold Scharper Award. Read about her here.

AHS Welcomes Alumni to Tent Party

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Alumni and friends of the College of Applied Health Sciences fended off the chilly weather on Homecoming Saturday with good food and stimulating conversation.

I-LEAP Celebrates 10 Years

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The Mannie Jackson Illinois Academic Enrichment and Leadership Program celebrated its 10-year anniversary with a reunion and tent party. Read about the reunion.

Sapora Speakers Offer Sound Advice

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More than 150 students attended the 2017 Sapora Symposium at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center. Read more about the symposium.

Board of Visitors Holds Inaugural Meeting

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A newly created advisory board consisting of friends and alumni of the College of Applied Health Sciences held its first meeting in October. Find out who they are.

Klonoff-Cohen Receives Award

Hillary Klonoff-Cohen

Dr. Hillary Klonoff-Cohen received the 2017 Eminent Scientist of the Year and Millennium Golden International Award from the International Research Promotion Council. Read about the event.

AHS in the News

Regenerating Blood Vessels in Diabetic Individuals — KCH professor Marni Boppart teamed with bioengineering and medicine professor Wawrzyniec Dobrucki on a new use for muscle stem cells: prompting new growth of blood vessels to improve circulation and function in limbs of people with diabetes.

Preventing Childhood Obesity — A study by KCH professor Ruopeng An found that encouraging children to drink water with their school lunches instead of milk could prevent them from becoming overweight.

Changing the Game — KCH student Violetta Montañez was featured on the university's Storied website. Learn how she discovered her passion for helping people on a study abroad trip and how she plans to serve her home neighborhood Pilsen in Chicago following graduation.

Take a Look Around — RST professor Nuno Ribeiro joined WILL's The 21st to discuss the best places in Illinois to enjoy the fall foliage and some worthwhile pit stops along the way.

Representing Well — Five AHS students were named to Illinois Homecoming Court: Aleia Tripp, Fredeurika Toussaint, Grace Merrett, Maria Climaco and Lauren De Vries.

A New Frontier in Caring for Older Adults — KCH professor Wendy Rogers was quoted by Senior Housing News on the role that robots will play for older adults.

RST professor Alessandro Rigolon discussed the challenges of being a new professor on a campus as large as Illinois, but says the diversity of thought and high expectations for research inspire him to reach another level as a professor.