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  • 01/19/2015

    On days American youth ate it in 2009-2010, pizza made up about a quarter of their total caloric intake, report Lisa Powell and colleagues, who advise this food be made more nutritious.

  • 01/06/2015

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention funds UIC to engage communities in research to identify which environmental and policy changes best promote the health of Illinois residents.

  • 06/16/2014

    Commercial accounts generated ninety percent of messages about electronic cigarettes on the social site popular among youth and minorities, found Jidong Huang and colleagues in IHRP’s Health Media Collaboratory.

  • 02/13/2014

    Counter to concerns raised by the beverage industry, if soda taxes were implemented, overall employment would rise slightly, according to an economic model of the effects in Illinois and California by Lisa Powell and colleagues.

  • 08/07/2013

    The University of Illinois of Chicago aims to improve the health of older African Americans and Latinos by hiring five new faculty members to conduct interdisciplinary research in this area, hosting symposia and more.

  • 05/31/2013

    Recent findings by Robin Mermelstein and colleagues suggest new ways to identify teens at risk of becoming chronic smokers and to intervene earlier in their behavior.

  • 02/07/2013

    How are young adults, who smoke cigarettes at the highest rate of any age group, responding to the increasing number of alternative tobacco products? With a new grant from NCI, Robin Mermelstein and a multidisciplinary team of investigators will explore this question.

  • 02/05/2013

    With a new NIH grant, David Marquez will learn whether a salsa dance program improved the health and physical activity levels of Latino seniors. Pilot work for this intervention was supported by the Midwest Roybal Center.

  • 08/20/2012

    With a grant from the National Cancer Institute, Jamie Chriqui is leading a research team in examining how zoning regulations and land-use laws could be assets in the fight against obesity.

  • 09/22/2010

    Led by Robin Mermelstein, researchers will conduct four studies examining the predictors of smoking patterns from adolescence through young adulthood. They will track a cohort of 1,200 Chicago-area young adults who participated in the group's previous studies as high school students.

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