Student accolades

2011 Alumni Theses

posted Jun 4, 2012, 8:54 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Jun 4, 2012, 8:54 AM ]

•Sruthi Adimadhyam, M.S., "Risk of Arrhythmias Associated with Inhaled Anticholinergics in
Young Individuals with Asthma."
•James Duhig, Ph.D. "Medication Guide Comprehension and Health Literacy."
•Sapna Rao, M.S., "Utilization of Oral Anti-Diabetic Medications: Examining Adherence to
Clinical Guidelines."
•ShengshengYu, Ph.D., “Linking Lab and Pharmacy: Clinical Decision Support to Manage
Inpatient Hyperkalemia.”

Lin named Dean's Scholar

posted May 3, 2012, 11:05 AM by Unknown user   [ updated May 3, 2012, 11:08 AM ]

Doctoral candidate Fang-Ju Lin is the recipient of a Dean's Scholar Award, the most distinguished award that UIC offers to current graduate students. Awardees are considered the most promising, and most likely to make outstanding contributions to this institution and to their fields of learning. This Award, given to 20 students a year, carries a stipend of $20,600 plus a waiver of tuition-and-service fee. The combined value of the three components of the Dean’s Scholar Award for this year is more than  $33,500 for an Illinois resident and more than $45,500 for a non-resident. 

Jalundhwala among ISOQOL finalists

posted Oct 31, 2011, 10:49 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Oct 31, 2011, 10:52 AM ]

At the 18th annual meeting of the International Society for Quality of Life Research this past week in Denver, PhD student Yash Jalundhwala placed among the top four students with his oral presentation, "Health State Selection in EQ-5D Valuation Studies: Impact on Logical Inconsistencies and Predictive Accuracy."

Duhig successfully defends

posted Jul 20, 2011, 1:34 PM by Nicholas Popovich   [ updated Oct 18, 2011, 1:31 PM by Unknown user ]

On Friday, July 15th, Mr. Duhig successfully defended his doctor of philosophy thesis titled, "Medication Guide Comprehension and Health Literacy."  Mr. Duhig's research advisor was Dr. Bruce L. Lambert, Professor.  Mr. Duhig's examining committee was constituted by Dr. Lambert, Dr. Stephanie Crawford, Dr. William Galanter, Dr. Nicholas Popovich, and  

ISPOR highlights

posted Jul 20, 2011, 12:55 PM by Nicholas Popovich   [ updated Oct 18, 2011, 1:31 PM by Unknown user ]

  • UIC PMAD/CPR Student Chapter, Third place, Overall Best Student Chapter Awards.
  • Fang-Ju Lin, Ph.D. Candidate, Sapna Rao, M.S. student, Wei-Han Cheng, Ph.D. student -- ISPOR Student Research Competition, Third Place
  • Fang-Ju Lin, Ph.D. Candidate, et al, received the “Poster Finalist Award.” The title on her presentation was "Impact of cognitive impairment on functioning, medical resource utilization, adherence and health-related quality of life in patients with schizophrenia."
  • Sapna Rao, M.S. student, Fang-Ju Lin, Ph.D. candidate, O. Ojo, Vardhaman Patel, Ph.D. student, Shengsheng Yu, Ph.D. candidate, L Zhan, Ph.D. student,  DR Touchette. A decision modeling approach to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of prasugrel versus clopidogrel in patients with planned percutaneous coronary intervention. (Poster presentation--Poster Finalist Award)

Introducing Yash Jalundhwala

posted Jul 20, 2011, 12:31 PM by Nicholas Popovich   [ updated Oct 18, 2011, 1:32 PM by Unknown user ]

About Yash Jalundhwala, M.Sc., Doctoral Student:
  • Treasurer, Graduate Student Council, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • 2011 UIC Chancellor's Student Service and Leadership Award recipient.
  • 2011 ISPOR Distinguished Services Award for contributions to the ISPOR Student Network.

Berkson named Schweitzer Fellow

posted Apr 27, 2011, 3:14 PM by Unknown user

Tara Berkson, PharmD candidate, 2013, was awarded an Albert Schweitzer Fellowship from May 2011-12. During her tenure, Berkson will address food resourcing obstacles while promoting healthy lifestyle choices to patients with diabetes at CommunityHealth, a free clinic for uninsured Chicago residents. She plans to organize group outings to local farmers' markets and empower patients to create individualized "wellness prescriptions."

"I think that the fellowhsip will be a great learning experience and allow me the opportunity to give back to the community while learning about prominent health issues in Chicago," says Berkson. She thanks faculty members Nick Popovich and Clara Awe for serving as references and as helpful resources during her application process. 

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