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Dr. Alice Hemenway and Former Student Dr. Alexandra Terry Publish Article

Dr. Alice Hemenway, Clinical Assistant Professor on the Rockford campus and former student, Dr. Alexandra Terry, recently had an article published. The article, Evaluation of Corticosteroid Dose in Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease can be found in Hospital Pharmacy. It was published first online: July 30, 2017. doi: 10.1177/0018578717722540, http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0018578717722540.

The aim of the study was to determine whether, in a US community hospital, low doses of corticosteroids provide the lowest risk of adverse effects without increasing length of stay or readmission rate.  After conducting their research, the authors found that the lowest dose range of corticosteroids was associated with the lowest rate of impaired blood glucose without a statistically significant increase in length of stay or readmission rate.

UIC College of Pharmacy
Established in 1859, the UIC College of Pharmacy stands as the oldest academic unit of the University of Illinois, one of the largest and most comprehensive research universities in the nation. Our College enjoys a national reputation for excellence and has been ranked among the top colleges of pharmacy for scholarship, curriculum, and the quality of faculty and students.

In 2010, the College of Pharmacy added an additional campus in Rockford, IL where students can benefit from small class sizes and personalized attention. Students in Rockford complete the identical curriculum as students on the Chicago campus. The core classes are taught via distance education using state-of-the-art technology.   

The College of Pharmacy is viewed as a single institution with one accreditation but two campuses: Chicago and Rockford.  


 

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