University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Story Transcript “It was not my intent to be involved at all, ever.” Bonnie Blue is Chicago’s first COVID-19 vaccine participant and one of more than 25,000 people who have volunteered for the Moderna vaccine trial so far. She didn’t intend to volunteer, but the rising death toll and an opportunity to save lives changed her mind. Blue says, “My people typically are not very trustful, but what I’m
  • The University of Illinois at Chicago will lead a $14.6 million, multi-center research project to determine which of two drugs — azithromycin, an antibiotic, or roflumilast, an anti-inflammatory medication — is the most effective at treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which is also known as COPD. The clinical trial, known as the RELIANCE study, is designed by researchers with the help