Reducing the Risks of Type II Diabetes in Adolescence: Screening and Intervention in the School Based Health Center : 2002 – 2003

The increasing incidence of Type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) in adolescents in the United States, particularly in the African-American and Latino populations, is most likely a consequence of rising rates of childhood and adolescent obesity combined with an ethnic predisposition to diabetes. The long-term complications of diabetes (kidney failure, cardiovascular disease, blindness) affect minority [Read More…]

The Weizmann Institute of Science: 2002 – 2003

Grant Committee Chairman William N. Werner, M.D., M.P.H. (Left) presents a check to the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science’s Regional Executive Director, Rabbi William Z. Novick.

Through the continued support of Washington Square Health Foundation, funding had been previously provided (see Highlighted Grants 1998 – 1998, “Washington Square in CyberSpaceto the [Read More…]

The Night Ministry – “Outreach and Health Ministry – Community Health Program Coordinator.”: 2002 – 2003

Barbara Sexton, Nurse Practitioner, serving as The Night Ministry’s Community Health Program Coordinator, thanks in part to a grant made by Washington Square Health Foundation, makes ready the supplies for the evening’s health outreach rounds.

The Night Ministry is “an organization created out of diverse religious traditions, [that] build[s] relationships with persons of the [Read More…]

The University of Illinois Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences conducts study entitled, “A fMRI Evaluation of Brain Plasticity Following Low Vision Reading Rehabilitation.”: 2002 – 2003

Howard Nochumson, Executive Director of the Washington Square Health Foundation, standing, right, talks with Keith Thulborn, MD, PhD, Director of MRI Research at UIC, while they look over MR Technologist Michael Flannery’s shoulder at brain images.

Janet Szlyk, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at UIC, shows Washington Square Health Foundation Executive [Read More…]