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Stacy Lindau Named Special Advisor to the Provost
Published by Office of the Provost
As special advisor to the provost, Stacy leads projects in the provost’s highest priority strategic domains. She also works closely with the vice provosts and the provost’s chief of staff as well as other administrative and faculty leaders. Read more here.
October 13, 2023
UChicago Medicine diners can round up food purchases to support hospital food pantries
Published by UChicago Medicine
The next time you eat at Sky Café, Café Central and the Kitchen at Billings, you’ll be able to make a small donation to help University of Chicago Medicine patients and their families who face food insecurity. Starting Oct. 2, customers will be given the option to round up their purchase to the nearest dollar to support Feed1st, the hospital-based program that runs 10 self-serve food pantry sites across the academic health system’s Hyde Park campus. Read more here.
October 4, 2023
South Side Population Health Study Report
Published by Lindau Lab
The South Side Population Health Study collected data on health, technology use, and use of community resources from participants on Chicago’s South Side. The Studies are conducted via a partnership between researchers and physicians at the University working with community practitioners and residents who care about health in the region. This report includes general findings from the South Side Population Health Study. Read more here.
September 29, 2023
Supporting Families After Child's Unexpected or Traumatic Death
Published by Mirage News
When a child dies unexpectedly or traumatically, parents rarely have help finding support for themselves or the rest of their family. A new $6,155,096 million research grant, recently awarded to Dr. Kelly Michelson of Northwestern University and the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Dr. Stacy Tessler Lindau of the University of Chicago and Ms. Kristin James of Missing Pieces will fund a study that will examine strategies to help parents find community resources to cope and grieve during this fragile time. Read more here.
July 18, 2023
The Missing Pieces Trial: A Multi-Site Pragmatic Comparative Effectiveness Trial of Interventions to Support Parents After Their Child's Unexpected or Traumatic Death
Published by Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
PCORI has approved funding for the Lindau Lab and Kelly Michelson at Northwestern University to conduct a broad pragmatic trial of the CommunityRx-Bereavement intervention. Read more in the press release here.
January 26, 2023
New UChicago Medicine study reveals socioeconomically vulnerable women reported having more unwanted sex during early months of the pandemic
By Kat Carlton; Published by UChicago Medicine
In April 2020, researchers surveyed 3,200 women as part of the National U.S. Women’s Health COVID-19 Study. Authors conducted the research to describe patterns and health associations of unwanted sex during the early stages of the public health crisis. The findings, published in October in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, are the first large-scale study of unwanted sexual activity and its relationship with health-related socioeconomic conditions… Click to read more
December 13, 2022
Caregivers have it tough — and the COVID-19 pandemic made things worse
By Alison Caldwell, PhD; Published by UChicago Medicine
A new study finds that, before the COVID-19 pandemic, women caregivers had significantly higher odds of experiencing health-related socioeconomic vulnerabilities such as food insecurity, financial strain and transportation difficulties compared to non-caregivers, with 63% of caregivers reporting at least one vulnerability compared to 47% of non-caregivers… Click to read more
October 18, 2022
Use more than doubled at self-serve, no-questions-asked UChicago Medicine food pantries during pandemic
By Alison Caldwell, PhD; Published by UChicago Medicine
The University of Chicago Medicine’s no-questions-asked, self-serve Feed1st pantry program more than doubled its distribution rates between March 2020 and November 2021 compared with the same period in 2018-2019, providing more than 42,000 pounds of food (a 124% increase) to patients, hospital visitors and staff during the pandemic. These results were published in the American Journal of Public Health on August 25, and according to the research team, demonstrate the importance of open access food pantry programs…. Click to read more
September 1, 2022
Making hunger one less challenge to deal with
By Sarah Richards; Published by UChicago Medicine
After attending a lecture by Stacy Tessler Lindau, MD, MAPP about UChicago Medicine’s Feed1st Program and the first Comer Children’s Hospital pantry — started by Pritzker School of Medicine students, faculty and staff in 2010 — Ann Jackson, DPT, MPH, decided to start a Feed1st food pantry for cancer patients… Click to read more
June 2, 2022
Help! How Do I Get My Sex Drive Back?
Published by The New York Times
In recent years, two new medications for women with low libido have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, “though their efficacy is marginally better than a placebo,” said Dr. Stacy Tessler Lindau, a gynecologist at the University of Chicago Medicine and the creator of WomanLab, a website about sexual health… Click to read more
March 11, 2022
Cannabis for Better Sex? Here's What the Science Says
Published by The New York Times
The bottom line: It’s hard to say with certainty that cannabis will increase desire or improve your sex life, but anecdotal evidence suggests that the right dose of cannabis can make a woman’s orgasms more satisfying and increase sex drive… Click to read more
April 1, 2022
The Joys (and Challenges) of Sex After 70
By Maggie Jones; Published by The New York Times
January 12, 2022
Research that reaches out to help
Published on UChicago Medicine
“My Diabetes, My Community” will study the impact of two strategies to personalize blood sugar control goals, engage patients, and enhance self-care. The project is led by Elbert Huang, MD, a core investigator with the Chicago Center for Diabetes Translation Research, and Stacy Lindau, MD, whose interdisciplinary lab focuses on engineering solutions to injustice with the patients and communities they serve. It is funded with a $5 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)… Click to read more
July 23, 2021
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UChicago Medicine Forefront, By Sarah Richards, August 30, 2021
When provided personalized health resources, patients often share with others
UChicago Medicine Forefront, By Alison Caldwell, PhD, August 11, 2021
4 BSD faculty members receive named, distinguished service professorships
UChicago Medicine Forefront, By Amanda Parker, July 2, 2021
Women had “alarmingly high rates” of mental health problems during start of the pandemic
UChicago Medicine Forefront, By Alison Caldwell, PhD, April 7, 2021
Hospital Food Pantries Serve Staff, Patients, Caregivers, and Family
South Side Weekly, By Lily Levine, January 20, 2021
Why so many moms can’t have great sex
Salon, By Gail Cornwall, December 20, 2020
$5M grant awarded to support “My Diabetes, My Community” research trial for managing patient care
UChicago Medicine Forefront, By Alison Caldwell, PhD, October 20, 2020
The Quest for a Bionic Breast >> Researchers at the University of Chicago want to take what they’ve learned from working on bionic hands to restore sensation for mastectomy patients
IEEE Spectrum, By Edd Gent, May 27, 2020
Vyleesi? Addyi? How Women Can Get Help for Low Sexual Desire
UChicago Medicine Forefront, By Ashley Heher, June 25, 2019
Things You’re Too Embarrassed to Ask a Doctor Season 1, Episode 8: Sex and Aging Part 2 with Dr. Stacy Lindau
UChicago Medicine Forefront, By Kat Carlton, February 24, 2020
Things You’re Too Embarrassed to Ask a Doctor Season 1, Episode 7: Sex and Cancer Part 1 with Dr. Stacy Lindau
UChicago Medicine Forefront, By Kat Carlton, February 17, 2020
Three Questions with Stacy Tessler Lindau
HCEO, May 24, 2019
Is Coconut Oil Safe to Use as Lube? We Asked the Experts
Refinery29, by Erika Smith, February 21, 2019
Female Sexual Problems with Stacy Lindau MD
The Curbsiders Podcast, October 8, 2018
New Study First to Report Sexual Behavior Norms Among U.S. Adults with Dementia Living at Home
UChicago Medicine Forefront, By Kat Carlton, September 13, 2018
Does Love-Making Stop When Dementia Starts?
Psychology Today, By Randi Hutter Epstein M.D., September 12, 2018
Sex after Cancer
Chicago Health, By Ronni Gordon, September 4, 2018
The Menopausal Vagina Monologues
The New York Times, By Randi Hutter Epstein M.D., September 3, 2018
Clinical trial, team approach help breast cancer patient survive and thrive
UChicago Medicine Forefront, by Gretchen Rubin, February 21, 2018
When a partner dies, grieving the loss of sex
The New York Times, March 6, 2017
In a study of a representative national sample of 3,005 older American adults, Dr. Stacy Tessler Lindau and co-authors found that 73 percent of those ages 57 to 64, 53 percent of those 65 to 74 and 26 percent of those 75 to 85 were still sexually active.
Here’s why sex is good for you as you age, especially if you’re a man.
The Washington Post, February 8, 2016
Dr. Lindau’s quote: “However, there is ample evidence to suggest that loving, kind and supportive relationships are very important for both a satisfying sex life and for mental well-being throughout the life course…Whatever patients and societies can do to promote kindness and love is likely to benefit mental wellness as we age.”
I Asked My Doctor About Low Libido During Breast-Cancer Treatment.
Women’s eNews, Blog post by Dr. Kelly Michelson, a PRISM patient, January 5, 2016
Dr. Lindau appeared on Al Jazeera, on August 19, 2015 and Chicago Tonight (WTTW) on August 25, 2015, speaking on the controversy around Addyi, the “little pink pill” recently approved by the FDA for treatment of hypoactive sexual desire disorder in women.
National Forum on Hospitals, Health Systems and Population Health: Partnerships to Build A Culture of Health Overview and Highlights.
Trust for America’s Health, July 2016
Community Vital Signs: Taking the Pulse of the Community While Caring for Patients.
Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, May-June 2016
Facilitators and Barriers to Care coordination in Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMHs)
The Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, Jan-Feb 2016
Accountable Health Communities—Addressing Social Needs through Medicare and Medicaid.
New England Journal of Medicine, January 7, 2016
Community Health Workers: Roles and Opportunities in Health Care Delivery System Reform.
Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, By John E. Snyder, January 2016
Now is a Great Time for Achieving Health Equity – An Optimist’s Viewpoint.
Health Affairs, By Dr. Ivor Horn, September 16, 2015
An Integrated Framework for the Prevention and Treatment of Obesity and Its Related Chronic Disease.
Health Affairs, September 2015
The Social Service Factor in the Health Care Value Equation.
Open Minds, By Athena Mandros, May 2015
A New Conceptual Framework for Academic Health Centers.
Academic Medicine, May 2015
Considering Social Determinants of Health when Caring for Underserved Communities.
American Journal of Managed Care, By Laura Joszt, February 2015
Clinic–Community Linkages for High-Value Care.
New England Journal of Medicine, December 4, 2014
Clinical–Community Linkages: A Step towards Better Health.
HealthIT Buzz, By Dr. Anand Parekh, November 21, 2013