In Memoriam: Cynthia Barnes-Boyd, 1953-2017

Cynthia Barnes-Boyd, director of the Office of Community Engagement and Neighborhood Health Partnerships at the University of Illinois at Chicago, died late last month. She was 64 years old.

Dr. Barnes-Lloyd also served as director of school-based health care for the university’s Mike Square Health Center. She was a clinical associate professor of community health in the College of Nursing at the University of Illinois at Chicago and a clinical associate professor of community health sciences in the university’s School of Public Health.

“Cee” Barnes-Boyd first came to the university in 1973 as a staff nurse. She later earned bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees at the university.

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  1. Cee was my mentor and fellow nurse.
    I admired and loved her dearly.
    Her smile, brilliance, warm heart and humor will never be forgotten.

  2. Cee was my mentor, my boss at UIC, and most importantly my friend. I am far from being alone in that capacity as she never failed to share her vast knowledge and experiences to others.. She is greatly missed.

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