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ChicagoCHEC 7th Annual Community Forum: Cancer Health and Mental Wellness – YOU, Family, Community (In Honor of Richard Warnecke)

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Sponsor/Host: ChicagoCHEC
Location: Virtual & NEIU El Centro Campus
Address: 3390 N Avondale Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
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Hosted by the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, Northeastern Illinois University, and the University of Illinois at Chicago

This two day hybrid event will be held over Zoom and in person at NEIU’s El Centro Campus.

Important things to know about the in-person component of our event:

— ChicagoCHEC wants to ensure that our in-person environment is safe and enjoyable for all attendees. Masks are required if you attend in person. In addition, the in-person component is subject to change based on safety recommendations related to COVID-19. Therefore, if it is determined unsafe for us to host the in-person component, our event will switch to 100% virtual.

— To ensure proper social distancing, there are limited seats for in-person attendance, thus availability is first come, first serve. Please indicate when you register if you plan to attend in person and a member of our team will reach out to you with more details.

— Please note, that the in-person component will be a watch party of the program which will be held over Zoom.

All are welcome to join this FREE, public event!

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Defending Human Services Town Hall

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Sponsor/Host: Access Living
Address: 115 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60602
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Access Living is hosting a townhall meeting to address cuts to human services for people with disabilities.  ChicagoCHEC pilot project PI Dr. Susan Magasi will be one of the speakers featured at the event.

HopeFest 2016


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Sponsor/Host: HopeFest
Location: New Life Covenant
Address: 3400 W Division St. Chicago, IL
Email: [email protected]
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Come join ChicagoCHEC at HopeFest 2016! HopeFest is a non-profit 501c3 organization that was founded by New Life Covenant Church in Humboldt Park. Since its inception HopeFest has worked to provide for children from all across the city of Chicago to ensure they are well equipped to succeed in the new school year.

Dialogue about Cancer Disparities Research

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Sponsor/Host: University of Illinois Carcinogens and Chemoprevention Program
Location: Room 3175 COMRB
Address: 909 S. Wolcott Street

Vitamin D Deficiency and Prostate Cancer Risk

Adam B. Murphy, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Urology, Northwestern University Feinberg school of Medicine

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Research Day – Abstract Submission Deadline

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The 12th Annual Lewis Landsberg Research Day will take place on Thursday, April 7, 2016, at Northwestern University’s McGaw Pavilion and Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Feinberg Pavilion, Third Floor Conference Center.

Abstract Submission Deadline is 5PM March 1, 2016.

Research Day offers students and researchers a public forum for presenting their findings and an opportunity to receive valuable feedback from their colleagues. It also allows them to see how their research compares to that of their peers in a competitive arena.

Each year, awards are given for projects that demonstrate outstanding and innovative research in basic science, clinical research, public health and social sciences research, and women’s research that have the potential for contributing to the advancement of medical science and health care. Awards are as follows:


  • Basic Science
  • Clinical Research
  • Public Health and Social Sciences


  • First prize: $500
  • Second prize: $300
  • Third prize: $100

Women’s Health

  • The Women Faculty Organization will present an award for excellence in women’s health research

“Race and Gender in Medicine: Two Unique Health Disparities”

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Location: Prentice Women's Hospital
Address: 250 E Superior St, Chicago, IL 60611

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology: Grand Rounds Conference

Title: “Race and Gender in Medicine: Two Unique Health Disparities”

Presented by:
Jabbar R. Bennett, PhD
Associate Provost, Diversity and Inclusion
Associate Professor of Medicine
Feinberg School of Medicine

7:30 am – 8:00 am – Breakfast in Prentice, 3rd floor, L South Conference Room
8:00 am – 9:00 am – Lecture in Prentice, 3rd floor, L South Conference Room

Northwestern Winter 2016 Internship and Job Fair (Day 1)

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Sponsor/Host: Northwestern Career Advancement
Location: Norris University Center, 2nd Floor
Address: 1999 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208
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Meet representatives from over 100 employers hiring for internships and full-time job opportunities. Each day will have different employers, so be sure to attend both days. Open to Northwestern undergraduate students, graduate students, and alumni.

ChicagoCHEC NCI Diversity Supplement Applications Due

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Sponsor/Host: ChicagoCHEC
Email: [email protected]

Applications are due for the NCI’s Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (diversity supplement). The National Cancer Institute accepts applications twice a year from October 1 to December 1 and from February 1 to March 30, with funding decisions anticipated in March and in June, respectively. Have an idea for a diversity supplement application? Contact us!

ChicagoCHEC Catalyst & Incubator Grant Applications Due

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Sponsor/Host: ChicagoCHEC
Email: [email protected]

Applications are due for the ChicagoCHEC Catalyst & Incubator Grants. Awards will support collaborative partnership development, proposal development, and pilot projects for innovative research toward cancer health equity spanning the disciplines of basic, clinical, translational, prevention, control, behavioral, population, and/or outreach research.

ChicagoCHEC Research Fellows Applications Due

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Sponsor/Host: ChicagoCHEC
Email: [email protected]
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Applications are due for the ChicagoCHEC Research Fellows program, a research experience and enrichment program for students from Northeastern Illinois University, University of Illinois at Chicago, Northwestern University, and City Colleges of Chicago.