All Open to the Public Events


Partners in Survival


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Sponsor/Host: Gilda's Club
Address: 537 North Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60654
Email: [email protected]

PARTNERS IN SURVIVAL™ A Workshop focuses on the needs of men who support women with cancer. This is a program that will empower you with a blueprint and tools for women and their male caregivers who are battling cancer. Men will have the opportunity to meet with the leader and other male caregiver of cancer patients and survivors. Marc Heyison, President and Founder of Men Against Breast Cancer will lead the workshop.
If your wife, girlfriend, mother, or sister has cancer, this group is for you. Come and meet other men who are going through the similar situation as you.

Seminars in Survivorship


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Sponsor/Host: The University of Illinois College of Medicine
Location: College of Medicine Research Building
Address: 909 S. Wolcott Chicago, Illinois
More information: View Event Page »

UI Cancer Center Seminar: “Insights in Cancer Epidemiology from the American Cancer Society’s Prospective Study”


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Sponsor/Host: UI Cancer Center and UIC IHRP
Location: UIC IHRP Room 461
Address: 1747 W. Roosevelt Rd.

Third Annual Faith, Health, and Research Dialogue


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Sponsor/Host: University of Illinois Cancer Center
Location: Catholic Theological Union Conference Center
Address: 5416 S. Cornell Ave, Chicago, IL 60615
More information: View Event Page »

Sanctuary Healthcare for All : Protecting the Rights of Immigrants and Marginalized People


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Sponsor/Host: Health & Medicine Policy Research Group
Address: 2229 S. Halsted St.
Email: [email protected]

CHER CHICAGO LAUNCH EVENT


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Sponsor/Host: UI Cancer Center and the UIC School of Public Health
Location: National Museum of Mexican Art
Address: 1852 W 19th St, Chicago, IL 60608
Email: [email protected]

CHER CHICAGO LAUNCH EVENT – THURSDAY, JANUARY 25, 2018 at 9AM

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) received $6.75 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to establish a specialized Center of Excellence in minority health and health disparities research to build the Center for Health Equity Research Chicago, CHER Chicago.

CHER Chicago, based out of the UI Cancer Center and the UIC School of Public Health,  and in collaboration with The University of Chicago Medicine, investigates how various social structures and determinants contribute to the health of marginalized groups.  CHER Chicago acknowledges that structural violence and its effects on people and communities can only be eliminated through engaging community partners in meaningful ways to transform academic research to real world social change.  RSVP and forward to your networks as space is limited to the first 100.

Principal Investigators: Dr. Robert A. Winn, Dr. Martha Daviglus, and Dr. Jesus Ramirez-Valles.

Keynote speaker: Dr. Steve Meeks, Chief of Health Services of the Illinois Department of Corrections.

The CHER Chicago Request for Funding Proposals is now open.  Please click here to learn more.

Walk From Obesity 5K walk/run


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Sponsor/Host: UI Health Bariatric Surgery
Location: Montrose Beach
Address: 601 W. Montrose
Email: [email protected]
More information: View Event Page »

The Bariatric Surgery Program at the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System (UI Health Bariatric Surgery) is hosting a Walk from Obesity 5K walk/run on Sunday, November 12th through the ASMBS Foundation! See attached flyer for additional information. To register, go to www.walkfromobesity.com

The ASMBS Foundation’s Walk from Obesity is the only national walkathon that brings attention to the disease of obesity by raising awareness in communities all over the country. The Walk from Obesity also provides educational materials regarding obesity and the treatment options available.

All Walk from Obesity events are at a “set your own” pace, and are non-competitive. Participants are encouraged to walk or run as little or as much as they like.

Whether you are an individual struggling with obesity, have successfully treated your obesity, know someone who is struggling, or are interested in supporting the fight against obesity, we welcome you to join us as we Walk from Obesity. To find an event in your area please visit www.WalkfromObesity.com/events

The Walk from Obesity is also a fundraising event to support the ASMBS Foundation’s mission to raise funds for obesity research, education, and access to quality treatment.

For more information, contact:
Jenna Giannetti, RD, CSOWM, LDN
Outpatient Bariatric Dietitian
Board Certified Specialist in Obesity and Weight Management
(312) 996-6838
[email protected]

3rd Annual #BeAGift Diversity in Clinical Trials Town Hall and Symposium


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Sponsor/Host: The American Cancer Society (ACS), The University Of Illinois Cancer Center, the Big Ten Cancer Conference
Location: ACCESS Center for Discovery and Learning
Address: 5139 S Ashland Ave
More information: View Event Page »

The American Cancer Society (ACS), The University Of Illinois Cancer Center, the Big Ten Cancer Conference along with many others, are proud to be partnering Monday, October 2 on the 3rd Annual #BeAGift Diversity in Clinical Trials Town Hall and Symposium and we would cordially invite you to attend this important conversation.  Historically, minority populations have been underrepresented in clinical trials, and as a result comprehensive responses to medicine based on sex, gender, race and lifestyle remain not well understood.   We hope you’ll consider joining us as we hear from diverse perspectives to call attention to this issue of importance in the public health community.  We will be dividing our event into three sections, to receive perspectives from:

  • Medical professionals & health care leaders (current participants include Dr. Robert Winn, Director the UIC Cancer Center, Dr. Karriem Watson of the UIC Cancer Center, Dr. Susan Goodin from the Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium, along with a representative from Pfizer, Inc.);
  • Patients and caregivers (current participants include Alicia Cook from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, TaLana Huges of the Sickle Cell Disease Association of IL, and Star*Cunningham of 4D Healthware);
  • Decision makers in the legislative space (current participants include IL State Representative Mary Flowers, among others)

This year’s event will be in a town hall format to foster discussion on increasing participation of diverse patient populations, along with fully exploring the policy landscape related to it.  Please join us for this event on Monday, October 2, 2017 from 9:30am-2:00pm at:

Access Center for Discovery and Learning

5139  S Ashland Ave

Chicago, IL 60609

To RSVP, please visit and register free of charge.  Lunch will be provided:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beagift-diversity-in-clinical-trials-tickets-38006818417

Introduction to Health Disparities, Health Literacy and Cultural Competence


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Location: UIC Ear & Eye Infirmary, Auditorium 1.17
Address: 1855 W. Taylor St., Chicago, IL
Email: [email protected]
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Introduction to Health Disparities, Health Literacy and Cultural Competence
UIC Department of Medicine – Office of Health Literacy
Date: Wednesday, October 11th and Thursday, October 12th, 2017
Time: 8:15-11:15am
Place: UIC Ear & Eye Infirmary, Auditorium 1.17, 1855 W. Taylor St., Chicago, IL

This October 11th and 12th, Introduction to Health Disparities, Health Literacy and Cultural Competence will be offered to graduate and professional students, clinicians, faculty, and researchers in the health science colleges and professions. These educational sessions will provide the opportunity to 1) learn about issues surrounding health disparities and health equity among socioeconomically diverse communities; 2) introduce health literacy as a means of intervention to improve patient outcomes, and 3) promote strategy and skill building in the area of cultural competence. This course is introductory and is intended for those who have not had previous exposure to or training in these topics.

The course will be taught by Professor Paula Allen-Meares in addition to guest lecturers. The class will offer an interactive format, culminating in a skill building workshop. This course is free and open to any interested participants.

To register for the course, visit: https://uofi.uic.edu/fb/sec/8335480

For more information, contact Brienne Davis Lowry at [email protected]

Community Counts! – 2017 Community Forum


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Sponsor/Host: ChicagoCHEC
Location: Arturo Velazquez Institute
Address: 2800 S Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60608
Email: [email protected]

RSVP below, or click to RSVP in a new tab: https://goo.gl/forms/o8EC16ZbL6BNYDT93

 


Please join community & civic leaders, community members, healthcare leaders, students, and academic partners for the Second Annual ChicagoCHEC Community Forum to:

— Bring people together to address cancer issues
— Be a call to action to address cancer inequities in Chicago communities
— Learn more about cancer research, prevention, treatment, and survivorship

The event is free and open to the public. Space is limited.


Únase a los líderes comunitarios y cívicos, miembros de la comunidad, estudiantes y socios académicos en el Segundo Foro Comunitario de ChicagoCHEC para:

— Reunirnos y dialogar sobre temas relacionados con el cáncer
— Tomar acción para mejorar las inequidades alrededor de cáncer en el área metropolitana de Chicago
— Obtener información sobre los estudios médicos, sobre prevención, tratamiento y sobrevivencia del cáncer

El evento es gratis y abierto al público. Espacio es limitado.

 

Midwest LGBTQ Health Symposium


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Sponsor/Host: Howard Brown Health
Location: JW Marriott
Address: 151 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60603
Email: [email protected]
More information: View Event Page »

The mission of Howard Brown Health is to eliminate disparities in healthcare experienced by LGBTQ people through research, education and the provision of services that promote health and wellness. Today our mission is more critical than ever. Despite threats to healthcare access, we continue our aim to empower healthcare professionals in offering high quality care that uplifts and affirms our community.

This year, Howard Brown’s Center for Education, Research and Advocacy will bring together healthcare professionals, educators, researchers, and advocates from across the country to disseminate evidence-based practices and engage in rigorous discussion around our theme “Breaking the Stigma.” Together, we can create a healthcare system that is sensitive to and informed about the needs of LGBTQ people. We are writing because we hope you will help us fulfill our mission by sponsoring this year’s symposium – held at the JW Marriott in Chicago, IL on October 6-7.

Staying Safe in the Sun


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Sponsor/Host: ChicagoCHEC and ACCESS Community Health Network
Location: ACCESS Center for Discovery and Learning
Address: 5139 S Ashland Ave. Chicago, IL 60609
Email: [email protected]

 

 

HopeFest 2017


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Sponsor/Host: New Life Covenant Church
Location: New Life Covenant Church Main Campus
Address: 3400 W. Division
More information: View Event Page »

Join ChicagoCHEC and the UI Health Cancer Center at one of Chicago’s largest Back-to-School events – providing FREE Back packs and school supplies, immunizations and physicals (bring records), Social Service information around employment, education, insurance, immigration and housing, Hair-cuts and a BLOCK PARTY KidZone with bouncy houses, carnival games, candy, music and FUN!

If you would like to volunteer for the event, please email [email protected]

Advancing Trust in Medical Research: A Community Dialogue with Family Members of Henrietta Lacks


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Sponsor/Host: UI Health Cancer Center
Location: UIC Student Center West
Address: 828 South Wolcott Avenue, Floor 2 Chicago, IL 60612
Email: [email protected]
More information: View Event Page »

Join us for a very special program with the family members of Henrietta Lacks

Friday, July 7, 2017

11 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

 (Lunch is from 11am – 12pm; talks and panel discussion from 12-2:15pm; and book signing and film screening of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks from 2:15 – 4:15pm)

UI Health Cancer Center invites you to a special community dialog with family members of Henrietta Lacks as they discuss the era of precision medicine, and the relationships between patients and medical researchers. The discussion will include:

  • Lacks family members: (Henrietta Lacks’ daughter-in-law, Shirley Lacks; Lacks’ granddaughter, Jeri Lacks Whye and Lacks’ great granddaughter, Veronica Robinson)
  • Robert A. Barish, MD, MBA, Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs & Professor of Emergency Medicine
  • Robert A. Winn, MD, Associate Vice Chancellor for Community Based Practice; Director, UI Health Cancer Center
  • Dara P. Richardson-Heron, MD, Chief Engagement Officer, National Institutes of Health All of Us Research Program
  • Karriem S. Watson, DHSc, MS, MPH, Director of Community Engaged Research and Implementation Science, UI Health Cancer Center
  • Lisa Anderson-Shaw, DrPH, MA, MSN, Director of the Clinical Ethics Consult Service, UI Health
  • Ashish Ansal, MD, Family Medicine, Mile Square Health Center, Englewood
  • UI Health Patient Brigade Members RoseMarie Rogers and Carol Gyimatey

Admission is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Registration is required.

 https://uihealthcancerctrlacksfamily.eventbrite.com

Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Cancer Survivors’ Celebration Walk & 5K


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Sponsor/Host: ChicagoCHEC
Location: Grant Park
Address: (Columbus Drive at Balbo, SW corner)
More information: View Event Page »

This year, we have organized a ChicagoCHEC Team to come in and support the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Cancer Survivors’ Celebration Walk & 5K. We’re writing to invite you to join us on Sunday, June 4th at Grant Park. It will be fun! We hope to see you there!

Register and Join ChicagoCHEC in one, easy step:

https://cancer.northwestern.edu/walk/register/register-join2.cfm?kwoTeamToJoinId=3L3BUO6

Make a Gift in Support of ChicagoCHEC:

https://cancer.northwestern.edu/walk/fundraising/mypage.cfm?kwofrid=GQZ3IE6

¡Vive Tu Vida! Get Up, Get Moving!


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Location: McKinely Park
Address: 2210 W. Pershing Road, Chicago, IL 60609
More information: View Event Page »

ChicagoCHEC is proud to be a sponsor of the 11th Annual  ¡Vive Tu Vida! Get Up, Get Moving! health fair organized by the Chicago Hispanic Health Coalition under the leadership of Esther Sciammarella.

This FUN family oriented event will take place on Saturday, June 3rd from 9 am to 2 pm at McKinley Park located at 2210 W. Pershing Road, Chicago, IL 60609.

ChicagoCHEC will have a booth and will also be actively involved in various health and physical activity demonstrations designed to entertain and educate the fair’s attendees.”

We are also looking for volunteers to help throughout the fair and help facilitate the above mentioned activities.  For more information re: volunteer opportunities, please contact Karina Bautista via email [email protected] or call them at (312) 842-2340. You may also visit their website at: www.ChicagoHispanicHealthCoalition.org

Do you want to be part of Team ChicagoCHEC for this event?  Please contact Elena Navas at [email protected] or via cell (312) 622-5041.

 

 

Midwest Health Equity Conference


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Sponsor/Host: This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
Location: University Center
Address: 525 S. State Street
More information: View Event Page »

FAITH AND HEALTH COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE: Building Trauma Informed Congregations


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Sponsor/Host: Faith and Health Community of Practice
Location: Eden UCC
Address: 5051 W. Gunnison St., Chicago, IL 60630
Email: [email protected]
More information: View Event Page »

Community Campus Partnerships for Health 20th Anniversary Celebration in Chicago


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Sponsor/Host: Community Campus Partnerships for Health
Location: Access Living of Metro Chicago
Address: 115 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60654
More information: View Event Page »

May 19, 2017 in Chicago, IL

Join us as we celebrate 20 years as an organization with an evening reception in Chicago! Along with a presentation by Executive Director, Al Richmond, and local Board Members commemorating the milestone, there will be opportunities for networking, learning about local and national community-academic partnerships, and more!

Location: Access Living of Metro Chicago, 115 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60654

Time: 5:00-7:00 pm CST

CCH Workshop: How to Connect Research to Policy-Making


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Sponsor/Host: Center for Community Health (IPHAM)
Location: Wieboldt Hall South Entrance, Room 421,
Address: 340 E Superior St, Chicago, IL 60611
Email: [email protected]
More information: View Event Page »

Category: Academic

Description:

Organized by the Northwestern University Center for Community Health in collaboarion with Health & Medicine Policy Research Group.

 

Light refreshments. Parking Validation for community partner attendees.

Session will be live streamed and recorded. Weblink will be posted shortly before the session.

 

Ensuring Research Benefits Your Community Organization’s Mission


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Sponsor/Host: Northwestern University
Location: Wieboldt Hall South Entrance, Room 421
Address: 340 E Superior St, Chicago, IL 60611
Email: [email protected]
More information: View Event Page »

 

Description:

Presented by the Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities (ARCC), this session will focus on presenting strategies for community-based organizations to build and strengthen research readiness and capacity. For organizations that are currently engaged or interested in research collaborations, implementing processes and tools that support your research engagement can ensure that the research will benefit your mission, your organization and the communities you serve.
This may include:
– assessing your organization’s research capacity,
– drafting research principles or values for your organization,
– developing community research priorities/agenda, and
– adopting forms or checklists for research requests from academics.

Examples from local community-based organizations and networks will be shared. Confirmed speakers include Sherida Morrison (Demoiselle 2 Femme), Kevin Rak (Enlace), and Sarah Gabriella Hernandez (Little Village Research Forum).

Light refreshments will be served. Parking validation will be provided for communitiy attendees.

Session will also be available through live online streaming and will be recorded.

RSVP to [email protected]

MARCH FOR SCIENCE CHICAGO


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Location: Museum Campus
More information: View Event Page »

Facilitating Patient & Stakeholder Engagement in Research Through Partnerships: the Cancer Care Continuum


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Sponsor/Host: CCPH, UI Health Cancer Center, Lurie, ARCC
Location: UIC College of Nursing Event Center (3rd Floor)
Address: 845 S Damen Ave. Chicago, IL 60612
More information: View Event Page »

Coming to Chicago, IL is a one-day, FREE conference hosted by Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH), in partnership with the UI Health Cancer Center, the Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities at Northwestern University (ARCC) and the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University:

Facilitating Patient & Stakeholder

Engagement in Research Through Partnerships:

The Cancer Care Continuum

Saturday May 20, 2017

8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

***LOCATION UPDATED***

UIC College of Nursing

Event Center (3rd Floor)

845 S Damen Ave.

Chicago, IL 60612

This event is designed to bring together various stakeholders including:  patients, clinicians, researchers, and advocates, to learn about and discuss the challenges faced, lessons learned, and benefits of patient-centered cancer care research. Learn more about the event and register Register now. Travel support is available for patient and community attendees. Please email Paige Castro-Reyes at [email protected] for more information.

This event is funded through a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award (EAIN-2517).

Dia de la Mujer Latina-Health Fiesta


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Sponsor/Host: Dia de la Mujer Latina
Location: Arturo Velazquez Instituto
Address: 2800 S. Western Ave.
More information: View Event Page »

4th Annual UIC Women’s Health Research Day: Translating Research into Policy – From Reproductive Health to Reproductive Justice


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Sponsor/Host: UIC Center for Research on Women and Gender and National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health in partnership with the UIC Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) Program
Location: UIC Student Center West
Address: 828 S. Wolcott Ave.
Email: [email protected]
More information: View Event Page »

National LGBTQ Health Conference 2017


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Sponsor/Host: The Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH) of Northwestern University and The Center on Halsted’s Sexual Orientation and Gender Institute (SOGI)
Location: Hyatt Centric Magnificent Mile
Address: 633 N St. Clair Street Chicago, IL 60611
Email: [email protected]
More information: View Event Page »

The 5th Annual National LGBTQ Health Conference is the only interdisciplinary translational research conference that will bring together scientists, public health professionals, and healthcare providers to improve the health and wellbeing of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer populations.

Inaugural Brommel-Hahs Lecture: Dr. Teresa K. Woodruff


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Location: Recital Hall at NEIU
Address: 3701 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue, Chicago, IL
Email: [email protected]
More information: View Event Page »

 

THE THREE BREAKTHROUGHS THAT WILL CHANGE OUR LIVES IN THE NEXT 10 YEARS

Dr. Teresa K. Woodruff is the Thomas J. Watkins Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, the Vice Chair of Research (OB/GYN), the Chief of the Division of Reproductive Science in Medicine at the Feinberg School of Medicine, and Professor of Molecular Biosciences at the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern University. She is an internationally recognized expert in ovarian biology and, in 2006, coined the term “oncofertility” to describe the merging of two fields: oncology and fertility.

2017 Health Day at NEIU


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Location: NEIU
Address: 5500 North St. Louis Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60625-4699
Email: [email protected]
More information: View Event Page »

***This event is FREE and OPEN to the university community and general public. Please feel free to invite your friends, family, and neighbors!***

RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/xGBu6SSM0jIQSE343
Volunteer here: https://goo.gl/forms/qfVYhK0FGr6qG6Ob2

Schedule: http://chicagochec.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/2017-Health-Day-at-NEIU-Schedule.pdf
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We believe in health as a fundamental right of every human being.

2017 Health Day @ NEIU will demonstrate this vision through a wide variety of informative and exciting activities organized from multidisciplinary collaborative efforts.

Four Health Cores
Health Fair:
– Blood pressure check-up
– Nutrition consults
– Enrollment in medicaid
– Art therapy

Health Celebration:
– Zumba
– Meditation
– Yoga
– Dance
– Original performances

Health Education:
– Art in healthy living
– Cancer inequities in Chicago
– Medical ethics
– Physical activity and well-being
– Child health in relation to poverty and human rights

Health Market:
– Free resources from non-profit organizations like:
– Oral Health America
– Gilda’s Club
– Imerman Angels
– NEIU Health and Counseling Services

THE TRUTH ABOUT COLON CANCER


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Sponsor/Host: ACCESS Center for Discovery and Learning & ChicagoCHEC
Location: ACCESS Center for Discovery and Learning
Address: 5139 S. Ashland Ave. Chicago, IL 60609
More information: View Event Page »

Join us for a special event with leading experts to help you learn about your risks, why screening matters and how to take important steps toward prevention.

WHEN:
Wednesday, March 15th
1:00-3:30 p.m.

WHERE:
ACCESS Center for
Discovery and Learning
5139 S. Ashland Ave.
Chicago, IL 60609
RSVP to Shawn Foster
at 773.247.2435
or via email at
[email protected]

Beyond Reimagining, Accelerating Praxis: Social Medicine In Practice Today


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Sponsor/Host: De Paul-Rush University Center for Community Health Equity, Rush University Medical Center, American Council on Graduate Medical Education International (ACGME-I), EqualHealth, SocMed, Partners In Health, Brigham and Womens Hospital Division of Global Health Equity, Social Medicine Alumni Action Network (SMAAN), SocMed Alumni Haiti (SMAH), and the Physicians Foundation
Location: MALCOLM X COLLEGE
Address: 1900 West Van Buren Street Chicago, IL 60612 United States
More information: View Event Page »

Beyond Reimagining, Accelerating Praxis:Social Medicine In Practice Today

The Social Medicine Consortium will be hosting their second annual Conference On April 29, 2017 at Malcolm X College in Chicago.
Registration is now open.

Registration: is $50 for the general public and $25 for students, and includes snacks and lunch.
Fee Waiver: SMC believes that financial pressure should not be a barrier to attendance. To request a registration waiver, email them at [email protected]
International travel grants: Limited assistance is available to help cover travel expenses for international colleagues. Apply here.

Conference Goals:
Facilitating critical dialogue: creating a space for critical dialogue among health professionals and the broader community of social justice activists locally and globally toward a deeper understanding of social medicine, inequity in health, and opportunities for collaboration toward change.
Training for change: training participants in the pedagogy of social medicine, including advocacy skills to build a platform for the year ahead.
Disseminating best practice tools: sharing best practice tools being used in social medicine to develop practical skills and deepen strategic partnerships around curriculum development and transformative social medicine education.
Reinforcing our commitment: radically reinforcing SMC’s commitment to interprofessional and multisectoral engagement in social change among a diverse body of planners, speakers and participants, while broadening SMC membership beyond physician-led initiatives.
Building solidarity: on the foundations of critical dialogue and community organizing, building solidarity and leadership in social medicine globally.
Convening Leadership:
David Ansell, MD, Senior Vice President, Community Health Equity at Rush University Medical Center
Michelle Morse, MD, MPH, Co-founder, Social Medicine Consortium
Michael Westerhaus, MD, MA, Co-founder, Social Medicine Consortium

Convening Organizations:
Center for Community Health Equity (DePaul University and Rush University Medical Center)
Rush University Medical Center
EqualHealth
SocMed

Learn more: http://www.tgs.northwestern.edu/about/news-events/stories/2017/beyond-reimagining,-accelerating-praxis-social-medicine-in-practice-today.html

Call for Abstracts: 8th Annual UIC Minority Health Conference


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Sponsor/Host: University of Illinois Chicago
Location: University of Illinois Chicago
More information: View Event Page »

Submissions due February 6, 2017 via https://uic.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_789jHrb51zFu0qV

SummerFest 2017 at Northwestern University


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Sponsor/Host: Northwestern University Residential Services
Location: Norris Center
Address: 1999 Campus Dr, Evanston, Illinois 60208
More information: View Event Page »

Every year hundreds of Northwestern students come to SummerFest to start planning their summer break! Dozens of offices and programs from around campus will be there to talk about internships, grants, fellowships, academic research opportunities, study abroad programs, summer work, classes, language study and more. Throughout the afternoon, there will be presentations on everything from how to prepare for a job interview to how to find funding for your summer, and we’ll have plenty of cotton candy, popcorn, ice cream, and hoagies for lunch. Whether you’re planning to stay in Chicago or want to spend the summer somewhere else in the U.S. or abroad, you’ll find what you need at SummerFest!

Remember to bring along a copy of your resume so that staff from Northwestern Career Advancement can help you polish it for whatever you want to do this summer.

4th Annual Ladies Night Out: CCSW Breast Cancer Basketball Game


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Sponsor/Host: Chancellor's Committee on the Status of Women
Location: UIC Pavilion
Address: 525 S. Racine, Chicago, IL 60607

Please join the Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Women at UIC to support women’s athletics and breast cancer awareness.

 

Please join us on Thursday, February 16, 2017, for the 4th Annual Chancellors Committee on the Status of Women Ladies Night Out Breast Cancer Survivorship Basketball Game!   This great evening of food and fun will include a presentation by the UI Cancer Center’s Diet and Behavior Shared Resource, who will discuss nutrition and wellness within survivorship. The evening will then continue with an action-packed game as the UIC Lady Flames take on Detroit. At halftime, UIC Chancellor Michael Amiridis will give a brief presentation and honor our breast cancer survivors with a pink team basketball.

 

 

The 9th Mathematical and Statistical Modeling of Complex Systems Workshop at NEIU


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Location: NEIU Main Campus Room FA 108
Address: 5500 North St. Louis Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60625-4699
More information: View Event Page »

Northeastern Illinois University students, faculty, alumni & other professionals are encouraged to participate in this workshop designed to provide participants with hands-on experience in interdisciplinary quantitative analysis.

Nobody Quits Like Chicagoland: Smoking in the LGBT Community


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Sponsor/Host: Chicago Department of Public Health
Location: Drew's on Halsted
Address: 3201 North Halsted Street Chicago, IL 60657
More information: View Event Page »

smoking

We’re gathering public health advocates and community leaders representing the diversity of the Chicago community to hear about innovative ways of reaching current LGBT tobacco users, and to share best practices about how organizations and health systems are (or are not) reaching LGBT folks. Please join us for lunch and a lively discussion.

Documentary Screening: “Profiled”


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Sponsor/Host: Radical Public Health (RPH), the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy (IRRPP), and Minority Students for the Advancement of Public Health (MSAPH)
Location: UIC School of Public Health - Auditorium
Address: 1603 West Taylor Street Chicago, IL 60612
More information: View Event Page »

Radical Public Health (RPH), the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy (IRRPP), and Minority Students for the Advancement of Public Health (MSAPH) will present the 2016 documentary “Profiled.” “Profiled” is a feature length documentary about police brutality and racial profiling. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion including individuals who appear in the film.

Refreshments will be served at 6pm, the movie will begin at 6:30.

profiled

“A Prepared Generation: Developing Leaders.” African-American Male Student Career Day Summit at Northeastern


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Sponsor/Host: Northeastern Illinois University Career Development Center
Location: NEIU Main Campus
Address: 5500 N. St. Louis Ave.
More information: View Event Page »

Becoming a Man Program Supervisor Derrick M. Fleming Jr. and Northeastern Illinois University Associate Professor of Educational Inquiry and Curriculum Studies Lance Williams will serve as keynote speakers at Northeastern for a career day summit for African and African-American men on Nov. 12.

The event, titled A Prepared Generation: Developing Leaders, is free and open to African and African-American men of all ages. It will run from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the Main Campus, 5500 N. St. Louis Ave. in Chicago. Space is limited and registration is required.

The summit aims to demonstrate the importance of African and African-American male success in the classroom, community and the world through empowerment, engagement, enrichment and encouragement.

The event will feature workshops on topics such mentorship, networking, and career exploration, as well as a panel discussion on culture and how to succeed in education.

For more information, contact the Career Development Center at (773) 442-4680. The summit is sponsored by the Career Development Center, the Office of African-American Recruitment, the African and African American Resource Center and the Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies.

Trauma As Community Public Health Crisis: Healing the Harms of Police Violence


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Sponsor/Host: The Institute for Research on Race & Public Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
Location: UIC School of Public Health Auditorium
Address: 1603 W. Taylor St., Chicago, IL 60612
More information: View Event Page »

Panelists:

Darrell Cannon, Chicago Torture Justice Center Outreach Specialist & Burge Torture Survivor

Christine Haley, Chicago Torture Justice Center Executive Director

Alice Kim, Chicago Torture Justice Center Steering Committee

Linda Rae Murray, UIC Professor of Public Health

Elena Quintana, Adler University Institute on Public Safety and Social Justice Executive Director

About the Talk : In May of 2015, the national spotlight shone on Chicago as it became the first municipality in the United States to offer reparations to victims of police torture. The reparations ordinance fought for by victims of torture, their families, and activists offers not only financial redress but also sought to address broader questions of how to heal the collective harms of police violence. This event will focus on how survivors and activists are addressing the challenges of police violence as a public health crisis for the Black community and raise questions about the role that health practitioners can play in healing collective harms.

About the Series : Building on important work that has documented extensive health disparities, this inter-disciplinary lecture series will explore why race is so consequential for health outcomes. Sessions will focus on a range of topics including how race matters for access to healthcare and healthcare delivery, how structural and interpersonal racism impact mental, emotional, and physical health, and how scholars, practitioners, and community groups can intervene to improve health outcomes for vulnerable communities.

Community HPV Training for Cervical Cancer


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Sponsor/Host: ChicagoCHEC
Location: Mile Square Health Center-Humboldt Park
Address: 3240 W. Division St. Chicago, IL 60612
Email: [email protected]

 

Presented by:

Dr. Virginia Bishop, MD
Assistant Professor Preventive Medicine
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

Join us in:

  • Talking about cervical cancer screenings
  • Talking about cervical cancer facts and myths
  • Asking about vaccines
  • Discussing the role parents play in preventing illnesses

Community Health Workers & Community Members are encouraged to attend!

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Partners in Survival


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Sponsor/Host: Chinatown Patient Navigation Program, ChicagoCHEC, Chinese American Service League, and Mercy Hospital and Medical Center
Location: Mercy Hospital
Address: 2525 S. Michigan Ave., 12th Floor Conference Room, Chicago, IL 60616

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Structural Competency: A New Paradigm for Addressing Race and Racisms in Medicine


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Sponsor/Host: UIC Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy
Location: UIC College of Pharmacy, Auditorium Room 134-2
Address: 833 S. Wood St.
Email: [email protected]
More information: View Event Page »

Bridging the Gap: GUNS * PREVENTION * HEALTH


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Sponsor/Host: UIC Departments of Surgery, Emergency Medicine & Medicine
Location: UIC Student Center West
Address: 828 South Wolcott Avenue, Thompson Center, 2nd floor Chicago, IL 60612
More information: View Event Page »

14th ANNUAL COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP FAIR


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Sponsor/Host: 100 Black Men of Chicago, Inc.
Location: UIC Pavilion
Address: 525 S Racine Ave, Chicago, IL 60607
More information: View Event Page »

Since its inception in 1994, the 100 Black Men of Chicago, Inc. (“100 BMC”) has worked to enhance the lives of those youth and their families who live in historically underserved communities.

Since 2003, the 100 BMC has hosted an annual College Scholarship Fair, which has become Chicagoland’s premiere event of this type. Each year, over 200 Colleges and Universities have interacted with nearly 4000 students, parents and educational partners.  The 100 Black Men of Chicago, Inc. will host its 14th Annual College Scholarship Fair on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at the University of Illinois – Pavilion from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

Student Registration is open; please take a moment to complete your registration at 100bmc.org/csf to obtain your spot for this year’s fair.

U & I BEATING BREAST CANCER: Appreciation Day for Breast Cancer Survivors & their families


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Sponsor/Host: UI Health Center for Breast Care
Location: Courtyard at Southeast corner of Taylor & Wood, across the street from the hospital
Address: S Wood St & W Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60612
Email: [email protected]

Foro Comunitario Sobre: CÁNCER DE SENO


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Sponsor/Host: El Centro Integral de Cáncer Robert H. Lurie de la Universidad Northwestern
Location: Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center
Address: 303 E. Superior St.,Chicago Auditorio Baldwin
More information: View Event Page »

El Centro Integral de Cáncer Robert H. Lurie de la Universidad Northwestern está comprometido a ser líder nacional en la batalla para vencer el cáncer. Con este fin, el Centro de Cáncer Lurie está dedicado a la investigación científica, avances en el conocimiento médico, proporcionando atención oncológica compasiva, de tecnología avanzada así como también entrenamiento y formación de la próxima generación de médicos y científicos.

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Número de teléfono: 312.883.2527 (312.883.ALAS)

Biología de cáncer de seno y avances de tratamiento (December 1, 2016)


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Sponsor/Host: The Resurrection Project and Northwestern Medicine
Address: 1801 S. Ashland, Chicago 2nd Floor

El Dr. Cesar Santa-Maria es un oncólogo especialista de seno en el centro de oncología de la Universidad Northwestern. El Dr. Santa-Maria hablara de los avances de tratamiento para el cáncer de seno, la variedad de opciones para tratamiento y describirá la biología del cáncer de seno.

(312) 880-1888

 

Tour a Pancreatic Cancer Research Lab!


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Sponsor/Host: PanCANChicago
Location: UIC
Address: 840 S. Wood Street, Chicago

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Tour a Pancreatic Cancer Research Lab!!!

We all hear about the research that’s being done on pancreatic cancer, but not many of us get the opportunity to actually SEE it.

On Sunday, September 18, Dr. Paul Grippo is inviting the Chicago area to tour his pancreatic cancer research laboratory at UIC (840 S. Wood Street, Chicago). No tickets or RSVP needed; just come by any time between 1:00 and 4:00 and meet the man behind the microscope!

The tour is free and open to the public. Meet and greet researchers and your Chicago Affiliate Core Role Volunteers. Come join this great experience!!

Social Media Updates! So much is happening in the Chicago area!

Keep tabs on Facebook at  www.facebook.com/pancan.chicago or on Twitter at @PanCANChicago.

We love to share your words and your pictures.

Share, Like and Share again!

#WageHope through Advocacy in Illinois!

News from the Regenerative Medicine


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Sponsor/Host: Northeastern Illinois University
Location: Student Union Room 214
Address: 5500 North St. Louis Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60625-4699
More information: View Event Page »

The Department of of World Languages and Cultures and the Polish and European Academic Center for Exchange & Research (PEACER) invite the University community to the Kosciuszko Foundation (KF) Lecture, “News from the Regenerative Medicine,” by KF fellow Dr. Anna Domaszewska-Szostek of the Department of Human Epigenetics, Mossakowski Medical Research Centre, Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, Poland.

An introduction to the lecture will be delivered by Dr. Maria Siemionow, an internationally recognized surgeon and president of the American Society for Reconstructive Transplantation. In 2008, she led a team of surgeons that performed the first near-total face transplant in the United States at the Cleveland Clinic.

The free event will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, in Student Union Room 214.

Posted on behalf of Lidia Filus, Chair, Department of Mathematics, by Mike Hines, Director of Public Relations.

2016 Careers in Science and Medicine: Workshops and Mentoring Session


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Sponsor/Host: AAMC
Location: Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel
Address: 5300 N. River Road, Rosemont, IL 60018
More information: View Event Page »

2016 Careers in Science and Medicine: Workshops and Mentoring Session Saturday, October 1, 2016, 1:30 pm – 5 pm
https://surveys.aamc.org/se.ashx?s=7C7E87CB36CFB9C7

Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel
5300 N. River Road
Rosemont, IL, 60018
Phone: 847-544-5300

African Festival of the Arts: Cancer Awareness


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Sponsor/Host: ChicagoCHEC
Location: Washington Park
Address: 5100 S. Cottage Grove Ave. Chicago, Il 60615
Email: [email protected]
More information: View Event Page »

Learn more about Men’s health and navigation. Walk through an inflatable colon and get a visual of what colon cancer looks like.

Dates: Friday, September 2 – Monday, September 5 2016

Hours: 10am – 10pm Daily

Place: Washington Park

5100 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

Chicago, Il 60615

The festival takes place Labor Day weekend in the Northeast section of Washington Park.

The Importance of Diversity in Clinical Trials 2.0


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Sponsor/Host: UI Health cancer Center, NU Luri, NEIU, etc.
Location: The Chicago Urban League
Address: 4510 South Michigan Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60653
Email: [email protected]
More information: View Event Page »

Clinical trials are a critical resource for the discovery and development of better prevention, diagnostic and treatment methods for diseases. Participation is one of the most impactful ways to give back to society.

You are cordially invited to join us for the launch event of the #BeAGift Campaign; a national collaborative geared to celebrate and promote diversity in clinical trials.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
The Chicago Urban League
4510 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60653
3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Linking and Navigating to Clinical Trials:
Patient, Providers and Partners

5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
The #BeAGift Campaign Launch Reception

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Keeping Cancer in CHEC: ChicagoCHEC First Annual Community Report & Symposium


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Sponsor/Host: ChicagoCHEC
Location: Malcolm X College
Address: 1900 W Jackson, Chicago IL, 60612
More information: View Event Page »

Join us on Thursday, September 29, from 8:00 AM-3:30 PM at Malcolm X College (1900 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60612) for Keeping Cancer In CHEC: Bridging Communities Through Education, Healthcare, and Research, ChicagoCHEC’s First Annual Community Report & Symposium. Cancer researchers, medical providers, students, community-based organizations, and community members will come together to report ChicagoCHEC’s accomplishments in addressing cancer issues and lead the call to action to address cancer inequities in Chicagoland communities. There is no fee to attend this event and space is limited.

Click here to RSVP

Click here for the ChicagoCHEC symposium flyer

Community Talk: Cigarette Smoking among Latinos with an Emphasis on Puerto Ricans, LGBTQ Youth and Homeless Youth


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Sponsor/Host: University of Illinois at Chicago and ChicagoCHEC
Location: University of Illinois at Chicago 909 S. Wolcott Street, Room 5175 College of Medicine Medical Research Building Chicago, Illinois 60612
Email: [email protected]

Cigarette Smoking among Latinos with an Emphasis on Puerto Ricans, LGBTQ Youth and Homeless Youth Speakers: Lisa Sánchez-Johnsen, Ph.D., Angelica Alonso, B.S. and Regina Reina, B.S.
Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Time: 10:00 am- 11:00 am
Location: University of Illinois at Chicago 909 S. Wolcott Street, Room 5175 College of Medicine Medical Research Building Chicago, Illinois 60612
Reasons to Attend this Free Talk:
*Learn about cigarette smoking in the Latino community with a focus on Puerto Ricans
*Learn about research findings from studies on Latinos in Chicago
*Learn about smoking in various groups such as LGBTQ and homeless youth
*Learn about resources for smoking cessation
Additional Benefits:
Receive brochures about cigarette smoking and Puerto Ricans
Receive other helpful resources/ materials
Refreshments/ food will be served!
Incentives will be given!
To sign up to attend this talk, please contact Melinda Monge or Connie Zacarias at 312-355-2529 or [email protected] by July 22, 2016. Space is limited, so call or email today!
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Funding for this talk came from the American Psychological Association. This talk was also made possible by the
National Institutes of Health-National Cancer Institute’s Chicago Cancer Health Equity Collaborative
(U54CA202995, U54CA202997 and U54CA203000)

Chicago Health Guide: Resources for the Uninsured and Underinsured


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Sponsor/Host: National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN), the National Black Nurses Association, United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, and Pfizer RxPathways
Location: Crystal Ballroom- Hyatt Regency Chicago
Address: 151 East Wacker Drive Chicago, IL 60601
Email: [email protected]

Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM Check-In and Registration
11:30 AM Unveiling of Chicago Health Guide

Come learn about health resources to help
those in need and join us for the unveiling of
the Chicago Health Guide at the 41st Annual
Conference of the National Association of Hispanic
Nurses (NAHN). Join NAHN, the National Black Nurses
Association, United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, and
Pfizer RxPathways as we introduce the publication
that can help connect people who may be uninsured
or underinsured to affordable health resources
throughout the city of Chicago.
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Please RSVP by
Friday, July 8, 2016
By email:
[email protected]
Register by phone:
888.720.1337 ext. 10

Location: Crystal Ballroom
Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
312-565-1234

23rd Annual Cancer Survivors’ Celebration


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Sponsor/Host: Northwestern Medicine, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Cancer
Location: S Columbus Dr & E Balbo Ave, Chicago, IL 60605
More information: View Event Page »

Annual event brings cancer survivors, families, and friends together with the physicians, scientists, and health professionals who support them. Join us for a memorable morning filled with family-friendly activities!

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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“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

Chinese Cancer Support Group


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Sponsor/Host: Chinatown Patient Navigation Collaborative & CASL
Location: Chinese American Service League
Address: 2141 South Tan Court, Chicago, IL
More information: View Event Page »

Chinese Cancer Support Group at the Chinese American Service League. To sign-up or inquire, please contact Ivy Leung at (312) 791-0418 ext. 5018.

Town Hall to Address Cancer Disparities in Chicago’s South Suburbs


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Sponsor/Host: The Governors State University-University of Illinois Cancer Center Disparities Education Project (GUIDE)
Location: Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center
Address: 1250 W. 119th St.
More information: View Event Page »

A town hall meeting to discuss a new partnership between the University of Illinois Cancer Center and Governors State University to reduce the cancer disparities in Chicago’s south-side neighborhoods and south suburbs, including Roseland, South Holland and Markham.

ChicagoCHEC Press Conference & Community Forum


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Sponsor/Host: ChicagoCHEC
Location: Arturo Velasquez Institute
Address: 2800 South Western Ave

Community kick-off event to launch a new $17.4 million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to form the Chicago Cancer Health Equity Collaborative (ChicagoCHEC), whose mission is to foster meaningful cancer research, education, training and outreach.Town hall forum for the disability community to share their experiences and priorities related to cancer health equity in Chicago.

Town Hall: Cancer Health Equity for People with Disabilities


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Sponsor/Host: Access Living & ChicagoCHEC
Location: Access Living
Address: 115 W Chicago Ave

Town hall forum for the disability community to share their experiences and priorities related to cancer health equity in Chicago. Presentations by ChicagoCHEC’s Susan Magasi, Jen Banas, Melissa Simon, and Karriem Watson.