All Special Event Events


Chicago Town Hall For Future Medicare Eligibles, Enrollees & Caregivers


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Sponsor/Host: Movement is Life
Location: South Side YMCA
Address: 6330 S. Stony Island
Email: [email protected]

UIC Movember 3v3 Basketball Tournament and Men’s Health Resource Fair


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Sponsor/Host: University of Illinois Cancer Center and UIC Urology
Location: UIC East Campus Student Rec Facility
Address: 737 S. Halsted
Email: [email protected]
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ScreenABLE Saturday


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Sponsor/Host: Program for Healthcare Justice for People with Disabilities
Location: Mile Square Health Center-Main
Address: 1220 S. Wood
Email: [email protected]
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Beyond October


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Location: IIT Hermann Hall Conference Center
Address: 3241 S. Federal St., Chicago, IL 60616
Email: [email protected]
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THINK PINK: Join Ald. Toni Foulkes and Pin-A-Sister™ / Examínate Comadre™ for Our Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Party


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

U&I Beating Breast Cancer


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Sponsor/Host: University of Illinois Cancer Center and UI Health Center for Breast Care
Location: UIC College of Medicine West Faculty Alumni Lounge
Address: 1853 W. Polk
Email: [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]

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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.

 

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]
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2017 Health Day at NEIU


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Location: NEIU
Address: 5500 North St. Louis Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60625-4699
Email: [email protected]
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***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

Instituto’s 40th Anniversary: Alta Cocina


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Sponsor/Host: Instituto
Location: Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel
Address: 221 N. Columbus Drive
Email: [email protected]
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Instituto’s 40th Anniversary:
Honoring our Past, Building our Future
 
Join us for an evening to remember in celebration of Instituto’s 40th Anniversary! The seventh annual Alta Cocina: A Spring Chef’s Gala will honor Chicago’s finest Latino chefs including live tasting stations and an exciting dinner, program, and live auction. Join 650 of Chicago’s philanthropic, corporate, and community leaders to celebrate and support Instituto’s nationally recognized 40 years of service in Chicago’s Latino community as it honors it’s past and builds the foundation for the future.
March 25, 2017
221 N. Columbus Avenue
Tasting Reception: 7:00 – 8:00pm
Dinner, Program, and Live Auction: 8:00 – 10:00pm

eHealth Interventions for Cancer Prevention and Control


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Sponsor/Host: University of Illinois Cancer Center
Location: Westside Research Office Bldg.
Address: ,1747 W.Roosevelt Rd.,Room 461
Email: [email protected]
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eHealth Interventions for Cancer Prevention and Control

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Westside Research Office Bldg.,1747 W.Roosevelt Rd.,Room 461

UICC Diet and Behavior Shared Resource 101 Training Symposium:
12:00– 1:00PM
Treating Obesity Digitally
Gary Bennett, PhD
Bishop-MacDermott Family Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University
Director, Duke Global Digital Health Science Center
President-Elect, Society of Behavioral Medicine

1:00–2:00PM
It Takes a Village To Build an mHealth Technology Intervention
Jennifer Duffecy, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Director of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Services and Research in Adult Mood Disorders
Mark Begale, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Vibrent Health

Sponsored by the University of Illinois Cancer Center
All physicians, researchers, post-docs, students, and technicians are invited.

Attendees are asked to send any further questions to
Bazil LaBomascus, [email protected] or 312-413-5147.
Have questions about eHealth Interventions for Cancer Prevention and Control? Contact Diet and Behavior Shared Resource (DBSR)

Call for Abstracts: 8th Annual UIC Minority Health Conference


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Sponsor/Host: University of Illinois Chicago
Location: University of Illinois Chicago
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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
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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.

 

 

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 »

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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
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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.

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“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.
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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.

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
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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)


Resurrection Project flyer

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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

 

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
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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.

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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
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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]
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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]
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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)

Opportunity for community partners/advocates at the AACR’s Scientist<->Survivor Program


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Sponsor/Host: AACR
Email: [email protected]

Opportunity for community partners/advocates at the AACR’s Scientist<->Survivor Program at the Cancer Health Disparities Conference, Sept. 25-28, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Dear colleagues,

We hope that you will share the information below with your community partners and any advocates you know who are working on cancer health disparities to participate in this unique opportunity.

One of the key components of the AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved is the participation of advocates in the AACR Scientist↔Survivor Program during the conference. This is a unique program which allows those advocates who are selected via the application process described below to participate in special events especially geared towards advocates during the conference.

Applications are online now and the deadline to apply is Monday, June 27. Advocates who are accepted into the program receive travel and lodging support. Please see the link below for additional details about how to apply:

http://www.aacr.org/ADVOCACYPOLICY/SURVIVORPATIENTADVOCACY/PAGES/SCIENTIST-SURVIVOR-PROGRAM-AT-THE-SCIENCE-OF-CANCER-HEALTH-DISPARITIES-CONFERENCE___01696D.ASPX#.Vzzd8suFPct

For additional information about this program please contact Karen Mills at [email protected].

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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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.