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2018 IDPH School Health Days – November 28, 2018


Sponsor/Host: Illinois Department of Public Health School Health Program
Location: Radisson Hotel & Conference Center
Address: 200 S. Bell School Rd., Rockford IL 61108

ScreenABLE Saturday


Sponsor/Host: UIC Program for Healthcare Justice for People with Disabilities, ChicagoCHEC, UI Health (Mile Square Health Center)
Location: University of Illinois Health System - Mile Square Health Center
Address: 1220 S Wood St, Chicago, IL, 60608
More information: View Event Page »

 

2018 IDPH School Health Days – November 15, 2018


Sponsor/Host: Illinois Department of Public Health School Health Program
Location: Doubletree by Hilton Chicago
Address: 75 W. Algonquin Rd, Arlington Heights IL 60005

Mission: HPV Cancer Free


Sponsor/Host: American Cancer Society
Location: Malcolm X College
Address: 1900 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago IL 60612

Shine Light on Lung Cancer


Sponsor/Host: Memorial Regional Cancer Center & Shine a Light Lung Cancer Alliance
Location: Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation, Curtis Theatre Classroom
Address: 228 W. Miller St., Springfield IL

2018 IDPH School Health Days – November 14, 2018


Sponsor/Host: Illinois Department of Public Health School Health Program
Location: Hyatt - Lisle
Address: 1400 Corporetum Dr., Lisle IL 60532

2018 IDPH School Health Days – November 9, 2018


Sponsor/Host: Illinois Department of Public Health School Health Program
Location: Erin's Pavilion at Southwind Park
Address: 4965 S. Second St., Springfield IL 627023

ARCC Town Hall


Sponsor/Host: Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities
Location: Lawndale Christian Conference Center
Address: 3750 W. Ogden Ave
Email: [email protected]

 Join for meaningful community & academic engagement across the research spectrum to improve health equity.

 Invite open to all Chicagoland community (community, faith, patient, public) & academic stakeholders (Northwestern faculty, staff, trainees/students).

 Help cheer ARCC’s first 10 years & give input on next 10.

 Learn about funding opportunities. Time for networking. Enjoy live performance, tasty food & drink!

 

Details: www.ARCConline.net

RSVP: [email protected]

2018 IDPH School Health Days – October 30, 2018


Sponsor/Host: Illinois Department of Public Health School Health Program
Location: Gateway Center
Address: 1 Gateway Drive, Collinsville IL 62234

Women in Science Conference


Sponsor/Host: Northestern Illinois University
Location: Northestern Illinois University
Email: [email protected]
More information: View Event Page »

Northeastern’s annual conference celebrating women in the sciences. This year the conference is on October 26th, 2018 and focuses on Mathematician. The conference will include keynote speaker and plenary speakers, NSF grant writing workshop, scientific art and media display and competition, and a free screening of the movie “Hidden Figures”.

 

Knowledge to Action: Breast Cancer Awareness & Survivorship Luncheon


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Sponsor/Host: University of Illinois Cancer Center
Location: UIC College of Nursing (CON) 3rd floor Event Space
Address: 845 S Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60612
Email: [email protected]
More information: View Event Page »

Breast Cancer survivors (in or out of treatment), advocates, healthcare providers, community members and researchers are invited to attend this free luncheon.

Purpose: To create a space for breast cancer survivors to network/share stories, present the latest advances in breast cancer research from experts, and discuss research and community engagement priorities.

Please register by Tuesday, October 23. Lunch will be provided.
Parking will be provided at the Wood Street Parking Structure (1100 S. Wood St.). Please bring your parking ticket for validation.

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.

Third Annual Community Forum-“Healing Together: From Surviving to Thriving”


Sponsor/Host: ChicagoCHEC
Location: Kennedy–King College
Address: 6301 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60621
More information: View Event Page »

For more information and to RSVP, contact us at (773) 231-7789 or https://goo.gl/forms/l4iG8TjeKbokNYHn1

Para mas información y confirmar su asistencia contáctenos al (773) 231-7789 o https://goo.gl/forms/l4iG8TjeKbokNYHn1

 

 

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
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CHER Chicago Community Symposium


Sponsor/Host: CHER Chicago and University of Illinois Cancer Center
Location: TBD
Email: [email protected]
More information: View Event Page »

The Center for Health Equity Research Chicago (CHER Chicago) will be a groundbreaking and inclusive hub of research and community partnerships creating a world free of structural violence.

Our mission is to make transformative contributions toward the elimination of structural violence through collaborative community partnerships, innovative research, and development and growth of researchers.
We plan to launch two grant applications- three grants available for research endeavors with community partners at $50,000 each and three seed grants for community partners ranging between $5-$10,000 each.
Please distribute this to your networks. We look forward to learning from you!

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]

¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!


Sponsor/Host: Chicago Hispanic Health Coalition (CHHC)
Location: McKinley Park Fieldhouse
Address: 2210 West Pershing Road - Chicago, Il 60609
More information: View Event Page »

CPC Seminar: Empowering Latinas to Obtain Breast Cancer Screening (and K01s)


Sponsor/Host: University of Illinois Cancer Center
Location: IHRP Room 461
Address: 1747 W. Roosevelt Rd.

Dr. in the House with Dr. Terry Mason: “I’m Sick & Tired of Being Sick & Tired”


Sponsor/Host: WVON 1690AM
Location: Radio Show

Chicago Latina Expo 18


Sponsor/Host: Dia De La Mujer Latina Organization
Location: UIC Forum
Address: 725 W Roosevelt Rd. Chicago Il. 60608
More information: View Event Page »

A New Frontier: Biosimilars and Cancer Care


Sponsor/Host: The Atlantic
Location: Venue SIX10
Address: 610 S. Michigan Avenue
More information: View Event Page »

Life After Cancer: What Comes Next?


Sponsor/Host: University of Illinois Cancer Center
Location: UIC College of Nursing, 3rd Floor Event Center
Address: 845 S. Damen
More information: View Event Page »

1ra Conferencia Annual “INSPIRING LATINAS: Liderazgo en la Mujer”


Sponsor/Host: Inspiring Latinas
Location: Instituto del Progreso Latino
Address: 2520 S. Western Ave. Chicago, IL 60608
More information: View Event Page »

Faculty Professional Development Workshop: Clear and Effective Manuscript Writing


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Sponsor/Host: UIC Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS)
Location: College of Pharmacy Building Room 134-3
Address: 833 S. Wood St.
Email: [email protected]

Faculty Professional Development Workshop

Clear and Effective Manuscript Writing

Susan J. Marriott, PhD

Professor, Virology and Microbiology

Baylor College of Medicine

Founder, BioScience Writers

Researchers recognize that publication is the primary means of disseminating their research findings and is also a critical part of career advancement. This workshop is intended for UIC faculty who want to enhance their written communication skills to facilitate publishing in high impact journals. It will offer practical training in clear and effective research writing that will enable participants to more efficiently prepare successful manuscripts for top tier international journals.

 When:

Friday, May 18, 2018

9:00am-12:00pm

Where:

College of Pharmacy Building

Room 134-3

833 S. Wood St.

Chicago, IL 60612

 Questions:

Contact Jaclyn Jackson at [email protected] or 312/413-5429.

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) is supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health, through Grant UL1TR002003. The content is solely the responsibility of the presenters and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force Mother’s Day Event


Sponsor/Host: Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force
Location: STUDIO XFINITY
Address: 901 Weed Street, Chicago, IL  60642
Email: [email protected]
More information: View Event Page »

The Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force, which works to eliminate health inequities in the Chicago area for uninsured, underinsured, and medically insured women, started a bilingual navigation program so that Latina women can access free mammograms and other breast health services in their preferred language.  Please join Dr Yami Molina for their Mother’s Day Celebration on Wednesday, May 9 from 6:00 – 7:30 at STUDIO XFINITY, 901 Weed Street, Chicago, IL  60642.

If you have questions or would like to RSVP, please contact the Task Force at 312-942-3368 or [email protected], or you can also RSVP at https://chicagobreastcancer.salsalabs.org/mothersdayevent2018/index.html or https://www.facebook.com/events/187268465245529/.  Thank you – we look forward to seeing you on May 9!

Gary Kruh Cancer Research Symposium and Student Poster Competition


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Breakthroughs in the 21st Century, A Focus on How Science Has Driven New Cures

Friday, May 4
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Student Center West
Thompson Room, Second Floor
828 S. Wolcott Ave.

Registration Button

The day will include a program of featured guest speakers, followed by a panel discussion and student poster competition.

Poster contest submissions due by Friday, April 6, 2018
All attendees must register by Friday, April 27
Lunch will be provided.

Questions? Contact us at 312-413-5598, or [email protected]

This annual event brings together cancer researchers, faculty and students, and is named for the former University of Illinois Cancer Center director, Dr. Gary Kruh, who specialized in the treatment of patients with lung cancer. His research focused on understanding the molecular mechanisms that enable cancer cells to resist chemotherapy agents.

SPONSORED BY:

University of Illinois Cancer Center logo     

ECOG-ACRIN Spring 2018 Group Meeting


Sponsor/Host: ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group
Location: Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
Address: 540 N. Michigan Avenue
Email: [email protected]
More information: View Event Page »

About ECOG-ACRIN

The ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group is a multidisciplinary, membership-based scientific organization that designs and conducts biomarker-driven cancer research involving adults who have or are at risk of developing cancer. The Group is dedicated to its stated purpose, which is to achieve research advances in all aspects of cancer care and thereby reduce the burden of cancer and improve the quality of life and survival in patients with cancer.

The ECOG-ACRIN Semi-Annual Group Meetings

Purpose:

  • Present the latest in basic, clinical, and translational research by Group members in the areas of cancer prevention, imaging, diagnosis, and treatment studies
  • Provide a forum for ECOG-ACRIN physicians, clinical research professionals, patient advocates, and other members to engage in academic inquiry, exchange information on therapeutic interventions, discuss the newest clinical agents, and facilitate and enhance progress in cancer clinical trials.
  • Provide programs and educational sessions that enable healthcare professionals and patient advocates to better engage patients and the public in the clinical research process.
  • Reinforce compliance with ECOG-ACRIN policies and procedures
  • Provide non-CME educational workshops for research professionals

People with Disabilities: An Unrecognized Cancer Disparities Population – Evidence and Opportunities


Sponsor/Host: UI Cancer Center/IHRP
Location: IHRP Room 461
Address: 1747 Roosevelt Rd, Chicago, IL 60608

Research on the Health and Well-Being of African American Men: Emerging Issues and Research Best Practices


Sponsor/Host: UIC Center for Clinical and Translational Science
Location: College of Nursing Event Center
Address: 845 S Damen, 3rd Floor
Email: [email protected]

This free workshop is designed to provide an overview of African American men’s health, as well as discuss emerging issues, and research best practices with regards to recruitment and retention, measurement, and community engagement in this population. Students, post-doctoral researchers and scholars in Chicago conducting research specifically on African American and Black men are encouraged to attend.

Registration Required
Questions? Contact Raymond Ruiz at [email protected]

Presented by the CCTS Recruitment, Retention & Community Engagement Program, Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy, the Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities (ARCC) & the Third Coast Center for AIDS Research.  

 

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 »

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.

AACR-MICR Distinguished Lectureship Series On Cancer Health Disparities


Sponsor/Host: University of Illinois Cancer Center
Location: Student Center East-Cardinal Room
Address: 750 S. Halsted St. 3rd Floor
Email: [email protected]
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.

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]
More information: View Event Page »

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]
More information: View Event Page »

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]

Beyond October


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Location: IIT Hermann Hall Conference Center
Address: 3241 S. Federal St., Chicago, IL 60616
Email: [email protected]
More information: View Event Page »

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]

Register for Big Ten CRC Summit 2017


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Sponsor/Host: The University of Illinois Cancer Center and Lurie Cancer Center
Location: Big Ten Conference Headquarters
Address: 5440 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018
More information: View Event Page »

This meeting will bring together members from Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium institutions to explore the role of precision oncology and using cancer genomic data tailored to individual patients.

REGISTER NOW!

Agenda

 See the Big Ten CRC Summit web page for full agenda.

Meeting location

Big Ten Conference Headquarters, 5440 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018

Accommodations

Don’t miss your chance to book your stay in Chicago using the Big Ten CRC’s room block. Room block reservations end this Friday, Sept. 29!

Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel

5300 N. River Road Rosemont, IL, 60018

  • 40-room block available at $169 per night from 10/20 to 10/22
  • Check in: 4 PM | Check out: 12 Noon
  • Self-parking: $26; Valet parking: $36 (subject to change)
  • Business Center: lobby level; 24 hours with room key
  • In Room dining available 24 hours
  • Fitness Center: 1st floor, 24 hours
  • A complimentary airport shuttle runs between the hotel and Chicago O’Hare airport
  • Click here for a map & driving directions to the hotel

Phone: 847-544-5300

Reservations: 877-868-9134

www.loewshotels.com/chicago-ohare/

Use Group Code UIC102 (Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium) to reserve rooms under the block.

  • Select location as: Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel.
  • Select check-in and check-out dates.
  • There is a drop-down box that is defaulted to “Best available rate;” select the “group rates” option (this is where the group code goes).
  • Enter the number of guests.

After clicking “book now,” the rooms available will pop up for booking.

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]

Research on the Health Disparities of LGBTQIA Populations


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Location: UIC College of Nursing
Address: 845 S. Damen Ave, 3rd Floor Event Space
Email: [email protected]

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]
More information: View Event Page »

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]

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.

UI Cancer Center CPC Program Seminar


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Sponsor/Host: University of Illinois Cancer Center
Location: IHRP Room 461
Address: 1747 W. Roosevelt Rd.

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

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.

 

Women in Science Conference


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Sponsor/Host: ChicagoCHEC
Location: Northeastern Illinois University
Address: 5500 N. Saint Louis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625

Free parking is available the 5th floor of the Parking Facility (building number 16 on the campus map: neiu.edu/campus-map)

In honor of the 150th anniversary of Marie Curie’s birth and in conjunction with the 150th anniversary of Northeastern Illinois University, this conference will include fascinating seminars, engaging roundtable discussions, inspiring laboratory activities, Science with Sophie, and a screening of the film “Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge.” The agenda (below) features renowned international speakers from various fields of study, including globally renowned Public Health expert, Professor Witold Zatonski, M.D., an Epidemiologist from the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Institute of Oncology in Warsaw, Poland, Sophie Shrand, the creator and host of Science with Sophie, and Julie Des Jardins, author of Madame Curie Complex: The Hidden History of Women in Science.

With an inspiring story of tenacity and empowerment, Marie Curie was the first woman to win the Nobel prize and the only person to receive two Nobel prizes in two different disciplines (physics and chemistry). She is honored for her discovery of radium and polonium, her remarkable push for clinical adaptation of her laboratory findings to benefit medical patients, and her extraordinary contribution to the fight against cancer.


Conference Agenda

Download PDF of Full Conference Agenda including Presenter Bios

Monday, September 18, 2017

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Professional Grant Development Workshop


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Sponsor/Host: The Grant Training Center
Location: University of Illinois at Chicago Student Center East
Address: 750 Halsted Chicago, IL 60607
More information: View Event Page »

Professional Grant Development Workshop
Master the techniques of writing superior winning proposals
September 14-15, 2017
8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
To be held at the:
University of Illinois
Chicago, IL

Sponsored by: The Grant Training Center

This intensive two-day grant proposal workshop is geared towards those who wish to strengthen their grant writing skills, as well as beginners who wish to acquire and master the techniques of preparing and writing winning proposals to various funding agencies. The focus will be on how to effectively write proposals in times of keen competition and limited resources.

Participants will learn how to:
1. Navigate the world of grant procurement
2. Research and identify potential funding sources
3. Address the guidelines of federal and foundation applications
4. Focus on foundation and corporate giving for the state of Illinois
5. Understand the new federal guidelines for writing winning grants
6. Know the review process and how to address key points for reviewers
7. Write winning grants that stand out against scores of competing submissions
8. Develop focused and realistic budgets
9. Demonstrate the merits excellence and innovation of your proposal
10. Package professional grant submissions

Our ultimate goal is for you to walk away with a product specific to your interests, which includes the grant design, abstract and budget.

To register:
Please click here
Questions? Call us at (866) 704-7268
Workshop Fee: $595.00 (includes a comprehensive directory, workbook, certificate of completion, and continental breakfast)
*Space is limited, and since this class fills up quickly, it is on a first-come, first-serve basis.*

Can’t make it?
Take our
Online Version of this Workshop

Save the Date: 28th Annual African Festival of the Art


Sponsor/Host: AFRICA INTERNATIONAL HOUSE
Location: Washington Park
More information: View Event Page »

Annually during Labor Day Weekend, the Festival grounds in Chicago’s Washington Park come alive in a simulated African village. Attendees are transported across the Diaspora with interactive engagements, vibrant drumming, museum quality and collectible artifacts, colorful and rich handwoven fabric and textile, and other program spaces and Interactive spaces include: Drum & Afro-folk Village, Children and Family, African Heritage, African Spirituality, Wellness (Health) Village, Books and Authors, Fine Art, Film and Video, Food Court, Seniors and Quilting, and the African Marketplace.

 

Stay tuned for more info.

7th Annual IM4US Conference, Equity and Healing: Integrative Approaches to Bridging Racial and Socioeconomic Disparities in Health Care.


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Sponsor/Host: Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
Location: Northwestern Memorial Hospital - Feinberg And Prentice Conference Centers
More information: View Event Page »

Join us in vibrant downtown Chicago for the 7th Annual IM4US Conference, Equity and Healing: Integrative Approaches to Bridging Racial and Socioeconomic Disparities in Health Care.

Hosting Institution: Northwestern Medicine Osher Center for Integrative Medicine

Conference Dates and Locations:

  • August 24: Pre-Conference Workshops at Prentice Women’s Hospital Conference Center
  • August 25 & 26: Main Conference at Feinberg Pavilion at Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Click here for registration information


The IM4US ANNUAL CONFERENCE is a unique educational experience for healing professionals, administrators, students, advocates, and the community to learn about affordable integrative approaches to common health conditions, share evidence-based best integrative practices, and be part of a like-minded community for activism around IM for the underserved.

Integrative medicine is often seen in our culture to be for the wealthy, involving expensive supplements and treatments that low-income patients cannot afford. Most of the educational opportunities that currently exist on this topic are geared towards healers in private practice with patients who are willing and able to spend money on such treatments. Yet, many integrative treatments are not only more effective but also more cost-efficient, and many community clinics and other practices are already using these strategies with underserved populations.

Conference Tracks:

  • Research
  • Policy/Advocacy
  • Clinical Practice/Skill-Building
  • Administration/Practice Management
Conference Objectives:
  • Foster community among all of those who have a commitment to providing integrative health care for the underserved (healers, educators, administrators, researchers, advocates, policy makers, patients, etc.)
  • Highlight existing sustainable health care models and innovative structures of practice that embrace an integrated approach and increase access to care
  • Build an international movement that advances policy and provides advocacy for those that face injustice in health care due to racial, socioeconomic, or other factors
  • Shift the paradigm in health care towards one of wellness, prevention, patient empowerment, self-care, and lifestyle changes
  • Develop skills, disseminate practical information, and share strategies for providing quality care for the underserved
  • Feature cutting-edge research and welcome investigators who will further the field

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Accreditation Statement:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Integrative Medicine for the Underserved. The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement:

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 18.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Educational Objectives:

  • Identify appropriate integrative medicine treatment strategies for use in underserved and ethnically diverse patient populations.
  • Evaluate current research involving integrative care for the underserved
  • Share skills and knowledge in sustainable integrative models in underserved populations. Compare and contrast appropriate integrative medicine treatment strategies for use in common problems seen in underserved patient populations
  • Evaluate the indications, benefits, and risks of integrative medicine approaches for underserved populations and select appropriate resources based on patient needs and preferences
  • Develop innovative best practice models for providing effective integrative healthcare for patients suffering from various health disparities
  • Identify new health care providers and healers across disciplines that have a commitment to integrative medicine for the underserved.
  • Build a network of providers who support mutual learning and interdisciplinary clinical practice.
  • Discuss practical options for helping support patient self-care, self-efficacy and self-management tools.

Congressman Danny K. Davis Back-to-School Picnic and Parade


Event Type:
Location: Columbus Park
Address: Jackson and Central, Chicago, IL 60644
Email: [email protected]

HopeFest 2017


Event Type: ,
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]

Staying Safe in the Sun


Event Type:
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]

 

 

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


Event Type:
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

Professional Grant Development Workshop: Master the techniques of writing superior winning proposals


Event Type: ,
Sponsor/Host: The Grant Training Center
Location: University of Illinois at Chicago Student Center East Room 605
Address: 750 Halsted Chicago, IL 60607
More information: View Event Page »

Professional Grant Development Workshop
Master the techniques of writing superior winning proposals
June 8-9, 2017
8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
To be held at the:
University of Illinois
Chicago, IL
Sponsored by: The Grant Training Center

This intensive two-day grant proposal workshop is geared towards those who wish to strengthen their grant writing skills, as well as beginners who wish to acquire and master the techniques of preparing and writing winning proposals to various funding agencies. The focus will be on how to effectively write proposals in times of keen competition and limited resources.

Participants will learn how to:
1. Navigate the world of grant procurement
2. Research and identify potential funding sources
3. Address the guidelines of federal and foundation applications
4. Focus on foundation and corporate giving for the state of Illinois
5. Understand the new federal guidelines for writing winning grants
6. Know the review process and how to address key points for reviewers
7. Write winning grants that stand out against scores of competing submissions
8. Develop focused and realistic budgets
9. Demonstrate the merits excellence and innovation of your proposal
10. Package professional grant submissions

Our ultimate goal is for you to walk away with a product specific to your interests, which includes the grant design, abstract and budget.

To register:
Please click here
Questions? Call us at (866) 704-7268
Workshop Fee: $595.00 (includes a comprehensive directory, workbook, certificate of completion, and continental breakfast)
*Space is limited, and since this class fills up quickly, it is on a first-come, first-serve basis.*

Can’t make it?
Take our
Professional Proposal Writing Online Course

 

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


Event Type:
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!


Event Type:
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.

 

 

Application Due Date: Fostering future HIV community leaders — an intensive public health training institute


Sponsor/Host: AIDS Foundation of Chicago and NUCATS
Location: orthwestern University's Chicago campus
More information: View Event Page »

Public Health Boot CampPublic Health Boot Camp is an intensive five-day certificate program provided by the AIDS Foundation of Chicago in partnership with Northwestern University’s Institute for Public Health & Medicine, Northwestern Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (NUCATS Institute), and the Feinberg School of Medicine. The intensive training program is designed to enhance professional knowledge of core public health concepts among HIV/AIDS organizational leaders. Program participants are selected through a competitive application process.

The training program aims to improve the quality and effectiveness of HIV prevention and care services in metropolitan Chicago by exposing HIV/AIDS organizational leaders to core concepts of public health science, theory and practice. The Boot Camp provides participants with the necessary tools to apply what they have learned to actual HIV/AIDS programmatic activities.

To be considered for the program, applicants must submit the following materials online by Tuesday, May 30, at 12 p.m. CST:

  • Original, signed application form
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Statement of Interest

The Public Health Boot Camp is Aug. 13-17, 2017. The program will take place at Northwestern University’s Chicago campus. 

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


Event Type:
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).

Community Campus Partnerships for Health 20th Anniversary Celebration in Chicago


Event Type:
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


Event Type:
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.

 

Midwest Health Equity Conference


Event Type: ,
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 »

Ensuring Research Benefits Your Community Organization’s Mission


Event Type:
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]

UI HEALTH CANCER CENTER PHBO PROGRAM SEMINAR


Event Type: ,
Sponsor/Host: UI Health Cancer Center and Institute for Health Research and Policy
Location: Westside Research Office Building
Address: 1747 W. Roosevelt Rd.

7th International Conference on Risk Analysis (ICRA7) at NEIU


Event Type:
Sponsor/Host: ChicagoCHEC and NEIU
Location: NEIU
Address: 500 N. St. Louis Ave. Chicago, IL
More information: View Event Page »

May 3rd – May 5th, 2017
Northeastern Illinois University
Chicago, IL USA

Deadline for Abstracts is Friday, March 17th, 2017
Faculty/Researcher Abstracts for Oral Presentations must be submitted to:
Elena Navas-Nacher, PhD, MS
[email protected]

Students Abstracts for Poster Presentations:
Emma Turian, PhD
[email protected]

Chicago Cancer Health Equity Collaborative (ChicagoCHEC) and Northeastern Illinois University cordially invite you to participate in the 7th ICRA Conference. 

Continuing in the spirit of six earlier meetings organized by the ISI Committee on Risk Analysis (ISI-CRA) of the International Statistical Institute, this year’s conference focuses on Cancer-Related Risk Analysis.

The Chicago Cancer Health Equity Collaborative (ChicagoCHEC) will host ICRA7 at Northeastern Illinois University’s Main Campus located at 5500 N. St. Louis Ave in Chicago, USA. Registration is now open and early registration is encouraged. 

The format for the meeting will include plenary talks, organized sessions, and sessions with contributed talks and posters. The conference includes keynote presentations by world-renowned scientists. Students are encouraged to enter a poster competition and present their projects to conference attendees. There are no events scheduled simultaneously so you will not miss anything. A Gala Dinner will be held on Thursday, May 4th and will feature a keynote presentation, a student poster award ceremony and live entertainment.

The ICRA7 will be followed by NEIU’s 10th Workshop on Mathematical and Statistical Modeling, which will begin at 1:00PM on Friday, May 5th, 2017 and continues through Saturday, May 6th, 2017 at Northeastern Illinois University’s Main Campus. For general conference information please email [email protected]. Complete conference schedule coming soon.

Northeastern Illinois University is located on the northwest side of Chicago and provides an idea setting for a collegial gathering of scientists, researchers, and students of all abilities and interests. Accommodations are available at a reduced cost at The Nest, our brand new university housing development with private bedrooms, common living space, and a kitchen; at the Holiday Inn located in Skokie, IL or the Holiday Inn Express located in Niles, IL.  See descriptions and links for housing in the notes field below.

Individual Conference Registration
Early Bird (ICRA7 + Workshop):  $ 300
Late Registration (ICRA7 + Workshop):  $ 350

Student Conference Rate (ICRA7 + Workshop)
Use Coupon Code: ICRASTUDENT at checkout
Early Bird (ICRA7 + Workshop): $150
Late Registration (ICRA7 + Workshop): $175

Attention:  Northeastern Illinois University Students are entitled to a local registration discount.
NEIU Students Use Coupon Code NEIUSTUDENT at check out.

Accompanying Person Fee (ICRA7): $100
Accompanying Person Fee (ICRA7 + Workshop): $150

Daily Registration (ICRA7): $100 (Pay at the door)
Registration (Workshop): $50 (Pay at the door)

Hotel Information

Mentor Development Workshop


Sponsor/Host: NUCATS at Northwestern University
Location: Conference Rm. L, 3rd Floor Prentice Pavilion
Email: [email protected]

All are invited to attend a workshop designed for experienced and novice mentors who want to develop mentoring skills! Please see attached flyer for more information. This workshop is open to non-NU faculty.  Mentor Development Workshop Flyer

Beyond Reimagining, Accelerating Praxis: Social Medicine In Practice Today


Event Type: ,
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

National LGBTQ Health Conference 2017


Event Type:
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.

FAITH AND HEALTH COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE: Building Trauma Informed Congregations


Event Type:
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 »

MARCH FOR SCIENCE CHICAGO


Event Type:
Location: Museum Campus
More information: View Event Page »

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


Event Type: , ,
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 »

Community Champions Presented by Women on Top of Their Game (W.O.T. Foundation) & ChicagoCHEC


Sponsor/Host: W.O.T Foundation and ChicagoCHEC
Location: Gallery Guichard
Address: 436 East 47th Street Chicago, IL 60653
More information: View Event Page »

Ordinary People doing EXTRA-ordinary things.

You don’t want to miss this Red, Black & White “Affair”. Live Entertainment, DJ, & Networking.

Global Presentation with Mable Taplin, DiscovHer Life LLC. From depression to living a life of Freedom, Passion and Purpose.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Romeatrius Moss, Founder & President of National Black Nurses Rock, Inc.

 

NEIU 25th Annual Student Research & Creative Activities Symposium


Sponsor/Host: NEIU College of Arts and Sciences
Location: See Program for Complete Details
Address: NEIU
More information: View Event Page »

Please join us for the NEIU 25th Annual Student Research & Creative Activities Symposium to be held on Friday, April 14, 2017. One hundred sixty-five student projects will be presented with over 280 students participating as Presenters and Co-authors. To review a PDF copy of the Symposium’s program, please click on SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM-2017.

We hope that you will attend the Symposium. This is not only an opportunity for presenters but also for other students to gain interest in conducting research and creative activities. Perhaps you will be inspired to present your own project at the next year’s symposium. Please mark April 14 on your calendar and join us for this exciting event.

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


Event Type: ,
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.

Getting to Know PCORI: From Application to Closeout


Event Type:
Sponsor/Host: Patients-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
Location: Intercontinental Chicago Magnificent Mile
Address: 505 North Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60611
More information: View Event Page »

National Oral Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week at UI Health


Sponsor/Host: ChicagoCHEC, Head and Neck Cancer Alliance, & UI Health Ear Nose, and Throat
Location: ENT Clinic, 3rd Flr.
Address: 1855 W. Taylor, Chicago, IL

Dia de la Mujer Latina-Health Fiesta


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

Evaluating Dietary Quality in African American Breast Cancer Survivors


Event Type:
Sponsor/Host: UI Health Cancer Center and IHRP
Location: Institute for Health Research and Policy
Address: 1747 W. Roosevelt Rd. Room 461

8th Annual Minority Health Conference


Sponsor/Host: niversity of Illinois at Chicago’s School of Public Health
Location: Student Center West
Address: 828 S. Wolcott Ave Chicago, IL 60612
More information: View Event Page »

Register for the 8th Annual Minority Health Conference which will take place on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 from 8:30am – 5pm at UIC campus – Student Center West. Registration is FREE! Please re-post and share with others.

Registration link: https://uic.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3qrnxhaaCKBB2vj

2017 Health Day at NEIU


Event Type: , , ,
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

Instituto’s 40th Anniversary: Alta Cocina


Event Type:
Sponsor/Host: Instituto
Location: Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel
Address: 221 N. Columbus Drive
Email: [email protected]
More information: View Event Page »

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

THE TRUTH ABOUT COLON CANCER


Event Type:
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]

Women of Color in the Academy – Staying Fit: Mind, Body, and Soul


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Location: STANFORD UNIVERSITY
More information: View Event Page »

      This professional development and networking conference will be held on the Stanford University campus March 9-11, 2017. It represents an exciting opportunity for advanced doctoral students, postdocs, and early career faculty members across disciplines to share experiences, get inspired, and acquire knowledge and skills about key areas that directly influence the successful trajectory of women faculty today.
      The conference is open to participants from across the United States. Airfare, hotel and transportation to/from airports in the Bay Area will be provided. There is no requirement for participants to come from certain disciplines or institutions, other than their interest in academic careers. Participants will learn about research-based findings and gain practical skills to advance their individual capacities toward appreciating the challenges and opportunities in their chosen academic career paths as women of color; expand their professional networks, and learn from peers and more senior colleagues at Stanford and elsewhere the art and science of a range of topics including negotiating job offers, academic authenticity, and approaching tenure. Participants will leave with insights and action plans for success in the next steps of their academic careers.
Apply Here by January 15, 2017

eHealth Interventions for Cancer Prevention and Control


Event Type: , ,
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)

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.

 

 

Community Engaged Research Boot Camp


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Sponsor/Host: UIC Center for Clinical and Translational Science
Location: UIC College of Nursing
Address: 845 S. Damen 3rd Floor Event Center Chicago, Illinois 60612
Email: [email protected]
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Community Engaged Research (CER) Boot Camp an intensive, three-day, hands-on, interactive, program that provides the knowledge and tools research staff need to help you carry out successful community engaged research projects. SPACE IS LIMITED! Registration Deadline January 27, 2017

Boot camp dates: Friday, February 10, 17 & 24 9:00am to 4:30pm

Boot camp attendees will be able to:

  • Define community engaged research and its core components
  • Identify ethical issues surrounding human subjects research conducted in the community
  • Examine best practices for study preparation, implementation, dissemination and sustainability in community engaged research
  • Articulate the roles and responsibilities of the research team and community partners in community engaged research
  • Ensure your study meets Federal, State and University regulatory requirements.
  • Identify aspects of professional and ethical behavior related to community partner and research participant interactions.

For any questions, please contact Lynn Pedraza ([email protected] or 312-996-2102).

Bimonthly Community Research Dialogue: “What Students should know about Community Engaged Research ”


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Sponsor/Host: UIC-Office of Community Engagement & Neighborhood Health Partnerships
Location: UIC Student Center West (Residence Hall Entrance)
Address: 818 S. Wolcott Avenue Room 822
Email: [email protected]

Bimonthly Community Research Dialogue

Topic: “What Students should know about Community Engaged Research ”

Thursday, February 9, 2017

12:00 noon-1:30pm

Parking available in the parking lot next to 828 S. Wolcott Avenue

Researcher dialogues provide an opportunity to share experiences, challenges and strategies to begin a community engaged or community participatory research project.  Bring questions and helpful tips to share with your colleagues.  This is a BROWN BAG event.

RSVP encouraged by email to [email protected] or calling (312) 996-4656.

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

Spanish Internal Review Board (IRB) Human Subjects Protection CIRTification Training


Sponsor/Host: Northwestern's Center for Community Health Alliance in Research in Chicagoland Communities
Location: Enlace Chicago
Address: 2756 S Harding Ave, Chicago, IL 60623

The Center for Community Health at Northwestern University is facilitating an upcoming Spanish Internal Review Board (IRB) Human Subjects Protection CIRTification Training that is open to ARCC and CCH partners to attend.

The session has been specifically designed to meet the needs of community partners participating in community-engaged research projects and will be conducted entirely in Spanish language.

Certification lasts for two years and is accepted by the IRBs at Lurie Children’s Hospital, Northwestern University, Rush University, University of Chicago, and University of Illinois-Chicago. The pertinent details are as follows:

DATE: Tuesday, January 24, 2017
TIME: 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
LOCATION: Enlace Chicago, 2756 S Harding Ave, Chicago, IL 60623

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Please RSVP by January 17th with Josefina Serrato [email protected]

Research and Professional Development Brownbag Series


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Sponsor/Host: Institute for Health Research and Policy
Location: Westside Research Office Bldg. Room 561
Address: 1747 West Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60608
Email: [email protected]

These sessions will feature informal presentations and discussion regarding the full range of topics that are important for professional development, especially as relates to research (e.g., professional time management,  proposal writing, IRB considerations, developing data management and sharing plans, research project management, publishing, etc.).  Along with providing valuable opportunities for professional development, the sessions will offer a forum for sharing and networking among members of the IHRP research community.

The first session will take place on January 18 with David himself presenting on the topic of strategies for high-impact publishing.  These sessions are intended primarily to be of benefit for graduate students and post-doctoral researchers. However, all members of the IHRP community are welcome.

 

 

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.

Workshop – Dissemination of Research Findings to Community Audiences!


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Sponsor/Host: Northwestern University Center for Community Health
Location: Northwestern University, Wieboldt Hall North Entrance, Room 421 339 E. Chicago Avenue
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Join Northwestern’s Center for Community Health in this exciting workshop!

This session will provide resources to support investigators to consider how to develop and implement dissemination strategies that facilitate the transfer of evidence-based findings to community audiences. This includes considering a diverse range of products and activities and approaches that address the gap between research discoveries and the translation of this knowledge into programs, practices, and policies to improve the health of the public.

Examples will be provided.

Participate in person or stream online (link will be provided to those who RSVP).

For more information: http://planitpurple.northwestern.edu/event/507612

Genetics of Breast Cancer Risk in Latinas (Public Health Sciences Seminar)


Sponsor/Host: Public Health Sciences
Location: University of Chicago
Address: Medical Center AMB W229

PUBLIC HEALTH SCIENCES SEMINAR

“Genetics of breast cancer risk in Latinas”

Wednesday, January 4, 2017, 3:30 – 4:45 PM

Medical Center AMB W229

Guest Speaker: Elad Ziv, University of California San Francisco, Department of Medicine

 

Webpage URL http://health.bsd.uchicago.edu/
Contact Name: Cheryl Martinez
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Phone: 4-3126

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
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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.

Current Issues in LGBTQ Health: Queer Aging


Sponsor/Host: The Institute of Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH)
Location: ISGMH, Lakeshore Conference Room,
Address: 625 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 2733
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Please join ISGMH for the Lecture Series “Current Issues in LGBTQ Health”, featuring Jesus-Ramirez-Valles discussing his new book, Queer Aging.

As the first generation of gay men enters its autumn years, these men’s responses to the physical and emotional tolls of aging promise to be as revolutionary as their advances in AIDS and civil rights activism. Older gay men’s approaches to friendship, caregiving, romantic and sexual relationships, illness, and bereavement is upending conventional wisdom regarding the aging process, LGBTQ communities, and the entire field of gerontology.

Queer Aging comprises scholar Jesus Ramirez-Valles’ probing conversations with 11 racially and economically diverse representatives of this pioneering generation of gay men-the gayby boomers. Through candid, first-person narratives, Ramirez-Valles’ subjects reflect on their varied experiences as late career professionals, retirees, AIDS survivors, caregivers for ailing partners, and witnesses to profound social and cultural change. Framed within a larger introduction to both Queer Theory and its history, these reflections provide context for understanding the aging arc and experience of older gay men.

Spanning sociology, history, cultural studies, and social work, Queer Aging will be a vital resource for students as well as health professionals who serve the gay community and communities of color.

Implementation Science 101: An Introductory workshop for researchers, clinicians, policy makers, and community members


Sponsor/Host: Third Coast Center for AIDS Research, Center for Prevention Implementation Methodology, and Chicago Center for HIV Elimination
Location: Webinar / Northwestern University
Address: Wieboldt Hall Room 421, 340 E. Superior Street, Chicago, IL
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Implementation science provides a multidisciplinary framework and set of rigorous methods to promote the integration of scientific evidence into healthcare practice, policy, and research. Implementation science seeks to improve population health by increasing system level adoption, wide-scale delivery, and sustainment of evidence-based interventions in communities and organizations. Beginning with this introductory presentation and continuing through this coming year, we will present a series of workshops to help investigators, clinicians, public health professionals, community members and other stakeholders understand how implementation science can advance their own healthcare practice, policy, or research.

In this first introductory workshop, we will present and illustrate some of the basic terminology, approaches, and methods used in implementation science. Illustrations focus primarily on evidence-based HIV preventive interventions, but because implementation science focuses on producing generalizable knowledge, the material is applicable to all areas of healthcare.

ATTEND FROM REMOTE LOCATION:

To join via Browser:
https://bluejeans.com/274088775/browser
To join via Phone:
+1.408.740.7256 or +1.888.240.2560 (US Toll Free)
Meeting ID: 274088775

PRESENTERS

C. Hendricks Brown, PhD
Director, Center for Prevention Implementation Methodology (Ce-PIM)
Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Juan Villamar, MSEd
Executive Coordinator, Center for Prevention Implementation Methodology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

J.D. Smith, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Center for Prevention Implementation Methodology (Ce-PIM)
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Nanette Benbow, MAS
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Center for Prevention Implementation Methodology (Ce-PIM)
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Third Coast Center for AIDS Research Scientific Working Group

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

 

Community Health Workers in the United States: Past, Present and Future


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Sponsor/Host: UI CANCER CENTER
Location: Institute for Health Research and Policy
Address: 1747 W. Roosevelt Rd, Room 461

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