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Mar 16 – War & Peace: A Public Health Perspective Forum

War and Peace Flyer


War & Peace
A Public Health Perspective forum

Saturday March 16

College of Nursing room 158

9am – 4pm

A forum to explore the health consequences of war
Keynote Speaker: Martin Donohoe, MD, FACP

Featuring: Kathy Kelly, Voices for Creative Nonviolence

Session topics include: Veterans’ Health, Drones, the Faith Community, and Refugee Health

Free admission

Lunch will be provided

For more information, transportation details, and to RSVP: or 

War and Peace Flyer


Mar 18 – 22: UIC LGBTQ Health Week 2013

UIC Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Health Week 2013
Events include: 
  • The Psychology of Coming Out
  • Transgender Health Competency: working with transgender, gender non-conforming and two-spirit individuals in a healthcare setting
  • Health and Pride: An Interdisciplinary Discussion on LGBTQ Health Disparities
  • Beyond Binaries: Identity and Sexuality
  • “It Gets Messy in Here” Film Screening & Discussion
  • Envisioning Alternatives for Children Born with Intersex/DSD Conditions
  • “Absolutely Safe” Film screening and discussion
  • Self and Community Care Workshop for Health Activists, Organizers and Professionals
Please see attached flyer for more details

Mar 13 & 14 – FREE Speed Reading Seminars!

What: FREE!!!! One-hour speed reading seminar
When: Wed Mar 13 from 12-1pm; Thu Mar 14 from 5-6pm (for locations, see registration)
Who: All students are welcome!
How: Space is limited! Please register at 
Iris Reading is the largest provider of speed-courses in the United States. Iris workshops have been taught at universities that include Harvard, Stanford and the University of Chicago. Iris also provides speed-reading training at the corporate level. Past clients include: NASA, Google & Groupon.
What will I learn?
  • What is your current reading speed?
  • How to change old reading habits
  • Drills & exercises to improve reading speed
  • How to improve comprehension
  • How to improve your concentration
  • How to read faster on the computer screen
For those that can’t make it, a recorded version of the class can be accessed at:

Apr 5 – IALHEA Diversity Dialogue and Research Forum: Building a Community of Scholars


IALHEA Diversity Dialogue and Research Forum: Building a Community of Scholars

Friday, April 5, 2013
UIC Student Center East
750 South Halsted Street
Chicago, IL  60607

We are pleased to announce the IALHEA Diversity Dialogue and Research Forum. It will showcase the scholarly work of underrepresented students from Illinois. The goals are to increase faculty student research collaborations; to improve mentor relationships between faculty and students of color; to increase persistence among African American, Latino, and other underrepresented students; and to improve research skills among these students. Registration Details


Illinois African American and Latino Higher Education Alliance (IALHEA), Illinois Committee on Black Concerns in Higher Education (ICBCHE), Illinois Latino Council on Higher Education (ILACHE), UIC Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Blacks (CCSB), UIC Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Latinos (CCSL), DePaul University Office of Institutional Diversity & Equity, UIC African American Academic Network (AAAN), UIC Latin American Recruitment and Educational Services Program (LARES), UIC Urban Health Program Administrative Office (UHP), UIC Graduate College, UIC Graduate College Urban Health Program, UIC College of Nursing, UIC Honors College, UIC Office of the Chancellor, UIC Office of the Vice Chancellor for External Affairs, Institute for Policy and Civic Engagement, UIC Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs, UIC Urban Public Policy Fellowship (UPPF).

Feb 2 – Patient Population Symposium: A Look into Health Disparities in Urban Chicago

Patient Population Symposium: 
A Look into Health Disparities in Urban Chicago


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Saturday, February 2, 2013

9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Registration & networking at 9:00am  Program begins at 9:15am

Northwestern Prentice Women’s Hospital
250 E. Superior St., Chicago, IL
Accessible via public transit — Reduced parking rates available

Lunch will be provided


Register Here


Building a Healthier Chicago and the Chicago Medical Society are hosting a symposium for medical and health professions students in the Chicago area interested in experiencing a genuine exposé of the real health issues and inequities in urban Chicago.


Expert presenters include:


  • ·         Dr. David Ansell, Senior Vice President, Clinical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer, RUSH University Medical Center and Author of County: Life, Death and Politics at Chicago’s Public Hospital
  • ·         Dr. Bechara Choucair, Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health
  • ·         Dr. Neelum Aggarwal, Clinical Co-Leader, Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
  • ·         Dr. Tariq Butt, Deputy Medical Officer, Access Community Health Network
  • ·         Patient & Physician Testimonials, patients will speak to their experience receiving health care and services in various settings across Chicago; care providers will share their experience caring for a diverse patient body and their role in addressing health disparities


Topics to be addressed include the latest data from leading physicians surrounding research on health disparities in Chicago and what this means for health care providers, the City of Chicago’s Healthy Chicago Plan, how to advocate for and shape health care policy in today’s changing health care system, the high prevalence of trauma in our society and its impact on health. Chicago patients and providers will share their experiences within the health care system.


This will be an exciting opportunity to learn about the diverse Chicago patient population as well as a chance to hear from renowned Chicago physicians sharing wisdom and truth about their experiences and strides in health care, public health, and the 
elimination of health disparities.


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We hope you can join us for this important and informative event!


Register Today!


Questions? Please contact Christine Fouts at


Learn more about the hosts:

Building a Healthier Chicago (BHC)   

Chicago Medical Society (CMS)

CMS Medical Student District




Jan 28 – Mass Incarceration, the Drug War, and Public Health

The House I Live In: Mass Incarceration, the Drug War, and Public Health

A film screening and panel discussion


Monday, January 28, 2013 at 6:00 PM

UIC School of Public Health

1603 West Taylor Street, Chicago, IL

Accessible by Ashland #9 Bus, Pink/Blue Line, Taylor #157 Bus, and Roosevelt #12 Bus


Free Admission

Hosted by: Radical Public Health

Co-sponsored by: the Public Health Student Association and the UIC-SPH Office of Student Affairs

RSVP at the event page on Facebook:, and please forward this email widely to others who may be interested!


Following the film, we will have a panel discussion and Q & A with:

  • Mariame Kaba, Founder and Director of Project NIA and owner of the Prison Culture Blog
  • Joseph Strickland, PhD, from the Jane Addams Center for Social Policy and Research
  • Amanda Klonsky, Student Transition Coordinator with the Network of Alternative Schools at Chicago Public Schools
  • Gwyneth Troyer, Director of the Prison Monitor Project at John Howard Association of Illinois
  • Members of Circles and Ciphers, engaged in transformative justice

Why see this film?  Simply put, understanding and upending the drug war and our system of mass incarceration are crucial to eliminating health inequities in the U.S.

The House I Live In features interviews with people on many sides of the drug war, including legal scholar and author of The New Jim Crow, Michelle Alexander, and David Simon, author, journalist, and writer and producer of HBO’s The Wire.

“While recognizing the seriousness of drug abuse as a matter of public health, the film investigates the tragic errors and shortcomings that have meant it is more often treated as a matter for law enforcement, creating a vast machine that feeds largely on America’s poor, and especially on minority communities. Beyond simple misguided policy, The House I Live In examines how political and economic corruption have fueled the war for forty years, despite persistent evidence of its moral, economic, and practical failures.” –

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Radical Public Health
Probe. Provoke. Praxis.

“A genuine man goes to the roots. To be a radical is no more than that: to go to the roots.” ~ José Martí



UIC Black History Month 2013 Calendar


The Black History Month Planning Committee is proud to announce an exciting and diverse lineup of programs for 2013!  All events are open to the general public and the UIC community of students, faculty, and staff.

Tuesday, 2/5/13: Opening Reception & Networking Event | Student Center East, East Terrace | 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, 2/7/13: Poetry Slam | Student Center East, Room 605 | 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Friday, 2/8/13: Hoop It Up | Physical Education Building | 6:00 p.m.

Monday, 2/11/13: Greek Talk: The Missing Letters | Student Center East, Cardinal Room | 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, 2/13/13: A World of Opportunity: “Enrich Your Future Through Study Abroad” | Richard J. Daley Library, Room 1-470 LIB | 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, 2/14/13: Literary Speaker Series featuring Dr. Brenda Eatman Aghahowa | Richard J. Daley Library, Room 1-470 LIB | 4:00 p.m.

Friday, 2/15/13: Opening Reception for the “Reading with and without Dick and Jane” Exhibit | Addams Hall, Room 200 | 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, 2/19/13: Keynote Speaker: Donna Brazile | Student Center East, Illinois Room | 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, 2/20/13: Look What We Started | School of Public Health & Psychiatric Institute, Auditorium Room 109 | 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, 2/21/13: Literary Speaker Series featuring Dr. Haki Madhubuti | Richard J. Daley Library, Room 1-470 LIB | 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, 2/21/13: Heritage Ball | Student Center East, Illinois Room | 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Friday, 2/22/13: 23rd Annual Blues Cabaret featuring “Mississippi Heat” | UIC Forum | 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Tuesday, 2/26/13: African-American Safe Zone 101 | Student Center East, Room 302 | 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, 2/28/13: Black History Makers Award Ceremony | Student Center East, East Terrace | 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Students participating in any of these programs will receive credit towards the UIC Experience certification.  The UIC Experience program is a co-curricular opportunity that enhances student’s learning and development.  For details,

If you have any questions about Black History Month, e-mail Carrie Grogan at

If you have a disability and need an accommodation to participate in an event, please call 312-413-5070 at least one week prior to the event.

African American Academic Network
African-American Cultural Center
Black Student Union
Campus Programs
CHANCE Program
Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Blacks
Gender and Sexuality Center
Mojo’s Pen
Office of the Chancellor
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Student Activities Funding Committee
Study Abroad Office
UIC Daley Library