Please join us for our Friendraiser for Center for Global Health in the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 5 pm – 8 pm.
We are thrilled to share with you some of the exciting new developments in global health in the College of Medicine:
- Dean Chuck Ray recently appointed me as the new Director of UIC-COM Center for Global Health. It is for me a great honor to serve, to work with such an outstanding team at UIC and among our global and local partners, and to lead our efforts to take the CGH to the next level.
- The GlobalBMT (Blood & Marrow Transplant) initiative now partners with hospitals treating patients with hematologic diseases in 5 low- and middle-income countries.
- In Chicago, the Center for Global Health and the Immaculate Conception Parish are developing a program for church based family support for Mexican migrant families struggling with risk of deportation and community violence.
- We offer the pioneering global medicine training program (G-MED) which provides a four-year curriculum to 12 medical students per class and this June will graduate its third class.
- Our center initiated the Global Community Health Track, a multidisciplinary global health education program for resident physicians. Our innovative program develops trainees’ skills in research and systems strengthening through equitable, community-centered partnerships.
- Our many successful programs continue to grow in several countries of Asia, including India, Mongolia, Nepal, and Tajikistan; in Africa, including Ethiopia, Senegal, Ghana, Nigeria, and Uganda; in East Europe, including Kosovo, Russia, Turkey, and Ukraine; and in Central/South America, including the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Guatemala, Haiti, and Mexico.
We would like you to be part of our global journey and remain engaged as a friend of UIC Center for Global Health. Here are some proposals for you:
- Attend our monthly network meetings on the first Wednesday of every month at noon, where we feature a visiting or local speaker on Global Health topics.
- Invite one of our faculty to come and speak to your group or organization.
- Donate to the Center for Global Health for either general support or for a specific existing or new activity or program.
- Reach out to us if you have a particular area of interest in global medicine that you would like to explore.
Thank you again for your generous support.
Stevan Weine M.D.