UIC Medical Students, Residents and Fellows:
Timothy Erickson, MD has provided up to $1,000 in funds annually for a 4th year medical student and $1,500 in funds annually for a medical resident or fellow from the University of Illinois at Chicago to support an international humanitarian initiative. The Award is to support travel/flight expenses to underserved, remote regions of the world in low-middle income countries. The elective rotation should be designed to either provide humanitarian medical care or the advancement of global health research in these selected regions of the world.
Warren G. Lavey and Dr. Holly A. Rosencranz have provided funds for a senior resident physician from the University of Illinois at Chicago to have an opportunity to work in Guatemala with Dr. William Ahrens during their elective rotation.
Dr. William Ahrens recently retired after being affiliated with UIC for 20 years as an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics. He co-edited the leading authority textbook in Pediatric Emergency Medicine. He is a renowned national and international speaker and has now dedicated his career to medical care in poverty stricken regions of Guatemala.
This funding will allow you to pursue your interest in international/global health, humanitarian efforts and global climate and environmental health during your elective time. The focus of this award will be on care for patients in underserved communities and a project will be required that includes an environmental focus with public health benefits (example: expanding solar energy, avoiding deforestations, etc.). This award was created to encourage research and education on adverse public health impacts of global climate change and environmental health.
Funds totaling up to $5000 are available to conduct this global health research opportunity during September 2013 – June 2014. The funds can assist in covering transportation and accommodations during your international experience. This experience must address a global/climate/environmental related research project that will have a public health benefit.