Dr. Janet Lin will be the recipient of the Emerging Innovator Award during the 2017 Illinois Medicine Gala on Saturday, October 14th 2017
Janet is the principal investigator of a program, Project HEAL, which works to increase HIV and HCV education, awareness, testing, and linkage to care. Dr. Lin has been recognized locally, nationally and internationally for her service and education. She is a recipient of the University’s Excellence in Teaching Award, a merit-based award for tenured faculty recognizing academic distinction. She served as Chair of the International Section of the American College of Emergency Physicians and is currently the Secretary/Treasurer of the Illinois Chapter of the College of Emergency Physicians.
She recently stepped down as the director of the International Emergency Medicine and Global Health Fellowship program after 11 years. This program trains post-graduate physicians to become leaders in global health. She has earned certificates in tropical medicine and has consulted on global health issues. She has done extensive work primarily in Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Dr. Lin has led multidisciplinary teams which include nursing, public health, medicine, business, and engineering to various parts of the world in order to improve access and the provision of care in resource-limited settings.
Janet is one of the founding core faculty at the UIC Center for Global Health and in addition to being a member of our Global Medicine (GMED) Program Faculty, she’s also Director for Health Systems Development.