Maximo Brito, MD, MPH
Director, Urban Global Medicine Program
Dr. Brito is an Associate Professor and the Director of the Urban Global Medicine Program in the Department of Medicine. He is also the Chief of Infectious Diseases at the Jesse Brown Veteran’s Administration Hospital. Dr. Brito’s area of clinical interest is the care of patients infected with HIV.
His scholarly work focuses on HIV prevention in Caribbean men. Dr. Brito serves as the coordinator of the Dominican Republic Project, an educational exchange program that promotes collaborations between students and physicians in the Dominican Republic and UIC.
R.V. Paul Chan, MD, MSc, FACS
The John H. Panton Professor of Opthalmology
Vice Chair of Global Opthalmology
Dr. Chan is Vice Chair for Global Ophthalmology at UIC and is committed to global health initiatives with a focus on both surgical training and education for the diagnosis and management of adult and pediatric retinal disease. Dr. Chan’s primary research interests focus on utilizing new technology and imaging techniques to better evaluate and manage pediatric retinal disease. He receives grant funding from the NIH as well as a number of charitable foundations. He is a core team member of the Imaging and Informatics for ROP (i-ROP) consortium and leads the Global Education Network for ROP (GEN-ROP), which is an international collaboration of investigators with expertise in neonatology, ophthalmology, biomedical informatics, international health, and medical education. Together, they are implementing tele-education programs aimed at addressing the growing global burden of ROP and have established clinical, teaching, and research collaborations in Asia, Latin America, and Africa. Dr. Chan also serves as a consultant for both Orbis International and Helen Keller International (HKI), and sits on the Board of Trustees for HKI.
Amber Hathcock, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine
As an international health fellow at Baylor College of Medcine, Dr. Hathcock worked clinically in hospitals partnered with established HIV care centers in Malawi and Botswana. She has led an initiative to decrease impatient mortality on the children’s ward of a tertiary hospital in Malawi by developing a customized resuscitation curriculum.
Dan Hryhorczuk, MD, MPH, FACMT
Emeritus Professor, Toxicology
Global Environmental Global Health
Dr. Hryhorczuk is Director Emeritus of the Toxikon Consortium. He is a Fellow of Collegium Ramazzini and a Fellow of the American College of Medical Toxicology. He is an international member of the Ukrainian and Russian Academies of Medical Sciences. Dr. Hryhorczuk’s areas of research include children’s environmental health, toxic metals, and persistent organic pollutants. He has over 100 scientific publications in the areas of environmental and occupational health, medical toxicology, and public health. He has served as a member of the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health and is a current member of the Independent Scientific Monitoring and Oversight Committee for the National Children’s Study and a member of the USEPA Children’s Health Protection Advisory Committee. He has served as a consultant on environmental health issues to international agencies including the Ukrainian Ministry of Health and the World Bank.
Noreen Nazir, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
Dr. Noreen T Nazir specializes in cardiovascular disease cardiology at University of Illinois at Chicago and has over 11 years of experience in the field of medicine. She graduated from Northeastern Ohio Universities College Of Medicine with her medical degree in 2008.
Trevonne Thompson, MD, FACEP, FACMT
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology
Director of the Division of Medical Toxicology
Assistant Dean of Residency Preparedness
Dr. Trevonne Thompson is the co-director of the Ramaiah Integrated Poison Information Center (IPIC) in Bangalore, India. The IPIC represents a collaboration between UIC and M.S. Ramaiah Medical College to develop a poison center in Southern India and to serve as a model for deploying poison information in resource-poor areas throughout the world.
Terry Vanden Hoek, MD, FACEP
Professor and Head, Emergency Medicine
Dr. Terry Vanden Hoek specializes in emergency cardiovascular care and works with our partners at M.S. Ramaiah on the HeartRescue India project, one model of heart attack emergency care that has been implemented in Bangalore, India.