IMDC Welcomes New Commissioners
The IMDC is pleased to welcome three new Commissioners. Mr. George Bilicic (Lazard) was appointed by Governor Rauner, Ms. Alejandra “Alex” Garza (AGG Consulting) and Mr. Everett Rand (Midway Wholesalers, Inc.) were appointed by Mayor Emanuel. For all the latest news be sure to visit our website.
CAPriCORN Receives $8 Million for Phase II Funding
The Chicago Area Patient Centered Outcomes Research Network (CAPriCORN) has been approved for a three-year $8 million funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) as part of the second phase of the development of PCORnet, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network.
This funding award continues PCORI’s support for CAPriCORN’s participation in PCORnet, a large, collaborative research initiative designed to link researchers, patient communities, clinicians, and health systems in productive research partnerships that leverage the power of large volumes of health data maintained by the partner networks. PCORnet will enable the nation to conduct clinical research more quickly and less expensively than is now possible and will ensure that research focuses on the questions and outcomes that matter most to patients and those who care for them. Read more.
The Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS): A Year in Review
The Cook County Health & Hospitals System is in the midst of a transformative journey: continuing on with its historical mission of providing care to those most in need while adapting to an expanded role as a steward of population health and a Medicaid managed care health plan.
The system has achieved significant success in numerous arenas during the last 12 months thanks to the dedication and hard work of countless CCHHS clinicians, employees and partners and the aligned support of the CCHHS Board of Directors, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County commissioners, and legislators. This June CCHHS also recognized the one year anniversary of Dr. Jay Shannon’s tenure as CEO. The report provides a summary of achievements CCHHS attained between June 2014 and June 2015.
White Sox Slugger Jose Abreu Launces “Abreu’s Amigos” at Easter Seals Metropolitan Chicago
Chicago White Sox hitter Jose Abreu launched "Abreu's Amigos" - a community program with the Easter Seals Metropolitan Chicago (ESMC) Therapeutic School and Center for Autism Research. Passionate about supporting children with special needs, Abreu built the program with ESMC to focus on providing regular opportunities for students with special needs to develop social skills in a recreational setting through field trips to the ballpark. Learn more
Come Taste LYFE
Every Tuesday in the IMD, starting July 28, Lyfe Kitchen will serve up a delicious lunch in partnership with the young adults from Growing Solutions Farm. Lunch is offered from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. across from 2201 W. Campbell Park Drive. See the Growing Solutions Farm, meet your colleagues and enjoy all LYFE has to offer.
Give Backpacks to Kids in Need
Each fall the Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center provides 300 clients and their siblings with backpacks stuffed with all the supplies they need for a successful school year. Please consider supporting their efforts through a donation or volunteering.
Give Backpacks to Kids in Need
Do you really have to wait a half hour after eating before going for a swim? Are suntans safe? Does grilled meat cause cancer? Get answers to these questions and many more from Rush University Medical Center.
Save These Dates!
Celebrate VA Research with the Westside Institute for Science and Education (WISE)
Network with colleagues from the Jesse Brown VA, IMD and CAPriCORN on September 24 at the IMDC. For more information contact Kevin Hull at firstname.lastname@example.org.
iBIO iCON Awards Dinner
Join the iBIO Institute as they present the iCON Awards in honor of the accomplishments of outstanding innovators and leaders in the life sciences community. September 29.
Guys Night out for the Kids
Support the Children’s Advocacy Center of Chicago by attending this annual event on October 1 at Kaiser Tiger.
The Power of Nursing Leadership Awards
18th Annual The Power of Nursing Leadership Awards Friday, November 18, 2015. Hosted by UIC College of Nursing.
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