FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Please join me in welcoming the IMD's newest commissioner, Juan Morado, Jr. Mr. Morado was appointed to our board by Mayor Emanuel. His appointment was confirmed during the IMD's bi-monthly commission meeting on March 20.
COMMISSIONER MORADO IS SWORN IN
Commissioner Morado is an attorney with Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP, where he serves as Of Counsel in the Health Care Practice Group. He provides strategic counsel to health systems, physician groups, pharmacies and other clients, helping them to ensure compliance with federal and state regulatory requirements.
We look forward to working with Commissioner Morado to achieve our goal of making the IMD the world's next great health innovation district.
-SUZET MCKINNEY, DRPH, MPH
TRI-TAYLOR SPRING CLEANUP
Last Saturday, IMD staff and our families joined several hundred members & supporters of the Tri-Taylor community for its spring neighborhood cleanup event, Mission: Clean & Green. The mission of the event was to clean up public spaces in the neighborhood we work and live in.
IMD STAFF & FAMILIES
The Tri-Taylor spring cleanup event was part of a city-wide beautification day in observance of Earth Day. We'd like to thank Tri-Taylor Community Association board member and Mission: Clean & Green Chair Dayna Stinson for inviting the IMD to participate in this wonderful event.
IMD CEO PUBLISHES EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS BOOK
Suzet McKinney, DrPH, MPH (CEO/Executive Director, Illinois Medical District) and Mary Elise Papke, DrPH, MPH (Senior Public Health Specialist, UWM Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health) have teamed up to author a new book, just published by Jones & Bartlett Learning. The book, Public Health Emergency Preparedness: Practical Applications for the Real World, is a comprehensive examination of the critical competencies necessary to prepare for and respond to Public Health emergencies.
Starting with a historical context of the early preparedness need, the book defines emergency preparedness and the legal framework for the field. The book goes on to cover the full range of the field from hazards and threats to considerations for leadership development in the field. It includes information on roles and responsibilities of local, state, and national organizations, the cycle of practice for preparedness officials, as well as principles of incident management and response; and finally, considerations for leadership development in the field.
For more information about the book, contact the publisher.
CAN TV 35TH ANNIVERSARY
We'd like to congratulate our partners at CAN TV on their 35th Anniversary as an invaluable public access center and resource to Chicago residents and non-profit groups.
CAN TV PRODUCTION STUDIO
CAN TV offers multi-media training, video equipment, studio recording/editing facilities and television channel time for regular folks seeking an avenue to express their creativity, thoughts and ideas to a wide public audience that otherwise would be unavailable through commercial media outlets.
CAN TV will celebrate this milestone throughout the rest of this year. Best wishes for continued success to a wonderful partner to the IMD and to surrounding local communities!
HEKTOEN ESSAY COMPETITION
IMD partners Hektoen Institute of Medicine recently held their sixth International Grand Prix essay competition. The competition was a chance for aspiring writers to showcase their talent.
This year's contest was record-setting, with Hektoen receiving more than 200 original submissions. The winners were announced the first week of April, and their submissions were published in Hektoen's online medical humanities journal, Hektoen International. Hektoen International reaches an audience of more than 60,000 subscribers worldwide.
Congratulations to all of the participants and winners of the International Grand Prix!
IMD GUEST HOUSE ANNUAL GOLF OUTING
On Wednesday, August 8, IMD Guest House will host its eighth annual golf outing and fundraiser. The event includes 18 holes of golf, lunch, an awards dinner, games of skill and more. It will take place at Seven Bridges Golf Club in Woodridge, Illinois.
Support for the event contributes to the Comfort Fund, which provides financial assistance to IMD Guest House guests who cannot afford the nightly rate. The Comfort Fund ensures that no one is turned away during their time of need. Over the past two years, the golf outings have raised over $100,000 for the Comfort Fund.