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2021 — From the president's Desk — Cheryl Rucker-Whitaker
Letter from the IOMC President Cheryl Rucker- Whitaker
A MESSAGE TO OUR FELLOWS and COLLEAGUES
Dear Fellows and Colleagues,
It has been a fast-moving, challenging year with the COVID-19 pandemic and most recently preparing for the Annual Meeting. It was an ambitious year, successful, and pleased the past year was productive as well. We are excited to share the announcement of Dr. Mark Shields, MD as the 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. In addition, we honored nine outstanding leaders with the 2021 Special IOMC Award in Public Service this year.
IOMC honored the State of Illinois, City of Chicago Commissioner of Public Health, and the Public Health Directors from Cook County and collar counties at its annual meeting, they are:
Words cannot express our thanks for their commitment and expertise during the past year with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Your new Board of Governors are eager to begin working on initiatives for the coming year. We are thankful for the past year’s Board of Governors and their efforts.
The Institute of Medicine of Chicago completed many goals since June 2020; they are:
Please plan to join us on September 8th for the virtual session on the soon to be released book Unequal Cities: Structural Racism and the Death Gap in America's Largest Cities by Fernando DeMaio, PhD, American Medical Association, and Maureen Benjamins, PhD, Sinai Urban Health Institute discussing their research and insights.
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Enjoy the summer~
Cheryl Rucker-Whitaker, MD, MPH, FACP
President and Chair of the Institute of Medicine of Chicago
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