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INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE OF CHICAGO


    • 25 Aug 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Virtual Meeting
    Register

    Join us for this virtual session with other enrolled students:

    • Discussion 
    • Breakout session 
    • Networking 

    Don't miss this opportunity to meet up with others! 

    By attending this session,  you will learn specific tips on coping, resiliency, satisfaction and defining expectations. We hear these words often; however, how do we get there? Join us! 

    verb: coping

    gerund or present participlecoping

    1. (of a person) deal effectively with something difficult.

      "his ability to cope with stress"

    nounresiliency

    1. 1.

      the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.

      "the often remarkable resilience of so many British institutions"

    2. 2.

      the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity.

    noun: satisfaction

    1. fulfillment of one's wishes, expectations, or needs, or the pleasure derived from this.

      "he smiled with satisfaction"

    Bio

    Brian K. Willis, Jr. is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker working with adolescents and adults as a private clinician. Prior to private practice, Brian served as a school administrator in a public school setting. He has over eight years of experience in the education field. Throughout his career in education, Brian has been a leader in building systems of support to assist students in their academic progress. Before becoming an administrator, Brian worked as a school social worker.

    Brian has been a mentor with the Big Brothers Big Sister program and Lincoln's Challenge program. Brian is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. He has worked in his community, mentoring young adults helping them to discover the best version of themselves.

    Brian earned his Bachelor's in Social Work from Illinois State University. A Masters of Social Work from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a Masters in Educational Leadership from Governors State University.

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    Are you signed up for the Black and Latino Men's Mentoring and Networking Program? Sign up now to receive the full benefits of this two-year program. Don't forget to refer a fellow student. Sign up here>  

    Questions: Contact us at 312.709.2685 or send an email to iomcstaff@iomc.org. Please state 'Mentoring & Networking Program' in the subject line. 

    • 5 Sep 2022

    Office Closed - Holiday 

    We will return on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 

    Our office hours are 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM CT. 

    Enjoy the holiday~ 

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    • 23 Sep 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtual Session


    September 23, 2022 


    Childhood Lead Poisoning in the Chicago Area:  The Latest Evidence and Public Health Approaches  How do we continue to correct the problem? 


    Virtual Meeting 

    12:00 PM CT - 1:00 PM CT  

    Complimentary- Open to All 

    Registration will open soon. 

    CEU 1.0* 

    A confirmation is sent immediately upon registration with the virtual link for the day of the event, if you do not receive it, please contact us at iomcstaff@iomc.org. 

    Urban soils contaminated with lead contribute to elevated blood lead levels (BLLs) in young children. Until such time that this soil contamination is addressed in a systematic manner,  overall efforts to reduce lead blood levels in at-risk populations will continue to fall short, and significant health and social consequences of lead poisoning will continue to manifest itself. 

    Chicago has hot spots where lead, including in soil, is a potential danger to children and others. This is problematic if not addressed to avoid health issues. Reducing lead exposure is especially important if you have a garden or buying produce from local gardens. The air and environment may have a elevated lead level creating overall lead exposure.

    This session will identify some of the roadblocks to addressing childhood lead exposure in a comprehensive way and provide a few good examples where/how LARC has taken action and achieved quantifiable results. Information on hot spots and zip codes will be presented during the virtual program. 

    The panel will discuss why the “evidence and discussion” is important, highlight the latest EPA agenda, and provide information on steps the public sector is taking to help address the overall lead exposure problem.


    By attending this session you will: 

    • Relate to why childhood lead poisoning has not been eliminated with the banning of lead in gasoline.
    • Identify some of the current barriers to addressing the sources of lead in soil and water.
    • Be able to cite some of the practical measures that are or can be implemented from a regulatory and best practice approach. 

    Don't miss this session. Walk away with steps you can immediately implement in your garden and community.


    Panel 

    Moderator: Caswell Evans, DDS, MPH Former Associate Dean for Prevention and Public Health Sciences and Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois, Chicago College of Dentistry Illinois, and Billings Fellow, IOMC

    Shirley Conibear, MD, MPH,FACPM - Board-certified physician in Family Medicine and Occupational Medicine, Epidemiologist, and Vice President, The LARC Foundation

    Brian Svazas, MD, MPH  Occupational and Environmental Medicine Physician; Board Member, The LARC Foundation, and Fellow, IOMC

    Debra Shore, Regional Administrator, Region 5 and Great Lakes National Program Manager, US Environmental Protection Agency


    Suggested  Reading

    Ritchie, H. Around one-in-three children globally suffer from lead poisoning. What can we do to reduce this? Our World in Data, Jan.25, 2022 

    Gupta,S, Srinivasan, G, Ying, Shan-Ching.  Trends & Zipcodes associated with Lead Poisoning in Chicago. What level is safe? American Academy of Pediatrics, May 2018. 

    Continuing Education Credit- 1.0 Pending approval*


    Questions? Contact the IOMC office by email at iomcstaff@iomc.org. 

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    • 23 Nov 2022
    • 27 Nov 2022

    Office Closed - Holiday 


    The office will open on Monday, November 28, 2022. 

    Our office hours are 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM CT. 

    Enjoy the holiday! 

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    • 23 Dec 2022
    • 26 Dec 2022

    Office Closed - Holiday 


    The office will open on Tuesday, December 27, 2022.

    Our office hours are 8:30 AM  - 4:30 PM CT. 

    Enjoy the holiday~ 

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    • 30 Dec 2022
    • 2 Jan 2023

    Office Closed - Holiday 


    The office will open on Tuesday, January 3, 2023. 

    Our office hours are 8:30 AM  - 4:30 PM CT. 

    Enjoy the holiday~ 

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Past events

28 Jul 2022 IOMC- Discovering Your Super Powers
21 Jul 2022 Healthcare Networking Event
4 Jul 2022 Office Closed - Holiday
30 Jun 2022 2022 Annual Meeting & Healthcare Awards
22 Jun 2022 Communications and Marketing Committee Meeting
21 Jun 2022 Program Advisory Council- Mentoring & Networking Program
20 Jun 2022 Juneteenth Day(Holiday)
15 Jun 2022 Advancement Committee Meeting
13 Jun 2022 Executive Committee Meeting
7 Jun 2022 Program Committee Meeting
2 Jun 2022 Planned Giving Committee Meeting
28 May 2022 Office Closed-Holiday
25 May 2022 Communications and Marketing Committee Meeting
24 May 2022 Membership Committee Meeting
11 May 2022 Board of Governors Meeting
9 May 2022 Executive Committee Meeting
6 May 2022 Systemic Issues Impacting Chronic Kidney Disease & Health Equity (Disease Prevention, Donor Candidacy, and Implications
5 May 2022 Planned Giving Committee Meeting
3 May 2022 Program Committee Meeting
29 Apr 2022 Building networks to solve critical nursing workforce needs in the greater Chicago metropolitan region
27 Apr 2022 Communications and Marketing Committee Meeting
27 Apr 2022 Ukrainian Refugee Emergency Service Fast Track Referral Plan Convening
26 Apr 2022 Membership Committee Meeting
22 Apr 2022 Leveraging the power of research to improve community health and wellness
15 Apr 2022 Office Closed - Holiday
13 Apr 2022 Advancement Committee Meeting
13 Apr 2022 Awards Committee Meeting
11 Apr 2022 Executive Committee Meeting
8 Apr 2022 Addressing Health Equity through Community Engagement: Education, Outreach and Partnerships
7 Apr 2022 Planned Giving Committee Meeting
5 Apr 2022 Program Committee Meeting
1 Apr 2022 Intersectionality of Education & Community Engagement-Interprofessional Education at Rosalind Franklin University: Lessons learned from building an IP culture and community
25 Mar 2022 Homelessness is a Public Health and Healthcare Issue
23 Mar 2022 Communications and Marketing Committee Meeting
22 Mar 2022 Membership Committee Meeting
16 Mar 2022 Board of Governors Meeting
14 Mar 2022 Executive Committee Meeting
9 Mar 2022 Advancement Committee Meeting
3 Mar 2022 Planned Giving Committee Meeting
1 Mar 2022 Program Committee Meeting
25 Feb 2022 Mental Health During the COVID Pandemic: A Status Report
23 Feb 2022 Communications and Marketing Committee Meeting
22 Feb 2022 Membership Committee Meeting
14 Feb 2022 Executive Committee Meeting
9 Feb 2022 Advancement Committee Meeting
7 Feb 2022 Nominations Committee
4 Feb 2022 State of Health of Chicago Update & Summary Report
3 Feb 2022 Planned Giving Committee Meeting
1 Feb 2022 Program Committee Meeting
26 Jan 2022 Communications and Marketing Committee Meeting
25 Jan 2022 Membership Committee Meeting
19 Jan 2022 Board of Governors Meeting
12 Jan 2022 Advancement Committee Meeting
12 Jan 2022 Awards Committee
10 Jan 2022 Executive Committee Meeting
6 Jan 2022 Planned Giving Committee Meeting
4 Jan 2022 Program Committee Meeting
22 Dec 2021 Communications and Marketing Committee Meeting
17 Dec 2021 Preventable: The Inside Story of How Leadership Failures, Politics, and Selfishness Doomed the U.S. Coronavirus Response
13 Dec 2021 Executive Committee Meeting
8 Dec 2021 Advancement Committee Meeting
7 Dec 2021 Program Committee Meeting
2 Dec 2021 Planned Giving Committee Meeting
24 Nov 2021 Communications and Marketing Committee Meeting
17 Nov 2021 Board of Governors Meeting
12 Nov 2021 Cannabis - Everything You Need to Know About Cannabis Therapy in the 21st Century
10 Nov 2021 Advancement Committee Meeting
8 Nov 2021 Executive Committee Meeting
4 Nov 2021 Planned Giving Committee Meeting
2 Nov 2021 Program Committee Meeting
27 Oct 2021 Communications and Marketing Committee Meeting
26 Oct 2021 Membership Committee Meeting
13 Oct 2021 Advancement Committee Meeting
11 Oct 2021 Executive Committee Meeting
8 Oct 2021 Tackling Maternal Health Equity to Achieve Maternal Health Justice in Illinois
7 Oct 2021 Planned Giving Committee Meeting
5 Oct 2021 Program Committee Meeting
28 Sep 2021 Membership Committee Meeting
22 Sep 2021 Communications and Marketing Committee Meeting
15 Sep 2021 Board of Governors Meeting
13 Sep 2021 Executive Committee Meeting
10 Sep 2021 Unequal Cities: Structural Racism and the Death Gap in America's Largest Cities
2 Sep 2021 Planned Giving Committee Meeting
25 Aug 2021 Communications and Marketing Committee Meeting
24 Aug 2021 Membership Committee Meeting
11 Aug 2021 Advancement Committee Meeting
9 Aug 2021 Executive Committee Meeting
5 Aug 2021 Planned Giving Committee Meeting
3 Aug 2021 Program Committee Meeting
28 Jul 2021 Communications and Marketing Committee Meeting
27 Jul 2021 Membership Committee Meeting
21 Jul 2021 Board of Governors Meeting
12 Jul 2021 Executive Committee Meeting
30 Jun 2021 Communications and Marketing Committee Meeting
25 Jun 2021 2021 Annual Meeting
14 Jun 2021 Executive Committee Meeting
9 Jun 2021 Advancement Committee Meeting
3 Jun 2021 Planned Giving Committee Meeting
23 Apr 2021 The Path Forward for Nursing Home Residents: Lessons Learned from the Pandemic
26 Mar 2021 Child and Family Health in Chicago and the COVID-19 Pandemic
19 Feb 2021 Racial Inequity in Healthcare
29 Jan 2021 Closing Health Gaps from COVID-19 in Cook & Collar Counties & Examples
4 Dec 2020 Celebrate Our Healthcare Heroes | Keynote Speakers US Sen. Dick Durbin & Dr. Francis S. Collins, Director, NIH | 2020 in Review: The Need to Close the Health Equity Gap: Successes and Lessons Learned
10 Nov 2020 COVID 19: The Legislative Response: How Do Disparately Impacted Communities Recover?
23 Oct 2020 State of Health of Chicago-Grand Convening
8 Oct 2020 SOHOC—NO Wealth-NO Health: Where Do We Go From Here?
25 Sep 2020 Focus Group-Collaboration For Systemic Change
4 Sep 2020 Focus Group-Collaboration for Systemic Change
4 Jun 2020 IOMC 2020 Annual Meeting
19 Mar 2020 Rescheduling-Fall-Targeting Our West Region-Opioid Crisis in Cook County
12 Dec 2019 2019 IOMC Holiday Recognition Celebration
14 Nov 2019 Addressing Intentional Violence- The University of Chicago's Role
3 Oct 2019 National Academy of Science Engineering and Medicine Committee Report: Integrating Social Needs Care into the Delivery of Health Care to Improve the Nation's Health
27 Jun 2019 IOMC 2019 Annual Meeting and Dinner
28 Mar 2019 IOMC Networking in Western Suburbs - Oak Brook
13 Dec 2018 IOMC Holiday Celebration
8 Nov 2018 John Jay Shannon, MD: The Health and Wellbeing of the Metropolitan Chicago People
6 Oct 2018 Shatterproof-Rise Up 5K Walk/Run
20 Sep 2018 Accelerate Health Equity with Collective Social Impact
21 Jun 2018 Institute of Medicine of Chicago (IOMC) Leadership Breakfast: Illinois' impact on the opioid epidemic
12 Apr 2018 Healthy Chicago 2.0 - Primary & Secondary Gun Violence Prevention
6 Dec 2017 Holiday Recognition Celebration
14 Oct 2017 State of the Health of Chicago
8 Jun 2017 Annual Meeting and Dinner
8 Jun 2017 IOMC Annual Meeting
5 Apr 2017 Housing is Health: Lessons from the Better Health Through Housing Partnership Between UI Health and the Center for Housing and Health.
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