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 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award

Mark Shields, MD, MBA

It is with great pleasure and honor to present Dr. Mark Shields with the IOMC  2021 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient. This award was presented at the 2021 Annual Meeting on June 25, 2021. 

Dr. Shields has been a Fellow of IOMC for over 20 years and has served on the Board of Governors since 2013. He is an Accomplished Leader in Academics, Patient Care, Advocacy, Administration, and Committed to Health Equity.

Recently, Dr. Shields served as the Advancement Committee Chair, and a committee member of the Planned Giving Committee while serving on this year’s Board of Governor’s. He was an integral member of the Wellbeing Trust Grant research project funded by the Portes Foundation and the Michael Reese Research and Education Foundation. He served on the Management Implementation Committee member since 2019. He is highly committed to addressing the social determinants of health and continuous improvement by creating systemic change.  Read the full announcement here.

2021 IOMC Special Award for Public Service 

The IOMC Award for Public Service is  usually presented to a Chicago, Cook and Collar counties area healthcare professional who has a longstanding history of highly valuable public service. Such service should have enhanced the health of residents of the Chicago, Cook and Collar counties area.  The healthcare professional need not be a Fellow of the IOMC.

The past year and a half year has been not normal and required exceptional efforts by many professionals in health care and public health due to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. With this in mind, IOMC proudly awarded the Chicago, collar counties, and the State of Illinois public health leaders the IOMC Special Award for Public Service due to their outstanding dedication in serving their communities during this unprecedented time. We salute their efforts and commitment in protecting the health of our communities and thankful for their long hours and dedication to serving others.  We are honored to call them our colleagues. The Special Award for Public Service was bestowed to the recipients at the 2021 Annual Meeting (virtual) held on June 25, 2021. 




Please join with IOMC in honoring the commitment, expertise and dedication of these outstanding public health professionals ! 



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