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Aug

11

Creating the First Comprehensive Program to Address Transplant Disparities for African Americans- the Northwestern Medicine African American Transplant Access Program

Online - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

CHETchat Spotlight Series featuring Dr. Dinee Simpson


Creating the First Comprehensive Program to Address Transplant Disparities for African Americans- the Northwestern Medicine African American Transplant Access Program

Dr. Dinee Simpson is Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Organ Transplantation at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She is also the founding Director of the Northwestern Medicine African American Transplant Access Program, an initiative of the Northwestern Medicine Comprehensive Transplant Center. Under Dr. Simpson s leadership, the program has committed to a campaign to eliminate transplant disparities for underserved residents of the greater Chicagoland area in relation to transplant care for kidney and liver disease. Through the development of a deeper understanding of the historical barriers and cultural concerns of the African American community, the program aims to overcome these obstacles through community partnership and community based participatory research.

Speaker: Dr. Dinee Simpson
Date: [NOTE CHANGE IN DATE] Tuesday, August 11th 2020
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Online - Zoom

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Aug

27

Current Issues in LGBTQ Health featuring CONNECT Paper Competition Winners

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Please join us for our upcoming Current Issues in LGBTQ Health lecture with CONNECT Paper Competition Winners: Dylan Felt, Sandra Isano, Isabel Sturla.

The talk will be held from 12:00 1:30pm (CT) on Thursday, August 27 in the Stonewall Conference Room at 625 N Michigan Avenue, Suite 1400, Chicago IL. Lunch will be provided. The talk will be livestreamed via BlueJeans.

About the speakers:

Dylan Felt, B.A., M.P.H. student, (she/her and they/them) is a Research Project Coordinator with the Evaluation, Data Integration, and Technical Assistance (EDIT) Research Program at Northwestern University. She earned her BA in Psychology from Brown University, and is currently pursuing her Masters in Public Health at Northwestern University in the evenings. A non-binary transgender woman, their work emphasizes community activism and leadership in public health, and the importance of using research as a political tool to advance health equity among marginalized populations.

Isabel Sturla, B.A., (she/her and they/them) is an M1 at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Born in Argentina to an Argentine father and American mother, she moved to the United States at six years old and grew up in Evanston, her mother s hometown. Isabel graduated from Northwestern University in 2017 with a Bachelor of the Arts, double majoring in Biological Sciences and Psychology with a minor in Spanish. In her free time, she loves to cook, go biking down Chicago s lakeshore path, and play with her beloved cat Pluto.

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Sep

04

Institute for Global Health Seminar Series - The Criminalization of Women’s Health in El Salvador: Two Case Studies in Health and Human Rights

Online - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Please join the Institute for Global Health for our "First Friday" Seminar Series! This webinar will be available through Zoom, and registration is required in order to receive information to join.

Juliet Sorensen
Clinical Professor of Law and Strategy
Center for International Human Rights
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
Director, Northwestern Access to Health Project

Alexandra M. Tarzikhan
Schuette Clinical Fellow in Health and Human Rights
Center for International Human Rights
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

This webinar is co-sponsored by the Center for International Human Rights (CIHR) of Northwestern's Pritzker School of Law.

The Institute for Global Health Seminar Series is held the first Friday of each month, September through July, and will feature the research and ideas of outstanding global health leaders at Feinberg, the larger Northwestern community, and beyond.

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