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Reducing Health Disparities by Strengthening Communities

Welcome to the 17th Annual Research Day of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign!

We look forward to sharing outstanding presentations and posters showcasing the breadth, depth, and vibrancy of the ongoing research and scholarly activities throughout our College. In addition, we celebrate our people: our students, residents, and faculty, and the collaborative efforts they demonstrate with each other and with colleagues across the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus and beyond, to further transnational efforts to benefit patients. This year’s theme, Reducing Health Disparities by Strengthening Communities, is especially important and timely. We welcome our community partners to help us explore ways that we, as healthcare professionals, can collaborate more closely with the community to reduce health disparities to provide the best possible care to patients.

We are delighted to welcome Ana Maria Lopez, MD, MPH, FACP, Associate Vice-President of Health Equity and Inclusion at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center, and President-elect of the American College of Physicians, as this year’s keynote speaker. As a physician at Cancer Health Equity at the Huntsman Cancer Institute and a professor at the University of Utah School of Medicine, Dr. Lopez specializes in women’s cancers and integrative oncology. She is a devoted advocate in efforts to reduce healthcare disparities as an Advisory Panel Member on Healthcare Delivery and Disparities Research at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).

James Kumar, MD, MS, FACP and Benjamin Gersh, MD, Co-Chairs of this year’s event, have assembled a large cadre of faculty judges, and an impressive agenda containing outstanding educational and inspiring sessions. We thank them, and the entire planning committee, for their many hours of hard work.

We look forward to seeing you on March 8!

Janet A. Jokela, MD, MPH, FACP, FIDSA, Acting Regional Dean
Janet A. Jokela, MD, MPH, FACP, FIDSA
Acting Regional Dean, College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign
Head, Department of Internal Medicine
Professor of Clinical Medicine

CME Credit

Physician attendees will receive 0.75 CME credits.

Call for Abstracts

Abstracts are currently being reviewed by our faculty evaluation panel. Thank you to all those who submitted an abstract for consideration.

Research Day Planning Committee Members

Michael Kuhlenschmidt, MD – Chair
James Kumar, MD
Janet Stringer, MD
John Kim, MD
Adil Ahmed, MD, IM Chief Resident
Raiya Sarwar, MD, IM Chief Resident
Lucy Mailing, UICOM student
Anat Naik, CI COM student
Lynn Chaney, COM staff

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