Author Archives: Paige Fairchild

Chronic Disease Center Symposium on Policies of Aging with Poster Session

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 from 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

3rd Annual Research Symposium

Future of Health Care Policy for Aging Populations (with poster session)

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Event Details
9:00-3:30 pm
Knapp Center for Biomedical Discovery, University of Chicago
Free lunch will be served

Jonathan Oberlander, PhD
Professor of Social Medicine and Health Policy & Management, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Tamara Konetzka, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences and Department of Medicine at University of Chicago

Louise Hawkley, PhD, MA
Senior Research Scientist, National Opinion Research Center at University of Chicago

Stacie Levine, MD
Director, Geriatrics and Hospice and Palliative Medicine Program at University of Chicago

William Dale, MD, PhD
Section Chief for Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine; Director of Specialized Oncology Care & Research in the Elderly (SOCARE) at the University of Chicago

Cynthia Boyd, MD
Core Faculty, Center on Aging and Health; Associate Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University


  • Network with professionals in all levels of research, policy, and pharmacy
  • Discuss critical issues surrounding patient health outcomes, cost controls, economic modeling, and doctor-patient interactions
  • Develop ideas for future research

5th Annual Kovler for Kids Event

Sunday, October 18, 2015 from 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

5th Annual Kovler for Kids (*New Location: Brookfield Zoo, Brookfield, IL)
Kovler for Kids is turning 5! Join the Kovler staff at the Brookfield Zoo for a morning of educational, family fun. Kovler experts will be sharing the latest in diabetes care and research, information on the effects of diabetes on the family, and type 1 diabetes and research and prevention programs. Event includes complimentary breakfast, supervised activities for children, and free access to the zoo. Tickets are $5 per person over 3 years old. Advanced registration is required. To register by Oct 10, click here.

Dr. Arshiya Baig to receive SGIM Midwest Award for Excellence in Advocacy and Community Service

Dr. Arshiya Baig has been selected as the 2015 Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) Midwest Award winner for Advocacy and Community Service. Dr. Baig has worked on community-based participatory research projects to improve healthcare delivery to low-income, uninsured minority communities in partnership with faith-based organizations in Los Angeles and Chicago. Her main research interest is in the use of faith-based interventions to mitigate Latino diabetes disparities.  She has collaborated with churches and community groups in South Lawndale, Chicago, to test a church-based diabetes self-management program on diabetes control and management among Latinos. She has also led a survey of health centers in the Midwest assessing the services provided to Latino patients and provider knowledge of Latino culture.

Dr. Baig was selected from among many outstanding nominees by the SGIM Midwest Awards Selection Committee. She accepted the award at the annual Midwest SGIM regional meeting in Cleveland, OH.

CCDTR Request for Applications: Pilot & Feasibility Grants Program

August 24, 2015 – We are delighted to announce the fourth request for applications (RFA) for the Pilot & Feasibility Grants Program of the NIH/NIDDK-sponsored Chicago Center for Diabetes Translation Research.
Eligible candidates must be members or affiliate members of the CCDTR. For information about becoming a member or affiliate, or for general questions about this grant announcement, please contact Dr. Arshiya Baig or Morgan Ealey using the contact information provided in the RFA.

The application deadline is October 7, 5pm Central Time. Please see the RFA and the PHS 398 form for information regarding required sections for submission (Sections 4 and 5).

Thank you for your support and interest!