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Dr. Marshall Chin interviewed by Minnesota Public Radio about National Health Disparities

July 21, 2014 – Minnesota Public Radio‘s The Daily Circuit recently invited CCDTR and Finding Answers Director Dr. Marshall Chin to discuss the state of health disparities at the national level. Dr. Chin was joined by Minnesota Health Commissioner Ed Ehlinger, and Cara James, PhD, director of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Office of Minority Health. The panelists discussed how health disparities can be addressed and how the Affordable Care Act is affecting disparities.

To listen to the entire discussion, click here.

Participate in Health Services Writing Workshops This Summer!

Have you graduated from the Little Red Schoolhouse Writing course here at the University of Chicago? If so, we invite you to join our health services writing workshops which will be held on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month from 2-3pm until the end of August. The remaining summer sessions are:

  • Thurs., June 19
  • Thurs., July 17
  • Thurs., Aug 7
  • Thurs., Aug 21

These workshops are intended for individuals who have graduated from the Little Red Schoolhouse course or have obtained a similar level of training. To download the flyer with more information, click here.

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CCDTR Associate Director Dr. Monica Peek wins UChicago Department of Medicine Diversity Award

June 6, 2014 – Dr. Monica Peek has been selected as the recipient of the 2014 Department of Medicine Diversity Award. The award is given in recognition of Dr. Peek’s outstanding research in health disparities research and her inspirational and enthusiastic mentorship of minority students. The award will be presented to her at the Departmental Address on Tuesday, June 24 at 12:00pm in P-117 of the University of Chicago Medical Center. Congratulations Dr. Peek!

CCDTR Director Marshall Chin interviewed on the “Live at 9” news show in Memphis

May 23, 2014 – Yesterday, CCDTR Director Marshall Chin was in Memphis to give the keynote address “Cracking the Code To ‘Real’ Health Equity” at the Healthy Memphis Common Table Annual Meeting. He also gave an interview about reducing health disparities among minority populations for the “Live at 9” news show, a Memphis CBS affiliate. During the interview, Dr. Chin also discussed work being done through the CCDTR’s South Side Diabetes project which is sponsored by the Merck Foundation and NIDDK. View the “Live at 9” five-minute interview clip here.

CCDTR investigators present at the 9th Annual Chicago Diabetes Day, Dr. Baig wins an award

May 19, 2014 – The 9th Annual Chicago Diabetes Day took place this past Saturday, May 17th at the University of Chicago. In the morning, CCDTR investigator Neda Laiteerapong gave a talk entitled “Introduction to Diabetes” to a group of boy scouts who attended the research day to learn about the latest in diabetes research in Chicago.

In the afternoon, Dr. Laiteerapong and CCDTR investigator Dr. Arshiya Baig presented posters of their research during the poster presentation session. Dr. Baig won an award for one of the eight best posters presented during the session for her poster entitled ‘“Local Patients, Local Stories:” A Latino Cultural Competency Training Program for Healthcare Providers and Staff.’ Congratulations Dr. Baig!

CCDTR Investigator Alyna Chien is featured in a newsletter by The Changes in Health Care Financing & Organization Initiative

May 16, 2014 – This past Tuesday, CCDTR Investigator Alyna Chien, an assistant professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and a practicing pediatrician at Boston Children’s Hospital, was featured in a grantee spotlight by the Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization (HCFO) initiative, which is an initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that is managed by AcademyHealth. Read the article about Dr. Chien here.

CCDTR’s Text-Messaging Program Featured in Newsletter of The Alliance to Reduce Disparities in Diabetes

May 13, 2014 – The South Side Diabetes project’s text-messaging program was featured in Volume 13 of this year’s newsletters by The Alliance to Reduce Disparities in Diabetes. The newsletter was entitled “Using Cell Phone Technology to Improve Diabetes Care and Outcomes in Chicago.” Download the newsletter here. Access the Health Affairs publication mentioned in the newsletter here.

Dr. Monica Peek wins leadership award at national meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine

April 30, 2014 – CCDTR Associate Director Monica Peek received an award at the 2014 national meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) in appreciation of her exceptional leadership, and for her contributions and accomplishments in promoting SGIM’s mission in her role as the 2012-2014 Co-Chair of the SGIM Disparities Task Force. Congratulations Dr. Peek!

Peek Leadereship Award given by Moran_SGIM 2014Dr. Peek receiving her award from
SGIM President Dr. Bill Moran