January 17, 2018- Scott Cook, PhD has been named a recipient of the University of Chicago’s 2018 Diversity Leadership Award for his commitment to improving health care disparities for underserved populations.
Dr. Cook currently serves as the deputy director for Finding Answers: Disparities Research for Change, a national program that aims to reduce health care disparities through intervention evaluations and dissemination of systematic reviews and best practices.
Dr. Cook was honored at the University’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Celebration on January 16, 2018.
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April 27, 2015 – Last week, several CCDTR investigators and staff attended the annual meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) in Toronto, ON, Canada. CCDTR-affiliated investigators presenting and/or facilitating workshops at the meeting included Jennifer Cooper and Drs. Sara Baghikar, Arshiya Baig, Alyna Chien, Marshall Chin, Scott Cook, Elbert Huang, Monica Peek, Valerie Press, Milda Saunders, Elizabeth Tung and Lisa Vinci.
During the breakfast plenary on Saturday, CCDTR investigator Dr. Milda Saunders was selected as an awardee for the Unified Leadership Training in Diversity Program by the Association of Chiefs & Leaders of General Internal Medicine (ACLGIM). As the meeting adjourned, CCDTR Director Dr. Marshall Chin, who has been serving as the SGIM President-Elect for the past year, was passed the gavel and became SGIM President. He will serve as SGIM President for the next year. As president, Dr. Chin will lead the 18-member governing board and support and promote the work of its more than 80 member-driven committees, taskforces and interest groups. Read more about Dr. Chin’s priorities as SGIM President here.
Above left: Drs. Baghikar and Baig presenting their poster; Above center and right: Dr. Tung presenting at the Friday morning plenary
Above left: Drs. Tung and Peek enjoying the conference; Above right: Dr. Chien presenting in an abstract session.
Above left: Announcement of Dr. Saunders’ Award; Above center and right: Dr. Chin’s comments after being handed the gavel as the new SGIM President
June 26, 2013 – The Atlantic interviewed Dr. Scott Cook about health disparities in LGBT populations. The article based on his and others’ interviews can be found here: The LGBT Health Movement, 40 Years Since Homosexuality Was a Mental Illness.
Dr. Cook joined the Finding Answers team at the University of Chicago after eight years in leadership roles in research, community services, and clinical coordination at Howard Brown Health Center, a clinic that serves diverse communities of varied racial, ethnic, and sexual identities in Chicago.