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The Catalyst August 2017

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FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

We've had many opportunities this summer to speak publicly about the IMD, and what our partners are doing to help guide us toward our goal of becoming the next great health innovation district. I'd like to share with you a few examples, and let you know of some upcoming opportunities.

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In July, the IMD was profiled in an article for Bisnow, a commercial real estate news site. Last week, I was a panelist for a Lendlease event, where we discussed changes in healthcare and their effect on the built environment. I also spoke at the CTA press conference to announce the re-opening of the IMD Blue Line stop.

Later this month, I'll sit on a panel at the BuiltWorlds Cities Conference to discuss the future of urban development, specifically in the healthcare sector.

Finally, on September 6, I'll speak at City Club for the second time as Executive Director of the IMD. The time is now for the IMD to put itself on the map, and a big part of our story is the tremendous impact that IMD partners make in the community, city, county and state. If you'd like to know more about any of these events, of if you're interested in attending, please contact IMD Communications Director Ryan Gage.

-SUZET MCKINNEY, DRPH, MPH

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VERTIPORT HELICOPTER SHOW

Helicopters save lives, serve our community, create jobs, deliver our mail, our daily news, and bring film scenes to life and business to Chicago.

On Thursday, August 10, Vertiport will host the first annual Chicago Helicopter Show. Guests will have an opportunity to see the aircraft up close and talk to the pilots and crew of 17 types of helicopters.

The show is free and open to public, and runs from 11 AM to 5 PM at Vertiport, located at 1339 S. Wood Street.

ChicagoCAC BACKPACK DRIVE

Every year, Chicago Children's Advocacy Center hosts a Back to School BackPack Drive.

Children who are served at ChicagoCAC are provided with backpacks filled with school supplies. By providing them with the right tools, ChicagoCAC helps kids succeed in school, and gives their parents one less thing to worry about.

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There are several ways you can help ChicagoCAC with this initiative. You can make a donation, host a supply drive or volunteer to help fill backpacks.at the center. For more information, click here or contact Camillle Richardson.

 

CISCRP 'AWARE FOR ALL' EVENT

The Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP), in collaboration with local health-based organizations and community advocacy groups,will be hosting AWARE for All: Clinical Research Education Day on October 26, 2017 from 5PM to 8PM at the University of Illinois Chicago Forum (725 W Roosevelt Rd, Chicago, IL 60608). AWARE for All provides information about the clinical research process and clinical research activity here in Chicago, as well as food, prizes, and free health screenings.

This is a free educational event that serves as a forum for open dialogue between patients, members of the public, and health and research professionals. The event begins at 5PM, with discussions starting at 6PM. Pre-event registration is strongly encouraged; click here to register for free.

 

IMD BLUE LINE RENOVATIONS

The first phase of the IMD Blue Line renovation is complete. The newly re-opened Damen entrance is now ADA accessible, features a new station house interior, an upgraded platform ramp, new fare equipment and improved interior and exterior lighting.

Work will continue on renovations to the Illinois Medical District station, including temporary closure of the Ogden and Paulina entrances effective Tuesday, July 25, 2017. This phase of the project will include an entirely rebuilt Paulina station house, and upgrades at the Ogden entrance similar to the Damen stop. For more information and updates about the project, click here.

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Commission Meeting Notice - July 18, 2017

July 14, 2017


NOTICE OF COMMISSION MEETING


RE:     ILLINOIS MEDICAL DISTRICT
          COMMISSION MEETING
          JULY 18, 2017 - 1:00 A.M.
          Illinois Medical District Commission
          2100 W. Harrison Street, Chicago, IL 60612-3706
          1st Floor, Room 106

 

A Meeting of the Illinois Medical District Commission will be held on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 1:00 P.M., at 2100 W. Harrison Street, Chicago, IL 60612-3706 in Room 106.

The Catalyst July 2017

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FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Cook County is building a new 9-story, 282,000 square foot building for the Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS) at the corner of Polk Street and Damen Avenue. CCHHS is one of our anchor institutions, and we'd like to highlight their efforts to help the IMD become the world's next great innovation district.

The new Central Campus Health Center will be completed in 2018 and represents a $100 million investment by the County. Clinical services provided in the new health center will include outpatient specialty services such as dental, ophthalmology, oncology, infusion, dermatology, diabetes and endocrine and adult medicine. The first four floors will house clinical space, with the remaining floors serving as administrative space.

"The new health center will provide our patients an updated, welcoming space, reflective of the high-quality care they receive," said Dr. Jay Shannon, CEO, CCHHS. "With this project we are coming closer to realizing our future as a modern, integrated person-centered health system, providing expert care while fulfilling our historical mission to care for all in need. Our patients deserve no less."

The Central Campus Health Center will further expand the clinical services for Cook County residents available in the Illinois Medical District. Construction of the new facility is progressing at lightning speed. If you haven't seen it yet, drive by or click here for a live view.

Finally I hope you enjoy a safe and Happy Fourth of July Holiday.

-SUZET MCKINNEY, DRPH, MPH

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GROWING SOLUTIONS FARM STAND

The Growing Solutions Farm, located at 2200 W. Campbell, will sell fresh produce at its weekly farm stand this summer. The farm stand sellers are all part of the Urban Autism Solutions vocational training program, which provides services to young people with autism. The farm stand is open on Wednesdays from 10 AM to 1 PM.

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GROWING SOLUTIONS FARM STAND

JOB OPENING: CAN TV

CAN TV is seeking a part-time PM receptionist to work in its administrative department. This position is the first contact many local residents have with CAN TV, and responsibilities include helping people get the assistance and information they need to take advantage of CAN TV services. For more information, or to apply for the position, click here.

RUSH WEST SIDE WALK TO WELLNESS

As part of Rush's new community-based health initiatives, doctors at Rush are leading Chicago's first West Side walk toward a healthier community.

The West Side walk is an expansion in Rush's participation in the national Walk With a Doc program, which encourages community members to walk together to promote increased physical activity and wellness.

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West Side Walk to Wellness: Walk With a Doc is an eight-week community walking program. The hourlong walks will take place on Saturday mornings from through August 12.

Participants will meet at 10 a.m. outside of New Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church at 4301 W. Washington Blvd., where they will hear brief health tips from a physician at Rush before walking in Garfield Park. To learn more or to register, click here.

EASTERSEALS CAMP FRIENDSHIP

Easterseals has a series of summer camps for children ages 5 to 14 that is designed to help them learn social skills within a positive, safe and fun learning environment. The camp is tailored for children with autism spectrum disorder, nonverbal learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities and children with similar social skills deficits.

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The second and final installment of Camp Friendship will take place Monday, July 10, 2017 to Friday, July 14, 2017 at Faith Church, located at 100 E. 81st Ave. Dyer, IN 46311. Parents are responsible for lunch and transportation to and from the camp. Space at camp is limited. For more information, including how to enroll a child in camp, click here.

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The Catalyst June 2017

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FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Last week, the IMD distributed a press release detailing the IMD's tour of Springfield, where staff spent an entire day meeting with state senators and representatives on behalf of the District. The goal of the trip was to raise awareness of the IMD, and to present our strategic plan. Research tells us that one of the critical components of successful innovation districts is a strong support system that includes elected officials.

This is something that the IMD has lacked for some time. I'll continue to keep the lines of communication open in order to build upon these relationships with our state leaders.

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DR. McKINNEY WITH SENATOR PATRICIA VAN PELT

Finally, I hope you enjoyed a long weekend spent with family and loved ones, and that on our nation's most humbling day, you were able to honor the the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

-SUZET MCKINNEY, DRPH, MPH

THE PORTES FOUNDATION CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The Portes Foundation, in association with The Institute of Medicine of Chicago (IOMC), is soliciting proposals for research projects in health promotion, and disease prevention. Historically, the Portes Foundation has funded grants in the range of $25,000 to $50,000. In general grants are awarded for one year projects.

The principal investigator must be a MD, DO, or PhD, have an appointment at a medical school, other health science schools or colleges, or a medical school affiliated hospital or group practice.

The first phase of this process is a Letter of Intent, which should not exceed three pages. It should concisely describe the purpose and rationale of the study, its expected outcome, as well as the basic methods that will be used for evaluating the success of the project. The letter of intent must be submitted electronically to iomcstaf@iomc.org by July 1, 2017.

CHICAGO CAC LUMINARY AWARD DINNER

ChicagoCAC's third annual Luminary Award Dinner was a super success! On May 4, hundreds of Chicagoans attended the sold-out event to honor Anne Pramaggiore, president and CEO of ComEd, for her longtime support of ChicagoCAC and her strong advocacy for children.

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In all, the event raised more than $425,000 for ChicagoCAC's programs and services, including more than $80,000 for its Growing & Giving campaign. To learn more about the Growing & Giving campaign, click here.

GROWING SOLUTIONS FARM STAND

Urban Autism Solutions (UAS) has launched its weekly farm stand as part of the Growing Solutions Farm project. The farm is a signature project of UAS that teaches vocational skills to young adults with autism. Each Wednesday from 10a-1p, farm interns will sell their produce on the corner of Leavitt Street and Campbell Drive.

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GROWING SOLUTIONS FARMS INTERNS

The IMD is working in partnership with Growing Solutions Farm to coordinate food truck visits on Wednesdays during the farm stand sale. There is a parking spot across the street from the farm, located at 2220 W. Campbell Park Drive that is reserved for food truck operators. The IMD and UAS will notify stakeholders of food truck vendor information each week. The first food truck visit is tentatively scheduled for June 7.


TEAM RED CROSS: CHICAGO MARATHON

Are you interested in running the 2017 Bank of America Chicago Marathon? The Marathon lottery is now closed, but IMD employees are invited to be part of Team Red Cross. Join your American Red Cross neighbors and receive a guaranteed entry to the race on Sunday, October 8.

"Team Red Cross runners train hard for race day because they know their effors support an important cause."

-Celena Roldan, Chicago Red Cross CEO

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Team Red Cross helps runners achieve their race goals, while providing a rewarding charitable giving experience. Runners fund raise to support the Red Cross mission to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies. Click here to register, or contact Stephanie Patton with questions.

JOB OPPORTUNITY: FBI

The FBI is seeking applicants for its Diversity Agent Recruitment (DAR) Program. To apply to participate in the Chicago DAR Event:

  1.    Navigate to "FBIJobs.gov" and click on "Apply to Jobs."
  2.    Select "Talent Networks" and click on "DAR Chicago
       Talent Network."
  3.    Read the job summary instructions and click "Start." .

An information session is scheduled for July 12, 2017.

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IMD&U: Learn Our Story. Share Our Vision.

As an IMD partner or key constituent, you aren’t just part of the Illinois Medical District story, you—and those you serve—are the heart of it. Throughout 2017 we will share monthly updates on all that is taking place in the IMD and encourage U to be part of our story by emailing IMD&U@medicaldistrict.org with ideas and topics of interest.

Join the conversation on Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag #IMDandU.


 

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