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Sep 1 2021

East + West Research Mixer Sept. 1, 2021 – Topic: UIC Innovation Community Health Advocacy (CHA) Program

September 1, 2021

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM


Remote via Zoom

Dear Colleagues,

As a reminder, the first E+W Faculty Research Mixer of the semester is taking place on Wednesday, September 1st from 4:30-6:00 p.m. The topic for September is the UIC Innovation Community Health Advocacy (CHA) ProgramCHA is a partnership between UIC and the Jump Simulation & Education Center at OSF Healthcare that brings together faculty researchers and health care professionals to develop innovative solutions to health-related problems in an urban community. Proposals for funding through the CHA program are currently being accepted. UIC faculty and clinicians from OSF Healthcare can jointly apply for up to $75,000 to support collaborative research projects aimed at improving clinical outcomes, increasing access, and improving quality of care for urban communities. The Mixer will feature brief presentations from the following individuals:

Jennifer Brier
Director and Professor, Gender and Women’s Studies
UIC College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Becky Buchen
Senior VP of Innovation
OSF HealthCare

R.V. Paul Chan
Professor and Head, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science
University of Illinois College of Medicine

Michelle Conger
Senior VP/Chief Strategy Officer
OSF HealthCare

Sage Kim
Associate Professor, Health Policy and Administration
UIC School of Public Health

Yami Molina
Associate Professor, Community Health Sciences, UIC School of Public Health
Faculty Affiliate, Center for Research on Women and Gender
Associate Director, Health Equity and Community Engagement, UI Cancer Center

John Vozenilek
VP/Chief Medical Officer for Innovation and Digital Health
OSF HealthCare

Karriem Watson
Associate Executive Director, UI Health Mile Square Health Center
Research Assistant Professor, Community Health Sciences, UIC School of Public Health

This event will take place virtually. If you would like to attend, please register here:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Kelcie O’Shea at

Future Mixer dates and topics can be found on the Provost’s website. If you would like to submit a topic for a future Mixer for consideration, please email Kelcie O’Shea ( or submit it here.

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday!


Javier Reyes
Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Robert Barish
Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs


Kelcie O'Shea

Date posted

Aug 19, 2021

Date updated

Aug 31, 2021