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East + West Research Virtual Mixer September 17, 2020 – Topic: UIC COVID-19 Community Engagement Strike Force

Dear Colleagues,

Please join faculty from the east and west campuses for the first virtual E+W Research Mixer of the semester tomorrow, Thursday, September 17th from 4:30-6:00 p.m. This is an event designed to bring UIC faculty together on a monthly basis around particular research topics to meet and talk about their work in a multidisciplinary setting. The topic for September is UIC COVID-19 Community Engagement Strike Force and the event will feature short presentations from the following UIC community members:

Maggie Acosta
Coordinator, Collaboratory for Health Justice
School of Public Health

Marc Atkins
Professor, Psychiatry and Psychology, College of Medicine
Director, Community Engagement and Collaboration, Center for Clinical and Translational Science

Marcus Betts
Assistant Vice Chancellor for External Engagement
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs

Jennifer Brier
Professor, Departments of History and Gender and Women’s Studies
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Wayne Giles
Dean, School of Public Health

Jeni Hebert-Beirne
Associate Professor, Division of Community Health Sciences
School of Public Health

Spencer Long
Director, Student Leadership and Civic Engagement

Sidney Murphy
UIC Graduate Student

Gaby Peña
Research Specialist, Community Engagement and Collaboration
Center for Clinical and Translational Science

Nancy Tartt
Director of Operations, Chicago Partnership for Health Promotion
Office of Community Engagement and Neighborhood Health Partnerships

Event capacity is limited to 300 attendees and registration is strongly encouraged. Please register here. Zoom connection information will be emailed to you immediately after you submit your registration.


Susan Poser
Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

For more information, contact Kelcie O’Shea,