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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
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
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:
- Navigate to "FBIJobs.gov" and click on "Apply to Jobs."
- Select "Talent Networks" and click on "DAR Chicago
- Read the job summary instructions and click "Start." .
An information session is scheduled for July 12, 2017.