Events

Jul 17, 2024

Outcomes Research Workshop (ORW)

Join us for a presentation by 

Zoë Post, MD, MS
Postdoctoral Fellow, Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Rush

The Outcomes Research Workshop (ORW) is focused on clinical outcomes, health services and comparative effectiveness research, patient-centered outcomes research, and medical education, with an emphasis on the application or use of social science research methods. The workshop is highly interactive and provides opportunities for trainees, fellows, and faculty to present early-stage research ideas or preliminary results, to practice conference talks, or to use the time as a research or grant preparation working meeting with colleagues and senior faculty. The ORW originated over 10 years ago as part of the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program and continues to be open to the University community. The workshop is sponsored by the University of Chicago Institute for Translational Medicine, CHeSS, and the Departments of Family Medicine, Medicine, Pediatrics, and Surgery. The workshop series is organized by the Assistant Director of Training Programs and Communications Joshua Santiago (Joshua.Santiago@bsd.uchicago.edu). 

Jul 24, 2024

Outcomes Research Workshop (ORW)

Join us for an in-person presentation by 

Maylyn Martinez, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Chicago

Disparities in Hospital-Acquired Disability and Acute/Post-Acute Physical Therapy Utilization

The Outcomes Research Workshop (ORW) is focused on clinical outcomes, health services and comparative effectiveness research, patient-centered outcomes research, and medical education, with an emphasis on the application or use of social science research methods. The workshop is highly interactive and provides opportunities for trainees, fellows, and faculty to present early-stage research ideas or preliminary results, to practice conference talks, or to use the time as a research or grant preparation working meeting with colleagues and senior faculty. The ORW originated over 10 years ago as part of the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program and continues to be open to the University community. The workshop is sponsored by the University of Chicago Institute for Translational Medicine, CHeSS, and the Departments of Family Medicine, Medicine, Pediatrics, and Surgery. The workshop series is organized by the Assistant Director of Training Programs and Communications Joshua Santiago (Joshua.Santiago@bsd.uchicago.edu). 

Jul 25, 2024

Book Talk: “The Last Plantation” by Dr. James R. Jones

Join the Chicago Center on Democracy for a virtual conversation on Dr. James R. Jones’ new book The Last Plantation: Racism and Resistance in the Halls of Congress. Come learn about Dr. Jones’ “revealing look at the covert and institutionalized racism lurking in the congressional workplace,” (Princeton University Press). The conversation will be moderated by Larry Svabek (Political Science, UChicago).

About the book: “The Last Plantation” by James Jones explores the pervasive racism within the U.S. Congress, highlighting how it continues to influence lawmaking and employment practices. Despite the civil rights movement and antidiscrimination laws from the 1960s, Congress remained exempt from federal workplace protections for many years, leading to institutionalized inequality. Through extensive research and firsthand accounts from congressional staffers, Jones reveals the entrenched power dynamics and lack of racial representation that hinder the creation of fair legislation. The book centers on the experiences of Black workers, offering insights into the challenges they face and their efforts to overcome systemic barriers. It calls for a reevaluation and transformation of Congress to address and rectify these deep-rooted inequalities, making it essential reading for those interested in social justice and democratic reform.


Event is free and open to all, use this link to register for the Zoom meeting.

Jul 27 - Jul 28, 2024

“Convention city”: A Bus Tour of Chicago’s Historical Political Convention Sites

As Chicago prepares for the 2024 Democratic National Convention (DNC), embark on a fascinating bus tour exploring the city’s rich history with political conventions. Discover landmarks associated with Chicago’s past 26 national political conventions and gain insights into the city’s significant role in shaping political history. 

The bus tour will cover the history of the political conventions in Chicago by exploring landmarks where previous presidents were nominated, highlighting pivotal moments and decisions that have influenced American politics. We’ll visit sites such as Crosby’s Theater and the United Center, experiencing firsthand the legacy of Chicago’s political past.

The tour will be led by John Mark Hansen, the Charles L. Hutchinson Distinguished Service Professor and Interim Chair for the Department of Political Science. 

This event is co-sponsored by the Chicago Center on Democracy, Chicago Studies, and the Department of History.

Please RSVP; Tour includes free lunch.

 

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. We can only accommodate those on the registration list. For those on the waitlist: please look out for an email if any spots on the registration list open up. 

Jul 31, 2024

Outcomes Research Workshop (ORW)

Join us for an in-person presentation by 

Clare Smith, Emmanuel Amoako, Mitchell Zufelt
Urban Labs Health Lab, University of Chicago

Critical Time Intervention for Individuals Released from Cook County Jail with Behavioral Health and Housing Needs

The Outcomes Research Workshop (ORW) is focused on clinical outcomes, health services and comparative effectiveness research, patient-centered outcomes research, and medical education, with an emphasis on the application or use of social science research methods. The workshop is highly interactive and provides opportunities for trainees, fellows, and faculty to present early-stage research ideas or preliminary results, to practice conference talks, or to use the time as a research or grant preparation working meeting with colleagues and senior faculty. The ORW originated over 10 years ago as part of the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program and continues to be open to the University community. The workshop is sponsored by the University of Chicago Institute for Translational Medicine, CHeSS, and the Departments of Family Medicine, Medicine, Pediatrics, and Surgery. The workshop series is organized by the Assistant Director of Training Programs and Communications Joshua Santiago (Joshua.Santiago@bsd.uchicago.edu). 

Jul 31, 2024

Confronting Book Bans: A Panel Discussion

Two national leaders in the battle against book bans, Emily Drabinski—2023-2024 American Library Association President—and Emily Knox—author of Book Banning in 21st Century America, will share their insights on recent trends in book banning, including what is driving book banning today. They join Torsten Reimer, University Librarian and Dean of the University Library, in an online panel discussion hosted by the University of Chicago Library. 

Emily Drabinski (she/her) is Associate Professor at the Queens College Graduate School of Library and Information Studies. She publishes and presents widely on topics related to knowledge organization, information literacy, and critical perspectives in librarianship. Drabinski edits Gender and Sexuality in Information Studies, a book series from Library Juice Press/Litwin Books. She is a contributing writer at Truthout.

Emily J.M. Knox, AM’00 (she/her), is an Associate Professor in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an alumna of the University of Chicago Divinity School. Her most recent book, Foundations of Intellectual Freedom, won the 2023 Eli M. Oboler Prize for best published work in the area of intellectual freedom. Knox’s articles have been published in the Library Quarterly, Library and Information Science Research, and Open Information Science. Knox serves on the board of National Coalition Against Censorship and is the editor of the Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy.

This event is co-sponsored by the University of Chicago Library; the University of Chicago Divinity School; the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture at the University of Chicago; and the School of Information Sciences at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

The event will be recorded and made available online in August.