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State of the Health of Chicago: October 14, 2017


In 2017, the dominant force in health care is the state of the legislation being developed in Washington regarding the future of the Affordable Care Act (which is complicated by several related issues in the Illinois government).  These forces are expected to affect the fundamental operations of many Chicago area health organization in a major way.

As many of the ramifications may represent a radical departure from the status quo, and may take several months to fully play out, these organizations must plan and operate under circumstances of high uncertainty.  Thus, this year, in addition to highlighting the legislation and its implications for the organizations, we seek to help equip them to operate successfully under such conditions of uncertainty.


Holli DeVon PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN receives Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to Rwanda to conduct cardiovascular research

14 Apr 2017 8:03 AM | IOMC

Holli DeVon PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN of the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Nursing, has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar program grant to Rwanda to conduct research into premature cardiovascular disease. The award is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Dr. DeVon will be conducting research and lecturing at the University of Rwanda as part of a project to identify risk factors associated with premature cardiovascular disease in individuals with HIV and to develop screening, risk reduction, and symptom surveillance strategies to reduce risks.

 

Dr. DeVon is one of over 1,200 U.S. citizens who will teach, conduct research, and provide expertise abroad for the 2017-2018 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program. Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement as well as record of service and demonstrated leadership in their respective fields.

 

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to build relations between the people of the United States and the people of other countries that are needed to solve global challenges. The Fulbright Program is funded through an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations, and foundations around the world also provide direct and indirect support to the Program, which operates in over 160 countries worldwide.


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