April 25th (Tue) 6PM Dean Azar (Dean of the UIC College of Medicine)

Committee Members 2016 - 2017! 

Social Committee Members: Austin Nguyen,  Bhargavi Dhanireddy, Cole Cunningham, Daisy Edmison, Daniyal Aamir, Kevin Kappenman, Nick Xie, Ronahy Alzagha, Sahana Reddy, Santhanam Kumar, Semira Allen, Seth Baligod, Venkat Atluri, Yanzhen (Janet) Pang


Physician Lecture Committee Members: Mark Perkowski, Breyauna Spencer, Abdulaziz Ahmed, Anastasiya Loos, Kailash Panchapakesan, Furqan Attar, Ummesalmah Abdulbaseer, Agata Bogdanowicz, Susan Panek, Kevin Cao, Ronahy Alzagha, Yanzhen (Janet) Pang


Volunteer Committee Members: Alexander Kravets, Seth Baligod, Martha Garcia, Neil Osafo, Nick Xie, Nicholas Koto, Daniyal Aamir, Sahana Reddy, Annabel Clodius, Cole Cunningham, Amir Abdur-Rahim


Fundraising Committee Members: Haley Widel, Hira Chouhdry, Monica Nava-Frenier, Santhanam Kumar, Uzoma Agu, Vasiliki Panos, Hannah Chaddha, Sahana Reddy, Meet Patel


Clinical Experience Committee Members: Anastasiya Loos, Safia Ateeq, Jane Go, Daisy Edmison, Unnathi Nagelli, Jessaly John, Angela Rutkowski, Raj Gurtatta, Susan Panek, Daniyal Aamir, Ronahy Alzagha, Hannah Chaddha, Giri Ekkurthi, Yanzhen (Janet) Pang, Sanjana Srinivasan


Social Outreach Program (SOP) Members: Alexander Kravets, Anna Liu, Elaine Rivera, Alina Shumov, Masooma Haider, Karina Nava-Melchor, Haley Widel, Hevin Poon, Caseylin Cheng, Ronahy Alzagha, Allison Hansen


Health Education Program (HEP) Members: Jessaly John, Hannah Chaddha, Kevin Cao , Nour Ghalyoun, Ronahy Alzagha, Atreya Mishra, Pal Shah, Susan Panek, Yanzhen (Janet) Pang, Haley Widel, Breyauna Spencer, Jonathan Aniciete, Lauren Lucas, Summer Shaw, Sophie Tran

Some opportunities! 

As the semester is winding down, be sure to take advantage of the events listed below to fulfill the credit requirements:

1. Saint Franciscan Outreach Soup Kitchen (Multiple dates/times)- Volunteering
We, Franciscan Outreach Association, strive toprovide for basic human needs such as food, shelter, encouragement, and assistance in creating a better life for people who are homeless and marginalized, especially those who are underserved. We pledge to walk with them by being vulnerable, by advocating for them, and by being reliable. We wish to provide an open, respectful, welcoming, secure environment, and to affirm the dignity of our guests. We are looking for the transformation of ourselves and our society.

Volunteers will help with meal serving at the Franciscan Outreach soup kitchen. There are two possible venues for the event and multiple dates. Dates are detailed in the event form. 
Option 1 - Marquard Center
1645 W. LeMoyne St., Chicago, IL, 60622
Option 2 - Franciscan House
1645 W. LeMoyne St., Chicago, IL, 60622

Instructions and dress code are detailed through the following link:

If you have any questions please contact Arthi Krishna at

Sign up at of the following link:
Date: November 17th - December 8th, 2016
Time: Various time slots
Location: Various locations
2. Lincoln Park Zoo “ZooLights”  (Multiple dates/times)- Volunteering
Lincoln Park Zoo's annual winter festival ZooLights begins on November 25th and we are recruiting volunteers! 
We are seeking volunteers to help out in our Members Lounge, helping with food and snacks. There are a variety of dates and times to choose from. 
Sign up at BOTH ofthe following links:

If you have any questions please contact Arthi Krishna at 

Date: November 25th - December 12th, 2016
Time: Various time slots
Location: Lower Level of Park Place Cafe - Lincoln Park Zoo
3. Holiday Drive at Clara's House (Friday, December 2) - Volunteering
Now that the holiday season is around the corner. We ask that the UIC community donates from their heart to those single women and children staying at Clara's House. These donations may seem like simple items to our daily lives, but for those at the shelter and others alike, these are necessities that are hard to come by. This holiday drive can provide single women and children staying at Clara's House the comfort of home with your donations.

Clara's House is one of many Chicago-land Shelters that struggle to get resources for the individuals staying there. Single women and children are struggling to survive and rely on these resources because of the well-known crises of violence, joblessness and poverty here in the city. This shelter provides the basic needs of life which are safety and nutrition. This community focuses on empowering women through education, healthcare and job skills with a goal of getting mothers on solid ground and able to provide a household in which their children will succeed upon leaving the shelter.

Sign up at BOTH ofthe following links:

Proof of donation MUST be emailed to in order to receive credit!
If you have any questions please email Arthi Krishna at

Date: Friday, December 2nd, 2016
Time: 11AM-3PM
Location: BSB Room #15 (C-Stop computer lab)
4. Santa Hustle (Saturday, December 3, at Soldier Field) - Volunteering

Santa Claus is comin’, and is running to your town! Join us and many of your Santa friends at the Santa Hustle Chicago 5k on Saturday, December 3, 2016. 
See Chicago unlike ever before as thousands of Santas race along the streets and paths of the lakefront.  Jingle all the way through the course with candy and cookies, festive music, creative Christmas images, and so much more, it is all designed to get you in the perfect holiday mood.. Volunteers can choose which part of the race they wish to help with.  All volunteers will receive credit for volunteer service hours and official race volunteer swag.  
SFP will be helping at the candy and cookie station! Please make sure to sign up for one of these stations at the EventBrite link, and also fill out the SFP Google Form.

Note** If you can volunteer at one of the other listed times on the website you are welcome to do so. Just make sure to indicate which station you signed up for on the Google Form
**Make sure to add that you would like to be paired with UIC SFP on the EventBrite from**
If you have any questions, please contact Arthi Krishna at

Sign up at BOTH ofthe following links:

Date: Saturday, December 3rd, 2016
Time: 8:00AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Soldier Field
Want to travel with group? - Meet in front of JST at 7:30AM 
5. Permanent Hospital Volunteering Opportunities
**Note** - Hospital volunteering does not fulfill your SFP volunteering credit, however it is beneficial for an all-rounded future physician
UI Health- Hospital Volunteering
UI Health Volunteer Services Website:
Volunteer Application:

Volunteers are accepted on a rolling basis and must fulfill a one year commitment in order to progress to higher level of volunteer tasks. Volunteers must also be willing to complete a health screening and drug test. 

If you have any questions please contact Kinga Mateja at

Mount Sinai Hospital- Hospital Volunteering

Mount SinaiVolunteer Services Website:

For an application please contact Tondalaya Shepard-Turner or Alexis Smith.
Volunteers must be willing to complete a full health screening, blood test, and drug test. Volunteers will also be compensated with free parking and a daily lunch ticket. 
If you have any questions or would like to receive an application please contact Alexis Smith at and/or Tondalaya Shepard-Turner at
6. IMD Guesthouse (11/28-12/1) - Volunteering (multiple time slots available)
This can count as a volunteer credit or event of choice credit if you already fulfilled your volunteer credit. 

The IMD Guest House provides the comforts of home and the care of community to outpatients and the families of patients who must seek treatment away from home through convenient and affordable temporary lodging.

The Guest House first opened its doors in October 2005. The Guest House provides accommodations in the form of furnished apartments located within the University of Illinois at Chicago, 1933 W. Polk (at the corner of Polk and Damen) in Chicago, Illinois.

As volunteers you will help with snack making/ baking to help the guests feel at home. Volunteers are responsible for bringing their own ingredients (cake mix, eggs, etc), but all utensils/bakeware will be provided.

If you have any questions please contact Arthi Krishna at 

Please sign up at the following link:

- Executive Board 2016 - 2017