In this section you will find specific information regarding lectures that you may be interested in attending. Please do not attend lectures to simply fulfill SFP requirements. Lectures are meant to be opportunities to learn more about areas within medicine that interest you.

Confirmed Speakers:

Spring Series with RSVP LINKS!

SFP Lecture: Dr. Kirstie Danielson, Ph.D. Epidemiologist

February 23rd  Tuesday at 4PM in BSB 211

Dr. Danielson is a chronic disease epidemiologist, trained at the University of Wisconsin, with specific expertise in type 1 diabetes and osteoporosis. Her current research focuses on Islet Cell Transplant as a treatment method for Type 1 Diabetes. In addition, she is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Transplant Surgery, and a departmental affiliate in the Division of Epidemiology & Biostatistics at UIC. Hear her valuable and in-depth insights about her journey into the field of Public Health and the importance of public health in medicine!

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SFP Lecture: Dr. Brian Kay, Ph.D. Professor and Molecular Biology Researcher

March 1st Tuesday at 4PM in BSB 211

Dr. Kay is currently a Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and conducts research in Molecular Biology on generating recombinant affinity reagents. He was the Head of the Department of Biological Sciences. Come hear his valuable insights about the importance of research in medicine and his career path as a molecular biology researcher!

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November 9th at 5:00pm in LCF3:
Dr. Anand Kumar, Head of Psychiatry & Dr. Van Voorhees, Chief of General Pediatrics & Dr. Julia Usha Raj, Neonatologist 

November 10th (LCF3): 
Dr. Jesus Garcia, Professor Biophysics & Physiology | Dr. David Peace, Department of Oncology | Dr. Eunice John, Pediatric Nephrology.

November 17th (TBA):
Dr. Jeffrey Loeb, Head of the Department of Neurology

November TBA:
Dr. Jorge Girotti, Director of Medical Admissions and Associate Dean of Joint Programs 

Dr. Mark H. Gonzalez - Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Pier Cristoforo Giulianotti - Chief of Minamally Invasive/Robotic Sugery       

Dr. Malek G Massad - Chief of Cardiothoracic Sugery       

Dr. Abbas Hyderi - Associate Dean for Curriculum and Clinical Family Medicine