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April 2, 2001 Contact: Jody Oesterreicher (312) 996-8277; joest@uic.edu


Grand opening of the new UIC School of Public Health facility

1603 W. Taylor St.

Friday, April 6
9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Nearly three decades of progress and expansion had resulted in the UIC School of Public Health operating out of three separate buildings on the UIC campus. The closure of the Illinois State Psychiatric Institute made it possible for the school to consolidate its growing numbers of programs and personnel into the building, which has been renamed the School of Public Health and Psychiatric Institute.

"We are thrilled to showcase the new home of the UIC School of Public Health and share our facilities and our mission with the Chicago community," said Susan Scrimshaw, School of Public Health dean. The new facility accommodates community meetings, children's summer programs, art displays, symposia and workshops on public health issues, student conference and study areas, a café for socializing, a rest and play area for parents and children and facilities for teaching, research and community service.

"We truly practice what we preach in our design of this building. It is a place where the health of the community is foremost in our thinking," Scrimshaw said.


9-10:30 a.m.

Awards ceremony for Chicago Public School students "My Public Health Message Is…" Contest

Public Health and You symposium with presentations by UIC faculty

3 p.m.

Who We Are: Issues of Cultural and Ethnic Identity, by Susan Scrimshaw, UIC School of Public Health dean

3:30 p.m.

The Arts-Medicine Project: Serving the Chicago Arts Community, by Dr. Katherine Duvall, codirector of the Arts-Medicine Project

4 p.m

Stop the Shooting and Killing in our Neighborhoods, by Dr. Gary Slutkin, professor of epidemiology and international health

4:30 p.m.

Community-Based Interventions to Prevent HIV Transmission Among People Who Inject Drugs, by Lawrence Oulette, director of Community Outreach Intervention Projects

5 p.m.

Tours of the new School of Public Health and Psychiatric Institute, led by students and staff.

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