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Friday, August 28, 2015

Physical Activity and Cancer: The Evidence Step by Step

A research conference at UIC for clinicians, researchers, fellows, and students. 
Thursday, October 8, 2015 • 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Click here for more information.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Information Sessions for the Summertime International Service Immersion trips

For students interested in participating in service trips sponsored by Campus Ministry next summer there will be 4 upcoming information sessions.

These are:
  • Sept 10 at 12:30 pm in SSOM 345
  • Sept 14 at 11:00 am in SSOM 460
  • Sept 14 at 5:00 pm in SSOM 460
  • Sept 17 at 12:30 pm in SSOM 345

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Border Justice Engagement

October 2 (evening) through October 7 (evening)

The Border Justice Engagement is an interprofessional educational immersion at the US-Mexico border that provides diverse informational sessions and direct engagement to students, faculty, and staff from health professions at Loyola. This experience presents two primary objectives: 1) introduce participants to the first-hand realities of border health and justice, and 2) provide an interprofessional cohort with a shared experience in immigration that serves as a point of entry to advocate for social justice and human rights in the Chicagoland area. The immersion takes place in Tucson and Nogales, Arizona. All meetings are held in the United States; the trip does not cross into Mexico. BorderLinks (www.borderlinks.org) serves as the educational broker, scheduling all programming and organizing all meals and transportation. Group reflection activities are also coordinated by BorderLinks; HSD Ministry leads reflections that seek to locate the experience within our identity and mission.  The reflection sessions serve as the cornerstone of the experience.

Trip participants: The eligible student, faculty, and staff member is interested in interprofessional education, has shown ongoing commitment to health disparities and the underserved, and feels comfortable adopting a stance of cultural humility and presence. Before travel, each student is responsible for communicating with all necessary individuals regarding permission and alternative arrangements required for 1-2 days of missed class and/or program requirements.

Composition of the trip: 12-13 total participants, ideally 2 students and one faculty/staff member from each school. Composition varies somewhat depending on interest and expertise of participants.

Application: Each student will apply through their school/program of study (School of Nursing, Institute of Public Health, School of Medicine, Center for Human Rights of Children) by the internally assigned application deadline.

Funding: The overall cost of the trip is roughly $1200-$1500. ($800-1000 program fees and lodging, $300-$500 for flights) Each school will communicate the corresponding levels of sponsorship to student, faculty, and staff participants.

Trip preparation: The group will meet 1-2 times before departure in order to meet one another, set goals for the trip, and to determine individual interests in conjunction with the development of a group agenda. Suggested readings will be offered.

Post-trip requirements: Each school will require a post-trip project or presentation. The trip group will present 1-2 times to the larger Loyola community. Trip participants will be invited to continue work in immigration and in immigration health issues in the local community.

Please direct questions within your program, or to Ginny McCarthy, Director, University Ministry, Health Sciences Division: vmccarthy@luc.edu.