Pritzker's newest Student Run Free Clinic now at IMAN!
IMAN (Inner City Muslim Action Network) is dedicated to promoting peace and health on the South Side of Chicago. Medical Director, Dr. Altaf Kaiseruddin, supervises three medical students (2 first years and 1 fourth year) every Saturday, 9am-11am at IMAN. For more information: http://pritzker.uchicago.edu/about/news/IMAN-Free-Clinic.shtml
NorthShore University HealthSystem Foundation Hosts Investitures for Two Endowed Chairs
Evanston, IL-- On Wednesday, August 22, NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) Foundation, the philanthropic entity for NorthShore, hosted an Investiture Ceremony recognizing two new endowed chairs. A group of more than 140 donors, physicians, care providers and administrative leaders gathered at NorthShore Evanston Hospital's Frank Auditorium to honor and celebrate the work of Bernard G. Ewigman, MD, MSPH, Chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at NorthShore and the University of Chicago, and Ernest E. Wang, MD, Medical Director of NorthShore Center for Simulation and Innovation (NCSI). Endowed chairs represent the highest level of prestige at academic medical institutions and help to ensure excellence in clinical care, research and medical education.
commenced with the investiture of Dr. Ewigman in the Owen L. Coon Chair
of Family Medicine, a chair bearing the name of the visionary family
that funded the first endowed chair at NorthShore. For nearly three
decades, Dr. Ewigman has earned a stellar reputation among his peers, as
well as the thousands of patients he has served. Prior to his arrival
at the University of Chicago and NorthShore, he practiced family
medicine, focusing on obstetrics and inpatient care at the University of
Missouri-Columbia. Throughout his career, Dr. Ewigman has won numerous
research and teaching awards and received many notable honors, including
the Pew Primary Care Research Award, which is given to one leading
primary care researcher annually.
The group then enjoyed the
investiture of Dr. Wang in the Alvin H. Baum Family Fund Chair of
Simulation and Innovation. As Medical Director of NCSI, Dr. Wang has
worked with his colleagues to leverage NorthShore's role as a teaching
hospital by training medical students, residents, physicians and nurses
to better master complex medical care, thereby improving patient
outcomes, driving research and enhancing clinical skills. Under Dr.
Wang's leadership, NorthShore's NCSI is regarded as the most productive,
proactive and leading-edge simulation learning center in the nation.
Outside of NorthShore, he is a course director for the American College
of Emergency Physician's National Emergent Simulation Training Course
and a peer reviewer for the Academic Emergency Medicine Journal. Among
his many accolades, Dr. Wang received the Outstanding Physician of the
Year Award in 2010 from the University of Chicago Emergency Medicine
"These honorees are a
shining example of the commitment to excellence that is emphasized
throughout NorthShore. Their work contributes significantly to
NorthShore being able to provide the very best quality outcomes for our
patients," said Murray Ancell, NorthShore Foundation Executive Director.
"We are extremely grateful to the Owen L. Coon Foundation and Alvin H.
Baum Family Fund who have made very generous endowment gifts recognizing
these distinguished NorthShore physicians, gifts that provide
philanthropic support in perpetuity."