NEW IN THE ILLINOIS MEDICAL DISTRICT: JUNE 2018
FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
As you may have heard, the IMD launched a new website a few weeks back. Our newly redesigned site reflects a shift in the IMD brand and organizational goals, and aims to highlight for potential partners the exciting opportunity that IMD residence presents, and how to pursue it.
We're excited to share our new website with the IMD community and the world. Our story is what sets us apart, and this site lets us tell it in new and dynamic ways, while highlighting the impact of our incredible partners on the practice of medicine. 

We hope you'll take some time to familiarize yourself with the new site. If your organization has news or announcements you'd like featured on the site, you can contact IMD Director of Marketing and Communication Ryan Gage

-SUZET MCKINNEY, DRPH, MPH

UPDATE: CTA IMD BLUE LINE RENOVATION
Renovation work continues on the Paulina stationhouse at the IMD Blue Line stop. The interior stationhouse work is 80% complete. Concourse (ramp) work is approximately 75% complete, and is progressing according to schedule. The Paulina entrance is scheduled to reopen in late July.
IMD BLUE LINE STATIONHOUSE
Ogden stationhouse work is also ongoing. Structural concrete work is complete, and the CTA is working toward a fall opening for the Ogden entrance and completion of the project. For more information about the IMD Blue Line renovation project, click here.
STOP THE BLEED CAMPAIGN & APP
Uniformed Services University and the National Center for Disaster Medicine & Public Health are sponsoring a  new program and app designed to educate individuals on how to identify and treat serious bleeding, which can be fatal in minutes if not addressed.

The Stop the Bleed program is the product of a student project at Harvard University's National Preparedness Leadership Initiative, which is taught by IMD Executive Director Dr. Suzet McKinney. 

You can download the app on Google and iTunes.
GROWING SOLUTIONS FARM OPEN HOUSE
Growing Solutions Farm will host an open house on Wednesday, June 13 from 10 AM to 1 PM. Guests will be able to tour the farm and interact with staff who grow, harvest and sell the produce. 

Growing Solutions Farm is staffed by young adults who are part of the Urban Autism Solutions famlily.  The farm interns learn skills in the agriculture space, and how to follow structured employment tasks while also gaining soft skills.
IMAGE: URBAN AUTISM SOLUTIONS (FACEBOOK)
The event will kick off Growing Solutions Farm's weekly farm stand, which runs every Wednesday from 10 am to 1 PM, June through October. 

Growing Solutions Farm is located at 2200 W. Campbell Park Drive. There is a $20 suggested donation to attend the open house. If you have questions, please contact  info@urbanautismsolutions.com.
JOB OPPORTUNITY: UIC COLLEGE OF NURSING
The UIC College of Nursing invites nursing leaders to apply for  full-time, assistant professor tenure track faculty positions in the Department of Biobehavioral Health Science (BHS). 

Professional duties include, but are not limited to development of an independent program of research and participation in collaborative, interdisciplinary research teams, teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students.

The BHS Department at UIC is one of three departments in the College of Nursing, ranked among the top ten nursing colleges in the country.
IDOT BRIEFING: I-290 CONSTRUCTION
On Wednesday, June 22, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will host an incident management meeting for two major construction contracts that are scheduled for letting in November 2018:
  • Jane Byrne Interchange ramp completions
  • Eastbound I-290 Ramp to Northbound Kennedy
These construction projects will impact many IMD partners, particularly those who provide emergency services. Those in attendance will hear key updates, and have the chance to ask questions of the project management team. If you'd like to attend the meeting, please contact IDOT Project Manager Brian Kuttab