Benefit supports Center for Global Health projects, education

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A benefit Sept. 17 supports the UIC Center for Global Health’s program, which addresses worldwide problems related to health disparities.

 

From Nepal to Kosovo to Fiji, the UIC Center for Global Health is working in community partnerships in 10 nations to address health problems related to migration, poverty and health disparities.

“The Center for Global Health was established to give people access to research, education and service on a global level that did not exist at the university,” says program coordinator Jeanne Burian. “There’s a huge interest in global health, and it’s growing and growing.”

To support its programs, the center will hold its third annual benefit, “Working for the World,” 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 17 at the National Hellenic Museum, 333 S. Halsted St.

The reception includes a private viewing of museum exhibits, including “Transcending Boundaries: The Art of Anthony Quinn.” Individual tickets are $125. Group tickets for eight are available for $1,000.

The tax deductible portion of the ticket price will support global health education and international service projects. Students in the GMED global medicine program will be at the event to discuss their capstone projects.

“GMED was established to give incoming medical students who have an interest in global health,” Burian says. “It’s a very competitive selection process — there are only 12 students chosen each year from upward of 100 applications.”

Purchase tickets online. For more information, call 312-355-4116.