Gloria J. Bonner, MSN, PhD (‘96), of Chicago, is an assistant professor at the UIC College of Nursing and a research associate in the neurosciences department at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center. She was quoted as a source for an article on the "Top 10 Killers of African-Americans" in the March issue of Ebony magazine.
Mary H. Carter, MPH (‘78), retired after twenty years’ service as director of nursing and health promotion at the Lake County (Illinois) Health Department. She is busy with friends, church, travel, exercise, and volunteer activities. Ms. Carter visited Russia and Scandinavia last year and will be traveling to India in October.
Christine Dannhausen-Brun, MPH (‘97), and her husband, Christian, welcomed twins Jacob Henry and Emma Christine on July 9. Ms. Dannhausen-Brun is currently on maternity leave from her position as chief of field operations for The Prevention Program, Department of Mental Hygiene, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore.
Healther Hastings, MPH (‘95), is a Family Planning Program consultant for the United States Department of Health and Human Services Region V Office in Chicago. She monitors Title X grantee recipients to ensure the provision of family planning services to low income and young women in the six-state region. Prior to assuming this position, Ms. Hastings was coordinator of the West Town Lead Project of the Erie Family Health Center, where she collaborated with child health and environmental health organizations to develop program models and research proposals for neighborhood-based, culturally sensitive environmental health and public health programs.
Elaine Jurkowski, PhD (‘97), was awarded a fellowship from the Great Cities Institute in collaboration with the United Way/Crusade of Mercy to conduct a study of community-based agencies’ perceptions of health needs assessments and their use. Her findings led to the development of a training intervention, Data for the Non-Data Literate and Community Planning. She replicated this research in Canada and is now preparing the comparative studies for publication. Dr. Jurkowski was invited by the Interagency Committee on Disability Statistics to speak on "Status of Disabilities: Canadian/American Comparisons," a presentation based on her dissertation research that was teleconferenced from Washington, DC to eight sites in the United States and the World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland. She also gave presentations at the 1997 Annual American Public Health Association Meeting on "Methodological Techniques in Disability Research" and "Leadership/Citizen Participation in Planning for Health Care Resources and People with Disabilities: A Canadian/U.S. Comparison."
Robert Jusino, DC, MPH (‘98), published A Strategic Plan for the Chiropractic Profession to Integrate into the Health Care System to Improve the Quality and Quantity of Natural Health Services Rendered to the American Public. Dr. Jusino is in private practice in chiropractic medicine in Franklin Park, Illinois and is also working on establishing an occupational medicine and injury prevention program for chiropractic physicians at UIC SPH with federal funding.
Vincent D. Keenan, MSPH (‘81), has served as executive vice president of the Illinois Academy of Family Physicians (IAFP) and executive director of the IAFP Foundation since 1992. The organization has started the Land of Lincoln Research Network and is conducting its first clinical studies.
Carlos Monteagudo, MD, MPH (‘88), a professor of pyschiatry at Dartmouth Medical School, was selected as a Kellogg Fellow. He is studying religious existentialism and its potential role in United States public policy-making. Daniel Swartzman, JD, MPH, associate professor, Health Policy and Administration Division, is collaborating with Dr. Monteagudo in this study.
Kevin Sherin, MD, MPH (‘86), serves as the director of the University of Illinois at Chicago-Christ Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program, which has placed residents in underserved training sites including Roseland, South Shore, and Calumet Heights. Dr. Sherin also serves as program director of the Chicago HOPE (Health Outreach Physician Education) Project in which he is working to recruit and train primary care physicians for Title 330 Community Health Centers and Health Personnel Shortage Area communities. Also associated with the project as coordinator is Kevin Shannon, MD, MPH (‘87). The project has received Title VII grant funding for three years to increase training for community-oriented primary care to help communities meet Healthy People 2000 objectives.
Patricia Tibbs, MD, MPH (‘97), a pediatrician, is medical director of the Family Health Center in Laurel, Mississippi. The center is one of several Federally Qualified Health Centers situated in rural Mississippi. It has nine physicians on staff, operates the WIC program and the Perinatal High-Risk Program, and conducts extensive case management and outreach. Dr. Tibbs recently launched the Reach-Out-and Read Program in the center’s pediatric clinic.
Karen Turner-Roan, MPH (‘97), was selected to present a poster session on her master’s project studying asthma in children who reside in homeless shelters at the American Thoracic Society’s international conference in April. Ms. Turner-Roan’s study was also highlighted in the conference’s media room.
Alisa Blount von Riotte, MPH (‘87), of Madison, Wisconsin, is chief resident in psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison. She encourages fellow medical students to persevere and plans to join a small group practice upon completion of her training.
Celine Woznica, MPH (‘80), DrPH (‘86), works at the Alivio Medical Center and coordinates a school-based child and youth health education program in Chicago. The program, called Child-to-Child, is modeled on an international child health and safety initiative, currently implemented in more than eighty nations, which prepares children to promote child health and welfare within their own communities. Under the direction of Dr. Woznica, the program operates in five Chicago elementary schools serving predominantly Mexican neighborhoods and is the only known adaptation of the model in the United States.
Linda Harrison Zoeller, PhD (‘96), has accepted a position as associate professor and program coordinator for the Family Nurse Practioner Program at Purdue University Calumet beginning in fall 1998. Dr. Zoeller was inducted into the Delta Omega Society in March.
Paul Allen, MPH (‘75), July 1998. A public health advocate, Mr. Allen served as a VISTA volunteer in the 1960s. Soon after settling in Uptown, Mr. Allen saw a strong need for community-based mental health care because state hospitals were discharging scores of patients. With others, he helped establish the Edgewater Uptown Community Mental Health Center in 1972. The center eventually expanded to six sites, serving 7,500 clients on the Chicago’s North Side, and is now called the Community Counseling Centers of Chicago. Mr. Allen was also a strong advocate for the Native American community and served as executive director of the American Indian Health Service of Chicago from the early 1980s to 1993. This year, the School of Public Health presented a lifetime achievement award to Mr. Allen in recognition of his many years of community service in the public health field.
A fund in memory of Mr. Allen has been established by the Community Counseling Centers of Chicago. Checks in support of the fund should be designated for the Paul Allen Fund and made payable to the Community Counseling Centers of Chicago, 4720 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60640.
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