UIC public health leaders to speak at UIC’s first public health event
UIC will host its first public event this year on public health in a bid to bolster its standing in the world of science and technology.
The UIC Science Center, a hub for undergraduate and graduate students and graduate researchers, will hold its first conference on public-health topics this month from 1 to 2 p.m.
Thursday, said Bethany Smith, executive director of UIC Public Health.
Smith said the event will focus on the science behind how to prevent and control the spread of diseases, as well as the challenges facing public health today.
Smith, who is a UIC doctor, said she hopes the event, which will be held in conjunction with the UIC College of Engineering, will be an opportunity for UIC faculty and students to collaborate with the public health community to make UIC more effective and more effective at what it does best: developing and testing new solutions to global health problems.UIC is one of the nation’s premier public health institutions, said David Sacks, executive vice president and chief operating officer for UINetworks, a division of UIN.
Sacks said the center is a hub of research, education, innovation, and the advancement of knowledge in public health, and it’s the hub for students, faculty, staff and alumni.
Sack said the UINeetworks program is a great opportunity to bring together the people and the ideas of public health into a common space to engage and learn.UINetwork is part of the UINC program, which aims to provide students with a network of resources and opportunities to develop leadership, and help develop the skills needed to become world-class researchers, entrepreneurs, and leaders.
Says UINes director of public affairs, David E. Brown, “We want to give these students the tools to lead the world’s knowledge, and to create a better world.”
The event, titled “Science, Technology, and Innovation: From the Future to the Present,” will address the ways in which science is shaping our world today and how we can help shape the future of public-private partnership, Brown said.
The program will feature speakers, panels, and workshops that will address emerging issues in the field of public and public-funded health, Brown added.
Brown said the focus of the event is to address how the science of public research can inform the development of solutions to public health problems, and how these solutions can be applied to UIC students and faculty.