At the University of Chicago Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, we want students to have access to academic and cultural resources, but to also have opportunities independent of the classroom and student life. Thus, the following is a list of opportunities where students can go to search for funding, enrich their summers or find work after graduation.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Bowman Society

The Office of Multicultural Affairs at the Pritzker School of Medicine cordially invites you to attend a special lecture of the Bowman Society!

Speaker: Doriane Miller, MD

Date: Thursday, July 15, 2010

Place: Biological Sciences Learning Center (BSLC), 924 E. 57th St., Room 115

Time: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Lecture
6:30 pm – 7:00 pm Reception
(Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served)
Title: “New Health Partnerships: Improving Care by Engaging Patients.”

The society and lecture series are named in honor of Dr. James E. Bowman who is Professor Emeritus at the University of Chicago in the Departments of Pathology and Medicine and senior scholar for the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics.

Dr. Miller is the inaugural director of the Center for Community Health and Vitality at the University of Chicago Medical Center. The Center for Community Health and Vitality’s mission is to improve population health outcomes for residents on the South Side of Chicago through community-engaged research, demonstration and service models. Dr. Miller joined the University in January 2009. Prior to joining the University of Chicago, she served as national program director of New Health Partnerships, a demonstration project funded by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the California Health Care Foundation on collaborative self-management support. Dr. Miller is also a faculty member of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in Cambridge, MA. She joined Stroger Hospital of Cook County in March of 2005, as Associate Division Chief for General Internal Medicine, focusing her attention on mentoring and staff development, while serving as a community provider at Woodlawn Adult Health Center. Prior to coming to Stroger, she served 2 years as the Senior Director for Quality and Clinical Research of the Health Research and Educational Trust of the American Hospital Association where she focused on quality and patient safety demonstration projects. Dr. Miller also worked for 5 years as a program vice-president at The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation where she was responsible for strategic planning and program design in the clinical quality improvement area, using clinical and community-based strategies. Programs developed under her direction include demonstration projects designed to help improve the quality of care for people with chronic health conditions such as asthma, diabetes and depression. Dr. Miller’s work in the area of improving asthma outcomes through school and community interventions was noted by the American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology with a 2006 Special Recognition Award. Dr. Miller was a member of the 2002 Institute of Medicine committee that produced the report, Guidance for the National Healthcare Disparities Report. Dr. Miller was recognized by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Community Health Leadership Program in 1993 for her community-based efforts in improving the health and well-being of grandparents raising their grandchildren through an initiative called, Grandparents Who Care.
Dr. Miller also brings over 20 years of experience as a community-based primary care provider who has worked with under-served, minority populations with a special interest in behavioral health. She served as medical director of the Maxine Hall Health Center of the San Francisco Department of Health, while also serving as Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine at San Francisco General Hospital, University of California, San Francisco.

Dr. Miller received her medical degree from the University of Chicago. She completed a Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency and a General Medicine/Clinical Epidemiology Fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco.

We hope you will be able to join us. Please confirm by July 14h that you will attend. RSVP to Nikeela Oliver at, or call (773)702-8946.

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