Symposium on Interpersonal Violence: The Impact on Women’s Health

In recognition of Women’s Health Week, the Department of OBGYN in coordination with the Women’s Health Research Group are offering a symposium on May 21 12-4:30pm for all hospital departments and staff on Interpersonal Violence: The Impact on Women’s Health. Please see the attached brochure for details.

This 4 hour event will start at 12 pm with the WHRI Lunch Forum with speaker Marlita White, LCSW, from the Office of Violence Prevention and Behavioral Health at Chicago Department of Public Health, speaking on “The Impact of Trauma on the Health of Women and Girls in Chicago.”

This will be followed at 1pm by the symposium and panel discussion led by Traci Kurtzer MD, Medical Director for Trauma Informed Care and Education, speaking on Intimate Partner Violence and practical tips on providing Trauma Informed Care for clinicians. Julia Geynisman-Tan MD, Director of the ERASE Trafficking Clinic, will speak on Human Trafficking and Gender Based Violence and Jaclyn Rodriguez BSN, SANE Coordinator of the Illinois Attorney General’s Office will speak about Updates to Laws in Illinois and the positive impact for Sexual Assault survivors. The symposium fee is $20 and will provide 3 CME credits for those who apply.

This will be an educational afternoon with practical information that can be utilized for improving our understanding and care for all patients dealing with past and current trauma. It will provide useful information and guidance for both inpatient and outpatient health care staff. Target audience: all specialties, physicians, nurses, PT/OT/RT, social workers and other clinical staff, non-clinical staff, and medical students.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Symposium course director, Traci Kurtzer, or Lunch Forum coordinator, Nicole Woitowich. Women’s Health Research Forum Luncheon
(free and open to the public)
12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
“The Impact of Trauma on the Health of
Women and Girls in Chicago”

Click here to Register for the Luncheon
1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

order Pregabalin Symposium on Interpersonal Violence and
Women’s Health: Intimate Partner Violence,
Sexual Assault, and Human Trafficking
1:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Click here to Register for the Symposium
Fee: $20.00
3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

You’re Invited: Chicago NOW Annual Meeting

Join Chicago NOW for our annual meeting at Early to Bed along with Howard Brown Health Center and Chicago Women’s Health Center for an educational STI/STD panel and to celebrate World AIDS Day.

Where: Early to Bed, 5232 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago

When: Wednesday, Dec. 1, 8:00pm-10:00pm

Early to Bed will host us and donate 10% of the night’s sales to Howard Brown Health Center toward their lifeline efforts as the center is at risk of closing.

Early to Bed will also donate a raffle item and those proceeds will also go to Howard Brown Health Center.

We will also have a suggested donation of $5 at the door. All door donations will be donated to Howard Brown.
Wine and light appetizers will be served.

Questions? Contact

Join The Chicago NOW Board!!

Interested in joining Chicago NOW’s all volunteer board? The chapter is currently looking for women and men interested in becoming involved with Chicago NOW.

We are particularly looking for individuals interested in economic equity, lesbian rights, reproductive justice, grants and development and membership–but don’t worry, if you have other interests within woman’s rights, please don’t hesitate to apply!

To apply please send your resume, coverletter and two professional references to

We will begin conducting interviews in November.

For more information

Chicago NOW Health Team Meeting

Event: Chicago NOW Health Team Meeting
What: Club/Group Meeting
When: Tuesday, March 30, 6:30pm-8:00pm
Where: T’s Bar and Restaurant


Come Make a Difference!
This will be a fun, casual meeting where you can meet like-minded feminists and learn about our upcoming volunteer opportunities in Women’s Health. We are interested in hearing your ideas as well!

About us:
The Chicago NOW Health Team aims to have an impact on health issues that affect women disproportionately in order to improve the health of all women in Chicago.

Join the Red Pump Project to Raise HIV/AIDS Awareness For Women and Girls

Red Pump Widget

Help raise awareness and education about the effects of HIV/AIDS on women and girls. Join the Red Pump Project in honoring Rae Lewis Thorton, an HIV/AIDS activist.

What: The Red Pump Project with honoree Rae Lewis Thorton, an HIV/AIDS activist.
Where: Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St.
When: March 25, 2010
Time: 6 pm-9 pm.

More event information is available here:

For more details about The Red Pump Project, visit their Website.