Rush University System for Health is staking millions in a groundbreaking and long-term commitment to improve community living conditions to advance health outcomes.
Prysm Institute and DePaul University announce a new initiative that will match student, faculty, staff and alumni entrepreneurs in the healthcare, life sciences and technology sectors with respected industry leaders and experienced investors to provide access to mentorship, capital and operational consultation.
In a partnership with City Colleges of Chicago’s Malcolm X College, Gateway Foundation, Inc, and the Public Health Institute of Metropolitan Chicago, UIC will assist in implementing the MXC’s Community Health Worker Program. The program aims to train workers to provide care and services to children and families impacted by opioid and substance use disorders.
Artist Gwen Yen Chiu, a 2018 School of the Art Institute of Chicago graduate, is the first winner of the Richard Hunt Award, which grants emerging and mid-career level artists $10,000 to create large-scale public art installations across the city.
As part of its continuing climate leadership efforts, Northwestern University announced a five-year partnership with Ameresco, Inc. to help Northwestern significantly reduce its carbon footprint across both the Evanston and Chicago campuses while also providing learning opportunities for students.
Loyola University Chicago's School of Social Work has been awarded a $2 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for behavioral health training.
MacKenzie Scott, the billionaire philanthropist known for her impromptu multi-billion dollar donations to charities and racial equity causes, has given a $40 million donation to UIC and a a $5 million donation to Kennedy-King College - the largest single donation for either school.
Aparna Nutakki, a fourth-year student at Rush Medical College, is working alongside Project C.U.R.E., the world’s largest distributor of medical donations to developing countries. Nutakki is aiming to send $15,000 worth of medical beds to the NTR Health Trust for their distribution to India’s most in-need regions.
It’s the trial competition to end all trial competitions—a one-on-one virtual courtroom battle to determine the best of the best student advocates in the country. Chicago-Kent College of Law student Zoe Appler ’22 was the most inexperienced competitor in the Top Gun National Mock Trial Competition in 2021 by a full year, and she won.
Northwestern University announces the 2021 recipients of the Racial Equity and Community Partnership grants program. Ten organizations will receive partnership grants, and 11 organizations will receive incubator grants.