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Chicago Area Schweitzer Advisory Council

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The Chicago Area Schweitzer Advisory Council guides the local Schweitzer Fellowship Program, helping to decide its direction, determining criteria for selection of new Fellows, assisting with recruitment, and serving as a resource for Fellows.  It is made up of university faculty and administrators, health and social service professionals, and former Fellows. Schweitzer Advisory Council Founding Chair Quentin D. Young, MD Founding Chairman, Health and Medicine Schweitzer Advisory Council Chair Steven Rothschild, MD Professor and Chair Rush University Medical Center Council Members David Ansell, MD, MPH Senior Vice President, Associate Provost for Community Health Equity Rush University Claudia Baier, MPH Senior Program Officer VNA Foundation François Blumenfeld-Kouchner, MA, PhD, DO Palliative Physician for WI Central Region Advocate Aurora Health Raymond Curry, MD Senior Associate Dean for Educational Affairs University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine    Misty G. Drake, AM Project Director Floyd Medical Center Sue Etminan, DMD, MPH Dental Director Miles Square Health Center Caswell A. Evans, DDS, MPH Associate Dean for Prevention and Public Health Science University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry Deborah Gaebler-Spira, MD Attending Physician Shirley Ryan AbilityLab JoAnn Gruca, RN, PhD Professor Emeritus St. Xavier University School of Nursing Lena Hatchett, PhD Director, Community University Partnerships Associate Professor for Medical Education Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine Eva Hernandez-Thomas, MSN Behavioral Health Community Researcher Healthcare Alternative Systems Rohan D. Jeremiah, PhD, MPH Assistant Professor of Community Health Sciences University of Illinois School of Public Health Kohar Jones, MD Family Physician Heartland Alliance Health Sarah Kasprowicz, MD Medical Dermatologist Medical Dermatology Associates of Chicago Ariel Katz, MD, MPH Education Director, Clinical Skills Department Chicago Medical School Rosalind Franklin University Claire H. Kohrman, PhD Medical & Community Sociologist (retired) University of Chicago Westside Health Authority Arthur Kohrman, MD Professor Emeritus Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine Diane M. Kondratowicz, PhD Unit Adjunct Faculty & Co-Instructional Coordinator Elgin Community College Robert C. McKersie, MD Family Medicine Physician Greater Lawrence Family Health Center Kevin A. Osten-Garner, PsyD Licensed Clinical Psychologist Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs Adler University Sonia P. Oyola, MD, ABOIM Integrative Family Physician Director, Family Medicine M3 and M4 Clerkships Heartland Health Centers Pritzker School of Medicine University of Chicago Robert Perlman, MD, PhD Professor Emeritus University of Chicago Rachel Reichlin, MPH, MSN, RN Program Officer Michael Reese Health Trust Lisa Rosenberg, PhD, RN Associate Dean of Students Associate Professor Rush University College of Nursing Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar, MD, MPH Medical Director of Behavioral Health City of Chicago Department of Public Health Abigail Sivan, PhD Clinical Associate Professor Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Jack Snarr, PhD Associate Dean Emeritus, Student Programs Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Shirley Stephenson, NP Advanced Practice Nurse Rush University Medical Center Mark Stoltenberg, MD Palliative Care Fellow Massachusetts General Hospital Harvey Wigdor, DDS, MS Professor University of Illinois College of Dentistry Sandra P. Wilks, RN, MSN, CNE Director Michael Reese Research & Education Foundation, Women's Health Program Torrey Wilson, PhD Associate Professor, Clinical Psychology Illinois School of Professional Psychology