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What does personalized medicine, data gathering and cybersecurity mean to all of us? FIND OUT!

THE CHICAGO CHAPTER OF THE FULBRIGHT ASSOCIATION in partnership with the Global Health Initiative of Northwestern Medicine, invite you to attend a forum focusing on the medical, legal and privacy issues of personalized medicine, and data gathering.

The educational forum will comprise:

Dr. Joyce Ho, the Lead Investigator for Northwestern University’s participation as a Health Care Provider Organization in The Precision Medicine Initiative, a long-term collaborative effort between the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other research institutions, which focuses on a person’s genetics, lifestyle and environment in determining the best approach to treatment and prevention of disease.

Kurt V. Jose, CEO of IndiviDx, a clinical laboratory specializing in Pharmacogenetics testing; Cyber Security Expert from the FBI

Each year the frequency of data breaches continues to increase with the health industry being one of the most compromised fields. How is personal data protected, how do providers of genetic testing safeguard data, how accurate are commercial DNA tests, and what is being done to make data more secure? – These will be some of the questions and topics discussed.

DATE Thursday, March 28, 2019

TIME 5:30pm-7pm

LOCATION Hughes Atrium at 303 E Superior St, Chicago, IL 60611 (the building is called the Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center)

COST FREE to current visiting Fulbright Students and Scholars, Fulbright Alumni, Association Members, friends, colleagues, and family members.

The expert panel will focus on the use of health information technology, access to health data, accuracy concerns of genetic testing, cyber security, and legal aspects of personal health data gathering.

In addition to serving as an educational platform for a compelling and a timely topic, this event will present an opportunity to learn from the experts, participate in a discussion, meet fellow Fulbrighters, and forge new connections.

Please R.S.V.P. using the online form or clicking on this link: https://bit.ly/2Hwc6PO

We look forward to seeing you at this event!

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Scenes from an American hospitality dinner

(Front from left) Elisa Uusimaeki, Mirana Razafindramboa, Agnes Brugger (Stephen's wife); (Rear from left) Achille Mutombo, Stephen Hill, Hosni Zobai and Arnaud Dakpogan got to know each other during the dinner hospitality program.

EVERY YEAR, AS PART OF the Fulbright Enrichment program organized by IIE (Institute of International Education,) the Fulbright alumni are asked to open their homes for a hospitality dinner. This casual event allows Fulbrighters studying around the United States to get to know one another as well as our marvelous city.

For Fulbright Association-Chicago Chapter board member Stephen Hill, this is the fifth time he and his family host international Fulbrighters, and as he says “each time has been very rewarding.”

Hosni Zobai, from Israel, ready for a sip of red wine.

This year they were joined by Achille Mutombo (DRC; Law Mich State), Mirana Razafindramboa (Madagascar; Travel/Tourism RIT), Elisa Uusimaeki (Finland; Theology Yale), Arnaud Dakpogan (Benin; Economics Williams) and Hosni Zoabi (Israel; Law Geo. Washington).  They made their way up the Red line to the Howard street station where they were picked up.  After enjoying drinks a meal followed which flew a steady stream of questions and observations about their various countries and experiences.  As several of them were either from or had lived in Africa, the conversations frequently returned to issues of governance, patronage, and the high rate of economic growth found in some sub-Saharan countries.  As a good welcoming American the meal was finished, naturally, with apple pie! Photos courtesy Stephen Hill

Achille Mutombo from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Mirana Razafindramboa from Madagascar sharing dinner while getting to know other international Fulbright students and their American hosts.

Arnaud Dakpogan from Benin and Elisa Uusimaeki from Finland about to enjoy the American apple pie.