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Round 4 (Final) Health & Wellness Working Group Presentation (May 2013), by Rhea Rashad and Jen Zoleta
Transcript of Round 4 (Final) Health & Wellness Working Group Presentation (May 2013), by Rhea Rashad and Jen Zoleta
Training & Policy
Center Chancellor’s Initiative
in the Humanities-
“Food Studies at UIC:
Local and Global Issues” Urban Health
Program Department of
and Pharmacognosy UIC/NIH Center for Botanical Dietary Supplements Research College of Pharmacy
Atkins Botanical Garden Environmental
Health Sciences Get Fit Challenge
Recreation Centers Campus Dining
Services UNISON Health Richard B. Van Breemen Elizabeth Krause Professor of Medicinal Chemistry Director, UIC/NIH Center for
Botanical Dietary Supplements
Research UIC/NIH Center for Botanical Dietary Supplements Research Dr. Norman R. Farnsworth, director from 1999 to 2011, had the vision to find people with common intersects and bring them together to work collaboratively. This created a center that is able to continue to be frontrunners in their research. What connections did
they make about their work in
relation to sustainability? Their hopes for moving forward:
- More clinical trials
- Testing more botanicals
-Finding a botanical that is as efficacious as a drug What stood out most
from this interview? Rhea Jen i n t e r v i e w e d Heather Payne Marketing Director of Dining Operations Story Demonstrating Strength The students' opinion matter!
connecting to students through feedback and surveys
ex. omelet story Biggest/ Proudest Strengths: -- - financially sustainable
- health wise = contributing to the quality of life - Standardizing Botanicals
- Integrated Staff Project Manager Connection to Sustainability What Stood Out Most The complexity of the process and the
time it takes to complete the process.
- NIH approval
- clinical trials
- research Rhea Jen Hey, Jen!
So what do you
think about of all
these assets? I think they're all pretty
cool. They all involve
All things you need to
be sustainable! Rhea Jen With all of these
I bet some of these
different assets could
work together! You're right!
If these assets collaborate
with and educate each
other, then imagine all of
What if... Food Studies worked
with Campus Dining
Services? Hopes For Moving Forward Or Food Studies
the UIC Botanical
Center Biggest/ Proudest Strengths:
- Surveys and Feedback
- UIC Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Food Studies
- collaboration across disciplines The Food Studies have numerous events/ conferences to create awareness through the discussion of related issues What connections did they make about their work in relation to sustainability?
- focus on the quality of life (people having access to food that is healthy and plentiful) through studies in culture and food systems Their hopes for moving forward:
- more lectures/ symposiums
- improve food systems
- well established working groups
- renew Post Doc
- curriculum (at UIC, based on food studies) What stood out most in this interview?
The overall concept and perspective of the food studies.
- consumption recycling
composting food prep/food waste
repurpose unused/leftover cooking oil > biodiesel
turning off any light/equipment that isn't used
supports local farmers
main produce distributor: testa produce
cage free eggs (in collaboration with EcoCampus)
no harm done to chickens/meat
any animal on the endangered list in not in their dining halls
only uses sustainable seafood
uses biodegradable compost containers
tray free dining - saves food waste/chemicals and water composting food prep/food waste
reusing cooking oil
supporting local farmers Susan Levine Professor of History
Director of the Institute for the Humanities spreading awareness
providing more food variety
issues with people stealing food Chancellor’s Initiative in the Humanities- “Food Studies at UIC: Local and Global Issues” Biggest Strengths efforts in saving/sparing resources
reprocessing cooking oil biodiesel vegans
gluten free food
healthy options accommodating everyone's diet produce is from local farmers -- healthier food
they try to connect to students Endocrine Disruptor Research
March 6, 2013 Institute for
Health and Research
Policy The Wellness
Center Prof.Curt Winkle Prof. William Kling Dr. Gail Prins Food Systems Course
March 13, 2013 Food Access
March 15, 2013 February 8, 2013
February 7, 2013
March 4, 2013 What connections did they make about their work in relation to sustainability?
- The groups and organizations helped by the MLHRTPC will continue without them Their hopes for moving forward:
- awareness on campus
- want people to see the center as the end point, not a place to move on to other things
- more funding! discretionary programs, line item budget What stood out most in this interview?
- How the MLHRTPC connects UIC to the community
- The concern of being a sustainable asset on campus They also
plants! One of the Midwest Latino Health Research Training and Policy Center's programs was integrated into a government agency after being continuously used Mr. Kling does works on 3 levels. The "30,000 or high level" where he has worked on projects like the Food Systems Policy Council that became a law or was on the federal level. The "3,000 or stakeholder" level where he has worked on projects like the MarketMaker at the state level. The "300 or ground level" where he participates and offers his services for community based projects. Hospital Green Team Princess Currence Director, Urban Health Program Urban Health Program Rosemary George Sheila Castillo Interim Director Midwest Latino Health Research
Training and Policy Center Associate Director Biggest/ Proudest Strengths:
- stress on being Participatory
- involvement with and in the community What connections did they make about their work in relation to sustainability?
- retain students Their hopes for moving forward:
- Be a national leader in health equity
- Be more present on East Campus and building stronger connections between both campuses What stood out most in this interview?
- The influence of the community after 30 years
- The development of the program
- The "Big Picture" view Marilyn Griffin is a graduate of the University of Illinois. She participated in the Urban Health Program while attending the university and now works with the Urban Health Program Biggest/ Proudest Strengths:
- longitudinal approach
- connection to the community Prof. William Kling Clinical Assistant Professor William Kling: Food Access What connections did they make about their work in relation to sustainability?
- financially sustainable; not only by funding, but by promoting economic development
- making initiatives for food access part of the law
- working to create communities that have a secure healthy food source Their hopes for moving forward:
- Work to establish more food access programs and laws at the Federal level and State levels What stood out most from this interview?
- The many parts Mr. Kling plays in these various initiatives
- "everybody eats"
- focus is on empowerment
- the process of Action Oriented Public Policy Biggest/ Proudest Strengths:
- Early Learners Health Nutrition
- Interagency Nutrition Council
- Office of Sustainability UIUC
- UIC Steering Committee
- Food Systems Policy Council
- Healthy Urban Food Enterprise Development (HUFED) William Kling is involved in food access on federal, state, and community levels. He has been an advisor/consultant on many food access based initiatives in the community. Kling has also participated in drafting policy and legislation around food access at the state and federal level. Rhea Jen Rhea Jen Hey Rhea!
We've met a lot more amazing assets since last time, haven't we?! What do you think about these? Any new themes? You're right!
They could share and support each other by seeking common ground even though they're focuses may not be the same.
What if... Absolutely!
Community seems to be a recurring theme among these new assets. I guess community is what supports UIC's various initiatives isn't it? Speaking of community --- I bet these different asset would benefit from not only collaborating, but by developing more of a sense of community among themselves... I agree! The Urban Health Program and the Midwest Latino Health Research, Training, and Policy Center worked together? The MLHRTPC could use students from the UHP to work on their projects in the community as volunteers. This would give UHP another resource and aid their students building their skill set AND help the MLHRTPC gain more of a strong hold and presence on campus Presence on campus is very important. It really emphasizes being a part of the UIC community. Most of our assets do work in the outside community or are community supported. I think developing community on
campus is just as important. Definitely. The support community provides is key to sustainability. Community, collaboration, education (awareness) must be all you need to be sustainable. "University of Illinois at Chicago - UIC." University of Illinois at Chicago - UIC. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Mar. 2013. "University of Illinois at Chicago - UIC." University of Illinois at Chicago - UIC. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Mar. 2013. "University of Illinois at Chicago - UIC." University of Illinois at Chicago - UIC. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Mar. 2013. Gail Prins, Ph.D. Professor of Urology and Physiology
Director of Andrology Laborotories Biggest Strengths Connection between Work & Sustainability supports awareness and environmental organizations teaching/mentoring students research on endocrine disruptor chemicals especially on bpa and primarily focused on looking at the prostate gland supports environmental organizations sharing her research Hopes in Moving Forward continuing to train and empower people as a leader and mentor
ex. president of women in andrology organization and is a professor
challenges: money & funds
issues with immediate impact/shortsightedness (big impediment)
ex. how does fruit fly research lead to humans? What Stood Out the Most? the research on endocrine disruptor chemicals and how most of it is man-made and everywhere we eat EDC prevention such as green chemistry/screening chemicals before production/smarter scientists designing chemicals/ partnering with scientists that desugb products ex. chemists & biologists in order to cease detrimental products development awareness Story demonstrating strength origin of bpa research 2009–was asked to testify in Chicago City Council
on the banning of bpa by an environmental group in Illinois Curtis Winkle, Ph.D. UPP Department Head &
Associate Professor Biggest Strengths Connection between Work & Sutainability Hopes in Moving Forward What Stood Out During Interview teaching students/awareness teaches advance urban food system course challenge: can only teach so man courses while administrating learning about the course Chancellor's Committee on the Status of Women: Professional Development Awards Jacquelyn Jancius Director, Conflict of Interest Chancellor's Committee
on the Status of Women:
Professional Development Awards The School of Public Health
Dr. Paul Brandt-Rauf, DrPH, MD, ScD
Dean of the School of Public Health Biggest Strengths interest in research, especially investigating the effect of the chemicals of the environment/environmental carcinogenesis
gives lectures and educates about his research and what he knows
personal interest in sustainability Story Demonstrating Strength Connection to Sustainability Hopes For Moving Forward What Stood Out The Most Campus Recreational Centers and Get Fit Challenge Lynn Thompson
Associate Director of Programs and Services
Associate Director of Facilities Biggest Strengths Connection to Sustainability What Stood Out the Most Hopes For Moving Forward He adopted two girls from Russia (girls who did not have much to begin with). They grew up in an area that was not very consumer-oriented, vs. the U.S., which is a place that is very focused on consumption (post adoption).
His biggest challenge was teaching them modesty or using only what is essential. His research on environmental cancer--which could impact the community
Research on how the environment affects climate change
He is vegeterian and recommends that we should all go vegetarian--less production cost on meat/less transportation/less cost on feeding cows one of his challenges is minimal funding for certain types of research
continuing his research on climate change concept of the ecological footprint
can save energy if everyone lived in skyscrapers
Rachel Carson's Silent Spring was credited as starting the environmental movement promote healthy well-being and encourages people to stay in shape
provides various opportunities for everyone to get fit and has numerous facilities
ex. offers classes, lessons, weights, tracks, volleyball nets, basketball hoops, pool, etc.
the facility itself--other universities in the midwest don't have one like it
offers plenty of opportunities for student employment
underwater weighing tank
caring about the students' interests members of NIRSA: Leaders in College Recreation
staying ahead of the curve with technology/lighting/hot water systems/social space Did not know they they had sand volleyball courts
underwater weighing tank developing an outdoor program that includes hiking, cycling, and kayaking
May 10, 2013 "University of Illinois at Chicago - UIC." University of Illinois at Chicago - UIC. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Mar. 2013. What connections did they make about their work in relation to sustainability?
Help students and faculty to continue in their field of study and profession Their hopes for moving forward:
- continuing the CCSW Professional Development Awards
- Better marketing to provide more students with this opportunity What stood out most in this interview?
The opportunity they are able to provide for women students and faculty by focusing not only on education, but the development of students and faculty in their professions and careers From year to year the number of applicants has increased. They are able to provide monetary awards to students and faculty for professional development. Students have used these awards to network or take a test/course that would help them move towards their future profession. Faculty have used these awards to do research and attend conferences that would help them continue in their field of study Biggest/ Proudest Strengths:
-Provide an open opportunity for women to engage in professional and career development
-objectivity in the selection process Carol Petersen Associate Director Wellness Center School of Public Health May 6, 2013 What connections did they make about their work in relation to sustainability?
- They are able to help students maintain a healthy, sustainable lifestyle while going through the changes in a college environment
- They provide information that students will use throughout their lives to continue to live well Their hopes for moving forward:
- Providing more information that is specific and need-based
- Survey student-parents to provide appropriate services for them What stood out most in this interview?
- The various services, events, and information the Wellness Center provides for its students Biggest/ Proudest Strengths:
- Their role in the peace process by using and displaying positive images
- Ability to provide training to students, outreach to 10-12 classes on campus, and workshops in different venues The Wellness Center came into being because STUDENTS petitioned for it The Wellness Center has identified 8 dimensions of wellness 8 dimensions of wellness:
intellectual Wellness Advocates Volunteering to Educate Students (WAVES) is a student organization that works with the Wellness Center WAVES
- Helps the Wellness Center put on presentations and events
- Learns public speaking skills and information about wellness By providing early awareness of wellness, students will learn to make healthy choices early on to prevent health and wellness related issues later in life The Wellness Center held an event, "Enough is Enough," a campaign to stop societal violence. During the event, many presentations were shown to inform the audience of the impact, repercussions, and solutions of bullying. The Wellness Center presented a play written by Associate Director Carol Petersen to display the various types and situations of bullying and how to combat them. There was also a panel of victims of bullying. The panelists shared their experiences with bullying and how they overcame them. One individual shared how she was bullied because of her cleft lip. Instead of letting the bullying tear her down, she used her emotions to start an organization that helped others with cleft lip. These type of events provide support for students on a personal and kindred level.
February 12, 2013 April 24, 2013 April 19,2013 March 13, 2013 Rhea Jen You're right, they all have characteristics like:
collaboration They all...
- either promote or provide education and awareness for UIC students
- develop or encourage community among the UIC campus
- and collaborate to reach and surpass their goals Rhea Jen Hey, Jen!
So what do you
think about of all
the assets we've documented in this Prezi?? They were amazing!
They reiterate all of the themes we have identified that an asset needs to be sustainable. The UIC Chancellor’s Committee of the Status of Women Professional Development Awards
are meant to serve as funding support for professional development activities of women in the UIC community. Professional development activities supported by the awards must promote CCSW’s mission of professional and career development. Applicant must demonstrate that she has been actively involved in the CCSW or can demonstrate that her proposed activity furthers the CCSW mission. http://www.uic.edu/depts/ccsw/activity/PDA.html