October 16, 2017
Dr. Simon will be speaking at the 2017 Latino Health Symposium on Sunday, November 11. This year's symposium focuses on reducing cancer care disparities in Latinos. Dr. Simon's talk will focus on how to integrate health equity principles into presenting options for clinical care of patients with respect to cancer screening and treatment. The symposiyum is also accepting abstracts for the poster session, for which the deadline was extended to Monday, October 23. Find out more about the 2017 Latino Health Symposium here.
October 5, 2017
Dr. Simon and Dr. Karriem Watson spoke at the University of Illinois Cancer Center. Dr. Simon and Dr. Watson focused on the importance of community engagement and used ChicagoCHEC as an example.
September 29, 2017
A summer intern at the Simon Lab produced both a student guest blog post focused on her internship experience this summer and a Skinny Trees Podcast Mini Episode interviewing Dr. Joe Feinglass, a Health Services Researcher at Northwestern University.
September 13, 2017
The March of Dimes honored Dr. Simon with a Jonas Salk Leadership Award in Public and Community Health. These awards are given to six individuals or groups in the healthcare field for their leadership and dedication to improving infant and maternal health. Read more here.
August 22, 2017
Dr. Simon will receive the 2017 Marion Spencer Fay Award in recognition of her contributions to women’s health, health equity and national health policy. The award, presented annually by the Drexel University College of Medicine Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership, is given to a distinguished woman physician or scientist who has made a significant impact on healthcare. Dr. Simon will receive the award at a ceremony in Philadelphia in November, where she’ll also deliver the Marion Spencer Fay Award Lecture. Read more here.
August 16, 2017
Check out the Skinny Trees Podcast's episode 4 titled "All the Little Signs that Tell Us We're Welcome -- LGBTQ Health Equity with Howard Brown Health." Kristin Keglovitz-Baker discusses LGBTQ healthcare, with a call to action for allies, members of the LGBTQ community, and leaders. Listen to the full podcast here.
July 25, 2017
With the news of Senator McCain's cancer diagnosis, we are reminded that cancer — and ill health in general — does not have a political affiliation. Rather, ill health impacts all of us, and everyone needs equal health care in this country. Now more than ever, it is vitally important to find a bipartisan agreement on health care. Read Dr Simon's full op-ed in the Huffington Post here.
June 29, 2017
The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) interviewed Dr. Simon as part of their Community Health Heroes series. The NAM talked to Dr. Simon about her research on women's health and her efforts to train the health care workforce about health disparities and health inequities. Dr. Simon discusses why she believes partnering with the commuity is critical to improving health and how she leverages culture and community to health eliminate health disparities. in Chicago. Read the interview here.
February 13, 2017
Dr. Melissa Simon, the George H. Gardner Professor of Clinical Gynecology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, has been appointed to a national task force that makes recommendations on clinical preventive services, including screenings, counseling, and preventive medications on topics such as cancer and diabetes. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is an independent, volunteer panel of 16 national experts in prevention and evidence-based medicine whose members come from many fields of preventive medicine and primary care, including internal medicine, family medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, behavioral health and nursing. The appointment is “an amazing, pie-in-the sky career goal,” said Simon, who also is the vice chair for clinical research in the department of obstetrics and gynecology and a professor in the departments of preventive medicine and medical social sciences at Feinberg. She began her four-year term with two other new members on Jan. 1. Read the full story here.
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