Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Center for Global Health

Global Health Day - October 23, 2017

Global Health Day Lunch Talk

Peter Orris, MD, MPH
Adjunct Professor of Preventive Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Professor and Chief of Service, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System

Talk Title: Global Heath Diplomacy: The Minamta Treaty

When: October 23, 12-1 PM

Where: Baldwin Auditorium, Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center, 303 E. Superior St, Chicago, IL 60611

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Dr. Peter Orris maintains an active clinical and teaching practice in Occupational Medicine.  He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and holds Professorships on the faculties of the Northwestern University and Rush University Medical Schools in Preventive and Internal Medicine respectively. He practiced and taught general internal medicine at Cook County (Stroger) Hospital for over thirty 35 years with over fifteen years as Chair of the Institutional Review Board for the protection of patients in medical research and several terms as President of the staff.  He has been a consultant for fire departments, the International Association of Fire Fighters, US National Fire Prevention Association, multiple national and international corporations and trade unions, as well as Greenpeace and many other environmental groups.

Dr. Orris is a senior advisor to Health Care Without Harm and has collaborated with the World Health Organization on programs to mitigate climate change and reduce reliance on fossil fuels.  He has represented health organizations and concerns in the negotiation of 3 international treaties focused on the elimination of toxic chemical poisoning including chlorinated organics and mercury.  He has served on the Boards of Public Health for the State of Illinois, Chicago Physicians for Social Responsibility, and was a founder of Physicians for National Health Program as well as the first Committee on Occupational Health and Safety (COSH) group.  He is an active member of the American Public Health Association and serves as a liaison for it with the World Federation of Public Health Associations.  Orris has edited and authored numerous articles, book chapters and governmental reports in the field of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Global Health Day Poster Presentation

When: October 23, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Where: Ryan Family Atrium, Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center, 303 E. Superior St., Chicago, IL 60611

Light appetizers will be served.

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Northwestern medical and physical therapy students as well as residents will present posters on research projects they have completed in Global Health. Please stop by to see some of the wonderful work by our students. 

Presenters can get more information about their presentation here