Oct 24 2019

Legislative Engagement and Interdisciplinary Cooperation with Dr. Jalene Shoener

Lecture Series

October 24, 2019

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


COMRB 3175


909 S Wolcott Ave, Chicago, IN 60657

This lecture will highlight the importance and feasibility of incorporating legislative advocacy training into medical education.

Over the last 4 years, an innovative inter-disciplinary elective has been developed to connect local legislators, clinician scientists and public health professionals in a dialogic format. The motivation and theory behind the program development and experiences to date will be discussed.

Lunch is provided.

UIC is committed to maintaining a barrier-free environment so that individuals with disabilities can fully access programs, services, and all activities. For accessibility accommodations or more information, email ipce@uic.edu or call (312) 355-0088.

Guest speaker Jalene Shoener, MD is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics. Dr. Shoener is also the Director of the LEAD program in the School of Medicine. She completed medical school and MedPeds residency training at UIC. She served as Chief Resident for the MedPeds and Pediatrics residency programs. Dr. Shoener has interests in legislative advocacy, transitional care, and medical education. She supervises residents in the pediatrics and internaml medicine resident clinics and off-site at a Federal Job Corp Training Center caring for adolescents and young adults. Dr. Shoener is the assistant medical director for the Child and Youth Center (pediatrics clinic) which involves both quality improvement and patient education projects.


Maggie Eickhoff

Date posted

Oct 9, 2019

Date updated

Oct 10, 2019