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Policy Brief - SUHI releases its first policy brief, focusing on gun violence and access to firearms in Chicago (August, 2019)

SUHI released its first Policy Brief in August. Written by Chicago Medical Student intern, Samuel Bunting, along with Maureen Benjamins and Sharon Homan, the brief outlines the policies and laws regulating access to firearms in Chicago at the federal, state, county, and city levels. The brief also explores the laws of Illinois’s neighboring states as contributors to firearm access in Chicago. 


Award - SUHI Fellow, Dr. Fernando De Maio awarded the Dr. Steve Whitman Research Award (September 27, 2019)

SUHI Fellow, Dr. Fernando De Maio, was recently awarded the Dr. Steve Whitman Research Award from the Health & Medicine Policy Research Group. This award represents Chicago-area leaders whose work exemplifies Health & Medicine’s mission to promote social justice and challenge inequities in health and health care.

The winners will be honored at Health & Medicine’s Awards Gala on Sept. 27, 2019 at the Chicago Cultural Center. SUHI is proud to have Fernando as one of the first SUHI Fellows to help continue doing the work Steve started.


Upcoming Event Film "COOKED" (July 12 - 25, 2019)

A new film about the deadly July 1995 Chicago heat wave makes its Chicago premiere at the Gene Siskel Film Center July 12-25. The film, COOKED: Survival by Zip Code, features SUHI’s founding director, Dr. Steven Whitman.  After the July 21st showing (5:15pm), SUHI’s Senior Research Fellow, Dr. Maureen Benjamins, will serve on a panel with the filmmakers and other special guests to discuss issues related to racial inequities in mortality in Chicago.  You can watch the trailer here: and purchase tickets here: