Chicago Harper Lecture: The UChicago Medicine Trauma Center and Violence Recovery Program

Featuring Selwyn Rogers and Brenda Battle

The University of Chicago Medicine Trauma Center cares for trauma patients and their families on the South Side of Chicago and beyond. Join Selwyn Rogers and Brenda Battle for an update on the development and launch of adult trauma services at the University, which began in May 2018. Rogers and Battle will share data about the patients served and the impact of the center, arguing that violence needs to be addressed through a public health lens and discussing ways that health systems can have a broader impact in this area. They will highlight UChicago Medicine’s Violence Recovery Program, which is being designed to provide wraparound services for victims of violence to improve recovery and prevent recidivism.
harper_headshot_chicago-04-25-2019Featured Speaker: Selwyn Rogers Jr.
Selwyn Rogers Jr., MD, MPH, FACS, has been named the new section chief of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery at the University of Chicago Medicine. Rogers is an acclaimed critical care surgeon and public health expert who has served in leadership capacities at health centers across the country, including most recently as vice president and chief medical officer for the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He has also served as the chairman of surgery at Temple University School of Medicine and as the division chief of Trauma, Burn and Surgical Critical Care at Harvard Medical School. While at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), he helped launch the Center for Surgery and Public Health to understand the nature, quality, and utilization of surgical care nationally and internationally. Rogers earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed both his surgery residency and a National Institutes of Health research fellowship in surgical oncology at BWH in Boston. He completed a surgical critical care fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and BWH. Additionally, he has a master’s degree in public health from Vanderbilt University.
harper_headshot2_chicago-04-25-2019Featured Speaker: Brenda Battle
Brenda Battle, MBA, BSN, joined the University of Chicago Medicine and Biological Sciences Division in 2012 as vice president of the Urban Health Initiative. In this role, Battle is responsible for collaborating with medical and administrative leadership to foster innovation in the University of Chicago Medicine’s care delivery system, assisting in the implementation of new models of care, and facilitating integration of care between the hospital and community. Battle is also the chief diversity and inclusion officer for the University of Chicago Medical Center, responsible for crafting strategies and programs to create an environment that promotes diversity, inclusion, and equitable care delivery models. Prior to joining the University of Chicago, Battle was the director of the Center for Diversity and Cultural Competence for Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. There, Battle oversaw programs to eliminate health disparities and to promote diversity, cultural competence, and health literacy within the Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University Medical Center campus. Battle served as vice president, government and community affairs for Medical Transportation Management Inc., a national contractor for nonemergency transportation benefits. She has more than 35 years of health care experience, beginning with a nursing career and including managed care leadership, long-term care, and home care.

Lecture Details

$10/Maroon Loyalty Society member or recent graduate (College alumni of the past 10 years and graduate alumni of the past five years)
Free for current academic year graduates and current students
Two complimentary registrations for members of the Chicago, Harper, Phoenix, and Medical and Biological Sciences Alumni Association philanthropic societies
Event Details:
6:30 p.m. Registration and networking
7:00 p.m. Presentation and discussion
8:00 p.m. Reception

Valet parking for the event is $32. Self-parking is $22.
Contact alumniassociation@uchicago.edu or 773.702.2150.


Thursday, 04/25/19 at 6:30pm - Thursday at 8:30pm | iCal


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