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The Institute for Public Health and Medicine Population Health Forum 2024



Thursday, April 4, 2024
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center
303 E Superior St, Chicago, IL 60611

Keynote Lecture

Ngozi O. Ezike, M.D.

President and Chief Executive Officer, Sinai Chicago


IPHAM is pleased to welcome Ngozi O. Ezike, M.D., president and chief executive officer, Sinai Chicago, as the keynote lecturer for the 2024 IPHAM Population Health Forum.

Dr. Ngozi Ezike began serving as President and CEO of Sinai Chicago, the largest private safety net health system in the state of Illinois, in June 2022. Prior to leading Sinai Chicago, she served as Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, during which time she oversaw the state’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic.  

Dr. Ezike is a nationally recognized expert in the area of healthcare within the juvenile detention and justice systems. A graduate of Harvard University and the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, she is a Certified Correctional Health Professional and Diplomate of both the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics.

The keynote lecture will be held at 12 p.m. Lunch will be provided.

Morning Session

Olusimbo Ige MD, MS, MPH

Commissioner, Chicago Department of Public Health


Olusimbo (Simbo) Ige MD, MPH., Commissioner, Chicago Department of Public Health, will speak during the Forum’s morning session.

Dr. Olusimbo (Simbo) Ige's public health career spans nearly two decades. Before her appointment as the Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health, she served as the Managing Director of Programs at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Dr. Ige oversaw partnerships with health organizations nationwide working towards making public health and health care systems accountable and equitable. She also previously served as the Assistant Commissioner for the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, where she provided oversight to a wide range of programs, including the city’s pandemic response, food security programs, housing and health initiatives, mental health programs, violence prevention, and the Public Health Corps initiative.

The morning session will be held at 9 a.m.


Poster Session


Poster sessions give presenters an opportunity to discuss their project/research and exchange ideas with colleagues and new audiences. The purpose is to visually stimulate interest on collaborative research approaches to health research. We hope it will promote conversations and networking among session attendees.

Anyone is invited to submit an abstract for presentation (including faculty, staff, trainees, students, and community partners). The focus of this poster session will be to highlight research and projects relevant to population and public health. 

Poster Application Process

Due dates for abstract submission is as follows:

DEADLINE to submit Monday, March 11, 2024

Posters that have previously been submitted to other conferences/poster sessions are eligible to be re-submitted for inclusion in the IPHAM Population Health Forum Poster Session. 

We will notify applicants on the status of their poster submission on a rolling basis.

Poster Instructions

The IPHAM Population Health Forum planning committee will provide large tack boards on which to display your poster. 

It is strongly recommended that posters be professionally designed and printed to project a positive image of the presenter's work.  Posters must not exceed 6 feet in width and 4 feet in height  (5 feet wide by 3 feet high is recommended). Posters will be displayed on frames that are 6 feet wide by 4 feet high and secured by push pins supplied at the event.

Participants should be available at their poster to discuss their research with attendees and potentially, judges, during the poster session.

Set Up

Poster and table check in will open at 8:00 AM on April 4. Participants may set up their posters from 8:00 AM. to 9:00 AM. Posters must be ready for viewing by 10:00 AM

Awards & Judging

Upon submitting an abstract, each participant will be entered into the poster session competition. Abstracts will be reviewed and rated prior to the event. The judging staff is comprised of senior IPHAM faculty. On the day of the event, judges will visit the posters of the top-rated abstracts to make their final rankings. Those selected as finalists will be notified prior to the event and are expected to remain near their posters to answer questions from judges during the judging if possible.

We will award a first place poster award and a community poster award.

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