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بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

BIWEEKLY NEWSLETTER
Monday November 4, 2019
7th Rabi Al-Awwal 1441

Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatu Allahu wa Barakatuhu,

May peace and blessings be upon you all. We pray that this email reaches you all in the best of health and faith. In a hadith of the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him): "The winter season is spring for the believer." He continues to explain that, "the (winter) night that allows to revive them in worship; the days are short, that allows them fasting." May Allah (swt) continue to shower us with His Mercy and Blessings as we enter these short winter days. May He continue to provide ease through our difficulties and affairs, accept our good deeds and fasts, and forgive us for our shortcomings. Ameen
 
Newsletter Content:
1. Recent Events, News, and Publications 2. Upcoming Outside Opportunities 
  • The 31st Annual Dorothy J. MacLean Fellows Conference on Clinical Medical Ethics
  • Chicago Asylum Evaluation Training 11/09 at UIC-College of Medicine in Chicago hosted by Human Rights Collaborative @UIC
3. Connect With II&M on Social Media
Recent Events, News, & Publications
Advancing Muslim American health Priorities and Islamic Bioethics Symposium Highlights 
Alhamdulillah our #AMAP2019 conference and 5th Bioethics Symposium was a huge success! We had a fully engaged interdisciplinary audience interested in engaging our communities to address Muslim American mental, sexual, & reproductive health.Thank you to all the Muslim American researchers, scholars, physicians, and community leaders who participated in our landmark conference on Muslim American health and Islamic Bioethics Symposium. We are grateful for Drs. Aziz Sheikh, Rami Nashashibi, & Rania Awaad for delivering such inspiring and important keynote talks around #AMAP2019's themes. Of course, this conference could not be possible without the support of our co organizers: UMMA Clinic, Worry Free Community, and Whitestone Foundation; Our sponsors: Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), Family Youth Institute (FYI), Open Path Resources, Islamic Civic Society, Khalil Center, Darul Qasim, Bayan Claremont; and our #EMARCH cohort
2019 Annual AMAT Conference Presentation
Last month, Drs. Aasim Padela and Rosie Duivenbode spoke at 2019 AMAT Annual Conference Presentation on Developing Religiously Tailored Health Education for American Muslims. They presented on initial findings from our HRSA-funded Study on Organ Donation Education in Muslim communities.
Dr. Padela Receives CIOGC's Muslim Achievers Award
Congrats to our Director, Dr. Aasim Padela who was nominated and won CIOG's award as top Muslim achiever in the Chicagoland area. May Allah accept II&M's  community based health research and Islamic bioethical work. Ameen.
Chapter on Spiritual Dimensions of Biomedical Research published in A Guide to the Scientific Career Novel 
Dr. Aasim Padela recently contributed to on a chapter, “Spiritual Dimensions of Biomedical Research”  from the recently published book,  A Guide to the Scientific Career: Virtues, Communication, Research and Academic Writing. Click on the button down below to access the full chapter online.
Read Chapter Here
Upcoming Outside Opportunities
This year's MacLean Conference will include presentations by locally and nationally renowned ethics leaders who will address topics that include in health policy, the doctor-patient relationship, healthcare disparities, medical decision-making, pediatric ethics and surgical ethics.
 
The winner of the 2019 MacLean Center Prize in Clinical Medical Ethics, Dr. Steven Miles is a distinguished physician and human rights activist.
 
Dr. Miles is Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Bioethics and the former holder of the Maas Family Endowed Chair in Bioethics at the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis. He taught and practiced medicine at the University of Minnesota for almost 30 years prior to becoming an Emeritus Professor. He began his academic medical career at the University of Minnesota after spending three years from 1986 to 1989, working closely working with Dr. Mark Siegler as the Associate Director of the MacLean Center, which had first started in 1984. He has also served as President of the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities [ASBH].
 
Among Dr. Miles’ other awards are the National Council of Teachers George Orwell Award for Distinguished Contribution to Honesty and Clarity in Public Language; American Bar Associations; Human Rights Hero Award; and the Sullivan-Ballou Award for Human Rights. In 2017, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities, the society’s highest honor. Dr. Miles' medical career was in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics. 
Register Here
Chicago Asylum Evaluation Training 11/09 at UIC-College of Medicine in Chicago hosted by Human Rights Collaborative @UIC
Physicians and other health professionals can provide critical support by conducting a forensic medical evaluation of an asylum seeker that can document compelling evidence of trauma. When submitted with an application for asylum, your documentation could make the difference between an adult or child being granted safe haven in the U.S. If you are interested in being trained as a clinician to directly impact the life of local Asylum-Seekers find out more and register at our website bit.ly/ChicagoAsylum.  
Learn More Here
Connect With II&M on Social Media

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