99th Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner

99th Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner took place on June 5, 2014 at Intercontinental Hotel. The featured speaker was David David Ansell, MD, the 2013 Russe Award Recipient.

View the Dinner Program.

Download Dr. Ansell's presentation.

2014 Portes Foundation/IOMC Grant Recipients:

Michael Robert Kozlowski, OD, PhD
Midwestern University / Arizona College of Optometry
Evaluation of telomerase activating agents for preventing and treating
dry AMD

Ena Mahapatra, MD, MS
John H. Stroger, Jr Cook County Hospital
Describing and testing IT innovations for the development and
maintenance of a colon cancer screening registry

Lawrence C. Vogel, MD
Shriners Hospitals for Children
Improving knowledge about distracted driving among college and
university students

CallanRetiring Member of the IOMC Board of Governors
Clair Callan, MD

Dr. Callan has been a healthcare consultant specializing in quality care and performance improvement for hospitals and health systems across the US. She also served as Vice President of Professional Standards at the American Medical Association. While at the AMA, Dr. Callan implemented the Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement, a multi-specialty organization that developed core performance measurements to assess quality of care delivered to patients.

Dr. Callan has been active in IOMC both on the Board and as a Chair of our Finance Committee for more than 10 years. Dr. Callan’s tireless efforts have helped produce an IOMC that is stronger, and that is substantially more representative of the health professions that we seek to serve and support.

GallowayIOMC Honors
James M. Galloway, MD 

Tonight IOMC is honoring the service of Dr. Jim Galloway. Dr. Galloway has continuously dedicated his career to prevention, improving access and providing high quality care to underserved populations. After 22 years of caring for American Indians and Alaska Natives, he was selected as the US Department of Health and Human Services Regional Health Administrator for Region V. In this capacity, he served as the lead federal physician, the principal federal public health official and the senior USPHS officer for Region V which encompasses 6 states of the upper mid-west and over 20% of the US population. In this role, Dr. Galloway’s leadership responsibilities included disease prevention, health promotion, women and minority health, the reduction of health disparities, the fight against HIV/AIDS, the Medical Reserve Corps, pandemic influenza and emergency planning and response.

Dr. Galloway is an award winning physician, a respected scientist and well known teacher and public speaker. Dr. Galloway is board-certified in both 
internal medicine and cardiology. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American College of Chest Surgeons, the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association. Dr. Galloway has published over 180 articles, abstracts, book chapters and one book titled "Primary Care of Native American Patients: Diagnosis, Therapy and Epidemiology." Dr. Galloway has been repeatedly selected by his peers as one of the "Best Doctors in America."

Dr Murray2014 Henry P. Russe, MD Citation for Exemplary Compassion in Health Care
Linda Rae Murray, MD, MPH

Dr. Linda Rae Murray has had an exemplary career in medicine, public health and as a social justice activist in Chicago over the past three and a half decades. Dr. Murray attended the University of Illinois at Chicago where she earned her bachelor of science degree in mathematics in 1973. Murray continued her education at UIC, earning her MD in 1977 and a MPH in 1980 from the UIC School of Public Health. After completing her medical degree, Dr. Murray did her residency in internal medicine and occupational therapy at Cook County Hospital where she remained until 1980. During her residency she was President of the Housestaff Association for an unprecedented two years during the tumultuous period in the late 1970s when the hospital was threatened with closure. Her vocal advocacy for the hospital and its patients was one crucial element that helped transform the hospital during that period. In 1981, Dr. Murray left Cook County Hospital for Bethany Hospital, also in Chicago and in 1983 she became the medical director for the Manitoba Federation of Labour in Winnipeg, Canada. She returned to the US in 1985 and began teaching at Meharry Medical College and in 1987 returned to Chicago to work with the Chicago Department of Health.

Most recently, Dr. Murray has held a series of senior leadership positions within the Cook County Health and Hospital Systems including the chief medical officer of Primary Care & Community Health; Ambulatory & Community Health Network of Cook County, interim CEO and currently Chief Medical Officer of the Cook County Department of Public Health.

Dr. Murray is a nationally recognized public health leader and served as the President of the American Public Health Association in 2011. Dr. Murray has lectured extensively on issues of public health and social justice. She has been a health activist and single payer advocate since the earliest days of her career. 

It is with great pleasusre that the IOMC and Rush University Medical Center award Dr. Linda Rae Murray the 2014 Russse Citation for Exemplary Compassion in Health Care