Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Family & Community Medicine
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Office of Diversity
The Office of Diversity works with Feinberg students, residents, staff, and faculty to further our mission to achieve a campus environment of belonging and inclusion for all. Through mentoring programs, community partnership, recruitment initiatives and inter-campus cooperation and collaboration, we strive to help facilitate success in every domain.

Augusta Webster, MD, Office of Medical Education (AWOME)
AWOME is charged with supporting students and faculty of the Feinberg School of Medicine. Specifically, we support the academic, personal and professional development of our medical students. Our faculty and staff provide guidance for achieving academic excellence and career development opportunities for medical student research programs, and serves as the liaison for a wide range of student support services, such as financial aid and student health services.

Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM)
IPHAM is the nexus for all public health activities at the Feinberg School of Medicine. The goal of the Institute is to accelerate innovation at the interface of medicine and public health and achieve measurable improvements in health for patients and populations. IPHAM’s Centers focus on issues that span the spectrum from communities to the individual, and from health behaviors to genetic determinants of disease.

Center for Community Health (CCH)
The Center for Community Health (CCH) provides a home and support for academic and community-based partners conducting research, education, and service activities to improve the health and healthcare of communities. As one of eight centers in the Institute for Public Health & Medicine, CCH will facilitate multi-disciplinary, partnered efforts to envision and investigate a frontier of medicine that integrates public policy and population health.

Alliance for Research in Chicago Communities (ARCC) at NUCATS
ARCC is guided by a steering committee of community- and faith -based organizations from across the city as well as faculty at Northwestern University. We support Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) by providing seed grants, capacity-building workshops and one-on-one technical assistance, partnership facilitation, monthly information and resource updates, advocacy for supportive institutional policies, and other activities.

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