Washington Square Health Foundation Positions School of Public Health for State-of-the-Art Conferencing: 2001 – 2002

Washington Square Health Foundation President Angelo P. Creticos, MD, (R-back) and Grant Committee Chairman, William N. Werner, MD, MPH (L-back) Howard Nochumson, Executive Director (L- center) with UIC School of Public Health Dean Susan C. Scrimshaw and UIC Associate Chancellor for Development Whit Shepard at the opening ceremony for the Washington Square Health Foundation Multimedia Community Conference Center, June 28, 2002

A major grant from Washington Square Health Foundation to the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health has transformed Room 932 in the school’s 1603 West Taylor Street location into a multimedia conferencing center equipped with the latest in technological resources and in furniture designed to accommodate a range of needs.

DR Angelo P. Creticos, Foundation President and DR William N. Werner, Grant Committee Chairman , who were instrumental in securing Board approval for this grant to the School of Public Health, were acknowledged at the facility’s opening ceremony on June 28. An etched-glass plaque unveiled on the occasion states: “The Washington Square Health Foundation Multimedia Community Conference Center was made possible through a generous grant from the Washington Square Health Foundation to foster community collaborations that are essential to community health and quality of life.”

The conference center will be used for videoconferencing, videotaping, and other educational electronic applications, from the local to the national levels, for conferences, symposia, seminars, and classes conducted not only by SPH faculty and students but also by partner health agencies, community-based organizations, and community groups. Flexible modular furnishings allow the facility to be used equally well by small to large groups.