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I Am Abel Foundation Presents Medicine And Mimosas 2019

The I Am Abel Foundation (IAAF) presents the Fourth Annual Preparing Our Successors in Medicine Student Gala, “Medicine and Mimosas,” on Saturday, April 13th at 1:00 p.m. at Rush University Medical Center, Searle Conference Center, 1725 W. Harrison St., 500 Room, in Chicago.

The event celebrates heroes, honors resilience and recognizes humanitarians. It is the I Am Abel Foundation’s biggest celebration of the year in the lives of future doctors and includes a pinning ceremony.

During the event Terry Mason, MD, Chief Operating Officer of the Cook County Department of Public Health will receive the Hero in Healthcare Award.

Orriane Morrison, first year medical student at Rush University, will receive the Still Standing Award. Joy Elion, MD, founding board member of I Am Abel Foundation and a pediatrician at the Comer Clinic of the University of Chicago, will receive the Physician Mentor of the Year Award.

The afternoon will include live music by saxophonist Ronnie G and his band, hors d’oeuvres, and mimosas. A Live Auction will include an all-inclusive luxury vacation; the Silent Auction includes spa, theater and Ravinia tickets.

The I Am Abel Foundation was founded by LaMenta “Sweetie” Conway, MD, MPH.

The foundation is committed to the goal of preparing future physicians through world class mentoring and scholarly programs that focus on preparing Chicago area underrepresented youth for careers in medicine and global health humanitarian service, locally and abroad. I Am Abel Foundation also annually provides students with medical study abroad trips to Costa Rica, Cuba and Haiti.

Tickets for “Medicine and Mimosas” are available at, or for more information e-mail [email protected] or call 1-866-600-6989.

The 4th Annual Health and Medical Careers Conference is May 18

The I Am Abel Foundation is hosting the 4th Annual Health and Medical Careers conference on Saturday, May 18th at Rush University.

The event is for aspiring physicians, nurses and allied health professionals who are in high school, college or are post baccalaureate, and for their parents. Students will learn about college curriculum and admission criteria, attend “how to” workshops on navigating careers in health care, and network with physicians and other medical professionals who will share their journeys and help students brainstorm their own paths.

They can learn about careers in medical research, study abroad opportunities, and how to master the MCAT exam. They can also tour the lab where current medical students learn the human body.

Register at For information, email [email protected] or call 866-600-6959.

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