Upcoming events

    • Sunday, October 01, 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Zoom

    Make plans to join us for our discussion of The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon.

    Our next meeting of the PBKACA Book Group will be on Zoom and in person at the Nix Restaurant of the Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel, 163 E. Walton Place (just east of Michigan Ave on the south side of the street) at noon. You are responsible for paying for your own lunch. Please bring cash, if possible.

    Please let Gerry know if you plan to attend.

    A Zoom meeting link can be provided if you contact Gerry. She will forward the link information to you.

    For questions or to RSVP please contact Gerry Piorkowski:

    • Tuesday, October 17, 2023
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • TBD

    Choose your own culinary adventure at our young professionals you pick (YP/YP) dinner! How it works: register for the event if you would like to join us for for dinner on Tuesday, October 17, at 6:00 p.m. Make sure to register with your correct email address. Shortly before the event, we will contact registrants and vote on an accessible location for dinner. See you then!

    • Friday, November 17, 2023
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Loyola University, Lewis Towers, Beane Hall, 13th Floor, 111 E. Pearson St., Chicago, IL
    • 148

    Join us for our PBKACA annual dinner and presentation of the Distinguished Service Award.

    PBKACA is proud to present this year's Distinguished Service Award to Dr. Allison Arwady, former Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health.

    Allison Arwady, MD, MPH, most recently served four years as the Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH), leading the nation’s third-largest city’s health department, including through the COVID pandemic.

    Prior to that, she was CDPH’s Chief Medical Officer, overseeing Chicago’s disease control, environmental health, emergency preparedness, and behavioral health divisions. Earlier in her career, she worked for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), including as an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer. With CDC, she worked on HIV and tuberculosis in Botswana, and international outbreak responses in Saudi Arabia (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) and Liberia (Ebola). While based at the Illinois Department of Public Health, she responded to disease outbreaks across the state. She has a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University, a master’s degree in public health from Columbia University, and completed medical school and clinical training at Yale University. Dr. Arwady is a board-certified internal medicine physician and pediatrician and continues to see primary care patients regularly.

    Please help us honor Dr. Arwady at our Annual Dinner.

    Open to all, members and non-members alike. If you cannot attend, please consider making a donation to our Scholarship Fund in Dr. Arwady's honor.

    6:30 - 7:15 pm - Reception

    7:15 - 8:15 pm - Dinner (multi-course meal with wine included)

    8:30 - 9:30 pm - Presentation of Award and Address

    Loyola University, Lewis Towers, Beane Hall, 13th Floor, 111 E. Pearson St., Chicago, IL
    Parking at 111 E. Chestnut St. (entrance on Pearson across from Lewis Towers)

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