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Trauma of Racism: Healing our National Legacy

March 11, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Exploration of Emotional Trauma from Systemic Oppression – using the scientific model of Brain-Body Regulation. Major topics include research on the impact of Everyday Discrimination on mental and physical wellness and understanding how structural racism and exclusion of Sexual and Gender Minorities are a root of Health Disparity.


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Audrey Stillerman, MD, Integrative Family Physician and Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago, serves as medical director for the Office of Community Engagement’s School Health Centers. For three decades, Audrey has worked in public and private settings caring for patients, teaching medical students and residents, and advocating for equitable, holistic, trauma-informed healing-centered care for all. Audrey is the proud mother of two beloved daughters.





Patricia Rush, MD, MBA is an Internal Medicine physician who worked with underserved populations in Chicago for over 40 years. She retired as Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago. Dr. Rush’s scientific focus is complex chronic illness. She is Co-Founder of THEN and a member of the Physician Workgroup teaching neurodevelopment for the Child Trauma Academy.


Co-Sponsors: The Illinois ACEs Response Collaborative, Health & Medicine Policy Research Group, THEN