CAMP Chicago June Power Hour
Please join us for this month’s CAMP Chicago Power Hour featuring three inspiring and exceptional public health leaders serving diverse and unique populations in the greater Chicagoland area: Ayesha Akhtar, CPA, MPH, Co-founder and Director of Policy and Research, Heart Women & Girls, Dr. Altaf Kaiseruddin, Medical Director, Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN), Nadiah Mohajir, MPH, Co-founder and Director, HEART Women & Girls.
CAMP Chicago Power Hours provide a unique opportunity to network with professionals like yourself in a friendly, informal atmosphere. Our attendees include thought leaders, entrepreneurs, community advocates/organizers, and business professionals across a variety of industries representing both the public and private sector. Don’t forget to bring your business cards!
Where: Pompei Pizza –located at 17W744 22nd Street Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181-4402
When: Tuesday, June 22, 2011, 6:30pm-8:30pm, $5 registration fee at the door
Ayesha Akhtar’s Bio:
Ayesha Akhtar is co-founder and director of policy and research for HEART Women & Girls. She earned her Masters in Public Health from the University of Illinois at Chicago, with a concentration on culturally sensitive health policy interventions. While at UIC, she worked as a graduate assistant at the Center for Research on Women and Gender and completed her internship at the Office on Women’s Health (OWH). Prior to her work at OWH, she worked at the Veterans Hospital on a multi-site survey for spinal cord injury patients, as well as the Illinois Health Education Consortium, improving Chicago Public School immunization rates. She earned her bachelors in accounting from Loyola University Chicago. Prior to her work in public health, she worked in the Big 5 accounting arena, serving a corporate and entrepreneur client base. She lives in Forest Park with her two children and husband. She loves running, beach vacations, and soap making.
Dr. Altaf Kaideruddin’s Bio:
Dr. Kaiseruddin is a board certified Family Physician. He grew up in the Chicago area, went to medical school at Ross University and completed his residency training at the Wausau Family Practice program at the University of Wisconsin where he also served as chief resident. He has worked in the south side of Chicago for several years and has been a Clinical Instructor at the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine for several years as well.
Dr. Kaiseruddin’s philosophy is to approach and treat each patient as an individual person, taking into account each person’s background and environment. He enjoys seeing and caring for people from the full spectrum of life and from the healthy to the chronically ill. He specializes in providing quality health care for the entire family. He teaches healthy living and encourages regular health checks for men, women and children with the goal of achieving the best health one can have while living the best life one can live.
Nadiah Mohajir’s Bio:
Nadiah Mohajir is the co-founder and director for HEART Women & Girls. She earned her master’s degree in public health in 2009 from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has worked in healthcare for over 10 years in a variety of settings, including but not limited to research, academics, policy, government and community health, working on a variety of different projects focusing on HIV/AIDS awareness, American Indian/Alaska Native Health, pregnancy outcomes for low income women and improving the health of Chicago.
She served as a 2010-2011 One Chicago One Nation Community Ambassador as well as a fellow for the American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute. She earned her bachelor’s degree in public policy studies from University of Chicago and lives in the South Side Chicago neighborhood Hyde Park with her two children and husband.