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Dr. Gary Slutkin is the recipient of our 2018 Distinguished Service Award

The Phi Beta Kappa Association of the Chicago Area is pleased to announce that the recipient of our 2018 Distinguished Service Award will be Gary Slutkin. Dr. Slutkin is Professor of Epidemiology and Global Health at at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health. He is formerly of the World Health Organization, the Founder and CEO of Cure Violence, and an innovator in health, behavior change, and data based approaches to local and global problems.

Cure Violence is listed No. 12 among the top 500 NGOs in the World by The NGO Advisor. It is ranked 1st among all organizations in the world devoted to reducing violence. Cure Violence has been statistically demonstrated to reduce shootings and killings by 41% to 73% by extensive independent studies. Some communities are reducing their rates to zero. The Cure Violence method is working in over 60 communities in 25 cities in the U.S. and on five continents including programs in Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador, Colombia, Trinidad, Jamaica, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa, Israel/West Bank, and Syria.

Dr. Slutkin’s work has been featured as the NY Times Sunday Magazine Cover Story, “Blocking The Transmission of Violence”, the award winning documentary film, “The Interrupters”, and in over a dozen books. He has appeared on The PBS News Hour, CNN, 60 Minutes and in dozens of other television and radio stations, is quoted regularly in the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, USA Today, The Guardian, Financial Times, The Economist, and other leading publications. National and international awards include the U.S. Attorney General’s Award for Public Safety, The Order of Lincoln Award, and the UNICEF Humanitarian of the Year Award.

Our Annual Dinner to honor Dr. Slutkin is Thursday, November 15, 2018 at Beane Hall, Loyola at 6:30 PM. Please put the date on your calendar – you can reserve your space in early September. Open to all, members and non-members alike.