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Illinois Rural Health Summit

SIU School of Medicine Department of Population Science and Policy, Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, UIC School of Public Health, SIU School of Medicine Center for Rural Health and Social Service Development and the Illinois Department of Public Health recently hosted an influential group of rural health experts and stakeholders at the 2018 Illinois Rural Health Summit in Springfield, Illinois. Read Report

Tom Desch
In November, our "Pizza and Politics" event featured SIU Alumnus Tom Desch, founder of House Painter Media. Desch shared a clip of his upcoming documentary featuring the conflict around building a third aiport in Chicago, Illinois. 
Plan ahead for 2020 Springfield Internships!

Want a paid internship with real world experience? Check out our 3 different internships: Alexander Lane Internship, Gene Callahan Internship, and the Latino Legislative Internship. Watch

SIU Day of Giving 2019
Join the Institute by making a difference in the lives of current and future students.  On Wednesday, March 6, 2019 Salukis from all over will come together to celebrate the first 150 years of SIU and help support the university for another 150 years.  Save the date for the 3rd Annual SIU Day of Giving - the most remarkable 24 hours of the year.  

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