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UIC Public and Environmental Health GIS Day

Please join the Public & Environmental Health GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Day at the SPH to discuss our curriculum and see examples of a number of GIS applications in the fields of public/environmental health and emergency management. Whether you are a novice or an expert to these data management and visualization systems, the SPH-GIS-Day will give you the chance to see innovative applications and participate in the discussion sessions.

Date: February 8, 2018
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Coordinates: SPHPI (N 41° 52.227' W 87° 40.049') Room 932

9:00 am - 9:20 am: Welcome and Refreshments

9:30 am to 10:15 am: The GIS curriculum and educational initiatives in the SPH: past, present, and future. 
Presentation and Discussion
Speakers: Michael D. Cailas, SPH-EOHS and Edward Mensah, SPH-HPA

10:20 am to 12:30 pm: GIS applications in the Environmental Health field. 
Presentation of Web based GIS, EH applications, and discussion
Speakers: John Canar, EPA-Region V & SPH-EOHS, Brian Cooper, EPA-Region V, and Chuck Roth, EPA-Region V

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm: Brown-bag talk on Visualization of Big Data techniques
Speakers: Arash Jalali, SPH-HPA and Greg Filla, Senior Manager, Data Science Experience, IBM Analytics

1:30 pm to 2:40 pm: GIS applications in the emergency and preparedness fields.
Presentation of specialized technologies, software applications, and discussion
Speaker: Apostolis Sambanis, SPH-EOHS 

2:40 pm to 5:00 pm: GIS applications with an emphasis on health disparities and social vulnerability. 
Presentation and discussion
Speakers: Kristin Osiecki, U. of Minnesota, Rochester and SPH-HPA and Sage KimSPH-HPA

​Students, staff and faculty from all three University of Illinois campuses are welcome to attend this free event. Registration is required. To register, visit