2018 SOAAR Community Education and Outreach Events

Listed below are summaries of the recent community outreach in which SOAAR participated.


Creating Food Allergy Awareness at Francis W. Parker School

During a morning assembly on January 24th, Dr. Gupta educated Parker students about food allergies, including prevalence, anaphylaxis signs and symptoms, and how to support a friend with a life-threatening food allergy. To see pictures and read more about this event, click on Parker school's blog article

Chicago Health Solutions' Winter 2018 Community Health Case Competition: Childhood Asthma

Chicago Health Solutions (CHS) is an innovative program that enables undergraduates from various disciplines across University of Chicago to develop solutions for a public health problem and present them to a panel of experts in that field. This winter 2018 competition focused on childhood asthma in Chicago Public Schools, and Dr. Gupta was invited by Chicago Health Solutions (CHS) to serve as a judge!

Teams pitched their final proposals to the judges through 10 minute presentations and two teams were declared winners. Those two teams were invited to present their proposals at a Center for Global Health research symposium, scheduled for April 2018.

To learn more about the Community Health Case Competition and CHS, click here

Netflix Premiere of "Rotten"

On Thursday, January 11th, Spokin, Auvi-Q, Enjoy Life and Safe + Fair hosted an exclusive screening of "The Peanut Problem", which is one episode of the 6-part Netflix documentary series, Rotten. The episode focuses on food allergies and the people working to combat the increase in incidence. 

Two people featured in "The Peanut Problem" as experts are Dr. Ruchi Gupta and Susie Hultquist, Founder of Spokin. The evening's festivities included a pre-screening meet and great and a post-screening Q & A session with the evening's hosts and experts.

To watch the trailer for the "Peanut Problem", click here.