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The president of Rush University and his wife invite Rush University students and faculty to the Rush University Student Faculty Tea events held the second Wednesday of nearly every month, from 4 - 6 p.m., at the Robert W. Sessions House of Rush University (601 S. Loomis, Chicago, Ill.). Each event will feature a brief presentation by a member of our faculty, student body or community.

Please stop by the next tea on April 9. Donna Bergmen MD, Department of Neurological Sciences, Rush Epilepsy Center, will speak briefly from 5 - 5:15 p.m. All university faculty, staff and students are invited to attend. No RSVP required. 

 


Stop by whether you can stay the entire time or for just a while!

 

For questions, contact the Office of Student Life by email or by calling (312) 942-6302

PREVIOUS SPEAKERS:

Lena Al-Harthi, PhD
Associate Chair and Professor, Department of Immunology/Microbiology, The Graduate College
"Navigating the research waters HANDily: 7 lessons to achieve your goals."
 
Gunnar B.J. Andersson, MD, PhD
Professor and Chairman Emeritus
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Rush Medical College
"Orthopedics from Sweden to Chicago: Negotiating Deep Snow and Horrendous Winds"

David Ansell, MD, PhD
Professor
Department of Internal Medicine, Rush Medical College
Chief Medical Officer, Rush University Medical Center
"County: Life, Death and Politics at Chicago's Public Hospital"

Raj Behal, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Internal Medicine, Rush Medical College
Assistant Professor
Department of Health Systems Management, College of Health Sciences
Associate Chief Medical Officer, Rush University Medical Center
"Medicine, Informatics and Quality? How I Met My Career"

David A. Bennett, MD
Professor, Department of Neurological Sciences, Rush Medical College
Director, Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center
"1988 and Neurology in the 21st Century: How I became an Aging Neurologist" 
 
Sharon E. Byrd, MD
Professor and Chair, Diagnostic radiology and nuclear medicine, Rush Medical College
"Evolution of Diagonstic Radiology and its impact on the Future"

Paul Carvey, PhD
Dean, Rush Graduate College
Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacology
"A Career Path Based on Fairways and Greens and an Occasional Birdie"

Cathy Catrambone, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor, Department of Adult Health and Gerontological Nursing, Rush College of Nursing
"Asthma Surveillance and Advocacy - Will Take Your Breath Away"

Gabriella Cs-Szabo, PhD
Associate Dean, The Graduate College
Associate Professor, Departments of Biochemistry and Orthopedic Surgery, Rush Medical College.
"The Art of Goulash: How I Found My Perfect Recipe"

 

Kathleen R. Delaney, PhD, PMH-NP

Professor, College of Nursing

"A Career in Four Stories"

Charmane Eastman, PhD
Professor, Department of Behavioral Sciences, Rush Medical College
"How I Became Interested in Night Owls vs. Early Birds, Jet Lag and Night-shift Work"

Robert Eisenberg, PhD
Professor, Rush Medical College and the Graduate College
"Science Makes Our World Livable and Humane" 

Mark Foreman, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor and Chair, Department of Adult Health and Gerontological Nursing
"Robotic Assistants for the Elderly"

 Andrew Garman, PsyD, MS
Associate Chair of External Relations and Business Development; Department of Health Systems Management, College of Health Sciences
"On Purpose"

Steve Gitelis, MD
Endowed professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Rush Medical College

Mary Gregoire, PhD, RD
Director of Food and Nutrition Services at Rush University Medical Center
Professor and Chair of Department of Clinical Nutrition
Professor of Health Systems Management, Rush University College of Health Sciences
Co-chair, Rush Green Team
"Enjoy New Cheese"

Mary Hayden, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and Pathology, Rush Medical College
Director, Division of Clinical Microbiology, Rush Medical Laboratories
"Half a Career in Three Vignettes"

Stevan E. Hobfoll, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Behavioral Sciences, Rush Medical College
"Can We Run Through a Storm and Stay Dry? A Personal and Professional Story of Stress and Coping."

Mary Johnson, RN, PhD
Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs and Director of Specialty Programs, College of Nursing
"Saying Yes to Opportunity"

Wrenetha Julion, PhD, MPH, RN
Associate Professor, Department of Women's and Children's Health Nursing, Rush College of Nursing
"From the Community to the Bedside, and Back Again."

Gail Kempster, PhD
Associate professor, Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences, program director, speech language pathology
"What I have learned from my visits with George."
 
Ruth M. Kleinpell, PhD, RN
Professor, Rush College of Nursing
"Promoting Clinical Research: Moving from 'Bench to Bedside' to Sitting on the Bench at the Bedside."

Jeffrey H. Kordower, PhD
Professor, Department of Neurological Sciences, Rush Medical College
Director, Research Center for Brain Repair
Rock Star or Neuroscientist: Life Choices Based on the Absence of Musical Talent

Judith Luborsky, PhD
Professor, Departments of Pharmacology & Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rush Medical College
Associate Dean for Research, College of Health Sciences
"When Opportunity Knocks - Go For It!"

Patricia McCarthy, PhD
Professor and Program Director, Department of Communication Disorders & Sciences, College of Health Sciences
"From There to Hear: An Earful!" 
 
Paula Meier, PhD, RN, FAAN
Director for Clinical Research & Lactation, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Professor of Women, Children, and Family Nursing, and Professor and Pediatrics
"Combining Clinical Practice and Translational Research in Neonatal Intensive Care"
 
Ewa Radwanska, MD, PhD
Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rush Medical College, specialist in reproductive endocrinologoy/infertility
"History of modern a.r.t. of making babies at Rush"
 
Wilbur Rapier, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Clinical Sciences; Director, Perfusion Techology Program, College of Health Science
"From there to here in 240.000 miles"
 
Eduardo Rios, PhD
Professor, Department of Molecular Biophysics and Physiology, Rush Medical College
Director, Section of Cellular Signaling, Rush Medical College
"A Tale of Two Countries."
 
Dino Rumoro, DO,
Professor and Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, Rush Medical College
"Transformation: A Personal and Professional Journey"
 
Steven Rothschild,MD
Associate Professor, Departments of Family Medicine and Preventive Medicine, Rush Medical College
"It's Never Too Late to Try Something New: Thoughts on Becoming a Researcher in Mid-Career" 
 
Rick Sumner, PhD
Chair, Department of Anatomy of Cell Biology, Rush Medical College
"Life is not predictable"
 
Barbara Swanson, PhD, PN, ACRN
Professor, Adult health and Gerontological Nursing and Division Director, PhD nursing program
College of Nursing
"25 Years in HIV Research: From the Bench to the Deep Blue Sea"

Susan M. Swider, PhD
Professor, Department of Community, Systems and Mental Health Nursing, Rush College of Nursing
"An Activist Scholar or Scholarly Activist: My Career Journey to Find the Best Home" 
 
James Williams, PhD
Professor, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Rush Medical College and The Graduate College
"My Daddy Said, 'Just Follow Your Nose' So I Did"
 
James Wyatt, PhD, 
Associate professor, Department of Behavioral Sciences, Rush Medical College and Director, Sleep Disorders Service and Research Center
"Staying Awake, to develop (some) wisdom: learning from your successes, and especially your failures."



 



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