Carle Illinois College of Medicine’s Ruby Mendenhall new $500,000 MacArthur Foundation grant has been featured on Fox 32 Chicago and includes a “live” broadcast interview with Mendenhall. The grant will help reduce disparities in healthcare through a unique new training program, wellness tools, and policy clinic.

The grant is set to create a culture of innovation that centers around the health and wellness of mostly Black and Latinx high school students and young adults living in Chicago.  Mendenhall and her research team will create programming and wellness tools, including art, to foster healing from racial trauma such as police killings, gun violence, and higher rates of COVID-19 deaths.

More information on the $500,000 MacArthur Foundation can be found here.

Mendenhall and her work were also recently featured on a News-Gazette podcast found here.