The Business of Genetics: Improving the Quality of Life Through International Collaboration
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Where: Gleacher Center, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, 450 N. Cityfront Plaza Drive
When: Thursday, February 18, 2016 | 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
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The Center for Jewish Genetics in collaboration with Hillels of Illinois presents The Business of Genetics, an interactive discussion on the globalization of research and development for rare diseases. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to interact with corporate leaders from Pfizer, who will touch on the scientific, business and medical aspects of the development and marketing of Elelyso (a new treatment for Gaucher disease) in collaboration with their Israeli biotechnology partner, Protalix. The event includes a networking reception with refreshments following the program.

For more information, contact There is no cost to attend this event, but space is limited. Register at

Register for Birthright Israel
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What else: APPLY NOW for your free Birthright Israel adventure this summer with Shorashim to fly from Chicago, travel with others from the community, and spend all 10 days with Israelis your own age! Learn more @

Cuba: A Jewish Mission
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When: June 8 - 16
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Program includes: Roundtrip flight from Miami to Cuba, all hotels in Miami and Cuba, daily breakfast in Cuba, brunch upon arrival, five dinners, medicalĀ  and accidental insurance in Cuba, English speaking guide, motorcoach transportation, baggage handling at hotels, visits with guest lecturers and all entrance fees.

Information session on Google Hangout: February 29, 7 p.m., and March 6, 7 p.m.

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Questions? Contact Becky at, 847.763.3629

Cost: $2,999, $475 single supplement, airfare to Miami not included
Age: 21-45 years
Application due: March 15, final payment due April 15



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