Established in 1961, the Illinois State Medical Society Educational and Scientific Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization affiliated with the Illinois State Medical Society, and is staffed through the ISMS headquarters.
The Educational and Scientific Foundation was founded to provide an administrative agency to foster the advancement of clinical science through:
- The initiation of scientific and medical research activities.
- The collection, evaluation and dissemination to the public of the results of research activities.
- The implementation and management of projects related to medicine which seek to inform or educate patients, physicians and others to improve knowledge.
2022-2023 Educational and Scientific Foundation Board of Directors
J. Regan Thomas, MD
Rodney S. Alford, MD, MBA
Thomas M. Anderson, MD
Dennis G. Norem, MD
Clarence W. Brown, MD, JD
The Educational and Scientific Foundation works to facilitate the physician/patient relationship through patient education initiatives. The Foundation has provided educational materials for patients on issues such as advance directives, the Illinois health insurance marketplace, patient safety, deep vein thrombosis, Hepatitis C screening, opioid misuse and obesity/weight management.
The Educational and Scientific Foundation also provides funding for continuing medical education. These initiatives include support for educational programming through the ISMS Education Center and for programs such as the Illinois Residency Program Directors' Series and various other educational programs for practicing physicians.
The work of the ISMS Educational and Scientific Foundation relies on the generous contributions from its donors. Your gift to the Foundation will help support the Foundation's work in Illinois. The Educational and Scientific Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, and ESF contributions may be tax deductible (donors should check with their individual tax advisors).Donate
To make a contribution by mail, or for more information, please contact the ISMS Educational and Scientific Foundation at:
ISMS Educational and Scientific Foundation
20 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 700
Chicago, IL 60602