UIC Urban Health Program
The mission of the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Urban Health Program is to recruit, retain, and graduate underrepresented racial/ethnic minority students, specifically African Americans, Latinos, and Native Americans, in the health professions, and to expand educational opportunities for these populations at the pre-college (K-12), undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels.
We are committed to:
- Providing avenues for early exposure to the health professions for students from traditionally underrepresented groups.
- Providing academic enrichment opportunities for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students from underrepresented populations who are interested in or pursuing degrees in health-related fields.
- Supporting and participating in community health initiatives and programs, particularly those that are concerned with addressing health disparities and community health.
- Partnering with the Chicago Public Schools, the City Colleges of Chicago, and other educational institutions and organizations to establish and maintain pipelines for admission of traditionally underrepresented student groups into UIC’s health colleges and degree programs.
- Actively recruiting Black, Latino, and Native American undergraduate students throughout Illinois, and encouraging them to apply to UIC’s health colleges and degree programs.
- Conducting ongoing research related to underrepresented student experiences and outcomes, particularly for those students in the health professions pipeline at UIC.
- Encouraging urban health experiences for all students interested in and committed to practicing in medically underserved urban areas, especially in Illinois.
UHP is honored to Welcome Alumnus and Keynote Speaker for the UHP End of Year Reception Recognizing Graduates & Student Achievement
Dr. William D. King
MD ’96, JD ’95 UIUC
“Building the landscape of today’s health care to help address health disparities”William D. King MD, JD joins us from Los Angeles, California where he runs a solo practice in a medical shortage area and has been working towards eliminating health disparities. Dr. King is a progressive and compassionate physician who integrates Western and Complementary medicine into comprehensive physical and mental health services for the community. He is known nationally and internationally for his work in HIV/AIDS and has received numerous prestigious awards for his service, leadership and commitment to the community. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Dr. King graduated with a degree in Cellular/Molecular Biology from California State University at Northridge. He then obtained a dual degree in medicine and law from the University of Illinois.
Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Location: UIC Student Center West, Rooms ABC, 828 S. Wolcott Ave., Chicago, IL 60612The UIC Urban Health Program presents The End of the Year Reception to recognize the outstanding achievements of UHP students at all levels, and to celebrate the UHP Graduating Class of 2013. All UHP students and their families are highly encouraged to attend this special event to commemorate the end to another amazing year for the Urban Health Program.