Welcome to the UIC Urban Health Program

Welcome to the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Urban Health Program (UHP), the flagship for moving forward the mission to increase minorities within the health sciences and the health professions.

The ultimate goal of our program is to provide programming, resources, and support for pre-health and health professional students, dedicated to addressing persistent health disparities in minority populations and improving the quality and availability of healthcare in underserved urban areas.

Learn more about UHP

Congratulations Class of 2019!!

The UIC Urban Health Program extends a hearty Congratulations to the Graduating Class of 2019 on a job well done!
  • UHP End of the Year Awards Ceremony and Lunch 2019

    Dr. Darryl Pendleton, Executive Director of the Urban Health Program Resource Center and Dr. Barish, the Vice Chancellor of Health Affairs, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs, would like to invite you to join us at the Urban Health Program’s Annual Year End Awards Celebration and Brunch. This year’s celebration will be held at the Grand Lux Cafe. It is with pride and enthusiasm that we celebrate the UHP graduating students for their dedication and commitment which has been demonstrated through their hard work and achievements. We are unable to extend this invitation to family and friends. Space is limited, and we are unable to accommodate additional guests.

    Please contact Roberta Givens at 312/996-7728 or rlgivens@uic.edu with questions or concerns.

    Congratulations, after all the hard work, we wish you an enjoyable graduation and a successful future!

  • UHP Health Sciences Commencement Ceremonies

    Spring 2019 Commencement Schedule of Events

    All spring commencement ceremonies will be held at the Credit Union 1 Arena, 525 South Racine Avenue.
    Registration is required for some ceremonies, and tickets are also required for the LAS ceremony. Please contact your college website or contact your college representative listed below.

    Wednesday, May 8, 2019

    Time College College Contact Doors Open
    7:00 PM Honors College Graduation Declaration due April 1. hcollege@uic.edu 6:00 PM

    Thursday, May 9, 2019

    Time College College Contact Doors Open
    10:00 AM College of Pharmacy Deb Agard 312-996-3397agard@uic.edu 8:45 AM
    2:00 PM College of NursingRegistration deadline: March 25. Clare Delaney 312-413-2852clared@uic.edu 1:00PM
    7:00 PM College of Applied Health Sciences Registration Deadline: April 19. Elaine Nicholas 312-996-2079enichlas@uic.edu 6:00 PM

    Friday, May 10, 2019

    Time College College Contact Doors Open
    9:00 AM Jane Addams College of Social Work Registration Deadline: April 19. rsvp form Rachael Oyelola 312-413-2309royelola@uic.edu 8:00 AM
    2:00 PM College of Medicine Janine Sacco 312-413-9699jsacco@uic.edu 1:00 PM
    7:00 PM College of EducationRegistration is now active. Dr. Gena Flynn 312-413-2405gflynn@uic.edu 6:00 PM

    Saturday, May 11, 2019

    Time College College Contact Doors Open
    9:00 AM College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs Registration Deadline: April 22. Jodi White Jones 312-413-9713jmwhite@uic.edu 8:00 AM
    12:30 PM College of DentistryRegistration is not required. Contact your college for more information. Darryl Pendleton 312-355-1670dpendle@uic.edu 11:30 AM
    4:00 PM School of Public HealthRegistration Deadline April 19. John Slavick 312-355-1566jslavi1@uic.edu 3:15 PM

Student Services and Resources

The Urban Health Program has positively impacted my undergraduate academic career at UIC. The UHP staff has provided me with the privilege of receiving merit based scholarships, participating in summer internships, volunteering at non-profit organizations and shadowing health science professionals at the University of Illinois Hospital, which has enabled me to realize that my true passion is healthcare and that I should pursue a career in the field of nursing. The UHP staff genuinely cares about me as an individual and wants to see me succeed inside of the classroom as well as outside in the professional world as a mature healthcare professional. I am very proud to be apart of the UIC Urban Health Program family and thankful for their support.

Willard Fountain  |  UIC UHP Alumni 2017

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