UIC Office of the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs

The UIC Office of the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs provides oversight of the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health), which provides comprehensive care, education, and research to the people of Illinois and beyond. A part of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), UI Health comprises a clinical enterprise that includes a 495-bed tertiary care hospital, 22 outpatient clinics, and 13 Mile Square Health Center facilities, which are Federally Qualified Health Centers. It also includes the seven UIC health science colleges: the College of Applied Health Sciences; the College of Dentistry; the School of Public Health; the Jane Addams College of Social Work; and the Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy, and Nursing, including regional campuses in Peoria, Quad Cities, Rockford, Springfield, and Urbana. UI Health is dedicated to the pursuit of health equity.

The office aligns the health-related academic and clinical enterprises under a single umbrella to better serve the state’s health care needs and to align the academic and clinical missions of the health science colleges and patient care services. The vice chancellor reports to the UIC chancellor and works collaboratively with the vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost at UIC.

UIC is Illinois’ principal educator of physicians, dentists, pharmacists and other health professionals and a major healthcare provider to underserved communities.

UIC is one of 115 institutions (and one of four in Illinois) to receive the highest classification for research by the Carnegie Foundation. As one of only four institutions in the country that is designated as a both a Carnegie 1 Institution and a Hispanic Serving Institution, UIC is the only Research 1 Latino-serving university east of the Mississippi River. In FY14, UIC had research expenditures of over $203 million in federal funding. The majority of UIC’s funding involves biomedical research and comes from the Department of Health and Human Services.

“It’s a privilege to have the opportunity to work with the committed clinicians, researchers and educators who comprise one of the nation’s strongest and most diverse academic health care enterprises,” said Dr. Robert Barish, UIC vice chancellor for health affairs.