The University of Illinois at Chicago is an incubator for life-saving research and an educator of more physicians, nurses, dentists and pharmacists for Illinois than any other school. Its seven health science colleges, which include Applied Health Sciences, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Social Work, actively integrate teaching, research and service while fostering compassion, dedication and advocacy.
Dr. Dimitri Azar, Dean
Educate. Innovate. Serve. For more than 100 years these three pillars have guided the work of the College of Medicine and helped it emerge as a world-renowned center of medical education and research. More new physicians earn their medical degrees at the College of Medicine than at any other medical school in the country. One in six physicians currently practicing in Illinois has trained here.
The UIC College of Medicine, the nation’s largest, graduates more African Americans than any other U.S. medical school, except Howard and Meharry. Almost 50 percent of all African American and Latino health care professionals in Illinois and up to 70 percent in Chicago are alumni of UIC’s health science colleges and schools.
The UIC College of Medicine has three regional campuses:
- Urbana-Champaign (Regional Dean, Dr. Michele Mariscalco)
- Rockford (Regional Dean, Dr. Alex Stagnaro-Green)
- Peoria(Regional Dean, Dr. Sara L. Rusch)
Terri E. Weaver, Dean
Recognizing the need to expand and diversify the nation’s nursing workforce, the College of Nursing offers five regional programs, five degree and seven certificate programs. One out of every ten nurses in Illinois graduated from the college, a testament to the critical role UIC plays in nurse education. The college boasts award-winning faculty and has wide-ranging grant support. The program routinely ranks among the nation’s top 10.
The UIC College of Nursing has five regional campuses:
Jerry Bauman, Dean
The College of Pharmacy offers a four-year professional degree program that leads to PharmD, the highest level of professional education in the pharmaceutical field, as well as other programs leading to six master’s degrees and four doctorate degrees that cover a spectrum of research areas within the pharmaceutical sciences. The program routinely ranks among the nation’s top 10.
The UIC College of Pharmacy has a regional campus in Rockford.
Bo Fernhall, Dean
Nationally prominent in research, service, and education, the College of Applied Health Sciences is a leader in applied rehabilitation and disability studies. The college houses five departments: biomedical and health information sciences, disability and human development, kinesiology and nutrition, occupational therapy, and physical therapy. It also offers a variety of degree options, including three bachelor’s degrees, 10 master’s degrees, and four doctoral programs.
Clark Stanford, Dean
The College of Dentistry trains healthcare professionals, educators, and scientists in the oral health sciences. Offering integrated educational programs based upon advanced technology, and UIC’s centers of research excellence, the college provides student-oriented education programs that prepare individuals for the thoughtful, ethical practice of dentistry and the life-long learning process associated with the profession. More than half of Illinois dentists were trained here.
Dr. Paul Brandt-Rauf, Dean
The School of Public Health is committed to eliminating health disparities and bringing public health solutions to communities in need by combining academic excellence with cutting-edge research and engaged community-based practice. The school includes four divisions: community health sciences, environmental and occupational health sciences, epidemiology and biostatistics and health policy and administration.
Creasie Finney Hairston, Dean
The Jane Addams College of Social Work carries forward the mission of Jane Addams and the Hull-House movement, adapting social work to the needs and realities of today’s urban settings.
As a premier institution for graduate study, the college is a recognized leader in social work research, education and service. Faculty, staff and students share a commitment to social justice and a passion for making a difference in the world, working with communities, policymakers, agencies and individuals.
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