The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is Chicago’s largest university with 25,000 students, 12,000 faculty and staff, 15 colleges and serves as the state’s major public medical center. A hallmark of the campus is the Great Cities Commitment, through which UIC faculty, students and staff engage with community, corporate, foundation and government partners in hundreds of programs to improve the quality of life in metropolitan areas around the world.
With annual research expenditures exceeding $307 million, the UIC ranks among the top 50 of more than 650 universities in federal research funding. Its students reflect the global character of Chicago; more than a third speak English as a second language and 65 percent of undergraduates and 35 percent of graduate and professional students belong to ethnic minority groups.
Occupying more than 100 buildings on approximately 240 acres just west of downtown Chicago, the UIC offers 74 bachelors, 77 masters and 60 doctoral degree programs. The UIC medical campus resides in the Illinois Medical District, one of the world’s largest concentrations of advanced public and private health care facilities in the country.
Center for Clinical & Translational Research Science (CCTS)
The CCTS seeks to improve population health, particularly among minorities and underserved populations. As one of the few U.S. universities with the full range of health science colleges- including the largest medical college in the country - UIC has provided fertile ground for the establishment and growth of the CCTS. The CCTS also draws upon the broad expertise of its program directors whose academic appointments span multiple colleges, including Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Applied Health Sciences, Urban Planning and Public Affairs, and Public Health. Together, they are committed to UIC’s mission to serve the city of Chicago as the premier urban-serving public research university in the United States.
The Institute for Health Research and Policy (IHRP)
The Institute for Health Research and Policy (IHRP) is the home and incubator for multidisciplinary health research at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The institute was established in 1997 to stimulate and support high-quality campus research aimed at improving health practices and policies through a multidisciplinary perspective. The institute is UIC's largest research unit, and its mission is approved by the Illinois Board of Higher Education. Administered through the School of Public Health (SPH) on behalf of deans of all UIC colleges, the institute brings together faculty researchers from more than 8 colleges and 30 departments to address complex population health issues, including obesity, tobacco use, diabetes, cancer and an aging society. IHRP also examines behavioral, policy and socioeconomic influences on health consequently develops and test interventions to resolve health challenges.
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