WHAT IS OUR MISSION?
To improve the health of populations and individuals around the world, and to advance health equity, by collaboratively conducting multidisciplinary research, training the next generations of global health leaders, and building the capacities of global partners.
HOW WILL WE SUCCEED?
As part of a leading public research university in one of the world’s top global cities, we draw upon our commitment to diversity and inclusion, research expertise, and a pioneering global medicine teaching program.
WHAT VALUES INFORM OUR WORK?
EQUITY AND DIVERSITY
The CGH is committed to anti-racism and decolonization. We acknowledge the ongoing impact of colonialism and systemic racism in the world. Adversities such as disasters, pandemics, police brutality, and economic crises affect populations disproportionately and result in disparities in health and health care. The CGH is committed to addressing these inequities and dealing with the legacies of colonialism, systemic racism, structural violence, gender inequity, religious discrimination, hatred, and armed conflict.
We recognize the importance and impact of representation. We are committed to increasing the diversity of students and faculty in global health, including those from under-represented minorities and low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, and persons with disabilities.
WHAT IS OUR PURPOSE?
To make the UIC COM a national leader in global health by expanding global health research, further developing medical and graduate global health education, building a network of global and local partners, and promoting the visibility and sustainability of global medicine.
WHAT ARE OUR GOALS?
- To facilitate and conduct innovative research that responds to the changing global burden of disease, health disparities, emerging threats, and the local needs of partners, and that can impact practice and policy relevant for low resource settings.
- To become a national leader in global health education of medical students and post-graduate global health training.
- To build a network of global and local partners to exchange global health knowledge and skills in a reciprocal manner.
- To promote the visibility and sustainability of global medicine at UIC and beyond.
WHAT IS THE VALUE TO THE UIC COM OF WORKING IN GLOBAL HEALTH?
Working in global health provides the UIC COM opportunities for leadership and offers students and trainees unique opportunities to learn from others around the world.