Message from the Executive Director

Martha L. Daviglus, MD, PhD
Executive Director, Institute for Minority Health Research
Associate Vice Chancellor for Research
Edmund Foley Professor of Medicine

Welcome to the Institute for Minority Health Research (IMHR) at the University of Illinois at Chicago. IMHR was established in 2012 as a campus-wide unit committed to promoting interdisciplinary research, training, policy, and community partnerships to improve the health of vulnerable minority populations living locally, nationally, and internationally.

I am excited to be the inaugural Executive Director of IMHR. We will collaborate with the many talented and dedicated faculty and staff across the University of Illinois at Chicago campuses, colleges, institutes, and centers, as well as state agencies, other universities, and community organizations with the goal of working towards eliminating health disparities in vulnerable populations. IMHR will also collaborate with academic programs in order to foster interdisciplinary research and assist, train, and support investigators to successfully compete for external funding in minority health research.

The IMHR faculty, staff, and I look forward to working with you.